Quinault Indian Nation closes to visitors due to COVID-19

TAHOLAH, Wash. (AP) — The Quinault Indian Nation is closed to visitors in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases among households on the reservation. The shutdown was announced by the tribal government Saturday. Officials say the Nation reported its first positive COVID-19 case last week, which required some households to enter a 14-day quarantine period. The closure will be in effect through at least September 6 to ensure infections do not spread. Access to the Quinault Indian Reservation will be restricted to village residents, Quinault tribal members, and essential government employees.