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Yurok Tribe increases services available to reservation residents during pandemic


April 22, 2020

Yurok staff member Cassandra Charles packs a food box for Tribal elders. Contributed photo.

The Yurok Tribe has made much progress toward mitigating local impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

To date, the Tribe has mobilized an Incident Command team, comprised of more than 80 staff members, to confront the many facets of this unparalleled public health emergency. Working seven days a week, the Incident Command team, led by Serene Hayden and Rod Mendes, has made headway in a number of areas, ranging from food access to public safety. The Yurok Office of Emergency Services has established four task forces focused on implementing actions directed at the following components of the crisis: elders, public health, resource acquisition and education.


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