The Quinault Indian Nation has announced additional changes in response to COVID-19.
In a release from QIN President Fawn Sharp, she states that large gatherings this summer have been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes Chief Taholah Days and the General Council meeting scheduled for this month.
Sharp says that “Social and physical distancing is everyone’s first and best line of defense to stay healthy and minimize the spread of the Coronavirus.”
While gatherings have been adjusted, Sharp says that the Nation is relaxing its shelter-in-place order to allow non-essential travel within Grays Harbor County, Jefferson County and Clallam County.
Following is the status of key large gatherings normally planned during the summer months:
Lake Quinault Fishing Derby, which had tentatively been scheduled for this Memorial Day weekend.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
General Council meeting, which had been scheduled for the end of May, is postponed until the Quinault Business Committee determines it can be held safely.
TO BE DETERMINED:
Queets Days, normally scheduled in August every year. The Quinault Business Committee will decide whether Queets Days can be held safely at a later time based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.