A memo from Colorado River Indian Tribes' Tribal Chairman Dennis Patch’s office states that Tribal administrative offices will be closed May 7 and 8 after a Tribal employee tested positive for the coronavirus. The memo states the offices will be closed for cleaning and sanitizing the offices and Irataba Hall, and so contact tracing can be done on the employee who tested positive.
The employee who tested positive was involved in a large testing of Tribal employees held May 6 at Irataba Hall.
“All employees normally scheduled to work will be designated as COVID-19 admin leave,” the memo states. “First responders will continue to perform duties but must wear non-sterile gloves and N-95 masks in the field of work. Enterprise staff must also continue to wear face masks and non-sterile gloves while on duty.”
The Pioneer called the Tribal offices, and a recorded message said the offices were closed to the public and they were on limited staff. The message referred to a voice-mail box to leave a message, but the box was full.