ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE

COVID-19 UPDATES & INFORMATION

TRAVEL ADVISORY: NO TRAVEL RECOMMENDED OUT OF AREA

ALCOHOL BAN IN-EFFECT

CLOSURE OF RST OFFICES EXTENDED UNTIL JULY 31st

FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED

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DONATE TO THE COVID-19 DISASTER RELIEF FUND

MENTAL HEALTH AND COPING DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE: RST WICONI WAKAN HEALTH AND HEALING CENTER (CLICK HERE)

ST. FRANCIS MISSION SUICIDE HOTLINE: (605) 319-1280

TOKALA INAJINYO SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM: (605) 856-2587

ROSEBUD COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE CENTER

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) LOCAL NURSE CALL LINE

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering/ Sew and No Sew Instructions/ More Information from the CDC

(CLICK HERE)

Face Mask is now REQUIRED! Failure to wear one could result in a citation for $25.00 per instance

(READ MORE HERE)

MEDICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19? SPEAK WITH A NURSE.

CALL NOW: (605) 747-0532 OR (605) 747-0533

ROSEBUD IHS COVID-19 PROCEDURES

CDC Website  |  SD Health Website  |  GPTCHB Website

 

NO VISITORS IN THE HOSPITAL

For the safety of our patients, staff, and the community, starting March 26th at 1:00 p.m., the Rosebud Hospital will be adopting a NO VISITOR policy.  This temporary restriction will be in place only during the COVID-19 pandemic and is designed to help stop the spread of this dangerous virus.  When you come to the hospital, any visitors who accompany you will be asked to remain in the car.   If you are bringing in your child or you are the caregiver of the patient you are accompanying, you will be allowed to stay with your child or the person depending on you.  Again, this policy will only be in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times.  Our team at the Rosebud Service Unit is honored to be entrusted with your care.

The Rosebud IHS Hospital is coordinating a comprehensive public health response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community, we are implementing some protective measures at the hospital.  

Your health care provider, in conjunction with the Infection Control Preventionist will work with the South Dakota Department of Health to determine if you will need to be tested for COVID-19.  Please be aware, if you have mild systems (low grade fever and cough), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is recommending that you stay at home and self-quarantine.  If symptoms become more severe (high grade fever difficulty breathing), call 911.

The Rosebud Comprehensive Health Care Facility are implementing the following measures to protect our patients and our staff. 

Patient and Visitor Screen

Patients and visitors will be screened before entering the hospital with the following questions.

Do you have any of the following symptoms?

1. Fever (greater than 100.4) ​​​

2. Cough 

3. Shortness of breath

Have you traveled recently?

Yes or No?

If yes, then where:

1. In the past 14 days, have you had close contact with a person known to have confirmed Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?

2. If the answer is “yes” to any of the questions, the visitor will be given a mask and will be set up for a visit in a designated area with a provider. 

Inpatient Visitor Restrictions

At Rosebud Hospital, we are restricting visitor access to the inpatient units.
In the Inpatient Department, we will allow one family member to stay with a patient that has been admitted from the hours of 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. There will be no other visitors allowed in the unit. Hospital staff will address special circumstances on a case by case basis. Each visitor will be asked screening questions before entering the facility each and every time they enter.

Testing

Health care providers, in coordination with the South Dakota Department of Health, will follow guidelines established by the CDC to determine if an individual should be tested for COVID-19.  All IHS facilities have the capability of testing patients for COVID-19.  

Outpatient Clinic Changes

Due to the recent COVID-19 cases identified closer to the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, effective Monday 3/16/2020, we are changing the outpatient clinic hours and will only be operating during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday with Thursday hours open only from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm .  We will also be implementing measures that will maintain the separation of sick and healthy patients.    

Patients presenting to Outpatient can be accompanied by only one Caregiver.  Patients and visitors will be screened upon entry to the facility and will be asked 3 questions.  Patients with fever and cough will be separated from patients without symptoms. You will be asked to sign in and be screened at the established entrances.

From 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, patients must use the main entrance for all outpatient appointments.  Emergency room patients will continue to use the Emergency Department entrance.  

The service unit has a process for screening employees for COVID 19.

ED Change

 

  • Patients presenting to ED can be accompanied by only one Caregiver.
     

  • Starting March 26th at 1:00pm, the Pharmacy Department will now deliver medications right to your car. This service is available from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Just pull up and tell our team member why you are here and we will have the medications delivered to your car.
     

  • Please work with your provider and pharmacy to discuss the option of a 60 day supply of your routine medications. This option will not apply to Narcotics or Gabapentin refills.
     

  • Reminder: The front entrance will be locked after 5:00pm CST and the only entrance into the building after this time will be the Emergency Department.
     

  • Public Health Nursing will be cancelling all community clinics until further notice. Please call telephone number (605) 747-0636 for any Public Health questions.

SWA TO APPLY RENT AND HOMEBUYER CREDIT FOR MAY 2020

On April 22, 2020, the Sicangu Wicoti Awayankapi Corporation (SWA) Board of Commissioners passed Resolution 2020-13, which states as follows:


BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board does hereby authorize SWA CEO and Staff to credit every rental and homebuyer tenant with the full amount of one month’s rent only for the month of May. This does not excuse or credit payments other than rent that may be due and owing for the month of May, 2020. This does not excuse SWA program participants from making other payments to SWA due and owing before or after the month of May, 2020.


The rent credit will apply to low-rent, USDA, tax credit, or homebuyer payments for the month of May, 2020 for the full amount a tenant or homebuyer would have been required to pay for that month only. Tenants who have payback agreements or other obligations to make payments for work orders or other items will still need to make those payments. If a tenant is unable to make a payment for a payback agreement or other moneys owed, they may contact our office. SWA will not waive the amounts due, but SWA may be able to give the tenant additional time to pay if their income has decreased due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

For tenants with automatic payroll deduction, SWA has informed the tribal payroll department to request a hold on deductions for two pay periods only. Once the two pay periods end, the payroll deductions will resume.

 

As per our normal practice, and federal regulations, when a participant’s income has decreased for any reason (including due to COVID-19), the participant must notify SWA immediately so that their monthly rent amount can be adjusted as needed.

 

SWA encourages all participants who have been negatively affected financially to notify us right away. SWA will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on individual tribal members, and SWA will re-evaluate the situation on a month-by-month basis. 

