Short and Sweet
The Tribal Council passed Title 72 – Emergency Management Ordinance on April 1, 2020. Title 72, in short, allows the tribe to issue a curfew for adults and youth. The ordinance also sets penalties that can be issued if a person is to be found in violation.
The Order to STAY AT HOME has been issued and will become active on Sunday, April 5, 2020, at 11:59 PM. This order established the curfew from 8 PM to 4 AM. The order also enables Hoopa Tribal Police to enforce Title 72.
Violation of the curfew will be a fine of $500 for the first offense, $1,000 for the second offense, and $1,500 for a third offense.
Other types of violation will be $1000 for the first offense. $2000 and seizure of any property used to aid in the violation, and last, $5000, seizure of any property used to aid in the violation and exclusion from the reservation for at least one year.
In order to be out past the curfew, you need to be considered essential personnel and conducting essential business.
Essential staff and employees of the tribe will need to obtain identification from Tribal HR.
Employees of other essential organizations need to obtain identification stating that they are essential.
Other Important information
Highway 96 is open for through traffic only. If you leave the main road you are subject to the tribes Stay at Home order.
All businesses in the tribe are mandated to close at 7 PM.
Why this order was deemed necessary?
There have been two successful methods to mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and they have been to test as much as possible or to lock down social interaction. We do not have the means to test everyone so we have made the decision to lock down social interaction.
This order was not taken lightly. It is not something we wanted to do as you should, under normal circumstances, be allowed to do as you wish. For the safety of the community as a whole, we have decided to move forward with this order.
There will be many questions as this is something completely new and we would love to answer those questions. Please call/text the hotline at (530)625-8100 to ask your questions.
To read the Title and Order in its entirety please click the respective links below.