To All Employees under CSKT including SKC, corporations, SKHA and all affiliated entities under the tribal government

All non-essential work-related travel is restricted. If there are questions, contact Council.

Employees who want to travel on their own time to known hot spots, which now includes most of the United States and (China, Iran, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Italy), are not guaranteed leave. Their PTO requests may be rejected by their supervisor.

Employees who do travel to known hot spots, upon their return, they will be asked to remain out of the work place for 14 days. That time from work will not be covered by Administrative leave. That time from work must be covered by the employee’s PTO

We are nearing spring break when many students are either returning to their homes here from hot states. If a student is in an employee’s home, we ask that you monitor your student to ensure they do not exhibit signs of infection. If you see an infection in your home, please report to your supervisor.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests a practice of social distancing to aid in the prevention of Coronavirus exposure. On Thursday, Tribal Council ordered the restriction of all nonessential work-related travel for tribal employees.

Council will need to approve any work-related travel to known hot spots (Washington, California, Oregon, China, Iran, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Italy).

This applies to all employees at entities under CSKT including SKC, corporations, SKHA and all affiliated entities under the tribal government. 

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases,

In addition Council strongly advises the public to take precautions to limit their exposure to public places, crowds and events. Also, consider limiting handshakes and hugs.

This comes in the middle of basketball season. It is strongly advised that everyone follow CDC guidelines that include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel.
  • Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions may be at increased risk for severe disease.
  • Travelers should avoid contact with sick people and clean their hands often by washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%–95% alcohol.
  • Travelers should stay home for 14 days after returning to the United States and practice social distancing.
  • Travelers that are sick with fever, cough, or have trouble breathing should call ahead before seeking medical care.

The Tribal Health staff is monitoring the situation, which is changing daily. Regular updates will be provided.

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