According to data compiled and published in September by the market research firm Statista, the number of online grocery orders nationwide for pickup or delivery almost quadrupled between August 2019 and August 2020. FireLake Discount Foods saw a surge as well.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation member and psychologist Sue Hobbs, Ph.D felt the stress of quarantine in spring 2020 but felt compelled to contribute to the global situation in a positive way.
CPN Health Services Chief Medical Officer Dr. Adam Vascellaro, D.O. gives updates on the coronavirus pandemic and the Tribe’s response.
In recent months, CPN Behavioral Health Department Psychologist Shannon Beach has noticed a shift in anxiety focused first on the virus and sickness to its consequences now, such as quarantine, uncertainty, life management and more.
The Inter-Tribal Emergency Management Coalition recently received a generous donation of more than 60,000 masks and 26,500 face shields to assist Native Nations across Oklahoma during the coronavirus pandemic.
The CPN legislature voted in September to expand CARES Act programs. Phase III of the program includes new assistance for Tribal citizens as well as updates to previous programs. New programs in Phase III include a program to help off set increased expenses due to COVID-19 and a foreclosure and eviction program.
CPN member Rebecca Gardom kept track of personal protective equipment as part of the Occupational Safety and Health Team, specifically the Controlled Air Purifying Respirator systems. The battery-operated air filtration devices added to PPE offer another safety precaution against the coronavirus.
The Peltier family descendant found a renewed sense of purpose. She sought to improve the recovery process for others as the pandemic worsened in the United States; Dykstra-Tibbs learned her body’s response to the virus could benefit others, which prompted her to donate toward a new type of treatment in Oklahoma.
Weddle believes in the potential of antibodies testing’s usefulness. The LabLik team travels to sometimes three or four cities a week, taking blood samples in warehouses, parking lots, cubicles, conference rooms, basements — wherever.
The CPN Tribal Legislature passed a resolution to expand funding access to members nationwide who have been impacted by the economic fallout due to the coronavirus.