SCC ICS COVID-19 Pandemic Team

Weekly COVID-19 Briefings with Chairman VanZile


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.

Community Information

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 –

Sokaogon Chippewa Community’s Facebook page –

Forest County Public Health –

Crandon Area School District –



The Governor’s press releases –

Department of Health Services (DHS) COVID-19 information –

DHS media briefings –

DHS media briefings on Facebook –

Updates from other state agencies –

Wisconsin National Guard mission info –



Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 –

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rumor control site –

World data on COVID-19 by nation –

John Hopkins Resource Center real time data –


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.

Community Updates

Live COVID-19 Briefings with Chairman VanZile Each Friday

January 28, 2021

Tomorrow, Chairman VanZile will begin hosting Facebook Live briefings on COVID-19. Watch the briefings each Friday at Noon on the Tribe’s Facebook page.

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Do You Have Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccine?

January 28, 2021

COVID-19 Hotline now available for questions and assistance with Tribal resources

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Covid-19 Vaccines Available to SCC Tribal Members, SCC Employees and Mole Lake Residents

January 11, 2021

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