Penobscot Nation

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PENOBSCOT NATION
PROCEDURES DURING SHUT-DOWN

 NOTICE

 


Results of the Special Election held on March 23, 2021

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Emergency Rental Assistance (updated 3/15/2021)

The Penobscot Nation has received Emergency Rental Assistance funds from the Department of Treasury to operate a 12  month rental assistance program for eligible households impacted by Covid-19.

Updated Announcement

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ERA Cover Letter

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ERA Income Guidelines

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ERA Regulation

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ERA Application

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ERA Fillable Application

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COVID-19 UPDATE (updated 3/17/21)

Due to a substantial recent increase in COVID-19 vaccines for the Penobscot Community, the Health Department is announcing OPEN ADULT VACCINATION for any 18 and older member of a Federally recognized AI/AN tribe OR a non-native member of an eligible native household.

Postcards will be mailed next week to notify off-line community members.

If you have questions or to schedule, please call (207) 817-7400.

Take care and stay safe!

Candy Henderly

Director

Penobscot Nation Health Department

23 Wabanaki Way

Indian Island, ME 04468

Office: (207) 817-7440

Cell: (207) 659-1106

Fax: (207) 817-7459

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To support transparency and informed decision-making regarding vaccination, the Penobscot Nation Health Dept. will be releasing information about the new COVID-19 vaccines as it is received. Please feel free to reach out to the Health Department at (207) 817-7400 with any questions or concerns about COVID-19 vaccination or the posted information.

CDC VSAFE APP MODERNA Cove Study Slides PFIZER Complete EUA

PFIZER Fact Sheet PFIZER Pharmacy Update PFIZER Safety Information

MODERNA EUA Administration MODERNA EUA Recipients MODERNA EUA Storage

We are also asking community members to complete the following survey regarding COVID-19 vaccination to help inform the process and estimate community needs:

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PENOBSCOT NATION

Health and Safety Checkpoint Protocol 

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Penobscot Nation Penobscot Nation COVID 19 

Reopening Plan Tribal Council 

  

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TRIBAL STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION

The Penobscot Tribal Administration has been made aware of several cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the state of Maine.

At this time, we have determined that this outbreak presents a clear hazard to the health and well-being of our people.

We, the Penobscot Nation Chief and Tribal Council, the duly elected representatives of our sovereign nation, do hereby declare a Public Health Emergency in our community.

With this proclamation, we activate all previously established emergency management and infectious disease containment plans. All of the resources at our disposal will be made available to minimize the impact of this threat and to restore the operations of our government to normal function as quickly as possible.

We direct our employees, representatives, and volunteers to exercise the utmost diligence in execution of their duties. We call upon all Tribal Citizens to comply with any necessary emergency measures and to cooperate with Public Health Officials in order to safeguard the health of our people.

Our thoughts and well wishes are with all the sick and we hope for their quick recovery. During this difficult time, we must pull together and strive for the safety and well-being of all.

 

Kirk E. Francis, Chief (and on behalf of the Tribal Council)

Penobscot Indian Nation

            03.16.2020

NOTICE FROM USET Leadership:

In response to COVID-19, both USET and USET SPF are working diligently to do all we can in support of members, our org partners, and Indian country overall. Additionally, we are taking the necessary USET/USET SPF internal org specific steps and actions. As you have likely seen already, the majority of our information and communication is being centralized via this site:      

https://www.usetinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coronavirus-Disease-LB.pdf