Tribe Mandates COVID Vaccinations for All Employees


Please be advised that pursuant to Resolution No. AU-21-121, the Council has mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees of the Tribe’s government and subsidiary enterprises within 45 days, or by September 25, 2021, as a condition of employment. This action was taken upon recommendation of the Tribe’s Emergency Response Commission as a response to the substantial increase in infections, including the presence of the variants, which are more infectious and deadly. Some 1,017 members of the Tribe remain unvaccinated. In April, for about 20 days, we had 0 cases. According to our epidemiologists, since June, there have been 132 cases, for [...]

Tribe Mandates COVID Vaccinations for All Employees2023-08-03T20:45:17+00:00

Tribe Prepares for COVID-19 Delta Variant


Today, the San Carlos Apache Tribe (“Tribe”) announced the presence of the COVID-19 Delta Variant among the members of the neighboring White Mountain Apache Tribe. The Variant is understood as more infectious and deadlier. James Darragh, MD, the Chief Medical Officer for the Tribe’s San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation (“SCAHC”), said, “We have received a public health notification from the White Mountain Apache Tribe reporting two confirmed cases of the Delta variant. This new variant strain of Covid-19 is more infectious and deadlier. It is likely to come to San Carlos. I urge all unvaccinated patients over the age of 12 [...]

Tribe Prepares for COVID-19 Delta Variant2021-07-11T15:55:00+00:00

Tribal Council Recinds Mask Mandate


Tribal Council approved the recommendation from the TERC committee to rescind the mask mandate for the general public but recommends that unvaccinated individuals continue to wear a mask. Businesses will determine their own mask requirements as recommended by CDC guidelines. Download Motion #165-2021 in PDF format here: Motion-165-2021Download

Tribal Council Recinds Mask Mandate2021-06-15T14:50:00+00:00

Returned Assistance Checks from Post Office


The following PDF contains 8 pages of Emergency Economic Impact Assistance recipients whose checks were returned as undeliverable to the Finance Department. Please contact Vivian Phillips at 928-475-1672 to follow up. Thank you. RETURNED-CHECKS-FROM-POST-OFFICE-6-4-21Download

Returned Assistance Checks from Post Office2021-06-05T10:12:16+00:00

Tribe To Receive First Federal ARPA Payment


The San Carlos Apache Tribe announces that it had received notice on Friday May 28, 2021 from the U.S. Department of Treasury that it had calculated and processed the Tribe’s allocation for the first phase payment to be made from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) pursuant to the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The allocation totals $79,720,217.40. Chairman Terry Rambler said, “With this first payment our Tribe can continue its journey toward health and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.” Prior to receiving monies from the ARPA-CSLFRF, the San Carlos Council, the Tribe’s governing body, passed [...]

Tribe To Receive First Federal ARPA Payment2021-05-29T10:27:00+00:00

San Carlos Apache Tribe has nearly halted virus spread


Published May 27, 2021 by Shondiin Silversmith, Arizona Republic: Along the walkway near the entrance of the San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation in Peridot, stood several small beige-colored buildings. Inside the buildings, patients waiting to be seen at the hospital were screened for symptoms of COVID-19 before they could go inside. Over the past year, multiple screening buildings were set up outside the hospital, but as of May, only one remains as COVID-19 cases continue to decline within the community. As of May 24, nearly a year after the first confirmed case, the average number of positive COVID-19 cases was down to 0.6% a week, according [...]

San Carlos Apache Tribe has nearly halted virus spread2021-05-27T09:32:14+00:00

Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance


Arizona DES has made available $7.9 million to our Tribe for emergency rental and utility assistance to households facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 to help provide financial assistance and housing stability.  Our Social Services Department is accepting applications.  See attached application PDF: Rental Assistance Program ApplicationDownload

Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance2021-05-25T13:42:14+00:00

Tribe to receive American Rescue Plan Funds


On May 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of Treasury announced the launch of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act.  The initiative provides $350 billion in emergency funding for eligible State, Tribal and local governments to help turn the tide on the COVID-19 pandemic, address the economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery. Chairman Rambler stated, “It’s important we read and understand the allowable uses of the funds we will be receiving.  The Council has invested much in fixing its financial management system.  We get audited annually.  [...]

Tribe to receive American Rescue Plan Funds2021-05-13T21:13:52+00:00

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program


The EBB Program is a Federal Communications Commission(FCC) program that provides a broadband and/or device benefit for qualifying low- income consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you qualify, your household can receive a monthly Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) benefit of up to $50 to cover the cost of your internet service (up to $75 on qualifying Tribal lands). Through the program, your service provider may also offer a one-time internet connected device benefit of up to $100 for a computer, tablet, or laptop with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50. A household is a group [...]

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program2021-05-12T20:00:00+00:00

Council allocates $2,000 Emergency Economic Assistance Payments, March 2021


The total active cases for the Tribe have gone down to zero.  On Monday March 15, 2021, at its special Council meeting, the Council approved TERC’s request to discontinue using the Apache Gold Casino Hotel as an alternate care site due to the stabilization of new infections and the spread of the virus.  This will be effective March 31, 2021.  The Healthcare Corporation advises that everyone needs to continue wearing their masks and practicing cleanliness.  The Tribe hopes to reach herd immunity by April of next month. At the same meeting, the San Carlos Council earmarked and obligated $24,070,000 from the [...]

Council allocates $2,000 Emergency Economic Assistance Payments, March 20212021-03-26T09:29:00+00:00
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