Makah Tribe orders Neah Bay residents to shelter in place

NEAH BAY — The Makah Tribe has enacted a shelter-in-place order and banned all gatherings outside the home as well as non-essential travel.

The Makah Tribal Council and health officer enacted the measure on Friday to protect the safety and health of it community, said Isabell Ides, tribal Emergency Operations Center public information officer, in press release.

All those living on the Makah reservation in Neah Bay are ordered to shelter in their homes except to provide or receive essential services, engage in essential activities or work for essential businesses and essential governmental services, the order says.

Those people — who include first responders, emergency management personnel, emergency dispatchers, court personnel and law enforcement personnel — are exempt, the order says.

Those experiencing homelessness are conditionally exempt but are urged to find shelter “so as to minimize all contact with others.”

For assistance, those without shelter can contact the Makah Housing Department at 360-645-2278.

The order also says that businesses and governmental agencies will cease all non-essential operations within the boundaries of the Makah Reservation and that all non-essential travel is prohibited.

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