COVID-19 Response Information
This page lists documents related to the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Casino Closing Information: 3/20/20202
Pow Wow Cancellation & Tribal Meeting Postponed: 4/22/20202
Update Notification: April 13, 20202
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma on COVID-19
The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma has actively been monitoring the coronavirus, or COVID-19. As a result of this serious health issue, which is impacting all our communities, the Tribe is declaring a State of Emergency. The health and safety of our tribal members, tribal employees, those in our communities, and patrons of our businesses and tribal facilities are of primary concern.
Leadership has communicated to all tribal departments and tribal businesses standard precautions and hand hygiene as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and state and local health departments. The Tribe is educating on the following in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Wash hands before eating.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects with household cleaners or wipes.
- Avoid sharing dishes, glasses, bedding and other household items.
- Stay home from work, school and public areas if you are sick.
Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure and can include:
- Dry cough
- Shortness of breath
The virus appears to spread person-to-person through coughing and sneezing, touching objects handled by an infected person and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth. In addition, studies indicate a person may be contagious before even exhibiting symptoms which is why the CDC promotes social distance and staying at home even if you feel well.
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Active Measures
The following measures are in place effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020:
Tribal Government and Administration Locations
Closed to The Public Effective 03/17/2020
For those tribal members and clients who have an immediate need for assistance, please call before coming to a tribal facility. Personnel at each location will be available to explain the systems in place for dropping off applications and documents, if needed.
At all times, MTOK employees will follow the CDC guidelines regarding personal contact.
Tribal Headquarters – 3410 P NW
Member Services, Tribal Court, Gaming Commission, Human Resources, Compliance, Emergency Management, Natural Resources, Cultural Resources, Education, Accounting, Miami Nation Police Department, Cemetery, Roads & Parks and IT
Member Services: Tera Hatley (918) 541-1324
Tribal Court & Legal: Robin Lash (918) 541-1357 or Michelle Lankford (918) 541-1456
Human Resources: Charla Gibson (918) 541-1364
Gaming Commission: Charla Gibson (918) 541-1364 or Tracey Pilkinton (918) 541-2158
Compliance: Flora Elmore (918) 541-2160
Natural Resources: Dustin Olds (918) 541-1350
Emergency Management: Scott Willard (918) 541-2178
Cultural Resources: Julie Olds (918) 541-2180
Education: Donya Williams (918) 541-2176
Accounting: Jerrod Chester (918) 541-1365
MNPD: Ronnie Gilmore (918) 541-1453
IT: Doug Lankford (918) 541-1355
Cemetery, Roads & Parks: James Battese (918) 541-1351
Old Headquarters – 202 S Eight Tribes Trail
Tribal Tags, Child Care Development (CCDF), Adult Services (Housing, Substance Abuse, LIHEAP), Indian Child Welfare (ICW)
CCDF: Tracy Rogers (918) 541-1353
Tags: Desk Phone is (918) 541-1397
Adult Services: Stacy Williams (918) 541-1389
Indian Child Welfare: Wanda Stovall (918) 541-1381 or Rachel Curtis (918) 541-1383
Environmental – 121 N Main Street
Contact: Aubrey Lankford (918) 541-1374 or Heather Webb (918) 541-1373
Myaamia Heritage Museum & Archive and Gift Shop – 28 N Main
Contact: Meghan Dorey (918) 544-6068
CREO – 10901 Trentman Rd, Fort Wayne, IN
Contact: Diane Hunter: (918) 541-8966
Myaamia Center – 2307 Newman Rd
Title VI Nutrition and Elder Supportive Services, Respite Services (Caregiver), Community Health Rep.
Dining room will be closed. Meal delivery and meal pick-up services effective 03/17/2020
Contact: Laurie Shade (918) 541-2170
Wellness Center – 2309 Newman Rd
Contact: Laurie Shade (918) 541-2170
Activity Center –
Contact: Charla Gibson (918) 541-1364
Although the CDC states that the immediate health risk remains low, it is expected to increase in the next coming weeks. We will be updating this information as new details become available.
If you have been exposed to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), or are experiencing symptoms of the disease, call your doctor/medical professional.