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CCHD updates on vaccination program progress
Feb. 24, 2021
SAULT STE. MARIE – Since December, 2020, between the Chippewa County Health Department (CCHD) and its partners, over 9,000 Chippewa county residents (or more than 23% of the county population) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. While these numbers are positive, there is still a long way to go before the county reaches the goal of having 70% of our county fully vaccinated.
The health department continues to vaccinate individuals in Priority 1B, Groups A and B, which includes: critical infrastructure employees, preK-12 teachers, first responders, and the aged 65 and older population. For individuals in those groups, appointments are available at CCHD. Please call 906-635-3572 to schedule. CCHD
encourages anyone who is currently eligible to get vaccinated.
Administrative Law Judge Orders Narrow Scope in Public Service Commission's Line 5 Tunnel Replacement Permit Decision
Feb. 23, 2021
LANSING — Today, an Administrative Law Judge in Michigan issued a decision determining what evidence could
be presented before the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) in its upcoming hearing over whether to grant Enbridge an operating permit for its Line 5 tunnel construction project in Straits of Mackinac.
Chairman Newland resigns, takes post at Dept. of Interior
Feb. 22, 2021
WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced additional members of the agency leadership team working to steward America's natural, cultural and historic resources, and honor our nation-to-nation relationship with Tribes.
“As we work to advance President Biden’s vision for a clean energy future that creates good-paying jobs, protects the environment, and powers our nation, we are thrilled to welcome our newest teammates. The diverse experiences of our staff will help us address the four intersecting challenges that the president has made a priority for his administration: COVID-19, economic recovery, racial equity and climate change — all of which disproportionately impact Tribal communities with whom we have a critical trust responsibility,” said Jennifer Van der Heide, chief of staff.
Previous leadership announcements can be found here and here. Interior’s political team proudly reflects the diversity of America, with more than 50% identifying as BIPOC (black, Indigenous and people of color) and 80% as women.
The appointees are listed below in alphabetical order along with their new role:
• Shakiyya Bland, Ed.D. - Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, Office of the Secretary
• Daniel Cordalis - Deputy Solicitor, Water
• Nada Culver - Deputy Director, Policy and Programs, Bureau of Land Management
• Bryan Newland - Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs
CCHD announces possible exposure site
Feb. 22, 2021
CHIPPEWA COUNTY – Through contact tracing, Chippewa County Health Department (CCHD) has determined the following location is a possible exposure site for COVID-19:
-Jacks’s Grub & Pub in Brimley, Feb. 17, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CCHD is recommending if you were at this location during the listed time period to monitor for symptoms for 10 days from the possible exposure. Anyone that is self- monitoring as a result should keep away from family, close contacts and roommates as much as possible. If you develop symptoms, please contact your medical provider or the health department at 906-635-1566.
BAY MILLS — Due to the resignation of Chairman Newland, BMIC has called a special election to fill the seat.
Each day we will update BMIC tribal members on the candidates for the Special Election for the chairperson's seat on the tribal website www.baymills.org.
Thus far, the following individuals have submitted letters of intent:
• Whitney Gravelle
• River Hascall
• Levi D. Carrick, Sr.
Candidate profiles can be found on the homepage of www.baymills.org, under the special election notice. Click on names to review profile submissions. Candidates have until March 1 at 4 p.m. to submit a letter of intent to run for the seat.