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Due to Declining Risk, Tribe Rescinds Tribal Metrics & Restrictions

Photo Credit: Jeremy Wade Shockley | SU Drum

Southern Ute Indian Reservation – As the new positive case, one-week cumulative, and hospitalization rates decline locally and, in the region, the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council rescinded the Tribe’s adopted COVID-19 Metrics and Restrictions, also known as Appendix A effective Tuesday, March 1, 2022. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Incident Management Team (IMT) has been working with Tribal Council and entity leaders to adjust the tribal response to the pandemic, while continuing the health and safety practices that are vital to protecting our tribal community. 

The IMT will continue to observe the local data in the event that the on-going pandemic requires the Tribe to return to a more restricted operation. The Tribe will also continue to follow guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and maintain certain precautions including weekly mandatory testing for unvaccinated employees. 

Tribal Council continues to encourage individuals to utilize safe health practices such as wearing a mask, washing your hands, social distancing, and testing frequently. The Southern Ute Health Center (SUHC) continues to provide vaccines to our tribal community and is currently scheduling appointments for immunocompromised individuals to receive a 4th Booster, following a 3rd dose primary series. Individuals can call the SUHC at 970- 563-4581 for questions regarding eligibility and to schedule an appointment. 

Enrolled Southern Ute Tribal Members can request face coverings and at-home COVID-19 test kits by contacting Tribal Information Services at 970-563-0100 or by email to . 

For more information, please visit the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s website and social media, pick up the Southern Ute Drum, and tune-in on the air at KSUT Tribal Radio. Individuals can also call the Southern Ute Indian Tribe by dialing 970-563-0100 

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