Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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Tribal Operations & Employees

  • COVID-19 Tranistion to Telework for Tribal Government - Effective July 28th, 2020 through August 11, 2020 Read Telework Details Here
  • Guidance for Tribal Employees and listing of Tribal Facilities Status  View Guidelines (PDF)
  • Guidance for Employees who know someone or have a loved one who may have been exposed to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 View Medical and Administrative Guidance (PDF)
  • Unemployment Information
    • Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)  - Information about this benefit that provides most individuals an emergency increase in regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits of $600 per week.
    • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)  - Information about this beneift that provides payment to workers not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits (self-employed, independent contractors, workers with limited work history, etc.) who are unable to work as a direct result of COVID-19.
    • If you need assistance with Unemployment the staff at the College of Menominee Nation are happy to help you.  Contact Miranda Gollnow, Career Service Specialist by email: mgollnow@menominee.edu or by phone: 715-799-5600 ext 3030 OR contat Stacy White, Resource Room Coordinator by email: swhite@menominee.edu  or by phone: 715-799-5600 ext 3300
  • The court lobby will be closed. Please call the court at 715-799-3348 to schedule at appointment.
  • Menominee Tribal evening court is cancelled Monday and Tuesday evenings until further notice. View Official Notice (PDF)
  • Weddings wil not occur at the Wilmer J. Peters Sr. Judicial Center
  • All Jury trials are suspended and jury duty service is also held in abeyance
  • Bench trials and court appearances that are already scheduled will continue to occur.  Parties shall appear by telephone or videoconference.  If requrired in person, only persons who are party to the action will be allowed in the courthouse
  • New civil case filings, appeal and acompanying briefs  must be filed in person.  Please call ahead of time.
  • Child support and family law matters will be held telephonically.  Make sure the Clerk of Courts has your phone number
  • Filing fees, fines, court costs, fees, etc. can be paid at the court.  CASH ONLY
  • Witness lists and any pdf motions can be emailed to the Clerk of Courts, Reynel Tucker Email
  • Attorneys need to track delivery of their emailed documents.
  • Anything filed with the court must be served on the other party and proof of services must be filed with the court through email
  • Small claims matters shall be held electronically with the exceptions of evictions.  Evictions are temporarily prohibited.
  • Children's Code cases shall continue to be heard.  Social workers and all parties necessary to the proceedings are allowed to appear by telephone.
  • Mental committment matters will continue to be heard via telephone
  • Parties may continue to file appeals and Notices of Intent to appeal
  • Extensions for filing briefs shall be granted based on a written request or motion by the party or by notice and order of the court
  • Please view the Tribal Court Emergency Measures (PDF) for more detailed information on these emergency measures.

