OST Council Affirms COVID Stay-At-Home Order

     The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has endorsed a stay-at-home order issued earlier in the week by tribal Vice President Alicia Mousseau to address another spike in COVID-19 cases on the Pine Ridge Reservation. 

       With the tribal council’s 14-4 vote, the order will remain in place until the council rescinds it. Under the order, only essential businesses can operate and only at 25% capacity. It also includes a mask mandate and a 10-person limit for gatherings. 

      OST health officials report 58 new cases of COVID-19 over the last two weeks, bringing the number of active cases on the reservation to 64.