A recent NBC News report examines how Tribal nations are preparing for COVID-19, and the unique challenges they are likely to encounter. The report examines the looming crisis through the lens of the Yankton Sioux Tribe’s reservation in South Dakota. Like many communities, the Tribe has banned all travel from tribal officials and urged families to socially distance.
Yankton Sioux faces unique challenges, the largest being its large senior population. The report also cites that the Tribe’s household size is more likely to consist of young people living with family elders.
Read the full report from NBC News here: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/native-american-tribes-brace-coronavirus-it-s-going-be-test-n1156961