On January 31, 2020 the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) declared the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) as a public health emergency under the Public Health Service (PHS) Act. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) Declared COVID-19 a pandemic. On March 13, 2020, the President issued a Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the COVID-19 Outbreak. As of March 16, 2020, all 50 states and several local and territorial jurisdictions have declared states of emergency, with California Governor Newsome declaring on March 4, 2020 and Arizona Governor Ducey declaring on March 11, 2020. As of June 3, 2020, eight cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by Indian Health Services.The Quechan Indian Tribe COVID-19 response will focus on emergency operations and coordination for the workplace and Countermeasures and mitigation for inflicted homes on the Reservation. We will use funding to fund all emergency operation activities for Tribal government, including establish a COVID-19 Command Center. We will use funding to supply homes on the Ft. Yuma Indian Reservation that are directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.The Tribe identified the following needs to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic: a command center to organize and operate all COVID-19 activities and functions, Communications equipment for telework for its employees and households affected don?t have a system for quarantine and delivering of food, water and supplies.The Tribe will improve its capacity and capabilities in responding to a pandemic by establishing a COVID-19 Command Center to serve the Tribal government and the surrounding community. By establishing the command center, the Tribe will have an official post to respond more effectively to all COVID-19 activities on the Reservation. The Tribe will improve its buildings with anti-contagion measures such as touchless doors and restrooms in high traffic offices.Tthe Tr
ibe will improve its buildings with anti-contagion measures such as touchless doors and restrooms in high traffic offices, and providing PPE and hand sanitizer to its offices. The Tribe will provide COVID-19 infected households with an isolation/quarantine plan, food, water, and medical supplies to assist their self-quarantine successfully. The Tribe?s Social Services staff will assist with this task, in conjunction with the Food Distribution and Senior Center Nutrition Program.The Tribe will serve approximately 1,000 employees (260 Tribal, 800 Tribal entity), and 100 affected households (3 per household).