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Oneida Nation/COVID-19 Resource Page

The Oneida Nation has declared a Public Health State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is affecting the United States. On May 6, The Public Health State of Emergency was extended to June 11. Further, on May 21, the Oneida Nation amended the declaration to allow for the safe opening of businesses on the Reservation.

Oneida Nation Declaration of Public Health State of Emergency

Extension of March 12th Declaration of Public Health State of Emergency

Extension of Public Health State of Emergency to June 11

This page will serve as a central location to find news regarding the Oneida Nation and the COVID-19 virus. Posts will be in chronological order with the newest information appearing at the top. A centralized phone number and email has been activated where all questions about the Nation’s precautionary measures, that are not health related, can be directed. These are [email protected]  and (920) 869-4481.

Click here for Oneida Nation program closures and event cancellations. Changes in how programs offer their services will also be listed here.

Oneida Nation Employees in Furlough or Laid Off Status

Click here for an unemployment Q&A

Video messages from the Oneida Nation

Facebook Live – May 29

Dr. Vir (Comprehensive Health Medical Director) Geraldine Danforth (Human Resources Area Manager) and Debbie Thundercloud (General Manager)

COVID-19 Update (May 29, 2020) #OneidaNation

Thank you for your comments and questions. We will be no longer monitoring this post for additional questions. Please direct future questions to COVID-19@oneidanation.org or (920) 869-4481. Also, to ensure you're getting the most current COVID-19 information, please visit oneida-nsn.gov/COVID-19.

Posted by Oneida Nation on Friday, 29 May 2020


Facebook Live – May 22

Tehassi Hill  (Oneida Nation Chairman),  Crystal House (Oneida Nation EAP Counselor), Carol Bauman (Oneida Nation EAP Manager)

COVID-19 Update (May 21) #OneidaNation

COVID-19 Update (May 21) #OneidaNationThank you for your comments and questions. We will be no longer monitoring this post for additional questions. Please direct future questions to COVID-19@oneidanation.org or (920) 869-4481. Also, to ensure you're getting the most current COVID-19 information, please visit oneida-nsn.gov/COVID-19.

Posted by Oneida Nation on Thursday, 21 May 2020


Facebook Live – May 18

Michelle Myers  (Public Health Officer), Trish King (Oneida Nation Treasurer), Larry Barton (Chief Financial Officer), Jo Anne House (Chief Counsel), Debbie Thundercloud (General Manager)

COVID-19 Update (May 18, 2020) #OneidaNation

Posted by Oneida Nation on Monday, 18 May 2020


Facebook Live – May 15

Dr. Ravi Vir (Comprehensive Health Division – Medical Director) and the Oneida Judiciary

COVID-19 Update (May 15, 2020) #OneidaNation

Thank you for your comments and questions. We will be no longer monitoring this post for additional questions. Please direct future questions to COVID-19@oneidanation.org or (920) 869-4481. Also, to ensure you're getting the most current COVID-19 information, please visit oneida-nsn.gov/COVID-19.

Posted by Oneida Nation on Friday, May 15, 2020


Facebook Live – May 11

Debbie Danforth  (Comprehensive Health Division Director) and Art Skenandore (Oneida Nation High/Middle School Principal)

May 11, 2020 COVID-19 Update – Oneida Nation High/Middle School Principal, Art Skenandore, and Comprehensive Health Division Director, Debbie Danforth. #OneidaNation

Thank you for your comments and questions. We will be no longer monitoring this post for additional questions. Please direct future questions to COVID-19@oneidanation.org or (920) 869-4481. Also, to ensure you're getting the most current COVID-19 information, please visit oneida-nsn.gov/COVID-19.

Posted by Oneida Nation on Monday, May 11, 2020


Facebook Live – May 8

Debbie Danforth  (Comprehensive Health Division Director) and Michelle Myers (Public Health Officer)

COVID-19 Update (May 8, 2020) #OneidaNation

Posted by Oneida Nation on Friday, May 8, 2020


Facebook Live Video – May 4

Louise Cornelius (Gaming General Manager) and Chad Fuss (Assistant General Manager – Chief Financial Officer)

COVID-19 Update (May 4, 2020) #OneidaNation

Posted by Oneida Nation on Monday, May 4, 2020


Facebook Live Video – May 1

Dr. Ravi Vir (Comprehensive Health Division – Medical Director), Sheri Mousseau (Oneida Nation School System Superintendant), and Art Skenandore (Oneida Nation High/Middle School Principal)

May 1, 2020 – COVID-19 Update #OneidaNation

Thank you for your comments and questions. We will be no longer monitoring this post for additional questions. Please direct future questions to COVID-19@oneidanation.org or (920) 869-4481. Also, to ensure you're getting the most current COVID-19 information, please visit oneida-nsn.gov/COVID-19.

Posted by Oneida Nation on Friday, May 1, 2020


Facebook Live Video – April 27

Debbie Danforth  (Comprehensive Health Division Director), Tehassi Hill (Oneida Nation Chairman), and Kaylynn Gresham (Emergency Management Director)

April 27, 2020 – COVID-19 Update #OneidaNation

Thank you for your comments and questions. We will be no longer monitoring this post for additional questions. Please direct future questions to COVID-19@oneidanation.org or (920) 869-4481. Also, to ensure you're getting the most current COVID-19 information, please visit oneida-nsn.gov/COVID-19.

