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Pascua Yaqui Tribe Community - COVID-19 Statistics
Confirmed Positive Cases – 49
Confirmed Deaths - 2
Last Updated: June 3rd, 2020

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe will continue to provide updates and announcements, therefore be sure your contact information is updated with the Enrollment Department. Updates can be easily made on line, CLICK HERE FOR UPDATE FORM or by calling (520) 879-6303.

The latest updates can also be found from Health Services Division, on KPYT Community Radio, or in Yaqui Times (click links above for each).

Contact Phone Numbers

Emergencies Call: 911


Health Department HELPLINE for Non-Emergencies:
520-570-7888


Behavioral Health Crisis Line:
520-591-7206


Community Response HOTLINE:
520-879-5708

Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council Takes Action in Response to COVID-19; Authorizes Establishment of the Incident Command System

The Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council has declared a tribal emergency concerning the COVID-19 virus and through Resolution No. C03-66-20, has activated the Incident Command System (ICS) to ensure that all information is funneled through a central source and that is as accurate and up-to-date as possible.
Fire Chief Carlos Flores is leading the ICS team and has been named the temporary Emergency Manager with all authorities and duties necessary to protect the Tribe, its members, and the public until the COVID-19 concerns are resolved, subject to the authority of the Chairman. The Resolution provides emergency authority to the Chairman for all issues regarding COVID-19 and authorizes the Chairman to sign all documents and take any necessary and proper action to carry out the intent of this Resolution.
"The ICS is comprised of representatives from police, fire, health, IT, communications, among others, who have been authorized by Tribal Council to communicate directly to the community information regarding COVID-19," said Robert Valencia, Chairman of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.
Chairman Valencia signed Executive Order # 20-01 that outlines specific and immediate actions to be taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order addresses such things as meetings and gatherings, trainings and the implementation of social distancing protocols and work-from-home policies. This is in addition to the travel restrictions and preventative and proactive measures for the health and well-being of the Pascua Yaqui tribal communities that were ordered late last week.

"It is critically important that we do what we can to protect our community members, especially our most vulnerable members," said Chairman Valencia.

"The Pascua Yaqui Tribal Health Department is in regular communication with state and county Health Departments, El Rio Community Center and Indian Health Service for COVID-19 updates, technical assistance and guidance," said Reuben Howard, Executive Director of Health Department.

"It is essential for the health and well-being of our Tribal members, community, employees and staff that we do everything we can to minimize exposure and do what we can to flatten the curve of this virus," said Howard.