Yurok Vice Chairman Frankie Myers addresses the community.

Yurok Tribe:

The Yurok Tribal Chairman Joseph L. James has issued an emergency closure order of the Yurok reservation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic effective immediately on April 4, 2020, pursuant to the Yurok Constitution, Article IV, Section 1(g).

The Yurok reservation will be closed to non-residents however, essential tribal government employees, authorized vehicles and essential services will continue to have access. State highways will still be open to through traffic.

This order has been issued to protect reservation residents’ health, safety, and welfare.