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Yakama Nation mandates face masks


The Yakama Nation Tribal Council last Wednesday issued Public Safety Order Number 3 requiring all people on the Yakama Reservation or on off -Reservation trust allotments wear a face covering or mask over noses and mouths when in any indoor public setting or outdoor public setting where at least six feet of social distancing cannot be observed at all times.

“Since the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order was issued, our goal has been to protect the community,” noted Delano Saluskin, Tribal Council Chairman, “This is the next step. As positive test results continue to rise in our community and the surrounding counties, we must each do our part to slow the spread.” Further, the Yakama Nati...

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