KLAMATH, Calif. — Effective immediately, the Yurok Tribe said all tribal lands, parks, preserves, beaches and boat launches, including all camping and overnight stays, are closed to non-residents.
“By eliminating additional visitors, we are limiting the exposure to our Tribal members and community,” the Yurok Tribe said.
This decision comes after recent recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Yurok Office of Emergency Services (YOES) and other government agencies, in the continued effort to slow the current COVID-19 crisis.
“The health and welfare of our Tribal members, residents and employees are our number one priority, and we feel it is best for the community to remain closed until further notice. There have been an influx of travelers and visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic and YOES determined that it was creating a public health risk in our community,” the Yurok Tribe said.
The Yurok Tribe said they are encouraging the community to stay local, practice social distancing and limit essential purchases to once a week.
The closures comply with the Yurok Tribe’s emergency declaration that was issued Friday, March 13.
“For community health and safety, please respect the closures and stay home whenever possible. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we will notify the public with any updates on a tentative reopen date,” the Yurok Tribe said.If you have any questions or concerns, the Yurok Tribe is asking you to contact Incident Commander Serene Hayden at firstname.lastname@example.org.In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1. The Yurok Tribe said they are committed to stopping the […]