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Oglala Sioux Tribe shuts down nonessential travel for 3 days
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Oglala Sioux Tribe shuts down nonessential travel for 3 days

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Julian Bear Runner, OST President

The Oglala-Sioux Tribe instituted a 72-hour lockdown Monday on the authority of an executive order of President Julian Bear Runner.

Dakota High Hawk with the tribe's COVID-19 Response Task Force made the announcement on behalf of President Bear Runner Monday.

The lockdown, which prohibits any non-essential travel to or from the reservation through July 9, is intended to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

The order states that the homeless shelter will be open for non-intoxicated individuals and that the shelter-in-place order will be strictly enforced.

All tribal employees have been placed on administrative leave except for emergency personnel.

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