Makah Tribe closes Neah Bay to non-residents

NEAH BAY — The Makah Tribe is shutting down to outsiders.

As of Monday and until further notice, businesses and properties owned by the Makah Tribe will limit or close public access, in response to the confirmed person-to-person spread of COVID-19 in Washington state, the tribe said on its website at www.makah.com on Friday.

The Makah Cultural and Research Center, Hobuck Beach Resort and The Cape Resort will be closed to customers until further notice, the tribe said.

The Warmhouse Restaurant will remain open for take-out orders only.

The Shi Shi Trail, Cape Flattery Trail and Third Beach Trail commonly used for surfing will remain open to Makah Tribal members only.

They will be closed to the general public until further notice.

Also closed to any but Neah Bay residents will be the boat launch at Big Salmon.

“The Makah Tribal Council, after careful consideration, has determined the need to implement appropriate measures to protect the health, safety and welfare of the Makah people and the Neah Bay community.

The rapid changes with regard to COVID-19 are a public health concern and the Makah Tribe is carefully monitoring this outbreak and coordinating with tribal, county and state emergency management agencies as the situation develops,” the tribe said on its website.

For updates, see www.makah.com, www.hobuckbeachresort.com or Hobuck Beach Resort Facebook.

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