Osage Nation Public Health State of Emergency Ends June 2, 2021

Press Release

​Healthcare professionals to continue closely monitoring the Coronavirus Disease

Vaccination Tent
An Osage Nation healthcare professional stands outside the WahZhaZhe Health Center COVID Vaccine Tent 
(PAWHUSKA, OKLA., May 25, 2021) – Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear issued a proclamation to end the Osage Nation’s public health state of emergency effective June 2, 2021. The state of emergency was declared on March 19, 2020 in response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The proclamation extends to the jurisdiction of the Osage Nation.  

“Safety efforts by the Osage people and our neighbors have greatly reduced the spread of the Coronavirus disease,” said Chief Standing Bear. “We must maintain a state of alert and diligence, but an emergency is no longer the right description.”  

The Osage Nation and its healthcare professionals will continue to track any spread of the disease. Chief Standing Bear urges all Osage people and neighbors to closely monitor any reappearance of symptoms stating that the “danger has not fully passed.”  

The Wahzhazhe Health Center, located at 715 Grandview Ave., Pawhuska, OK, continues to provide COVID vaccinations for both Native and Non-Native individuals 12+ years old (if under 18 please call ahead of time to Hotline) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
For information, please call the Wahzhazhe Health Center COVID Vaccine Hotline at (918) 287-0076 or visit osagenation-nsn.gov.  

Proclamation Ending The Public Health State of Emergency