Community Alerts

MEDICAL CLINIC DRIVE-THRU COVID-19 TESTING
Tuesday, October 19, 2-4:30 p.m.


NOTICE: AVAILABILITY OF PETITIONS FOR NOMINATION
Pursuant to Swinomish Tribal Code Title 2 – Tribal Government, Chapter 1 – Elections, Section 2-01.120(A)(4), the Election Board announces the availability of Petitions for Nomination. Petitions will be available from the Election Officer beginning Monday, October 18, 2021.

TERMS EXPIRING

  • Senate Seat 6: Steve Edwards, Incumbent
  • Senate Seat 7: Leon John, Incumbent

In order to obtain a Petition for Nomination, pursuant to STC 2‐120(D), a Potential Candidate “shall submit a $300 non-refundable candidate fee.” This fee shall be paid to the Tribal Accounting Department and a copy of the receipt submitted to the Election Officer at the time the Petition for Nomination is obtained.

Please contact the Election Officer with questions about this process.

The Election Officer, Wendy Otto, can be reached at (360) 466-1134 or wotto@swinomish.nsn.us.


SWINOMISH VACCINATION INCENTIVE
As part of our continued efforts to keep our community healthy and safe, the Senate approved a one-time Swinomish Vaccination Incentive of $400 for Swinomish members age 12 years and older and any employee of the Tribe or its entities who are fully vaccinated by October 31, 2021.

If a COVID-19 booster is recommended in the future, an additional $100 will be paid to eligible individuals at that time.

Full vaccination means an individual received both doses of a two-dose vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer), or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If you are not fully vaccinated, call the Medical Clinic at (360) 466-3167 to make an appointment. For those who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine, you must get dose 1 by October 2 in order receive dose 2 by October 31.

Tribal members and employees must apply and provide proof of vaccination by November 15 in order to receive this benefit. For the Tribal Member Incentive Program, please fill out the online application or you can pick one up from the Swinomish Accounting Department. For the Employee Incentive Program, application forms will be available from your HR department.

If you are fully vaccinated and complete your application by September 30, Swinomish members will receive payment October 7. Tribal employees will receive payment with their first paycheck in October. Checks will go out on a weekly basis for Tribal members and the payday following application for employees after the first round of payments go out.

Tribal members who are employed by the Tribe or its entities are eligible for one payment only; they will not receive the incentive as both a member and an employee.



BURN BAN IN LIFTED as of SEPTEMBER 22, 2021

RECREATIONAL BEACHES BACTERIA MONITORING
OCTOBER 11, 2021 – Five monitored swimming beaches are OPEN for water contact activities. Next sampling: October 13, 2021.

SHELLFISH PSP MONITORING AT LONE TREE POINT
SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 NO TOXIN DETECTED in butter clam sample. Next sampling:  April 2022.

 

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