Frequently Asked Questions


  • A: : The 2020-21 school year will begin with a remote learning format for students at Chief Leschi Schools. Read the full statement here.


    Meanwhile, Grandview Early Learning Center remains closed. Email Grandview@puyalluptribe-nsn.govfor questions its upcoming schedule.


  • A: Tribal Administration continues to provide essential tribal government services. Several buildings, including the Tribal Administration building, are only open to employees, and those with appointments. You can look up the contact information for each department and program currently operating at http://puyallup-tribe.com/services/directory.html.


    If you have any questions or need to make an appointment, call 253-573-7800, ask for your specific department. Many tribal employees are working remotely from their homes, and are available by email and phone.


    Everyone who needs to enter a government building is asked to wear a face covering and use hand sanitizer for the health and safety of our community. People who do not take these precautions will be denied access.


  • A: The Court is closed to the public and all docketed hearings shall be held via telephonic conference until further notice. If your hearing was continued or set for telephonic conference, you will receive notice in the mail. Visit the court page for more information.


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  • A: The health and safety of our community is one of Tribal Council’s top priorities. Effective July 6, individuals are required to wear face coverings in most situations while on Tribal property. Read more through this link.


  • A: Yes, first, remember to wash your hands before and after you wear the mask. Avoid touching it after it is on your face. When inside, avoid touching the front of the face covering by taking it off from behind. The cloth face should securely cover the nose and mouth.


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  • Stay home.

  • Wash your hands often.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Stay away from people who are sick.

  • If you have to go out, wear your face covering, stay 6 feet apart from others who are not in your household, wash your hands frequently, and stay local.


  • A:The House of Respect Residence has placed restrictions on who can visit Elders. To make an appointment to visit elders, call Russ Hanscom at 253-302-9523. Elders luncheons are canceled for safety.


    The House of Respect Residence has placed restrictions on who can visit Elders. To make an appointment to visit elders, call Russ Hanscom at 253-302-9523. Elders luncheons are canceled for safety.


    In order to protect themselves, their neighbors, and staff, all Residents in The House of Respect are strongly recommended to remain in the building under a self-quarantine. All tribal Elders in the community are urged to remain at home as well.


    Elders will continue to be transported to vital medical appointments. Elders Department staff will also grocery shop for all tribal Elders who don’t have family members able to assist them.


    The Elders Department remains open and staff are available to help all Tribal Elders for their essential needs.


  • A: Puyallup Tribal departments available to assist Elders with grocery/other necessities shopping include:


    Many grocery store chains, including Safeway and Costco, are offering special senior-only hours, during the COVID-19 crisis. Several retailers, including Fred Meyer, Safeway and Amazon, also offer at-home grocery delivery. The Puyallup Tribal Elders Department continues to do shopping for the Elders on a weekly basis for its residents, as well as community elders.


    • Elders can make a list of what they need and the department does the shopping for them. At this time, staff members are not taking Elders shopping with them.

    • They’re transporting only to essential health related appointments. The Elder Department works closely with the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority and outside specialty doctors regarding those appointments.


    The Elders center is providing sack lunches to those elders that would normally dine in at the Elders center. We have limited it to Mondays only from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. for pick up, with enough lunches to last the week.









Help prevent the spread of illness


Health officials are urging people to take extra precautions to help stop the spread of oronavirus. Here are some tips from the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority:



Health and Safety Information


Get your information from reliable sources:


The Washington State Department of Health

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus


Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

https://www.tpchd.org/healthy-people/human-coronavirus


Center for Disease Control

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html






Puyallup Tribal Court

Please read the General Order 2020-0006 here.

Please read the General Order 2020-0005 here.


Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. AVAILABLE via Phone and Email

As of March 16,2020, the Tribal Court is CLOSED to the public during this COVID-19 pandemic. However, Court staff is available during regular hours to take questions via phone at (253) 680-5585 and/or documents with certificates of service via postal mail as usual or email to: TribalCourtFilings@PuyallupTribe-nsn.gov. Please be advised that this email is temporarily available during this time to receive filings only.

Please check the Court page for updates.


Emerald Queen Casino

The Emerald Queen Casino Fife and Tacoma are open. Read more on their website.


Our Employees

Tribal Administration remains open for essential tribal government services. However, the Tribal Administration and other buildings are open only to employees and to those with appointments. Employees are being encouraged to work from home.

If you have any questions, please call Tribal Administration's Human Resources office at (253) 573-7863 or the entity you work for.


Our Youth

Chief Leschi Schools are planning to open this upcoming school year. Grandview Early Learning Center and Little Wild Wolves Youth Center (except for funerals) are both closed until further notice.


Visit Chief Leschi Schools' website for more information. https://www.leschischools.org/


Our Elders

The House of Respect Residence has placed restrictions on who can visit Elders. To schedule a vist with an elder, contact Russ Hanscom, RN, MHA at 253-302-9523. Elders luncheons are canceled for safety.


In order to protect themselves, their neighbors, and staff, all Residents in The House of Respect are strongly recommended to remain in the building under a self-quarantine. All tribal Elders in the community are urged to remain at home as well.


Elders will continue to be transported to vital medical appointments. Elders Department staff will also grocery shop for all tribal Elders who don’t have family members able to assist them.


The Elders Department remains open and staff are available to help all Tribal Elders for their essential needs.


Our Events

All events have been postponed or cancelled until further notice.


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