  • Closed to Public
  • If you have payments that need to be made please contact the department you owe to make payments.
  • All court related fees and payments will now need to be paid AT the Menominee Tribal Courts
  • Canteen needs to be paid at the Tribal Detention Center
  • Limited staff with reduced office hours
  • Open Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am-11am BY PHONE CALLS ONLY
  • The Community Resource Center (CRC) is currently closed to walk in clients
  • Applications are in the book lending library for pick up and can be placed in the drop box along with any supporting documents.
  • Current clients, please call 715-799-5137 to speak to us about your case
  • New clients complete application and a worker will contact you if needed to proceed
  • The computer lab is closed but may be available for limited times for Unemployment Application - please call to schedule
  • Current seasons open or about to open:
    • Otter: Enrolled member season runs November 7 to April 30
    • Rabbit: Enrolled member season is year round. Permittee season closed February 28
    • Beaver: Season is open for Tribal Members
    • Fish: Fishing for all species is open to Tribal Members year round. Permittees please reference fishing regulations
    • Coyote: Open year round for Tribal Members
    • Please reference the Regulation books if you have any questions.
  • The Cultural Building is closed to the public. Make sure to call Conservation before coming to pick up your tags!
  • Registering animals: Deer, bear, and turkey can be registered online. Enter all information requested and click submit. Online Registration Service
  • Attention Beaver Trappers
    • Every person submitting beaver for bounty payments MUST have a signed 2020 Beaver Removal Permit
    • 2020 Beaver Removal Permit forms will be available online in the Conservation Department web page . The completed forms can be returned to the drop box outside the building.
    • Conservation will accept carcasses Tuesday and Thursday between 8:00am to 4:30pm. Please call ahead to make sure there is a warden on-site
  • Burning permits are now available.  WI DNR staff are asking people to obtain a free burning permit online or by calling 1-888-WIS-BURN.  Permits can also be obtained in person, however, they are trying to limit the person to person contact.  In person permits can be obtained by the MTE forestry fire building.
  • Still open but closed to the public and self-referrals
  • We will look at each case individually by those who are brought by police referral
  • We will work with victims by assisting with safety planning, locating a secure and safe place, and anything else that we are capable of doing at this time
  • Open to walk in customers
  • Office is temporarily relocated to the front reception desk in the Gordon Dickie (FIC) building
    • Staff will serve one person at a time at the window
    • Doors to the building are still locked but staff will be monitoring and will let people into the building one at a time.
    • No children allowed inside the building
    • Paying with debit or credit card is preferred for safety reasons but not required
    • Customers will not be required to sign credit card receipts
  • All licensing can still be sent via US mail
  • Staff have access to emails and phones: Email  Enrollment - Phone (715) 799-5121 or Licensing and Permit (715) 799-5142 to leave a message, please include your name and telephone number.
  • Meals for children are available on Wednesdays between 11:00am and 12:30pm
  • Elderly and Isolated adults can have dry food delivered to their homes Monday, Wednesday, & Friday - Please call a day ahead before 4:00pm to get on the list.
  • Elders (over 55) may continue their current program -Monday through Friday 10:30am to 12:30pm
    • Unable to add any new elders to the program due to capacity limits
  • Food pantries are open at Food Distribution on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am-12pm and for curbside pickup 1pm-4pm.  Please call the office for assistance 715-799-5131, 715-799-5132, 715-799-5164,  or 715-799-5133
  • Food pantries in Neopit (St. Anthony's) and Keshena (St. Michael's) are open the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 1:00pm to 3:00pm - June 16, July 7 & July 21, 2020
  • Food Assistance Details (PDF)
  • The Pat Roberts Food Distribution Building is closed to public access.
  • Food distribution will be servicing customers Monday through Friday from 8am-12pm.
    • Warehouse and store are closed to the public
    • We prefer for you to call to complete your application.
    • Deliveries - workers will leave the food on your designated area or porch and beep the horn. You will need to retrieve your food at that time.
    • Curbside pickup is now available Monday through Friday from 1pm-4pm.
  • Please call the office for assistance 715-799-5131, 715-799-5132, 715-799-5164,  or 715-799-5133
  • Please view the Food Distribution Emergency Access Procedures for more detailed information.
  • All staff are working remotely but are available by EMAIL or PHONE Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm if you need assistance.
  • Staff may come into the office only when needed and by appointment only.
  • Stacie Bowman - 715-799-5188 - sbowman@mitw.org
    • Property Claims
    • Liability Claims
  • Krystle Penass - 715-799-5017 - kpenass@mitw.org - All employees
    • Short Term Disability
    • Long Term Disability
    • FMLA
    • Worker's Compensation
    • Burial Benefits - Krystle will meet with family members when needed
  • Colette White - 715-799-5185 - cmwhite@mitw.org - Tribal Employees/CMN Employees/WRDC(401K only)
    • 401K Assistance
    • Employee Benefit Assistance
    • FLEX Spending
    • Life Insurance Benefits
  • Sue Blaha - 715-799-5182 - sblaha@mitw.org - Casino Employees
    • 401K Assistance
    • Employee Benefit Assistance
    • FLEX Spending
    • Life Insurance Benefits
  • Lucas Behm - 715-799-5184 - lbehm@mitw.org
    • Wellness Benefits
  • Lending and Tribal Taxes will be closed to the public.
  • Submit loan payments online!  Learn How!
  • All applications for loans will need to be done electronically and sent to Loan Fund. They can be found online at the Lending and Taxes web page.
  • Taxes will not be done at this time. The tax deadline has been extended to July 15th and we will resume services when we are open to the public.
  • Closed to walk up customers
  • Existing clients will continue to receive representation
  • Individuals needing should contact 715.994.1457


