Thursday, 13 August 2020
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
MSC News National Headlines Tech Talk Sports Top Headlines
Kickapoo Tribe extends virus-related closures
04/29/2020

(KAIR)--The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas is extending the closures on the Kickapoo Reservation.

According to a news release issued Wednesday evening by Tribal Chairman Lester Randall, the closure will remain in place until June 1.

The closure includes all government buildings and the Golden Eagle Casino.

The extension was decided “in an effort to suppress the spread of COVID-19 on the reservation.”

Tribal leadership, prior to June 1, will consult with emergency management and local health officials “to determine whether further closure is necessary.”

The Kickapoo Trading Post, however, will reopen May 18, but customers will be limited to ten at a time.

According to the release, the Tribe has administered 33 COVID-19 tests, all of which were negative for the disease, with zero cases on the Kickapoo Reservation and in Brown County.

Chairman Lester Randall, in the release, stated, “The fact that we have encouraged our tribal community to stay home and took proactive steps to assist our community in following self-distancing guidelines, is reflected in the fact that we have had no cases of COVID-19 on our reservation. We are doing our part to flatten the curve.”

Tribal Officials continue to encourage tribal members and those in the community to stay home, follow federal guidelines for self-distancing and avoid exposure to those who are ill.

As restrictions are lifted and Americans cautiously readjust to life after quarantine, the Tribe remains eager to transition to normal life. “Life will go back to normal, but it will be a new normal,” Chairman Randall stated, “and we will make adjustments and keep moving forward in order to persevere.” In discussing extension of the closure of the Casino, Chairman Randall further stated, “We continue to consult with experts and weigh the current economic impact we are facing versus the impact the disease could potentially have on our tribal community and the decision is always clear. The health and safety of our tribal membership, our employees and our casino patrons are foremost our number one priority.”

© Many Signals Communications
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Victim of fatal Jackson Co wreck identified
Nemaha Co rescinds school mask order
County, city urged to mandate masks
Former Hiawatha man arrested on sexual exploitation charges
2-year-old dies in St. Joseph drive-by shooting
Suspect arrested in Atchison armed robbery
18 new virus cases confirmed in Atchison Co
Charges filed in fatal St. Joseph crash
Atchison man injured in Thursday wreck
Trucker sentenced in Leavenworth Co crash that killed 5
Suspect sought in Atchison aggravated burglary
Masks will be required in Hiawatha schools
Platte Co shooting being investigated
Vacancy filled on USD 409 board
SEDHD confirms 15 new COVID-19 cases in the district
Atchison County adds two Covid-19 cases
Brown County primary election results finalized
Atchison chase suspect arrested
SEDHD confirms eight new coronavirus cases in the district
Falls City Council discusses speeding, racing on Harlan Street

Click Here For All Stories


LATEST STORIES
USD 430 board approves reopening plan
2021 Brown Co budget adopted
USD 409 board approves bonuses
2021 Atchison city budget approved
Grants available for Atchison Co businesses, non-profits
Former Hiawatha man arrested on sexual exploitation charges
Holt County Missouri COVID-19 updates
Falls City Board of Education approves COVID-19 reopening resolution
18 new virus cases confirmed in Atchison Co
Atchison chase suspect arrested
Click Here For All Stories

©2020 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report
KNZA - KLZA - KMZA - KTNC - KAIR
Powered by Radio Media Group
172.69.62.94