Eugene-area Indigenous people soon will have a Coquille Indian Tribe medical clinic

The Eugene Register Guard

An estimated 6,000 Native American and Alaskan Natives in Lane County don’t have a culturally specific medical clinic. The Coquille Indian Tribe is set on changing that.

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OSA member vaccines

Live outside our service area?

If you are a Coquille Tribal member but unable to travel to a scheduled CIT clinic, there may be options closer to you. The Indian Health Service has a website to help you locate an IHS office or another tribal facility in your area. Tribal health-care facilities will likely offer the vaccine to Native patients sooner than the general public

Our staff may be able to help as well. For questions or assistance with navigating the IHS website, email us at covid19@coquilletribe.org.

 

COVID questions from members

If you have a specific question about the vaccine and cannot find the answer in the FAQ’s or other information, you can email your question to covid19@coquilletribe.org or contact Health and Human Services Director Kelle Little at (541) 297-0341.

 

When will Elders residing outside the service area (OSA) be offered the vaccine?

The tribe’s COVID-19 Task Force will be presenting a resolution to the Tribal Council which defines the next phase of vaccine eligibility.  Adding Elders/spouses who reside outside of the service area and can travel to one of the vaccine locations in Oregon will be one of the categories included in the proposal.  The resolution will be considered on Jan. 14.

Can tribal members sign up for the Vaccine?

Not at this time as CIT is in Phase 1 of the vaccine delivery which is limited to 100 doses. CIT staff will be phoning Elders to be scheduled first.

When will the next doses of Covid-19 vaccine be available to tribal members?

The tribe is waiting for information on the next shipping date of the vaccine. Once we know the date, amount, and related information, it will be shared on the Covid-19 vaccination page on coquilletribe.org.

Are unmarried domestic partners of tribal members eligible for vaccination?

 Yes.

Guidelines

Vaccine Distribution Guidelines

The Coquille Indian Tribe’s COVID-19 Vaccination Workgroup, made up of tribal administration and staff members, has identified Phase 1 distribution guidelines based on two criteria:

  1. Coquille Indian Tribe employees engaged in direct, mission-essential services to the Tribal membership and critical to the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. This category includes the following:
  • Medical clinic and pharmacy staff
  • Other essential staff designated by the tribal Health and Human Services Director as critical to vaccine distribution.
  1. Coquille Indian Tribe Elders and spouses 55+ who reside in the five-county service area and have high or moderate risk medical conditions, with a priority on the oldest members and spouses.

High-risk tribal members and spouses within the tribe’s service area will be contacted by CIT staff to coordinate vaccination dates.

Watch this website for updates about the COVID-19 vaccination process.

For specific questions relating to the Coquille Tribe’s COVID-19 Vaccination Phase 1 Distribution, please email covid19@coquilletribe.org.

COVID-19 Information

Vaccination FAQ

Coquille Indian Tribe

How should I prepare for my vaccination?

Before reporting for your appointment, please download this app.

The v-safe app is secure and allows the CDC to monitor your health and-or any side effects following the COVID-19 vaccination. If you don’t have a smart phone, the tribal health center staff will help you figure out how to monitor yourself.

Which vaccine does the Coquille Tribe use?

We’re using the Moderna vaccine. 

What if I don’t live near the tribal clinic?

If you are a Coquille Tribal member residing outside the tribe’s five-county service area (Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson and Lane), your clinic or health-care provider may have a different vaccine. Check with your regular service provider. Consider contacting a tribal or Indian Health Service clinic near you to ask  about options for receiving the vaccine. Or check this IHS website.

What are the common side-effects of the vaccine?

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue

How soon will I be immune to the disease?

Each vaccine requires two doses to be effective. With the Moderna vaccine, you are fully protected two weeks after the second dose. With the Pfizer vaccine, you are fully protected one week after the second dose.

Should I get the vaccine if I’ve tested positive for COVID-19?

A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 and still has symptoms should wait till the end of their isolation period to get the vaccine. To avoid infecting others, it is recommended to wait one month after recovering from the illness before getting the vaccine.

What if I’ve already had the disease? Should I get vaccinated anyway?

Antibody levels drop after a natural infection. So the CDC recommends people who have had the illness be vaccinated to boost the immune response and provide long-term protection.

It is recommended to wait one month after recovering from the illness before getting vaccinated. Anyone who is vaccinated for COVID-19 should have two doses, even if they already have been infected.

Is vaccination mandatory?

These vaccines are not currently mandatory. We are strongly encouraging vaccination and promoting education about the vaccine and COVID-19.

Once I’m vaccinated, am I done with COVID-19?

The vaccine helps protect you – but even with the vaccine you can still become infected with COVID-19 and may still be able to pass it on to your loved ones. Until we have reached herd immunity, we must all continue to do our part to protect our community

Are the vaccines safe? Are they effective?

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines both were found to be over 94 percent effective, and neither reported serious safety issues. The vaccines were tested in large-scale research, which included adults from all backgrounds.

Due to the global pandemic, both vaccines were tested in many more people than a typical vaccine trial: The Pfizer vaccine was tested in 43,000 people and the Moderna vaccine was tested in 30,000 people.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers a six-minute video on the topic.  See the video

More information

For specific questions relating to the Coquille Tribe’s COVID-19 Vaccination Phase 1 Distribution, please email covid19@coquilletribe.org.