Public Health & Clinic


Enterprises
  • MENOMINEE CASINO RESORT IS CURRENTLY CLOSED until Monday, August 17th, 2020.  After the 17th, the following hours will resume unless otherwise stated.  MCR hours, once open, will run daily from 8 am to 2 am.  
    • All guests will be required to have their temperatures checked to enter.  Temperature must be under 100 degrees for entry.
    • MCR will be closed from 2 am to 8 am for deep cleaning
    • Masks are required (to comply with Public Health Requirements) and can be provided
    • Total capacity limit of 50%
    • Live entertainment and concerts have been postponed
    • Table games, bingo and the hotel areas have all been suspended for now
  • The health and safety of all guests and team members are a top priority.
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  • Recommendations from the Menominee Indian Tribe, Center for Disease Control, and World Health Organization are being monitored. Any updates will become available as we receive them.
  • Forest Island Restaurant will be open 8:00am - 8:00pm daily for curbside pick up only.  There will be a limited menu.
  • The Thunderbird Complex Convenience Store will be open again on April 3, 2020. Hours will be 8:00am - 8:00pm daily. Please only one person in the store at any time and facemasks are required.  All guests will be required to have their temperatures checked to enter.  Temperature must be under 100 degrees for entry.
  • Five Clan Gift Shop will be opening starting May 1st, 2020, daily from 10 AM - 6 PM
    • Guests are required to wear a mask upon entering
    • 5 (five) carton max limit per style
    • Pre-Orders available - call 715-799-3600 x4018
    • No Children Allowed!
    • Use hand sanitizer prior to transaction and practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet apart
  • Elderly have special hours from 7:30 am to 8:30 am every morning. We ask that everyone reserve these times for our elders.
  • New Store Hours: 
    • 7:30am - 9:00pm Monday through Saturday
    • 7:30am - 8:00pm Sunday
  • Masks are required to enter the store.
  • All guests will be required to have their temperatures checked to enter.  Temperature must be under 100 degrees for entry.
  • The amount of customers that will be allowed in the store at any one time will be limited to 10
  • We are asking that people refrain from coming to the store in large groups
  • Get your grocery order ready ahead of time! Call 715-994-1115 and store assoiates with gather your items and have them ready when you arrive and will deliver to your car.
    • We encourage families to please take advantage of the call in service being offered
  • The College of Menominee Nat (CMN) has gone to all online classes
  • To stay up to date on the CMN response to COVID-19 you may visit the CMN Website or the CMN Facebook page.
Due to the uncertainty and risk of infection from COVID-19, MTE will take the proactive measures to assure the safety of our employees. These are unprecedented times which will call for immediate preventative steps to slow the spread of this deadly virus. We all have to do our part to combat this highly contagious virus. According to the medical professionals the best precaution is to take isolation.

MTE has officially recalled all employees as of June 1, 2020.  Personnel who report to work will go through a screening process that includes answering questions and a temperature check prior to the start of their shifts.  MTE has also purchased enough masks, gloves, and sanitizing products to keep the workplace clean.
  • The Wolf River Development Company Administrative Offices (next to Subway) will be closed to the public until further notice.
  • The Change machine at the Fuel Station i snow up and running.  Change receipts can be redeemed for cash at this machine


Resources
  • Podcasts are another way to convey information to the public through audio recordings. Podcasts are similar to radio talk shows but are available on the internet to be played anytime that you are able to listen.
  • View the MITW Podcasts to listen to COVID-19 Community Questions and General Information