Dear Tribal Community,
A Tribal employee has a child who tested positive for COVID-19 and is awaiting test results. While there was minimal chance of exposure to other employees, Tribal Administration wants to be cautious, and move forward as though the employee tested positive, as well.
As with previous positive cases, staff responded quickly and notified the appropriate people. As a precaution, the former Sound Credit Union building (2806 E. Portland Ave., Tacoma) which houses Children’s Services, Set Aside and Housing will close to visitors and employees for deep cleaning for the rest of today. It is expected to reopen Monday morning, but as before most employees should be working remotely, and visitors need appointments.
The Tribe has taken numerous measures to ensure the safety of our employees during the coronavirus outbreak, including encouraging teleworking for positions that allow, implementing social distancing, installing Plexiglas barriers, remodeling building entries, and conducting regular cleaning and disinfection of buildings.
You can learn more about steps you can take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on our website:
You can also find a list of mobile testing clinics on Pierce County Emergency Management’s website: https://www.piercecountywa.gov/6758/Covid-19-Mobile-Testing.
Stay well. Stay safe.
–Puyallup Tribal Administration