SCC ICS COVID-19 Pandemic Team
ICS SCC COVID-19 Updates
Due to increased positive Covid-19 cases, Tribal offices are currently closed to the public and will reopen on Monday, September 27th.
The Casino has extended its closure, and will reopen Friday, September 24th.
We ask that everyone please emphasize extreme caution by washing hands regularly, maintaining six feet of distance from those outside your household whenever possible, and wearing a face covering over the mouth and nose when in public buildings and when six feet of social distance cannot be maintained.
Do You Have Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccine?
The SCC Health Clinic has answers! Take a look at the most frequently asked questions and learn more about the vaccine.
Get even more information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Information on the status of COVID-19 has been moving and changing rapidly.
The Sokaogon Chippewa Community’s ICS Team is providing the community online links with real-time information regarding COVID-19 and the responses being made on a local, state, and national level. Our goal is to provide you with the best information possible as many changes occur, and often those changes take place before we can get the first message out to the public.
The SCC ICS Team is committed to providing streamlined information, and will keep the community informed as to any current updates as well as additional links to online information. The following are links grouped by scope of area.
Sokaogon Chippewa Community – sokaogonchippewa.com
Sokaogon Chippewa Community’s Facebook page – facebook.com/sokaogon
Forest County Public Health – forestcountypublichealth.org
Crandon Area School District – sdofcrandon.com
The Governor’s press releases – https://evers.wi.gov/Pages/Newsroom/Press-Releases.aspx
Department of Health Services (DHS) COVID-19 information – https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/
DHS media briefings – https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/
DHS media briefings on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/DHSWI/
Updates from other state agencies – https://wisconsin.gov/covid19
Wisconsin National Guard mission info – https://dma.wi.gov/DMA/
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rumor control site – https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control
World data on COVID-19 by nation – https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus
John Hopkins Resource Center real time data – https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
This SCC-ICS Community Announcement was approved by the ICS Incident Commander on 3/26/2020 at 3:30 pm.
What is the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
From the CDC:
There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans.
This virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The first infections were linked to a live animal market, but the virus is now spreading from person-to-person.
It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum.
The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.
Learn what is known about the spread of newly emerged coronaviruses.
Changes in Hours and Canceled Events
Due to increased positive Covid-19 cases, Tribal offices will be closed to the public beginning August 16th and continuing through August 27th.
The Casino has temporary operating hours: now 10:00 am to Midnight every day. Table Games are temporarily closed until further notice. Masks are required in the Casino by both employees and customers.