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     Meeting community

     needs as a team

     Chehalis tribal staff rally to
     deliver essential services       IMPORTANT NUMBERS
                                      Volunteers needed: Contact
       Because of the Covid-19        Lucy Hill at 360-709-1620
     outbreak, the Chehalis           or email eocplanning@
     Tribe closed a majority of its to help out
     operations for two weeks on      in any capacity.
     Wednesday, March 18.
       Both the Chehalis Tribal       Public information call center:
     Government and Lucky Eagle       360-570-5350
     Casino decided it would be in    All emergencies: Call 911    Operations team members take action during the Covid-19 pandemic.
     the best interest of its employees
     and general public to close                                   keeps everyone connected by    a Center for those who need
     through March 31.              essential services and a       providing channels of electronic   essential supplies for their
       This decision was made prior   Command Team established for   communication.               household.
     to Gov. Jay Inslee declaring a   this incident.                 n  End of the Trail             The planning and logistics
     statewide stay-at-home order     Essential services remain    convenience stores remain open   teams work together to respond
     that went into place March 25.   operating to provide for the   to provide supplies.         to requests and get supplies to
     Although the tribe was set to   community. They include:        The tribe has designated a   individuals in the safest and
     reopen April 1, that date has    n  Public Safety to keep the   team to assist our community   fastest way possible.
     been adjusted.                 community secure.              during this pandemic.             This task is difficult with
       The timeframe to continue      n  Wellness Center for         The team is responsible for   social distancing, but the teams
     normal business is contingent   everyone’s health.            logistics, planning, operations,   have collaborated and formed
     on the ongoing emergency.        n  Facilities and Maintenance   safety, health and public   a system to best serve those in
     The tribe will continue to keep   to ensure buildings are clean and  information. With the help of   need.
     the community informed and     sanitized.                     Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel, the
     provide resources through        n  Information Technology    Command Team has established   See TEAMWORK, page 2

     Casino takes swift action                                       Message from chairman

                                                                        Chehalis tribal members
     Lucky Eagle serves as         length of time, Lucky Eagle is    and community,                              beginning of
                                   no stranger to emergencies. The
                                                                                                                 a new normal.
     hub for calls, supplies       main part of the reservation                                                  We will adapt
                                   is located in an area prone to       First off, I hope that                   and thrive, but
       As news of the Covid-19     severe flooding. Planning and     everybody is doing as well
     pandemic began to escalate,   preparation allowed the casino    as they can be.  Please know                right now, we
     Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel    to take an emergency flood        that we are holding the entire              will need to get
     staff knew they would have to   plan and quickly adapt it to the   community in our prayers. I am           through some
     quickly adapt and change their   ongoing virus outbreak.        very pleased to announce that   Harry       difficult days.
     routines. Plans for adjusted    While parking lots are          there have been zero confirmed   Pickernell Sr.  I cannot
     opening hours soon turned into   empty on the outside, the      cases of the Covid-19 virus on              stress enough
     plans for an absolute closure on   casino remains busy with     the Chehalis Reservation.     that we continue to wash our
     March 18.                     activity and is staffed 24           There is no doubt we are in   hands, sanitize high-touch
       Management knew the         hours a day as a vital hub in     difficult and trying times.  The   areas at home and practice
     difficult part was only just   the ongoing tribal emergency     Covid-19 pandemic is here and   social distancing.
     beginning. Despite never                                        will have lasting effects. As we
     having been closed for this   See CASINO, page 3                look forward, this might be the   See CHAIRMAN, page 2
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