CONTACT: Gary LaPointe, Chief Executive Officer

(605) 747-2203

 

ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • (05/13/2020) RESERVATION WIDE LOCKDOWN: Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, President Rodney Bordeaux has issued a reservation wide lockdown starting at midnight tonight (05/13/20). The lockdown will extend to Sunday, (05/17/20).  (EXPIRED)

  • (05/06/2020) RST SOLID WASTE: Due to COVID-19, the Field Tech's and Trash Trucks are no longer allowed to accept any extra trash from any homes. They will no longer be able to have any person to person contact with anyone in communities (Which means if it is not outside in or beside the blue bin we can no accept it). If your blue bin is not at the curb they will not go into the yard and get it. Also, the Office is CLOSED to the public; payments can be mailed to P.O. Box 806, Rosebud, SD 57570. This is for the safety of our Solid Waste employees and their families. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  (ACTIVE)

  • (05/05/2020) ​ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: Pursuant to Resolution 2020-75, Rosebud Sioux Tribal President Rodney Bordeaux declared that there will be an immediate lockdown in the Spring Creek Community. This is a safety precaution due to high exposure in the community. He would like to remind our people that it is possible to carry this virus and not have any symptoms. This is what makes the COVID-19 so dangerous. (READ MORE HERE) (URGENT)

  • (05/05/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: President Bordeaux and IHS Staff held their 7th Q&A live on Rosebud Sioux Tribe Channel 93, RST YouTube Channel and KOYA Radio 88.1FM. View the video here: https://youtu.be/6OkjCUP3LIw (ACTIVE)

  • (05/04/2020) RST COMMODITY FOOD PROGRAM: AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE, THE RST COMMODITY PROGRAM WILL BE CLOSED TODAY, MAY 04, 2020, THROUGH FRIDAY, MAY 08, 2020. BLACK PIPE/SWIFT BEAR AND THE ST FRANCIS/SPRING CREEK/TWO STRIKE TAILGATE DELIVERIES WILL BE RESCHEDULED. ANY UPDATES WILL BE POSTED ON THIS PAGE, ON THE LOCAL RADIO STATIONS AND CHANNEL 13. PLEASE TAKE THIS PANDEMIC VERY SERIOUSLY AND FOLLOW ALL THE PREVENTION MEASURES; SHELTER IN PLACE, PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND FREQUENT AND THOROUGH HAND-WASHING. BE SAFE!  (ACTIVE)

  • (05/04/2020) ​SICANGU WICOTI AWAYANKAPI: SWA to apply Rent and Homebuyer Credit for May 2020. READ UPDATED PRESS RELEASE HERE. (CLICK HERE) (ACTIVE)

  • (05/03/2020) ​ROSEBUD CASINO: In March, we temporarily suspended our casino, dining and hotel operations for the safety of our employees and guests. We chose this action because we fully support measures recommended by the CDC in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. Today we have a reminder of why these precautions were important. Two employees at our fuel plaza have tested positive for COVID-19, and are now following self-isolation and quarantine procedures. We hope you will join us in wishing them a speedy and complete recovery. We are cautiously optimistic that our previous decision to suspend operations and limit contact will help protect others. Because of this, we are halting all operations at our fuel plaza, except pay at the pump, until further notice. Our casino, dining and hotel operations will remain closed as well. While this is not the news we hoped to share at this time, we are continuing to sanitize, practice social distancing, and enact other measures to keep our employees, guests and communities safe. We have always said that we will not open again until we are safely able to do so, and we remain committed to that. Thank you for your support and understanding. (ACTIVE)

  • (05/02/2020) ​UPDATED (SATURDAY, MAY 2ND) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: President Bordeaux addresses the Oyate on the COVID-19 pandemic. READ UPDATED PRESS RELEASE HERE. (CLICK HERE) (ACTIVE)

  • (05/01/2020) ​ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: President Bordeaux addresses the Oyate on the COVID-19 pandemic. President Bordeaux will have updated figures tomorrow (Saturday, May 2nd), but it is apparent that not enough people are taking this threat seriously.(READ MORE HERE) (ACTIVE)

  • (05/01/2020) ​ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: Community Safety Officers (CSO): Purpose: The purpose of the program is to enable communities to assist law enforcement as well as other tribal agencies such as the CHR program, Elderly Nutrition and others. Members of any given community are the best people to serve those needs as they usually know everyone in the community and have a stake in the community’s safety. We are living in some difficult times due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 and we need to be vigilant. Community members are best positioned to do that. (READ MORE HERE) (ACTIVE)

  • (05/01/2020) TODD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION: The All-School Reunion scheduled for June 2020 has been postponed until June 2021. If you have not done so, please return your completed questionnaire to us, as we are continually updating our database information. If you have misplaced your questionnaire, please contact tchsalumni1928@gmail.com or call 605-319-0408. We look forward to seeing you at the reunion in Mission NEXT June!  (ACTIVE)

  • (05/01/2020) UPDATE: WIC Program: The WIC Program is currently closed to the public through May 29, 2020. May vouchers for current WIC participants have been mailed via certified mail. The WIC Office will contract participants that need rectified. New certifications for newborns or prenatal please contact the WIC Office at 747-2617 or leave a message. (ACTIVE)

  • (05/01/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: President Bordeaux and IHS Staff held their 6th Q&A live on Rosebud Sioux Tribe Communications Facebook Live and KOYA Radio 88.1FM. View the Facebook Live video here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/RosebudSiouxTribeOfficial. (ACTIVE)

  • (05/01/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: RST Tribal Council met on Friday, May 1st. Meeting can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/D_frzdQW_hU  (EXPIRED)

  • (04/30/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: RST Tribal Council met on Thursday, April 30th. Meeting can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/-hv-mTXj8tU (EXPIRED)

  • (04/28/2020) ST. FRANCIS INDIAN SCHOOL: YES, SFIS KEEPS ON GOING -- Breakfast/lunches will continue to be delivered to the community centers in St. Francis, Spring Creek, Two Strike and Grass Mountain starting at around 10:30 a.m. daily. Anyone 18 years old or younger can receive a meal. READ MORE HERE: https://www.sfisk12.org   (ACTIVE)

