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Southern Utes approve return to stricter public health rules

Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council approved moving to the more restrictive Phase 2 Safer at Home Level 1 Order as of Friday.

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe will remain in Stay at Home Level 1 until further notice. Tribal offices remain open to the public, however all individuals are required to complete the tribal COVID-19 screening process.

With this order, these activities are allowed:

  • Visit, care for and assist a family member or friend.
  • Go to the grocery store.
  • Pick up medications or attend medical appointments.
  • Go to school or buy educational supplies.
  • Go to, or get things from, work.
  • Go to a restaurant or store, provided all protective. measures of the establishment are followed.
  • Spend time outdoors walking, hiking, playing or picnicking at a park, etc.
  • Exercise indoors or outdoors provided capacity restrictions and protective measures are in place.
  • Take pets to veterinarian appointments

These activities are not allowed:

  • Do not leave your home or visit with family members and friends if sick.
  • Do not visit loved ones who are not non-household. members in the hospital, nursing home, or other residential care facility.
  • Do not stop using a face mask or covering when you are leaving home.
  • Do not maintain less than 6 feet of distance between self and non-household members when going out.

Restrictions in Phase 2, Level 1:

  • Personal gatherings are restricted to 30 people or less.
  • Indoor capacity is restricted to 75% of setting capacity and 175 maximum capacity.
  • Outdoor capacity is restricted to 75% of setting capacity and 200 maximum capacity.

For more information, visit www.southernute-nsn.gov or SUIT social media, Southern Ute Drum, KSUT Tribal Radio or call 563-0100.