Blackfeet Tribal Business Council declares emergency and imposes curfew

Posted at 8:44 AM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 10:45:41-04

GREAT FALLS - The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has declared a state of emergency for the Blackfeet Reservation in response to growing concerns over the spread of coronavirus.

This includes a reservation-wide curfew from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. for all residents. The only exceptions are for for people who are working during the curfew hours.

Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services said in a Facebook post: "We will be enforcing the curfew set forth by BTBC and anyone that's caught out that doesn't need to be out will be dealt with accordingly. Officers will be stopping every vehicle and person out."

Blackfeet tribal offices and programs will be closed until March 30 to allow for extensive cleaning of the facilities.

In addition, the emergency declaration states that all bars on the reservation will be closed during this time.

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