MHA Tribal covid update
The MHA-Nation has been planning and preparing proactively to fight the virus since February. Chairman Mark N. Fox says three tribal members who contracted coronavirus off the reservation also died off the reservation. Two of the three were brought back to be buried. No tribal members have died on the reservation.
Fox says the tribe is following the lead of the State of North Dakota but will likely differ from the state going forward to maintain a balance between opening business activity and assuring safety for people. He observes there is now some “opening up” occurring but it’s still necessary to remain vigilant and strive for the goal to have MHA citizens “suffer less” from the pandemic than the mainstream population. He calls his approach “incremental re-opening.”