  • (04/29/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: The Rosebud Sioux Tribe held a SUNRISE CEREMONY on Wednesday, April 29th starting at 6:45AM at the Adam Boreaux Wacipi Arena in Rosebud, SD. There will be a Sunrise Lakota Prayer and Healing Ceremony at the Adam Bordeaux Memorial Arena on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 6:45am: Pipe keepers may load your pipes prior to coming or you may load during the ceremony; All spiritual Leaders are requested to attend and offer instructions on how to use traditional knowledge, protocols and medicine to prevent the coronavirus; President Rodney Bordeaux is requesting that those that attend practice social distancing and wear a mask or scarf; Drum keeper is Travis High Pipe; Eyapaha is Keith Horse Looking; Breakfast and non meal will be served. For more information call or text Phil Two Eagle at 605-319-1596.  (EXPIRED)

  • (04/27/2020) TRIBAL EMPLOYMENT & CONTRACTING RIGHTS OFFICE: Due to the Tribal Shut down of the Pandemic Covid-19  The Tecro staff has return to work but are taking precaution measures.  Our Office is Still Closed to the Public. We can still hand out and Receive Application at the Fence Entrance ONLY!!.Our Compliance Officers: Darwin Walking Eagle and Kelly Star Chief will be still referring clients out to work on upcoming projects and doing compliance checks on current projects. AND DAILY CALL INS ARE ACCEPTABLE STARTING AT 9AM MONDAY -THURSDAY. (605)747-2322. WE WANT EVERYONE TO TAKE PRECAUTION WHILE BEING OUT IN PUBLIC.  (ACTIVE)

  • (04/24/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: President Bordeaux updates and information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Video can be viewed by clicking this link: https://youtu.be/mojX8GAlODo   (ACTIVE)

  • (04/24/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: With COVID-19 still a major concern, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe will continue to protect our employees and our RST Members, President Rodney M. Bordeaux has extended the closure of RST Offices with the exception of essential staff until May 29, 2020. The Directors have been identified on this revised list as essential, and will be required to wear RST Employee badges with "Essential Employee" written on the badge. You can purchase the ID's from Enrollment at a cost of $25.00 per ID, and this will come out of program funds justified as a COVID-19 requirement. It is the Director's responsibility to update staff as we go forward. As directed by the President of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Rodney M. Bordeaux. (ACTIVE)

  • (04/23/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: PRESS RELEASE: The Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council Banned Alcohol during a regularly scheduled tribal council meeting. READ THE PASSED MOTION HERE.  (URGENT)

  • (04/23/2020) RST COMMODITY FOOD PROGRAM: The RST Commodity Program will be mailing out a "shopping list" to all our Certified Program Participants for the month of May with a self addressed stamped envelope. Please make your selections and return in the envelope provided, as soon as possible. You may still email, fax or phone in. Thank you, and stay safe!  (ACTIVE)

  • (04/23/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: President Bordeaux and IHS Staff held their 5th Q&A live on Rosebud Sioux Tribe Channel 93, Rosebud Sioux Tribe YouTube Channel and KOYA Radio 88.1FM. View the video here: https://youtu.be/E91Vrf2rwf4. (ACTIVE)

  • (04/22/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: PRESS RELEASE: The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe have joined together and filed a Petition for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief in addition to a Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and a Preliminary Junction against U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE.  (URGENT)

  • (04/22/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: RST Tribal Council met on Wednesday, April 22nd. Meeting can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/4v9phkN8tMg (EXPIRED)

  • (04/20/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE CHILD CARE SERVICES: The Rosebud Sioux Tribe Child Care Services Program is offering Child Care Assistance to ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL required to work during the COVID-19 declared emergency and in need of child care assistance. All income will be waived for essential employees, volunteers of families working to assist them with their child care costs for children up to the age of 12. All current child care providers may continue to be paid according to the expected hours they would have been billing families for based on enrollment, so please follow the payment schedule. If you have any questions, please call at (605) 828-2512. --- DETAILS AND APPLICATIONS CLICK HERE (ACTIVE)

  • (04/20/2020) FREE PUBLIC WIFI HOTSPOTS: As part of Golden West’s commitment to keep everyone connected, the company is installing Wi-Fi hotspots in public places and outdoor locations in most of the communities across its service area. The Wi-Fi hotspots will be available to anyone who needs them for free. Click here to learn more and find the nearest WIFI HOTSPOT to you.  (URGENT)

  • (04/17/2020) ELDERLY NUTRITION PROGRAM: The Elderly Nutrition Program in Partner with Feeding South Dakota will be passing out food boxes at the Elderly Nutrition Office in Rosebud, SD today, Friday April 17, 2020. The distribution will start at 1:00pm promptly until all gone. These boxes are for everyone, not just for the Elderly. Please DO NOT get out of your car! This is a drive up only! Line up at the shed at the bottom. Someone will be there to sign you up and put the box in your car.  (EXPIRED)

  • (04/15/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: President Bordeaux and IHS Staff held their 4th Q&A live on Rosebud Sioux Tribe Channel 93, Rosebud Sioux Tribe YouTube Channel and KOYA Radio 88.1FM. View the video here: https://youtu.be/eaX4H_Scb9U. (ACTIVE)

  • (04/13/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: President Bordeaux updates and information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Video can be viewed by clicking this link: https://youtu.be/ffVa1B_0hKM.   (ACTIVE)

  • (04/10/2020) ROSEBUD INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE: Rosebud Indian Health Service launched their new facebook page. Their goal is to keep the patients and public informed and up to date with any information. Click here to view their Facebook Page. We will also be sharing their most up to date information.  (ACTIVE)

  • (04/10/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: Vice-President Herman and IHS Staff held their 3rd Q&A live on Rosebud Sioux Tribe Channel 93, Rosebud Sioux Tribe YouTube Channel and KOYA Radio 88.1FM. View the video here: https://youtu.be/VrF0PmR__PQ. (ACTIVE)

  • (04/8/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE ELDER GAMES: The 34th Annual Elder Games for 2020 have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Elders, however, are encouraged to the greatest extent possible to remain active while maintaining social distancing.  (ACTIVE)

  • (04/8/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: The Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council met on Wednesday, April 8th at 10am. Tribal Council meetings will be closed to the public until further notice. In response to COVID-19 precautionary measures, today's meeting will be facilitated remotely at the Council Chambers. Meeting can be viewed by clicking this link: https://youtu.be/v5XmLT6S3o0.  (EXPIRED)

  • (04/7/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: President Bordeaux gives important tips for the Easter Holiday during the COVID-19 pandemic. Video can be viewed by clicking this link: https://youtu.be/ZeyfCnxL4TA.  (EXPIRED)

