Lummi Nation

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Lummi Indian Business Council

**Shelter in Place order is currently in affect for the Lummi Reservation Due to the Spread of COVID-19***

We are the Lhaq'temish, The Lummi People. We are the original inhabitants of Washington's northernmost coast and southern British Columbia. For thousands of years, we worked, struggled and celebrated life on the shores and waters of Puget Sound.

We are fishers, hunters, gatherers, and harvesters of nature's abundance. We envision our homeland as a place where we enjoy an abundant, safe, and healthy life in mind, body, society, environment, space, time and spirituality; where all are encouraged to succeed and none are left behind.

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NOTICE Lummi Nation Schools to close March 13, 2020 to April 24, 2020 due to COVID-19

Important Information on Coronavirus (COVID19)

Lummi Nation Emergency Numbers in event of closure CLICK HERE

Lummi Public Health announces its 17th COVID-19 case within the Lummi Community 3/31/20Lummi Public Health announces its 17th COVID-19 case within the Lummi Community 3/31/20

PRESS RELEASE March 13, 2020

Notice of Potential Public Exposure to COVID19Lummi Public Health Department and Whatcom County Health Department are investigating the potential exposure for Lummi Nation and Whatcom County residents. Individuals who are identified as having close contact with the known case will be communicated with directly and provided with supportive information and direction on how to protect their health and that of the wider community.

For people who were at the Silver Reef Casino buffet on March 10, 2020, and have concerns about their individual circumstances they are invited to contact the Whatcom County Public Health Department at 360-778-6100 or Lummi Public Health Department at 360-383-8251.

Press Release March 13, 2020 4:30pmPress Release March 13, 2020 4:30pm
  • To connect with a medical provider after hours please call
  • (360)715-2447
  • For Urgent Care we recommend the following:
  • Walk-in Health Clinic
  • 2220 Cornwall Ave.
  • Bellingham, WA 98225
  • 360-734-2330
  • PeaceHealth same day clinic:
  • Medical Office Plaza (clock tower building)
  • 3015 Squalicum Parkway
  • Bellingham, WA 98225
  • 360-788-8420


Last updated March 7th, 2020

BACKGROUNDThe Coronavirus (COVID-19) appears to be slowly making its way into communities across the United States. At this time, in Washington State there have been a total of 79 positive cases and 11 deaths related to the Coronavirus.The Lummi Tribal Health Clinic (LTHC) and Lummi Public Health Department have been actively preparing and monitoring for COVID-19. It appears we are reaching a point where COVID-19 will be posing a threat to the Lummi Community. The medical community is now moving from a “CONTAINMENT” strategy to a “MITIGATION” strategy as COVID-19 has now escaped into the public community of WA State.MITIGATION STRATEGY

RECOMMENDATIONS In order to reduce the overall risk that COVID-19 poses to the Lummi Community, we will focus on multipronged effort to reduce exposure and transmission of the virus within our community. Therefore, LTHC and Public Health Department are STRONGLY RECOMMENDING the following protocols or policies:


a. All LIBC sponsored Public Gatherings should be cancelled or postponed to a later date b. All Business sponsored events (Concerts, business meetings, recreation) should be cancelled to a later date


a. Begin planning for school closure if COVID-19 reaches our community (“Plan for the worse, hope for the best”)

For more information regarding what LIBC is doing to protect our community --click here--

Declaration of Public Health Emergency - Lummi Nation - Chairman Lawrence Solomon

Chairman Lawrence Solomon addresses the spread of COVID-19Chairman Lawrence Solomon addresses the spread of COVID-19

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For questions about, or tax-deductible donations to, Lummi Nation’s work for the Salish Sea and qwe ‘lhol mechen (orcas), please visit For additional information contact Kurt Russo at (360) 312-2292 or email

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