Southern Ute Indian Tribe moves to Phase III “Protect Our Neighbor” and reopens Tribal Operations 

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On Friday, July 30, 2021 the Southern Ute Tribal Council, in consultation with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Incident Management Team (IMT), approved Resolution 2021-104, which amended the Tribe-wide Recovery Plan adopted in March of this year. Modifications were made to the metrics and restrictions within approved Phases of the Recovery Plan. 

The revisions to the key metrics and restrictions support a move to Phase III “Protect Our Neighbor,” which is one phase below the Fully Open phase. The IMT will continue to monitor the data closely and provide the tribal leadership with the most up-to-date information in an effort to support the tribal reopening while prioritizing the health and safety of the tribal membership, employees, and visitors. The following graphic outlines the Key Metrics and Restrictions to be followed during each of the Phases. 

Effective Monday, August 9, 2021, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe will move to Phase III “Protect Our Neighbor.” The Tribal offices will open to the public, employees, and visitors, all of whom will be required to follow COVID-19 health safety guidelines. 

Below are examples of capacity restrictions when the Tribe moves to Phase III “Protect Our Neighbor.” 

  • Personal gatherings are restricted to no greater than 125 persons. 
  • Indoor capacity is permitted up to 100% and 500 maximum capacity. 
  • Outdoor capacity is permitted up to 100% and 500 maximum capacity. 

 More information can be found on the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s website and social media, in the Southern Ute Drum, and on the air at KSUT Tribal Radio. Individuals can also call the Southern Ute Indian Tribe directly at 970-563-0100 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

If you are sick, please self-isolate. If your symptoms begin to worsen, please call your primary healthcare provider or the Southern Ute Health Center at 970.563.4581. Do not arrive at your primary health care provider office without calling to notify the professionals of your symptoms. 

Please continue to practice good hygiene by washing your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds, cough and sneeze into the bend of your elbow or in a tissue then throw the tissue away. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects in your home or workplace. Please continue to practice social distancing staying six feet away from others. Stay connected with your loved ones and our tribal elders. 

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