PBP Nation Operations Update


The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation will resume full operations on Monday, June 1, 2020.

Most tribal programs will be fully available to the public, with working hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. re-instated. This includes the Prairie Band Health Center which had limited hours of operation, and the Prairie Band Dental Clinic, which was closed except for emergency diagnosis. While the Dental Clinic will be open, traditional walk-in hours are not available. If you have a dental emergency, contact 785-966-8290 to schedule an appointment.

A few locations will continue with adjusted hours and services.

The Government Center will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., then transition to an 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. schedule on June 15, 2020.

The Housing Department will be available by appointment only from June 1 through June 14, and available to the public effective June 15, 2020.

The Boys and Girls Club is open and will provide virtual and remote programming, however, no children will be allowed on-site until further notice.

The Early Childhood Education Center is open and available for children who were enrolled in services pre-shutdown. The Center is not taking on any new enrollments at this time.

The Diabetes Prevention Program will provide virtual services through their Facebook account, “PBP Nation – Diabetes Prevention Program.”

The Fire Keeper Elders Center building will remain locked to the public but will continue to provide meals with updated procedures. Food preparation will revert to the pre-shutdown carryout list and doctor-approved home delivery list. Curbside service will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call-in orders must be received by 10 a.m. at 785-966-8093, leave a message if needed. Individuals picking up carryout orders should use the entrance south of the Elders Center, stay in your vehicle and the meal will be brought to the vehicle.

The Wellness Center gym located at the Prairie Band Health Center and the Boys & Girls Club gym remain closed until further notice.

All persons wishing to enter any government building on the common landwill be required to screen themselves prior to entrance. The screening process requires visitors to sign in, have their temperature taken, and self-respond to a series of questions, prior to gaining access. Visitors must adhere to social distancing measures maintaining 6 feet of space and are highly encouraged to wear a mask at all times. Individual departments may modify their processes in order to maintain the safety of visitors and staff.