Information Provided By AMY J. BARRY, PIO/Incident Management Team

As new variants spread throughout the country, the State of Colorado, and throughout La Plata County, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe continues to be proactive with health and safety actions implemented.  Continued measures like voluntary vaccination clinics and consistent testing will provide data that will assist in the evaluation of tribal operations, the health status of our tribal community, and institute proactive measures to provide governmental services in a safe manner.  Everyone’s daily preventive actions are important in reducing spread to people who may experience more severe illness.  As the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and its Incident Management Team continue to evaluate the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to remain proactive when it comes to the health and safety of the Southern Ute tribal membership and its government.

On July 19, 2021, voluntary viral testing will be available for enrolled Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute and Ute Indian tribal members and the surrounding tribal community from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m at the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum.  Elders and those who identify as high risk have priority from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Face coverings are not required, but encouraged if you are experiencing COVID-related symptoms or have a compromised health condition.  Tribal membership, tribal employees, and tribal community who remain unvaccinated or partially vaccinated are all encouraged to participate. 

Amy J. Barry

PIO/Incident Management Team

Tribal Information Services