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COVID-19 vaccination experience shared COVID-19 vaccination experience shared

When the staff at Providence St. Joseph called last Wednesday to schedule my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, I was surprised at the tears that popped into my eyes. After all, it’s been 11 months of masking up and keeping my distance from all but a handful of friends and family members. Is the end o...

Healthcare workers inundated with calls asking for vaccine Healthcare workers inundated with calls asking for vaccine

LAKE COUNTY  — “We are more than inundated with phone calls, said Lake County Health Services Director Emily Colomeda on a Zoom call with the county commissioners last week. “People are frustrated and we’re just as frustrated with the process as the public is.” It’...

Local gets COVID-19 vaccine, officials plan for future Local gets COVID-19 vaccine, officials plan for future

Teri Lynn Miller, a St. Ignatius paramedic, was one of the first people in the Mission Valley to receive a coronavirus vaccine. She joined more than 3,000 Montana health care workers who received the injection last week at 10 Montana hospitals.  “I kind of scooted out of the normal lane to get ...

CSKT health official answers COVID-19 questions CSKT health official answers COVID-19 questions

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Chelsea Kleinmeyer, Community Health Division Director for Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health, responded to a few questions about the coronavirus pandemic.   VJ: What’s the current tally of COVID-19 cases among tribal members? And what do those numbers t...

Virtual meeting brings governments together Virtual meeting brings governments together

During a virtual meeting between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council and Lake County Commissioners last Tuesday, Nov. 17, tribal council member Martin Charlo made a poignant plea for the public to take the coronavirus pandemic more seriously.  “I have an elderly father, an immun...

Gianforte works to remove health data barrier for Native Americans

News from the Office of Greg Gianforte WASHINGTON – Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) led a bipartisan effort to eliminate barriers to health data for Native Americans last week. Gianforte’s bill reaffirms that tribal public health authorities are entitled access to public health data....

Tribal council, county commission discuss COVID-19

FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Local officials discussed the COVID-19 virus on the Flathead Reservation during a July 13 Zoom call that included the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ tribal council, a variety of public health employees, Lake County commissioners and the county attorney, along with...

Four new cases of COVID-19 found on Flathead Reservation Four new cases of COVID-19 found on Flathead Reservation

News from UCC  FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Lake County- CSKT Unified Command Center reported that Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health officials confirmed Friday that three previously presumptive positive COVID-19 cases are positive. On top of the initial three, confirmation came from th...

Community asked to continue cautionary behavior to prevent COVID-19 spread

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County COVID-19 Health Task Force would like to thank the residents of Lake County for your continued support. Our heartfelt thanks from the task force, which includes Lake County Public Health; Polson Health and Rehabilitation; Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health; Kal...

CSKT council takes COVID-19 prevention measures

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION — During a special meeting on March 15, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council took action to protect people against COVID 19 after receiving extensive consultation from various officials, including Tribal Health, Lake County, CSKT Law ...


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