Welcome Home — Safely

Dear CITC Family,

The past year has challenged us in ways we never thought possible. Throughout this unprecedented time at CITC, I’ve been inspired to see staff and program participants display great resilience, innovation, and grace. Along the way, we’ve maintained services while adhering to safety measures that promote health and wellness. Although this public health crisis is not yet over, the vaccine rollout has ushered in hope, optimism, and a new way of being together safely—for this, I’m incredibly grateful.

As a result, CITC is working to reopen facilities and increase access to in-person services. CITC’s staff vaccination rates against COVID-19 are steadily rising. All Alaskans 16 and older are now eligible for vaccination and I encourage everyone able to receive the vaccine to do so in order to help protect our community.

As we work to safely reopen CITC facilities, we are adhering to protocols designed to keep you safe. As such, I wanted to share with you a few things to expect when you visit us:

  • All visitors must check-in with the front desk reception staff
  • Staff or program participants displaying symptoms of COVID-19 are not permitted to enter CITC facilities
  • Physical distancing of six feet or more is required at all times
  • Masks are required at all times*
  • Vaccination is strongly encouraged

*If you do not have a mask, CITC will provide one.

I ask that you to discuss any questions/concerns you may have regarding onsite services with your direct CITC staff contact. Our goal is to be of service to you when and how we’re needed—as transparently and safely as possible. Navigating this “new normal” will require all of us, collectively working to ensure our health and wellness. We’re in this together as we walk alongside one another to unlock endless potential.

We will keep you posted with any further changes—but until then, I will proudly say: Welcome home, safely!

Best,

Gloria O’Neill
President & CEO
Cook Inlet Tribal Council