Rosebud Sioux Tribe declares lockdown due to COVID-19 community exposure
ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE, — Rodney M. Bordeaux, the President of Rosebud Sioux Tribe, has declared an immediate lockdown in the Spring Creek Community.
Bordeaux released a Facebook post from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Attorney General’s Office page, stating that the lockdown is a safety precaution due to the high exposure in the community.
Bordeaux said in the post that, “I would like to remind our people that it is possible to carry this virus and not have any symptoms. This is what makes the COVID-19 so dangerous.”
He also wrote, “I was was hopeful that we would not have to enforce such a drastic measure as a lockdown, but we must do what we can to protect the rest of our communities.”
According to the post, law enforcement officers and others will be stationed at the roads coming into the community. No one is allowed in or out of the community.
If anyone in the community is experiencing a need for food, they should call Spring Creek Community President Pam Kills in Water at 1-605-515-1364. She will call CHR to assist those in need and get the needed supplies.
Furthermore, if anyone is feeling symptomatic, they are encouraged to call IHS at 747-0532 or 747-0533 to determine if a test is needed. If the test is needed, IHS will arrange it and law enforcement will be informed so that you can leave.
Right now, tests are only being performed on those who are symptomatic.
Bordeaux also encouraged the members of the community saying, “We are in this together and we will get through this by maintaining social distancing, washing our hands, and wearing our masks.”