  • (04/6/2020) TODD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT: Governor Noem has recommended that South Dakota schools remain closed for the rest of the school year. Flex Learning opportunities for Todd County Students (packets and online) will continue until further notice.  (ACTIVE)

  • (04/6/2020) FEEDING SOUTH DAKOTA ELDER FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Food Box's for our elders who are on the Feeding South Dakota Box List will be distributed this week from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 through April 10th, 2020. Please drive up to the basement and someone will be there to help you. Please, there is no need to get out of your car.  (EXPIRED)

  • (04/6/2020) ELDERLY NUTRITION PROGRAM: The Elderly Nutrition Program will be distributing sack lunches to the Elderly where the school breakfast/lunch program meals are being distributed. Elderly Sack lunches will be available from Monday thru Friday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the following communities: Antelope, Parmelee, Rosebud, and St. Francis. If you have questions, please give the office a call at (605) 747-2960.  (ACTIVE)

  • (04/6/2020) TODD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT: Due to the no school / no work days on the Todd County School District Calendar, there will be no breakfasts and lunches delivered on Friday, April 10th and Monday, April 13th. They will resume on Tuesday, April 14th.  (EXPIRED)

  • (04/1/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: The Rosebud Sioux Tribe launched the official disaster relief fund of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Other entities are not affiliated with us. We have been addressing the COVID-19 pandemic since its inception in the United States. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a visible impact on impoverished communities via lack of medical equipment/supplies and loss of basic resources, including food and water. Please help by clicking here to donate to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund.  (URGENT)

  • (04/1/2020) RST COMMODITY FOOD PROGRAM: Please keep in mind that our phone lines are busy, and we can only answer three calls at a time. Those of you that are new participants or re-certifying to the Commodity Food Program, the process will take longer as we are doing applications over the phone. Starting tomorrow, April 2nd, 2020, we will stop taking phone orders at 2:30 PM and our gate will close at 3:00 PM. This is so we may restock our inventory lines. We can overcome any trying times as long as we all work together.  (ACTIVE)

  • (04/1/2020) RESIDENTS OF SWA-MANAGED UNITS: In response to the State of Emergency declaration from Rodney M. Bordeaux, President of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe; the SWA Corporation will be closed, TO THE PUBLIC, beginning Wednesday, March 18th UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Any SWA residents wishing to pay their rent will need to do so by check or money order. Payment should be sent by mail to: SWA, Box 69, Rosebud, SD 57570.Also, SWA will only be available for emergency work orders for SWA managed units. Which will include repair of the following: water leaks, furnace calls, sewer calls, electrical, water heater, refrigerator, and stove. (ACTIVE)

  • (04/1/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: President Bordeaux and IHS Staff held their 2nd Q&A live on Rosebud Sioux Tribe Channel 93, Rosebud Sioux Tribe YouTube Channel and KOYA Radio 88.1FM. View the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp4OKDNw9-U. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/31/2020) RST COMMODITY FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Updated information on Certification/Recertification and Distribution for the month of April coming soon. Yes, our office is open but with a few precautionary measures to prevent COVID-19. Stay tuned. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/30/2020) ST. FRANCIS INDIAN SCHOOL: Breakfast and lunches will now be delivered to the community centers in St. Francis, Spring Creek, Two Strike and Grass Mountain at 10:30am daily. Please be safe. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/30/2020) SUNRISE CEREMONY: The Sunrise Ceremony to be held on Wednesday, April 1st at 6:00am is still on. The Sicangu Lakota Treaty Council, The Sicangu Medicine Men's Association and the Tribal President Rodney M. Bordeaux will be coordinating a gathering for a ceremony for protection and healing. The Medicine Men will gather at the Adam Bordeaux Memorial Wacipi Arena, Rosebud, SD on Wednesday, April 1st starting with a sunrise ceremony at 6am. There will be a traditional meal at noon. For more information please contact Phil Two Eagle at the Sicangu Lakota Treaty Council at 605-747-2381 or email Phil.TwoEagle@rst-nsn.gov (ACTIVE)

  • (03/30/2020) UPDATE: The WIC Clinic is closed and will remain closed through May 1, 2020. WIC vouchers will be mailed for April and May. To ensure formula benefits are available please contact the on-call nutrition assistants at (605) 828-1317. Thank you for your patience. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/30/2020) TODD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT: TCSD FOOD PROGRAM CONTINUING, TO BE PICKED UP AT COMMUNITY LOCATIONS: The Todd County School District is continuing to provide breakfasts and lunches for local children. However, the food will no longer be delivered door-to-door. It must be picked up at a location in your community. For those locations and further information about this new procedure, please contact your community representative. (ACTIVE)

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  • (03/28/2020) ST. FRANCIS INDIAN SCHOOL: Due to COVID-19, SFIS will be sharing an action plan on instructional status, graduation, meals, etc by the end of the day Tuesday March 31st, 2020. Acting CEO, Theresa Young (ACTIVE)

  • (03/28/2020) WHITE RIVER SCHOOLS: Following the resolution by the City of White River the school playgrounds in White River and Norris are closed to the public. All other school facilities remain closed. The main office in White River is open limited hours by appointment, phone calls, or email. These are in place until further notice. thomas.cameron@k12.sd.us, 605-259-3311 ext 71402 (ACTIVE)

  • (03/27/2020) WICONI WAKAN HEALTH AND HEALING CENTER: In an effort to help people who are struggling with the COVID-19 Pandemic, the following individuals will be available by cell phone to talk with people who may be experiencing anxiety or suicidal ideation: Geraldine Provencial at 605-488-9048, Raffi Rainieri at 605488-9034 or Lila Leader Charge at 605-488-9060. This will be in effect until Friday, May 1, 2020 and is a temporary service until we open back up to the public. If their phone lines are busy, please call the St. Francis MIssion Suicide Hotline at 605-319-1280. Thank you! (ACTIVE)

