She's The First Coronavirus Case On One Native Reservation. She's Been Banished From Her Home.
April 15, 2020
Christopher was on his way home on April 7 to pick up a few things for his wife, Juliana, who had just been admitted to the hospital with COVID-19, when he received a phone call telling him he could not return to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota where the couple lived and worked.
Juliana was the reservation's first confirmed coronavirus case. And they would soon learn that her diagnosis, coupled with their recent trip out-of-state for Juliana's surgery as state and city governments were taking aggressive measures to restrict movement over the virus, would cause them to be kicked out of their home.