UPDATE: Cheyenne River Tribal Council rejects lockdown
UPDATE (2:18 p.m.): The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Council has voted unanimously to reject a 10-day lockdown in Eagle Butte. According to a livestream from the Tribal Council, the rejection vote was decided on the grounds that the virus is already established on the Reservation and that a lockdown would have little health effect.
To view the livestream, click here.
Correction: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe executives are asking the Tribe’s COVID-19 Public Health Task Force to implement a lockdown in Eagle Butte for 10 days and install a reservation-wide curfew, among other coronavirus prevention measures. Tribal resolution 191-2021 requires coronavirus response to be jointly agreed upon.
EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. — On Sunday, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe announced that they are implementing a 10-day lockdown in Eagle Butte due to significant rises of COVID cases in the community.
The Cheyenne River Youth Project will also be closed during this time.
The Cheyenne River Reservation is at Level 3 of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s COVID-19 Response Plan.