  • (03/27/2020) ELDERLY NUTRITION PROGRAM: Due to the confirmed case of COVID-19 in Todd County and the social distancing being a necessity; the Elderly Nutrition Program Center Sites will no longer be delivering meals until further notice. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/27/2020) RST TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM: The RST Transportation Program is suspending all transports until May 1st, or unless otherwise directed by the Tribal President or RST Council. RST Transportation was operating at half capacity but due to the on-going COVID-19 Pandemic, it is in the best interest of the staff, the general public and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe to suspend all transports. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/27/2020) ST. FRANCIS INDIAN SCHOOL: St. Francis Indian School will continue to be closed through May 1st. SFIS will continue to assist the communities during this time by offering meals, putting online learning into action for those with internet access, getting instructional packets to students who don't have internet at home by delivery or mail. Teachers will continue to make contact with parents/students by phone call and email. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/26/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: President Bordeaux and the RST COVID-19 Task Force has confirmed a case of COVID-19 in Todd County, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The person is an adult, resides in Todd County, the entire family is in quarantine, and isolated at home. READ FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE  (URGENT)

  • (03/26/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: Pursuant to Article 1, Clause 1 of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe By-Laws and pursuant to Rosebud Sioux Tribe Council Resolution 2020-75, which was passed on March 25, 2020, I am hereby issuing the following Order effective at 12:01 A.M. (After midnight Friday night) on March 28, 2020... READ FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE (ACTIVE)

  • (03/26/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE CHILD CARE SERVICES: Rosebud Sioux Tribe Child Care Services Temporary Emergency Child Care Assistance Provided through the Period We Are Under a Presidential Emergency --- DETAILS AND APPLICATIONS CLICK HERE (ACTIVE)

  • (03/25/2020) ROSEBUD COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE CENTER UPDATE: Provider Phone-Line: The Rosebud Hospital is pleased to announce a new service. Starting March 26th at 1:00 p.m., we will have a provider available to answer your medical questions over the phone.  We want to make sure you receive the care you need, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we also want you to stay as safe as possible.  So, we ask that you call before you go to the Hospital.  Many of your needs can be met over the phone. If you have symptoms like a cough, fever, or shortness of breath, our providers can talk to you and give you advice or even order medications for you.  If you need medication refills or lab tests, we can order those for you and get you taken care of without coming into the Hospital. We can also answer questions you have about the COVID-19 virus. The number to call is 605-747-0532 or 605-747-0533.  That’s 605-747-0532 or 605-747-0533. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/25/2020) ROSEBUD COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE CENTER UPDATE: No Visitors in the Hospital: For the safety of our patients, staff, and the community, starting March 26th at 1:00 p.m., the Rosebud Hospital will be adopting a NO VISITOR policy. This temporary restriction will be in place only during the COVID-19 pandemic and is designed to help stop the spread of this dangerous virus. When you come to the hospital, any visitors who accompany you will be asked to remain in the car. If you are bringing in your child or you are the caregiver of the patient you are accompanying, you will be allowed to stay with your child or the person depending on you. Again, this policy will only be in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times. Our team at the Rosebud Service Unit is honored to be entrusted with your care. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/25/2020) ROSEBUD COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE CENTER UPDATE: Pharmacy Pick Up: The Rosebud Hospital is pleased to announce a new service. Starting March 26th at 1:00 p.m., you will be able to have medications delivered right to your car! That’s right, the Pharmacy Department will now deliver medications right to your car. This is one of the ways that we are helping to stop the spread of the Corona virus. The service is available from 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday. Just pull up and tell our team member why you are here, and we will have the medications delivered right to your car. Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times. Our team at the Rosebud Hospital is honored to be entrusted with your care. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/25/2020) RST COMMODITY FOOD DISTRIBUTION:  FYI: The COVID-19 Pandemic has created a few changes in the way we operate for NEW APPLICANTS.The State Office is closed indefinitely at this time, therefore it takes more than a day to verify that you are not receiving SNAP. Please be patient with our Certification Staff, previously you would get approved the same day, now it will take a day or two longer. As soon as you are approved you will be notified by phone, so please have a working number or message number. If you have any questions call 856-4558.(ACTIVE)

  • (03/25/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: The Rosebud Sioux Tribe Offices will be closed to the public through Friday, May 1, 2020. This closure may be extended, if necessary. Non-Essential employees will be granted Administrative Leave for the remainder fo the closure. Each department is expected to continue as much deep cleaning as possible in their work areas while we are at work. Read full PRESS RELEASE HERE.  (ACTIVE)

  • (03/25/2020) ST. FRANCIS INDIAN SCHOOL: St. Francis Indian School will be delivering breakfast and lunch to 0-18 year old community members of Two Strike, St. Francis, Grass Mountain and Spring Creek. Monday through Friday starting Wednesday, March 25th at 10:45am. Buses will be going door to door; if your house is missed the community centers will have extra meals. Thank you for understanding and patience. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/24/2020) TRIPP COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: As a proactive response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tripp County Courthouse, Tripp County Library, Tripp County Highway Shop and Tripp County Recycling Center will close its doors to the public effective March 24, 2020 at 5:00pm. All offices will remain staffed and will conduct business for the public via telephone, mail or e-mail services until May 1, and will reassess at that time. All added fees for credit cards and postage will be waived at this time. The east doors that are handicapped accessible will be open to the Tripp County Commissioner meeting days. Office phone numbers and contact information will be posted on the front doors, and on the Tripp County Website at www.trippcounty.us. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/24/2020) TODD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL: Due to Governor Noem closing schools until May 1st, Todd County High School will be postponing Prom until a later date. When that date is decided the TCHS Prom Committee will inform the public. Thank you for your support and stay safe during this time.(ACTIVE)

  • (03/24/2020) BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF ROSEBUD: Safety is the number one priority of Boys & Girls Club of Rosebud, and we are doing everything possible to keep children, our staff, and volunteers protected from the COVID-19 virus. In alignment with recommendations from our state government, all Clubhouses will remain closed until May 1st. We are deeply disappointed to close our doors, but the need for this step is abundantly clear. Our staff is still working hard every day, distributing food, sending home resources, and more. We are excited to roll out more enrichment resources in the near future - stay tuned to this page for more details.We continue to monitor all updates from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for updated information. We are advising all of our staff, families, and youth members to take precautions recommended by the CDC. We will continue to monitor the issue and will provide additional guidance to our community stakeholders as we learn more. As always, we place the safety of our youth and staff at the highest level.(ACTIVE)

