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.



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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.

Cheyenne River’s COVID update on Saturday stated that the 7-day average of active cases was at 328.43 which is the highest 7-day average to date for the tribe.Cheyenne River Sioux

The Cheyenne River Reservation is at Level 3 of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s COVID-19 Response Plan.

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