Chippewa Cree Tribe Institutes 24-Hour Checkpoints

ROCKY BOY, Mont. (NMB) – The Chippewa Cree Tribe has announced the institution of 24-hour checkpoints.

The checkpoints will be instituted beginning at noon on Tuesday, March 24.

A press release says these checkpoints, which will be at entrances to the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, are strictly for monitoring purposes to ensure all residents are safe and protected.

The goal of this action is to promote community safety by monitoring incoming and outgoing traffic to reduce and/or eliminate the spread of COVID-19. Information and data on previous travel locations of individuals entering the reservation will be collected. A series of screening questions will be asked to identify any possible symptoms or exposure related to COVID-19.

Those who are not residents of the reservation and have no legitimate purpose to enter will not be permitted in.

Anyone on the reservation exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms is asked to call the Rocky Boy Health Center at 395-4486. Those with symptoms should be self-isolated for 14 days.

This comes after the Chippewa Cree Tribe issued an indefinite stay at home order on Saturday.

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