  • (03/24/2020) TODD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT: Governor Kristi Noem is asking schools to continue to be closed through Friday, May 1st. TCSD will continue to assist the communities during this time by: Offering meals through the school lunch program. Putting online learning into action for those with internet access. Getting instructional packets and materials to students who do not have internet at home. Offering limited, in-person services to special education and other students as necessary. Continuing to pay hourly and classified staff through school closures. ALL parents and students are encouraged to download the "Todd County School District App" on their phones for updates and school-work for their children; as well as calling Administration and getting the "Parent Portal App".(ACTIVE)

  • (03/24/2020) UPDATED WIC ANNOUNCEMENT: For Clarification - The WIC Office has vouchers available “ONLY” for participants that haven’t picked up yet for March. April and May vouchers are only available to participants that haven’t picked up yet for March. Staff are expected to return to work on April 6th at which time participants that didn’t get their April vouchers can pick them up then. Please call the WIC Office at 747-2617 if you haven’t received your March vouchers and arrangements can be made for pick up at the WIC Office.The Office will be closed March 30th thru April 3rd. For emergency voucher pickup please contact “On-Call” Nutrition Assistants at 828-1317.Thank you for your patience at this time.(ACTIVE)

  • (03/23/2020) RST COMMODITY FOOD DISTRIBUTION: The RST Commodity Food Distribution Program will be OPEN on Tuesday, March 24th and Wednesday, March 25th. The Office will be CLOSED Thursday, March 26th and Friday, March 27th for inventory. The Program will reopen on Wednesday, April 1st. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/23/2020) ELDERY NUTRITION PROGRAM: Feeding South Dakota in partner with the RST Elderly Nutrition Program will be handing out food boxes on, Monday, March 23rd, at the Elderly Administration site starting at 12:30pm until all gone. The food boxes are for every household, not just for the Elders. Please drive to the bottom part of the building where the sheds are located. This is on a first come basis. (EXPIRED)

  • (03/19/2020) SINTE GLESKA UNIVERSITY: All Sinte Gleska University Non-Essential Personnel Staff will be granted administrative leave beginning from 1:00pm on March 19th through March 20th. The week of March 23-27, 2020 is Spring Break. Faculty and students will not be on campus. Essential employees will be on duty. During Spring Break week, SGU will be evaluating the current health crisis and will take action to allow administrative leave as applicable. Everyone will be notified by Friday, March 27th regarding future plans. All SGU facilities, including the bookstore and the gym, will be closed to the public until further notice. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/19/2020) SGU VITA: The Sinte Gleska University VITA Tax Services site will be closed on Thursday, March 19th and Thursday, March 26th. Thank you for your patience and understanding. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/18/2020) RST WIC PROGRAM: In an effort to meet the essential needs of WIC participants, WIC will be providing "DRIVE THROUGH PICKUP" for WIC vouchers on Tuesday, March 24th, Wednesday, March 25th, and Thursday, March 26th from 1:00-4:00pm. For curbside pickup participants are required to call ahead so your WIC voucher will be readily available. Keep in mind the WIC Office will be closed to the public. Any questions please contact Missy Bartling, WIC Director, at 605-319-0952. (EXPIRED)

  • (03/18/2020) ROSEBUD CASINO: The Rosebud Casino Board of Directors made a motion to close the Rosebud Casino at 6:00pm on March 18, 2020 until April 2, 2020 during a duly called meeting of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Gaming Commission. Rosebud Casino will close at 6:00pm on Wednesday, March 28th until Thursday, April 2nd. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/18/2020) ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE: Due to the continued spread of the COVID-19, the Rosebud Sioux Tribal President Rodney Bordeaux has made the decision to keep tribal offices closed through Friday, March 27, 2020. Only essential tribal employees will be required to work. All tribal offices will be closed to the public. The Tribal Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 25th will still be held in the council chambers. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/18/2020) ST. FRANCIS MISSION: The Diocese of Rapid City has suspended all masses until further notice. Mass will not be celebrated at St. Francis, St. Bridgets in Rosebud, St. Agnes in Parmelee, St. Thomas in Mission, and Sacred Hear in White River. If you have questions please call the St. Francis Mission at (605) 747-2361. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/18/2020) ST. FRANCIS INDIAN SCHOOL: There will be no school for students March 2rd - 27th. Staff will report to work on Monday, March 23rd at 8:00am. SFIS Families: sack lunches will be delivered to all K-12 families on Monday, March 23rd at 10:30am. Deliveries will follow normal bus routes. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/18/2020) WHITE RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT: The White River and Norris Schools will be closed March 23rd - 26th. All Spring activities have been postponed with rescheduled dates TBD. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/18/2020) TODD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT: Todd County School District will not have students March 23rd - 27th as recommended by Governor Noem. This is a precautionary measure only. There are NO confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Todd County as of today (3/18/20). This precautionary measure is to ensure the health and safety of our students, community and staff. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/18/2020) PRESIDENT BORDEAUX PRESS RELEASE: President Bordeaux released a press release in relation to large crowds, specifically for Wakes and Funerals. President Bordeaux asked to limit attendance at wakes and funerals to 20-25 people at a time. Read the full press release here. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/18/2020) ROSEBUD COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE CENTER UPDATE: Pharmacy pick up will be closed at 5:00pm. Please work with your provider and pharmacy to discuss the option of a  60 day supply of your routine medications. This option will not apply to Narcotics or Gabapentin refills. Reminder: Our front entrance will be locked after 5pm central time and the only entrance into the building after this time will be the Emergency Department. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/17/2020) The RST Veterans Affairs DAV van will not be transporting veterans to Hot Springs due to Corona Virus pre cautions until further notice from the VA. If you are a veteran who uses our services and have upcoming appointment(s), please contact your provider at the VA Medical Center in Hot Springs to get more information on when to reschedule. The number to call in Hot Springs is 605-745-2000. (ACTIVE)

  • (03/17/2020) The Elderly Nutrition Center sites will be delivering Home Delivered meals beginning, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The kitchen will be closed to the public. If you have any questions, call the Main Office at 747-2960. (ACTIVE)​

  • (03/17/2020) In response to the recent changes and questions regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Rosebud Comprehensive Health Care Center will be implementing a dedicated Nurse Call Line. The call line will run Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. During this time, a Registered Nurse will be available to answer questions and provide education regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Please keep in mind our nurses cannot provide medical care or direction over the phone. If you feel it is necessary to seek medical attention please call 911 or present to the nearest Emergency Department. (ACTIVE)

    • Phone lines will be open starting 3/18/2020 at 8:00 AM. Please call one of the following numbers to speak with a nurse regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

