The Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s recent COVID-19 drive through testing event had a strong turnout by tribal entities, tribal members, and the community at large, with a total of 759 test administered. Due to the surge of coronavirus cases in the Four Corners region, and the rapid transmission of the Omicron variant, testing is more important than ever to help mitigate the spread of the virus in our communities and households.
Southern Ute tribal member, Tyson Thompson, gets his COVID-19 test taken care of at days end by SunUte Director, Robin Duffy-Wirth who got trained and certified to assist with administering testing for the Tribe. Thompson assisted with the on-site logistics of the two-day mandatory testing event for tribal employees, in his role as a member of the Tribe’s Incident Management Team, Tuesday, Jan. 25.
Southern Ute Health Center Nurse, Joy Miller, administers a swab to test for COVID-19 on the final day of the Tribe’s two-day testing event, Tuesday, Jan. 25.