Posted by Oneida Nation on Monday, April 27, 2020


Facebook Live Video – April 20

Debbie Danforth  (Comprehensive Health Division Director), Keith Doxtator (Trust Enrollment Director), and Lisa Summers (Oneida Nation Secretary)


Facebook Live Video – April 17

Michelle Myers (Public Health Officer), Geraldine Danforth (Human Resources Director), and Debbie Thundercloud (Oneida Nation General Manager)


Facebook Live Video – April 13

Dr. Ravi Vir (Comprehensive Health Division – Medical Director), Louise Cornelius (Gaming General Manager) and Chad Fuss (Assistant General Manager – Chief Financial Officer)


Facebook Live Video – April 8

Oneida Nation Business Committee Statement

COVID-19 Update – 4/8/2020

Posted by Oneida Nation on Wednesday, April 8, 2020


Facebook Live Video – April 7

Brandon Stevens (Oneida Nation Vice-Chairman), Melinda Danforth (Intergovernmental Affairs & Communications Director), and Candice Skenandore (Self-Governance Coordinator)

COVID-19 Update – April 7, 2020

Posted by Oneida Nation on Tuesday, April 7, 2020


Facebook Live Video – April 3

Dr. Ravi Vir (Comprehensive Health Division – Medical Director) and Debbie Danforth  (Comprehensive Health Division Director)

COVID-19 Update

Posted by Oneida Nation on Friday, April 3, 2020


Facebook Live Video – March 30

Tehassi Hill (Oneida Nation Chairman), Dr. Ravi Vir (Comprehensive Health Division – Medical Director), and Lisa Summers (Oneida Nation Secretary)

Oneida Nation COVID-19 Update

Posted by Oneida Nation on Monday, March 30, 2020


March 23 Message

Tehassi Hill – (Oneida Nation Chairman)


March 22 Message

Tehassi Hill – (Oneida Nation Chairman)


March 18 Message

Tehassi Hill – (Oneida Nation Chairman)


March 13 Message

Tehassi Hill – (Oneida Nation Chairman)

News

Oneida Nation Treasurer and Finance Team message about budget forecast and receipt of CARES funding


Oneida Nation Updates Safer at Home Declaration to allow safe Business Reopening beginning May 22, 2020


Gaming Division Opening Plan


May 15, 2020 Facebook Questions


May 11, 2020 Facebook Live Questions


Oneida Nation Extends Public Health State of Emergency Declaration to June 11, 2020  


May 1, 2020 Facebook Questions and Answers


Oneida Comprehensive Health Division Updates COVID-19 Testing


Oneida Nation Supports Wisconsin Safer At Home Order


April 27, 2020 Facebook Live Questions/Answers


Oneida Nation updates Safer at Home Order


Oneida Nation’s statement regarding Gov. Evers’ extension of the Safer At Home order


Oneida Nation Forced to Reduce Work Force Due to COVID-19


Brown County reports first COVID-19 death


Oneida Nation Confirms Second Case of COVID-19  


Oneida Nation Confirmed Case of COVID-19 


Questions and Answers from Facebook Live


Notice to Oneida Nation citizens and employees regarding memo to Directors, Managers, and Supervisors concerning Tier V budget reductions


Safer At Home – Q&A


Social distance, quarantine and other terms. What do they mean?


Oneida Nation prepares to support Safer at Home


Division of Public Works – Emergency Numbers


March 22, 2020 COVID-19 Update


Oneida Nation Strongly Urges Everyone to STAY HOME


Oneida Nation Election Board announces adjusted 2020 General Election dates


Gaming Employee Meeting Live Stream Available at 10 AM – March 19


Notice to the Oneida Community from the Oneida Nation Public Health Officer


News Release – COVID-19 Confirmed in Brown County


Community Notice and Frequently Asked Questions – COVID-19


COVID-19 Policy Message to Employees


Oneida Casino Closure Statement from the Oneida Nation


Oneida Nation Declares Public Health Emergency


Anna John Resident Centered Care Community closed to visitors


Declaration of Public Health State of Emergency


CDC Information

COVID19 Prevention

CDC COVID-19 info

COVID-19 Decision-Making Team

The Oneida Nation ‘s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Law has been amended to identify the COVID-19 Decision-Making Team and delegate authority. The emergency amendments are necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, and general welfare of the Reservation population as the COVID-19 team will act on behalf of the Nation to protect the Nation against this public health crisis.

Actions of the COVID-19 Decision-Making Team

COVID-19 Team Declaration – Safer at Home Declaration, Amendment, Open for Business

Extension of Declaration of Public Health State of Emergency Until June 11, 2020

April 21, 2020 COVID-19 Team Declaration – Update Safer at Home

March 31, 2020 Interpretation of Premium Pay Declaration

April 4, 2020 COVID-19 Team Declaration – Authorizing the Use of Furloughs and Amending the Nationwide Tier 5 Emergency Declaration Layoff

March 26, 2020 COVID-19 Team Declaration – Adoption of SOP–Nationwide Tier 5 Emergency Declaration Lay Off, EEO Reference # 3284

March 27, 2020 COVID-19 Team Declaration – Suspension of Public Meetings under the Legislative Procedures Act

March 24, 2020 COVID-19 Team Declaration – Safer at Home

March 20 , 2020 COVID-19 Team Declaration – Suspension of Transfer of Cases in Resolution # BC-07-26-17-J, Adoption of the Children’s Code and the Nation’s Indian Child Welfare Act Policy

March 23, 2020 COVID-19 Team Declaration – Suspension of Premium Pay and All Temporary Pay Increases

March 19, 2020 COVID-19 Team Declaration – Suspension of Vacation and Personal Accrual Under COVID-19 Pay Codes

March 19, 2020 COVID-19 Team Declaration – Suspension of all Non-Emergent Expenses & Stipends and Activity by Certain BCCs

March 19, 2020 COVID-19 Team Declaration – Suspension of all Land Acquisition Activities

March 19, 2020 COVID-19 Team Declaration – Suspension of all Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Planning Activities

March 19, 2020 COVID-19 Team Declaration – Emergency Management and Homeland Security Law Fine and Penalty Schedule

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