Public Health Order Due to COVID-19

Mandatory Face Masks, Social Distancing, and  Gathering Limits through 8AM on February 4, 2021


The Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Council recognizes this tribal community is also seeing a surge in positive COVID-19 infections like surrounding areas are experiencing. The recent public health conditions caused by the COVID-19 virus, a communicable disease, require this Community to implement stricter protective measures until infection rates are better controlled.

The Community is required to comply with the following measures to limit opportunities for infection.  


1.    Use face coverings over the nose and mouth when in indoors and in the presence of other individuals. All persons age five or older must wear a face covering when indoors or in an enclosed space, other than a private residence, and another person not from the same household is present in the same room. Exceptions described under the Wisconsin emergency orders shall apply.

2.    Use social distancing of at least 6 feet.

3.    Gatherings should be limited to 10 persons or less.

4.    If open, public buildings, not including health care facilities and residential buildings, occupancy shall not exceed 25% of room or building capacity.

5.    Comply with quarantine and isolation orders. Persons who fail to comply with such orders are considered a public nuisance and subject to enforcement action(s).

6.    Stay home when you have COVID-19 type symptoms except to seek medical care.

7.    Use good hand hygiene practices. Wash hands when return home and after touching commonly touched public surfaces like doorknobs. Use an alcohol-based hand wash when soap and water is not available. 


This Order is issued by the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Council, with the concurrence of the Health Director, under its inherent authority as a native sovereign nation, as well as the authority identified in its Public Health State of Emergency delegation on March 15, 2020, Resolution #044-20, and Chapter 26-A of Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Law, Communicable Disease, Vaccination, and Quarantine Ordinance.   


These requirements are effective through 8 AM on February 4, 2021. It supersedes prior orders and may be cancelled or modified at any time by action of the Tribal President or Vice-President on behalf of the Tribal Council.