      • 605-747-0456

      • 605-747-0455​

  • (03/17/2020) TWO STRIKE COMMUNITY: The Two Strike Community will be delivering lunch to Two Strike Youth starting tomorrow, March 18th, between 10:30am and 11:30am. If you have any questions call the Chairwoman 828-2414. (EXPIRED)

  • (03/17/2020) COVID-19 is rapidly spreading and people who are either asymptomatic or have mild symptoms who, if tested, would be positive for the coronavirus. This virus has proven to be especially dangerous to elders and those with compromised immune systems. The health and safety of our region is our upmost priority.Effective immediately, and in accordance with guidance from health experts to limit contact through social distancing, walk-in services and appointments are suspended until further notice. (ACTIVE)

    • Phone calls and emails are welcome and will be responded to in a timely manner. The Public Defender's Office is committed to continuing its outstanding legal representation to our clients and will remain open to handle criminal matters that are subject to statutory deadlines. We cannot emphasize enough for everyone to take this public health emergency seriously and continue to follow the guidelines of both the CDC and our local officials. It is important that we wash our hands, avoid contact with those who may be feeling sick, check on the Elders and our more vulnerable neighbors while practicing social distancing.

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SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

Get the latest information through CDC's Situation Summary.

What to do if I feel sick or the above stated symptoms?

Take steps to protect others.

If you are sick:

  • Stay home and isolate as much as possible

  • Wear a face mask when around others

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash

  • Clean your hands often by washing or using hand sanitizer

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, and avoid sharing personal household items

  • Keep an eye on your symptoms

  • If visiting your health provider or seeking care, call ahead to prevent exposure to others.

What are steps I can take to prevent exposure to COVID-19? 

The best way to protect yourself is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.

Prevent exposure and spread:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, and use at least 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

Watch for symptoms:

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

RST PRESS RELEASES

Provider                  Starting Price  Speeds             Qualifying Program

Golden West        $31.70                                          25-100 Mbps   Lifeline

 
 
 
 
  • (03/17/2020)  The SICANGU OYATE TIPI HOMELESS SHELTER is open to anyone in need of shelter. For more information, please call (605) 747-2096.(ACTIVE)

  • (03/17/2020)  REMINDER - RST COMMODITY FOOD PROGRAM: THIS IS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE ALL PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS NEW AND CURRENT, PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILDREN INTO THE WAREHOUSE/OFFICES. THIS IS TO PROTECT EVERYONE FROM COVID-19. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO OFFEND ANYONE. (ACTIVE)

    • The RST Commodity Food Program will be SEVERELY LIMITED, no more than six (6) program participants will be allowed access.

    • Public access will be through the northeast door only, the northwest door will be used as an exit only.

    • Program Participants who are diagnosed with the flu or have flu like symptoms are encouraged to stay at home and send their authorized representative, to pick up their groceries.

    • Home Deliveries will continue, but the staff will not enter, please have someone home to receive your delivery and sign for them.

    • PHONE ORDERS You may call ahead of time and a shopping list will be completed, then invoiced and packed for your convenience to pick up.

    • You may call in ahead of time to schedule an appointment, faxing, scanning and email applications with supported documents and regular snail mail.

    • EACH PARTICIPANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A COVID-19 SURVEY AND WE RECOMMEND THAT YOUR CHILDREN DO NOT ACCOMPANY YOU WHEN YOU COME TO THE WAREHOUSE, THIS WILL STAY IN EFFECT UNTIL THE ALERT IS LIFTED.

    • Thank you and if you have any questions you may call us at 856-4558.
       

  • (03/17/2020) TODD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT: Staff will not report to attendance centers for the rest of this week (March 17 - 20) unless you are notified. Food Service workers will report to TCES at 6:00 am on Wednesday, March 18. Please stay home and be mindful of community health. (EXPIRED)

  • (03/17/2020) TCSD will be getting breakfast and lunch delivered each day to children in communities beginning on WEDNESDAY. Food for the project is being delivered to the district today. TCES will be the hub for the 5,000+ meals per day preparation. Please be supportive of community organizations and school employees that are working relentlessly to make this happen. There will be updates later as to the schedule and exact drop off points. Food will be available to anyone birth- age 18 and delivered once a day- current day lunch with tomorrow’s breakfast. Be safe and healthy. Continue to social distance from other people to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. (EXPIRED)

  • (03/17/2020) CHERRY-TODD ELECTRIC: In regards to the recent Coronavirus COVID-19 and to assure the power quality and safety of the members of Cherry-Todd Electric along with limiting the possible exposure to the staff, we will be closing the members’ entrance to the office effective immediately.
    Please call the office at 605-856-4416 with power issues; if you need to make a payment, please use our SmartHub app found at www.Cherry-Todd.com, or you can call the office to make a payment with a credit card or check. Cash payments will be accepted in the dropbox on the south side of the office. Our goal is to assure the safety of our members and staff and to maintain our power quality.
    We will notify our members of the reopening of the office, when concerns have past. (ACTIVE)​​

  • (03/16/2020) Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, and until further notice the Commodity Program will be operating with the following procedures in place: 

    • Warehouse: (ACTIVE)

      • Public access to the RST Commodity Food Distribution warehouse will be severely limited. No more than six (6) program participants will be allowed access at any given time; two (2) in certifiers' offices, two (2) waiting to certify, one (1) in issuance office and one (1) waiting for issuance. Children will not be allowed in the warehouse until the alert is lifted. The public will have access through the northeast door only. The northwest door will be used as an exit only. Hand sanitizers are available throughout the warehouse and hand soap dispensers installed in the restrooms for program participant use. A hand washing station is available for those who wish to utilize it. Participants diagnosed with the flu or have flu-like symptoms are encouraged to send an Authorized Representative or other authorized individual to pick up their food. Home deliveries will continue but staff members will not enter residences. Participants will need to have someone there to receive their food delivery and sign the invoice. Phone orders-participants may call the warehouse and complete a shopping list, the list is entered into the inventory system and invoiced, then the order will be packed by program personnel and ready for pick up. Certifications/re-certifications may be completed by scheduling an appointment, faxing or scanning and emailing applications and supporting documents, and mailing by ground mail. 

    • Tailgate: 

      • Each participant will be requested to complete the Proposed RST Screening Tool for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Home deliveries will continue but staff will not enter residences. Door-step service will be provided with program staff noting the date and time of the delivery. You may direct any questions, concerns or comments to any staff member by calling (605) 845-4558 or email ruth.reifel@rst-nsn.gov. 

