QIN Mobile COVID-19 Testing
Testing registration is for tribal members or residents of the QIN Reservation and for Employees of QIN or QNE ONLY.
UPCOMING COVID VACCINE CLINICS WILL BE POSTED AND UPDATED HERE.
For any questions regarding vaccines,
please call the nursing department at RSHC.
Safety Briefs & Helpful Documents
Government & Employee Information
Quinault Indian Nation COVID-19 Announcements
October 10th 2022 – QIN Financial Assistance
With great regret we are informing the QIN membership that the QIN Financial Assistance program no longer has COVID dollars. The COVID dollars that increased the limit has been expended indefinitely. Therefore, the max limit for approval has been changed back to the pre-pandemic amount. Over the past two years the QIN assistance program has been so appreciative of the opportunity to assist so many QIN families during such a challenging time. Thank you all for your understanding and we look forward to the opportunity to continue to assist you in the future.
Those that need financial assistance will be able to request an application via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-276-8211 EXT 5036, thank you.
August 29th – QIN WILL MOVE TO MODIFIED CDC GUIDELINES EFFECTIVE TODAY
Mass testing no longer required as COVID Response Team will continue testing for those who are symptomatic, need urgent care testing, or want to test voluntarily
Quarantine no longer required except for QIN employees who work in Early Learning Baby Room, Senior Program or the QIN Jail
Isolation, including food delivery service and monitoring, will continue for confirmed and suspected cases
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on August 11, 2022 announced key changes to its COVID-19 guidelines. In consideration of QIN’s high-risk population and available funds and resources for testing, case investigation and other COVID response measures, the Quinault Business Committee has determined it is in the best interests of the QIN to adopt modified CDC guidelines as follows.
NEW QUARANTINE GUIDELINES
Optional Quarantine: offered to anyone who is symptomatic, at high risk, or wants to reduce potential spread, and meets the following requirements:
You are 5 years or older and completed the primary series of vaccinations over five months ago, but have not received the recommended booster shot
- Received the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two months ago and have not received the recommended booster shot
- You are not vaccinated
- Symptomatic after contact, regardless of vaccine status and HAVE NOT been positive in the last 21 days
Required Quarantine: for those who meet the above requirements for optional quarantine AND work within the QIN Early Learning Baby Room, Senior Program or QIN Jail.
WHAT IS QUARANTINE?
- Quarantine for 5-days (day 0 through day 5) after your last contact with a confirmed positive case.
- Complete a viral (PCR) test after 5-days
- For 10-days after your last contact with a positive, watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath and other COVID symptoms. If you develop symptoms after initial test, get tested again.
To be CLEARED FROM QUARANTINE:
- After 5-day quarantine, have a negative viral (PCR) test.
- Continue to wear a well-fitting mask when around others in public for 10 days after your last contact with a positive.
ISOLATION REQUIRED for all suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases – positive viral or antigen test – regardless of symptoms:
- Children ages six years and older isolate for 5-days.
- Children ages five years and younger identified for official isolation will isolate for 10-days (day 0 is first day of symptoms or date of a positive viral test for asymptomatic positive cases.
To be CLEARED FROM ISOLATION:
- After 5 or 10 days according to ages outlined above AND are no longer symptomatic or show significant improvement of symptoms (at the discretion of QIN monitoring)
- Ages six and up must wear a well-fitting mask at home and in public spaces for an additional 5 days
Following are current QIN Phase 4 guidelines for Quinault citizens:
- INDOOR social and at home gatherings: No restrictions (if applicable, follow all guidelines of gathering facility)
- OUTDOOR social and at home gatherings: No restrictions, follow facility guidelines
- Indoor recreation: no restrictions, follow facility guidelines
- Outdoor recreation: no restrictions
- Resume all travel
- Mask wearing where required in medical and other facilities
Following are current QIN Phase 4 guidelines for QIN employees:
- Public building access: fully open to the public
- 100% in-office capacity
- Social distancing: no restrictions on carpooling
- Health and Safety Protocols: no restrictions
- Gathering for events should follow the Phase 4 guidance as described above for Quinault citizens
- Training and travel are open
- Mask wearing where required in medical and other facilities
- Mask wearing is optional in all other spaces
For more information contact:
Gina James, QIN Councilwoman & ICT Public Information Officer, GJAMES@quinault.org, (360) 276-8211, x4205.
Any Questions, Please call our call center at 360-276-2445.
Test Results: All results come back in 1-4 days.
Volunteers/Other: Please contact the contact the call center at 36-276-2445 to get your results. We will notify all positives, as well as any negatives for anyone in official quarantine. All other negatives for volunteer reasons will need to be obtained by calling the call center.
Total Recovered Positive Cases
Total Number of Confirmed Positive Cases
(Results as of 11-28-2022)
*Cases are identified through QIN testing and/or other County’s testing
Stay Up To Date With COVID-19 Vaccines Including Booster
About COVID-19 Vaccines
COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and dying. As with other vaccine-preventable diseases, you are protected best from COVID-19 when you stay up to date with the recommended vaccinations, including recommended boosters.
Four COVID-19 vaccines are approved or authorized in the United States:
- Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) (However, CDC recommends that the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine only be considered in certain situations, due to safety concerns.)
Updated (Bivalent) Boosters
The updated (bivalent) boosters are called “bivalent” because they protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the Omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5.
Previous boosters are called “monovalent” because they were designed to protect against the original virus that causes COVID-19. They also provide some protection against Omicron, but not as much as the updated (bivalent) boosters.
The virus that causes COVID-19 has changed over time. The different versions of the virus that have developed over time are called variants. Learn more about variants of the COVID-19 virus.
Two COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers, Pfizer and Moderna, have developed updated (bivalent) COVID-19 boosters.
COVID Response Team
The CRT (COVID Response Team) continues to work with ICT (Incident Command Team) to provide food services, and daily monitoring for those in isolation. Since the start of the pandemic, through combined efforts by many volunteers, there have been over 500+ food boxes delivered, as well as almost 200 food vouchers to help supply people with nutritional needs during their time in isolation and quarantine.