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Tribal Council Approves COVID-19 Emergency Response Strategy


March 18, 2020

CASS LAKE, MN- In a late session this evening, the Leech Lake Tribal Council approved a resolution establishing the "COVID-19 Emergency Response Strategy to Maintain Essential Government Services and Protect Reservation Health". This resolution applies to the LLBO Government Operations only, Leech Lake Gaming is expected to release their plan within the next twenty four hours.

The plan establishes a three tiered response to COVID-19 infections in our area and is intended to limit exposure of employees to the virus. Each tier is triggered by a confirmed COVID-19 case within the designated area. Upon passage of the resolution Tier One Emergency Actions immediately took effect. Counties surrounding the reservation but not within our borders, highlighted orange on the map, will trigger Tier Two Emergency Actions. The four counties which fall within the borders of the reservation are highlighted in red on the inset map, a confirmed case in this area will trigger Tier Three emergency actions.


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