For Immediate Release: August 7, 2020
(Oneida Reservation) – The Oneida Business Committee acted today to extend the Public Health State of Emergency Declaration to September 11, 2020.
The Oneida community continues to do what’s necessary to protect our family, friends, and neighbors but it’s clear, our work isn’t done. We must continue socially responsible actions that protect our community.
In the Nation’s jurisdiction, we currently have eighty (80) COVID-19 positive cases, and the community continues to send well wishes and prayers to all. We continue to see an increase in COVID-19 cases within our jurisdiction. We must work to flatten the curve by continuing to practice social distancing, wearing masks, and personal hygiene practices.
“We have again extended our Public Health State of Emergency. The number of positive test results in our jurisdiction is slowly increasing and we must continue our efforts to keep our community and neighbors safe. We will also continue monitoring the alarming amount of positive tests we are seeing at the state and national levels,” said Oneida Nation Chairman Tehassi Hill.
With a good mind, a good heart and a strong fire, we encourage everyone to keep one another in your prayers, to continue to stay safer at home and protect our community.