Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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Tribal Operations & Employees

  • Government Updates
  • 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 May 4th, 2020. 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 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.
  • ALL FACILITIES OPERATED BY THE TRIBAL GOVERNMENT ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC and accessible BY APPOINTMENT ONLY effective 3/25/2020 until 4/24/2020 or until changed.
  • View the Tribal Facilities and Status report for a listing of Tribal Department statuses.

  • Open Tuesday and Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • 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:
    • Turkey: Enrolled member season opens April 4 to May 24. Permittee season runs April 25 to May 3
    • 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.
  • If you plan to get your turkey tags please call ahead to the Conservation Office (715-799-5116) so they can be ready. The tags can be picked up at our building in a drop box outside the front door. If there is no answer to your phone call, please text 715-853-7751 or 715-853-8667 with your information.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Closed to walk up customers
  • All licensing should be sent via US mail
  • Staff have access to emails and phones: Email  Enrollment (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 Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Elderly and Isolated adults can have dry food delivered to their homes Monday through Friday
  • Elders (over 55) may continue their current program - normal delivery operation
  • Food pantries are open with their normal business hours
  • Food Assistance Details (PDF)
  • The Pat Roberts Food Distribution Building will now be open with LIMITED access. Please follow the following procedures:
    • Warehouse and store are closed to the public
    • We prefer for you to call to complete your application. Although the waiting area will be open to complete applications or order food. Leave verification paperwork with application and it will be mailed back to your home address.
    • No more than 4 heads of households at a time in the waiting area
    • You can go over your food order through the service window
    • After your order is complete, return to your vehicle to wait for your order
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • The Menominee Tribal Clinic has released an update to their response of COVID-19: 
  • Important Notes from the Menominee Tribal Clinic
    • If you are NOT sick, don’t come to the clinic. If you are sick, call ahead to decide if you should come.
    • No regular check ups or routine exams will not be provided at this time (including optical and dental).
    • Pharmacy: Staff will register you and send you to the correct doors. Refills will be delivered to you Outside.
    • SURGE PLAN:  We expect more people to be sick with Coronavirus.  When more people are ill, we will start a process where you will be evaluated first from your car.  Then you will be directed dpending on why you have come.
    • For acute dental or eye problems, call for an appointment
  • Please view the Medical Information and Safety Instructions in the 'Virus Facts' tab


Enterprises
  • Menominee Casino Resort will be closed to the public on March 19th, 2020 for 14 days. This will be assessed daily and notice will be provided when operations resume.
  • The health and safety of all guests and team members are a top priority.
  • 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 for Take-Out Food Service only with the lmited menu. Please usethe Gift Shop entrance for pickups. Menu
  • The Thunderbird Complex Convenience Store will remain open 8:00am - 8:00pm daily. View hours and items available
  • Menominee Casino Resort Official Statement
  • Elderly have special hours from 7:30 am to 9:30 am every morning. We ask that everyone reserve these times for our elders.
  • New Store Hours:  7:30am - 6:00pm Tuesday - Sunday.  CLOSED on Mondays
  • 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.
  • 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 will immediately go into a short term lay-off. A very limited amount of personnel will be on site to perform essential functions to keep MTE operational. This has been a very tough decision, keep in mind it is done to protect you, family along with the community at large. We are in this together. With everyone cooperating we will beat this disease.


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