April 13, 2021


Fort Hall- COVID19 cases have been fluctuating on the Fort Hall Reservation. We are aware of the variants in our region and therefore we urge the community to continue to wear your facemask and continue social distancing. If you received a vaccine, you are still required to wear a face mask in public. 

Fort Hall Numbers for this week reported as of April 12, 2021, at 4:00PM.

  • Total Cases To-Date   910
  • Total Active Cases       14
  • Total Currently Hospitalized    0
  • Total Recovered to Date   878
  • Total Deceased to Date   18 
  • Total Vaccines are given to Date            4,796


Weekly screenings will still be available until further notice. Here are the results from this week’s screenings:

  • Monday, April 5 – No screening was available due to Easter holiday for the National Guard staff. 
  • Tuesday, April 6 – Eagle Lodge provided 15 tests with 0 positives. 
  • Wednesday, April 7- Buffalo Lodge provided 7 tests with 0 positives.
  • Thursday, April 8 – Chiefs Event Center provided 38 tests with 1 positive.  

These screenings were available Tuesday to Thursday last week only and are now back to their regular schedule of Monday thru Wednesday. Check the Tribes Facebook page for the schedule. 

We are seeing a decline in community members getting screened and encourage everyone to continue to take advantage of these free COVID19 screenings. 


To date, the Tribes have given a total of 4,796 vaccines to the Fort Hall community. Based on last week’s number, we provided 143 more vaccines in one week.  

Don’t forget to save your vaccine card! You could be asked to provide the vaccine card at future events.  Office Max in Pocatello on Yellowstone is providing a free lamination service when you bring your vaccine card to them.  You will also need to show your vaccine card when you receive the one-time $50 incentive card.

The Tribal Health and Human Services and the Fort Hall Indian Health Service Unit have partnered together to offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to students aged 16-18 years old.

“Vaccinating young people protects them, and our elders, and other at-risk people in our community.” 

Eric King, Incident Commander

To make this convenient for families, they will be offering this during school hours at two local high schools- Shoshone-Bannock Jr/Sr High and Blackfoot High School. 

The vaccination team will be at the Shoshone-Bannock High School on April 15th from 1-3 PM and at the Blackfoot High School on April 22nd from 1-3 PM to give the first doses. Official flyers have been posted on the Tribes Facebook page for more information. 

Appointments for VACCINES can be made by calling the I.H.S at (208) 238-5427 or Tribal Health at (208) 238-5435 for patients who have an established IHS chart. If you live on the reservation or are a household member of an enrolled Tribal member please call (208) 478-3987 for information about receiving vaccinations from the Shoshone-Bannock Community Health Center.  If you need a free ride to either clinic, please call the Fort Hall Transit Service at (208) 478-4069.

The Tribes will host a Facebook LIVE this week on Thursday, April 15th at 12’noon. Please join us for a COVID19 update from the Tribal Emergency team and Tribal leadership.  

To keep updated on Fort Hall COVID19 resources, check out the Tribes COVID19 website for ongoing updates including the COVID data dashboard, facemask mandate, Tribal PSA’s, Facebook live recordings, etc.