COVID-19 Info

ATTN: Tribal Members: 

Thank you for your interest in the Cowlitz Tribal Member Needs Assessment. The assessment will be closed as of June 30, 2020 11:59pm.

The input and comments received are helping us to make informed decisions on how best to meet the needs of our membership and provide important documentation to support those actions. We continue to evaluate the responses to identify the needs of our people and develop programs and services in response. For the latest information on available resources, click here https://www.cowlitz.org/newsroom/covid-19-info.html



Thank you to everyone who has already submitted the Needs Assessment. Please continue to encourage other tribal members to complete the assessment.  Your input and comments will help us make informed decisions on how best to meet the needs of our members and provides important documentation to support our actions. 

As announced all households responding on or before May 29th at 5pm were entered to win one of fifty $100 gift cards. As a result of delayed mail services and feedback received concerning some difficulty completing the assessment, the deadline for the raffle was extended to June 5th.  To ensure the integrity of the drawing, each participant who provided their enrollment number was assigned a random number 1 to 582. Using the lottery application “RaffleNumbers” key staff witnessed the raffle as numbers were selected at random. Those numbers were matched to enrollment numbers of participants. The winning numbers were submitted to the Enrollment Department to mail the gift cards using certified mail.  This method allowed responses to the assessment to stay confidential.

Meeting the needs of the Cowlitz People in this unprecedented time is a high priority for Tribal Council and Emergency Management. We are reaching out to you because we want to understand how the global pandemic is impacting our Tribal members. Our staff has put together a needs assessment that will help us better understand your needs and any COVID-19- related issues you may be experiencing.

Your answers are important. Your thoughtful responses will help tribal leadership to identify the needs of tribal membership and help us look at what COVID-related resources might be available to support our people. We respect your right to privacy and all of your responses will be kept confidential. You will have the choice to enter your contact information on the survey. We encourage you to please answer all the questions, however, you do not have to answer any question that makes you feel uncomfortable.

Your response is a time sensitive matter for everyone. We hope you will consider our request and ask you to complete the questionnaire by June 5th to assure a rapid response. This will make it possible to gather and process the information which will help us assess our needs as soon as possible.  We will continue to process any responses received after June 5th, but we ask you please complete it as soon as you can.

If you or a family member cannot complete the assessment online, please call the tribal office at 1-877-COWLITZ to either complete the assessment on the phone or request that a paper copy be mailed to you.

Thank you in advance for taking part in this information gathering effort. It is important we assess the impact of the pandemic on our people so we know how we can best prioritize our response efforts. In appreciation of those who respond quickly, households responding on or before May 29th at 5pm will be entered to win one of fifty $100 gift cards.

Bill Iyall, P.E.
General Council Chairman
Cowlitz Indian Tribe

More questions? Contact Emergency Managment

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