    • STAFF DISASTER RELIEF INFORMATION 

      • First and foremost, we have a responsibility to ourselves and our families so keeping ourselves safe at work is very important. 

      • There will be no food demonstrations in the warehouse until the corona virus alert is lifted. If you use the kitchen to prepare or warm your lunch, clean and sanitize immediately after. 

      • Proper hand-washing procedures and keeping the warehouse clean and sanitized is a priority and we are all required to clean and sanitize our work areas, floors and restrooms. All vehicles will carry sanitizing wipes and spray disinfectant (alcohol and spray bottles have been ordered). Certifiers will take extra precautions to keep their tailgating workspace as sanitary as possible. In the event that participants take offense to the extra measures, please inform them of the importance of keeping them, and yourselves, as safe as possible. 

    • Warehouse. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, at 8:00 am, the following will apply: The only entrance open to the public will be the northeast door, the northwest door will be used as an exit only. The entrance will need to be monitored and hand sanitizers accessible to participants entering the building. The utility sink will be used as a hand washing station for those who wish to utilize it. Very limited access to the public, meaning that at any given time, there should be no more than 6 program participants given access; 2 in the certifiers' offices, 2 waiting to certify, 1 in the issuance office and 1 waiting for issuance. ABSOLUTELY NO CHILDREN WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE WAREHOUSE UNTIL THE COVID19 ALERT IS LIFTED. 

    • Tailgate. Sanitizing supplies, gloves and masks will be carried in all vehicles used for tailgate delivery. Certifiers will make sure there are extra sanitizing supplies available to clean their work spaces while certifying and issuing to program participants. If at all possible, limit the number of participants in the facility during certification and issuance. Tailgate home deliveries will continue but staff will not enter any residences, but provide door-step service. If you are not comfortable obtaining a signature, note delivery date and time on the invoice 

    • Incoming delivery trucks. There is no way we can be assured of a driver's health, so masks and gloves will have to be used and thorough hand washing performed after unloading the trucks. 

    • OUR DISASTER/PANDEMIC PLAN 

      • Warehouse: 

        • Public access to the RST Commodity Food Distribution warehouse will be severely limited. No more than six (6) program participants will be allowed access at any given time; two (2) in certifiers' offices, two (2) waiting to certify, one (1) in issuance office and one (1) waiting for issuance. Children will not be allowed in the warehouse until the alert is lifted. The public will have access through the northeast door only. The northwest door will be used as an exit only.throughout the warehouse and hand soap dispensers installed in the restrooms for program participant use. A hand washing station is available for those who wish to utilize it. Participants diagnosed with the flu or have flu-like symptoms are encouraged to send an Authorized Representative or other authorized individual to pick up their food. Home deliveries will continue but staff members will not enter residences. Participants will need to have someone there to receive their food delivery and sign the invoice. Phone orders-participants may call the warehouse and complete a shopping list, the list is entered into the inventory system and invoiced, then the order will be packed by program personnel and ready for pick up. Certifications/re-certifications may be completed by scheduling an appointment, faxing or scanning and emailing applications and supporting documents, and mailing by ground mail. Homeless shelters, Boys & Girls Clubs, correction facilities and elderly nutrition centers will be notified when extra fresh produce is available to keep traffic in the warehouse at a minimum. 

      • Tailgate: 

        • It will be the responsibility of the community administration to clean and sanitize the site prior to scheduled tailgate delivery. Each participant will be requested to complete the Proposed RST Screening Tool for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Personnel will carry facial tissue, hand, and surface sanitizers with them to each site. Masks and gloves may be used at their discretion. Home deliveries will continue but staff will not enter residences. Door-step service will be provided with program staff noting the date and time of the delivery. 

  • DISASTER/PANDEMIC DECLARATION: 

    • In the event of a presidentially declared disaster or pandemic, and in cooperation with the Tribal Administration, RST Emergency Preparedness Program and Community Administrators, the following steps will be taken: 

      • With assistance from individual community administrations, determine the number of households and household members in each community affected by a quarantine Determine what, if any, resources each community has readily available to assist Submit an application for disaster relief to the Regional FNS-USDA Regional Office. Household issuance assistance is to be requested as congregate feeding will not be an option to avoid possible spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). If the application is approved, RST Commodity Food Distribution staff will coordinate with affected community administrators on best practices for safe application processes and delivery to individual households. 

  • Certification personnel will closely monitor applications and keep in contact with the local 

    • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) offices to verify whether or not Disaster SNAP benefits are approved for any applicants and/or their household members. 

      • All PSA's (public service announcements) pertaining to emergency warehouse and tailgate procedures will be submitted to the RST IT department for publication and radio announcements, flyers will be posted at various sites throughout the reservation and emailed to Community Chairpersons for posting. The program Facebook page will also be utilized for notifications to our publication and radio announcements, flyers will be posted at various sites throughout the reservation and emailed to Community Chairpersons for posting. The program Facebook page will also be utilized for notifications to our participant

 
 
 

Rosebud Sioux Tribe Releases Plan on Community Safety Officers (CSO)

(May 1, 2020)

Press Release from the Office of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe President - Face Mask

(May 1, 2020)

RST Tribal Council Passes Alcohol Ban 

(April 22, 2020)

Press Release from the Office of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe President

(April 22, 2020)

Reservation Wide Curfew REVISED 3/27/20 Press Release

(March 27, 2020)

URGENT: Rosebud Sioux Tribe Office of the President and the

COVID 19 Task Force Public Service Announcement

(March 26, 2020)

Reservation Wide Curfew Press Release

(March 26, 2020)

UPDATE: Declaration of Emergency

(March 25, 2020)

COVID-19 Considerations for Funerals and Wakes

(March 17, 2020)

President Bordeaux Reaches Out to the World Health Organization

(March 16, 2020)

Sinte Gleska University and COVID-19 Press Release

(March 16, 2020)

Sicangu Spiritual Leaders Gather in Rosebud to Discuss COVID-19

(March 13, 2020)

Rosebud Sioux Tribe Declaration of Emergency

(March 13, 2020)

Rosebud Sioux Tribe Travel Ban

(March 6, 2020)

COVID-19 EMERGENCY CHILD CARE PROVIDER APPLICATIONS

 

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