Resources for Business
It is important for businesses and employers to be prepared for the Coronavirus in terms of its potential impact on employees, services, and operations.
Discuss Coronavirus with your Employees and Create a Response Plan
Cleaning Guidelines for Facilitates with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease
Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board passed a Coronavirus-related Temporary Suspension of Nonessential Business Travel on March 11, 2020.
If you are interested in taking similar action, please see GPTCHB’s Policy Memo as a possible example.
Resources for Communities
Every U.S. household is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests.
- Order Free At-Home Tests
- If you need help placing an order call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).
For more information on at-home tests, please visit this link.
Resources for Families
- Get your household ready
- Caring for Children
- Talking with Children about COVID-19 (Urban Indian Health Institute)
- Talking to your Kids about COVID-19 Infographic (Urban Indian Health Institute)
- Talking with Children During an Infectious Disease Outbreak (SAMHSA)
- Talking with Children about COVID-19 (CDC)
Animals and COVID-19
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I protect myself, my family, and my community?
- The best way to protect yourself and your family is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.
- Learn More
What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19?
- Any positive COVID-19 test means that the virus has been detected and you have or recently had an infection.
- Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19 (CDC):
- Isolate and take precautions to protect others around you from getting infected
- Tell people you had recent contact with that they may have been exposed
- Monitor your symptoms and seek emergency care if you have any emergency warning signs
- Contact a healthcare provider, community health center, or pharmacy to learn more about treatment options.
What do I need to know about COVID-19 Boosters?
- Previous boosters are called “original” because they were designed to protect against the original virus that causes COVID-19. They also provide some protection against Omicron, but not as much as the updated boosters.
- The updated boosters are called “updated” because they protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the Omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5. Two COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers, Pfizer and Moderna, have developed updated COVID-19 boosters.
- CDC recommends 1 updated COVID-19 vaccine dose for everyone aged 6 months and older. To learn more about vaccines and boosters, click here.
- To add your name to the vaccine waiting list at the Oyate Health Center please click here.
- How do I schedule an appointment for a vaccine?
- South Dakota helpline center – check out their COVID-19 page, or call 2-1-1
- Internet Resources for Native Americans