On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, to protect the health of the tribal membership and the community, the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council issued a ‘Stay at Home’ Order. The Order requires people to stay home unless it is for an essential activity and prohibits public gatherings of more than 5 people.
It is important that everyone adheres to this Order to stop the spread of COVID-19. Before this pandemic, tribal members and family members gathered to celebrate birthday, special events, and holidays. Because of the social distancing requirements, Tribal Council encourages tribal members to use technology to participate in celebrations.
Individuals are prohibited from accessing closed tribal property. Violations could result in citations for trespassing and violators could be fined $150 and/or up to 30 days in jail.
“While each of us is accustomed to spending the holidays with our friends and family, the outbreak of COVID-19 has forces us to be adaptable in our celebrations. By following the ‘Stay at Home’ Order and celebrating with immediate household members, the sooner we can get back to enjoying the company of many of our friends and family,” said Chairman Christine Sage.
Please stay safe this Easter Weekend by celebrating from home. We encourage connecting with family outside of your home using technology.