By News-Register staff • 

Grand Ronde Tribe declares state of emergency

"This allows us to access specific resources directly from the federal government to meet the needs of our community - items like personal protection equipment for medical staff," tribal spokesperson Sarah Thompson said, referring to masks and other necessary items.

Tribal Council Chair Cheryle Kennedy said, “The COVID-19 outbreak is constantly changing. This declaration allows us to seek the help of our partners in a time where working together is key to stopping the spread of COVID-19.

 

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