 

Phase 1 Guidelines

Phase 1 Vaccine Distribution Guidelines

Coquille Indian Tribe

The CIT COVID Vaccination Workgroup, made up of tribal administration and staff members, has identified Phase 1 distribution guidelines based on two criteria:

  1. Coquille Indian Tribe employees engaged in direct, mission-essential services to the Tribal membership and critical to the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. This category includes the following:
  • Medical clinic and pharmacy staff
  • Other essential staff designated by the tribal Health and Human Services Director as critical to vaccine distribution.
  1. Coquille Indian Tribe Elders and spouses 55+ who reside in the five-county service area and have high or moderate risk medical conditions, with a priority on the oldest members and spouses.

High-risk tribal members and spouses within the tribe’s service area will be contacted by CIT staff to coordinate vaccination dates.

Watch coquilletribe.org for updates about the COVID-19 vaccination process.

For specific questions relating to the Coquille Tribe’s COVID-19 Vaccination Phase 1 Distribution, please email covid19@coquilletribe.org.

Coquille Tribe Opening New Medical Clinic In Eugene

By Brian Bull

KLCC

The Coquille Indian Tribe is opening an outpatient medical clinic…in Eugene. 

The tribe’s already developing a wellness center in Coos Bay, but citing the “Potlatch Tradition” of sharing resources, Coquille officials say they’re starting a new one in Eugene – more than 100 miles away – where an estimated 6,000 Indigenous people live.  (Read more)

 

 

 

 

Compass Hotel, Medford

November 19, 2020

Margaritaville Enterprises and The Coquille Indian Tribe
Announce Upcoming Compass Hotel in Medford, Oregon

Following completion in Q1 of 2022, Compass Hotel Medford will
become the first Margaritaville lodging concept in Oregon.

 MEDFORD, OREGON – Today, Cedars Development announced their partnership with Margaritaville Enterprises to bring a new 111-room Compass by Margaritaville Hotel to Medford, Oregon, expected to open in early 2022.

Owned by the Coquille Indian Tribe, Cedars Development is managing the Cedars at Bear Creek, the Tribe’s multi-property economic development project along Pacific Highway in South Medford.

Bringing the fun and flavor of their full-scale resorts to a more boutique concept, Compass Hotel will be the first Margaritaville venue in Oregon. Development kicked off this November on the Tribe’s property at 2399 South Pacific Highway and comes at the same time the community has begun rebuilding from the devastation of Oregon’s Almeda Fire.

“This hotel represents a very important step for the Coquille Tribe’s economic development vision for its Medford properties and for the economic recovery of the South Medford and Phoenix area,” said Coquille Tribal Chair Brenda Meade. “We are fortunate to have a partner like Margaritaville join us in this exciting endeavor.”

Compass Hotels launched in 2020, capturing the Margaritaville state of mind, while delivering fresh, up-scale, and vibrant designs. Compass Hotel in Medford will feature plush and comfortable, island-inspired accommodations and amenities signature to the branded concept in an attentive but laid-back ambiance. Relaxed and casual dining and drinking spaces will offer flavors and entertainment that transport guests to paradise.

“Our team is thrilled to work with Cedars Development on expanding our West Coast portfolio,” shared Tamara Baldanza-Dekker, Chief Marketing Officer at Margaritaville. “We knew this partnership was the perfect fit when Cedars shared their commitment to making visitors feel at home, through the spirit of potlatch, the ancient practice of greeting, feeding and bestowing gifts on guests in daily life, a practice we share in our passion for hospitality.”

Financing for the project comes from Columbia Bank and is guaranteed by the Division of Capital Investment of the federal Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development. Architects for the project are ORW Architecture and Jansen Construction Company of Oregon. Jansen also will manage construction of the hotel.

“It took a truly collaborative effort by all partners to bring the project forward during a pandemic,” said Judy Duffy, CEO of Tribal One and manager of Cedars Development LLC. “We are thrilled to be working with a brand that complements our vision for development in our community and we have appreciated working with staff and agencies at the city of Medford for required permitting and entitlement. We also are particularly grateful for Norton Smith, and the Smith Family who are the former owners of the development site. This project would not have been possible without their support.”

To learn more, please visit www.compasshotel.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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 About Compass by Margaritaville 

Margaritaville, a state of mind since 1977, is a global lifestyle brand inspired by Jimmy Buffett, whose songs evoke a passion for tropical escape and relaxation. Margaritaville features over 20 lodging locations and over 20 additional projects in the pipeline, with nearly half under construction, two gaming properties and over 60 food and beverage venues including signature concepts such as Margaritaville Restaurant, award-winning JWB Prime Steak and Seafood, 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill and LandShark Bar & Grill. More than 20 million travelers every year change their latitude and attitude with a visit to a Margaritaville resort, residential real estate destination, vacation club, vacation home rental or restaurant.

Compass by Margaritaville is the newest addition to global lifestyle brand’s growing collection of concepts, where casual luxury, comfort and convenience all meet. Compass offers a fresh way for guests to relax, rejuvenate and escape the everyday, with an ideal design concept for new builds, adaptive reuse and conversion projects in smaller leisure markets, vibrant downtown hubs and college towns.

Compass by Margaritaville’s first property, Compass Hotel Anna Maria Sound, launched in Florida in Q2 of 2020. Future Compass properties are under development in Medford, Oregon, Beaufort, North Carolina and Louisville, Kentucky.

Margaritaville Media Contact:
Caitlin Galeotti, margaritaville@finnpartners.com, 646-202-9782

Tribal One Media Contact:

Ray Doering, raydoering@tribal.one, 541-982-3047