Providing current news on the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) to protect the safety and well-being of Tlingit & Haida's citizens, clients, employees and communities.
Tribal Emergency Operations Center (TEOC)
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June 9, 2020

Tlingit & Haida is committed to providing current information on the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to ensure all tribal citizens remain informed and have the resources needed to stay safe. Below is a brief update from Tlingit & Haida’s Tribal Emergency Operations Center.
The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Alaska is currently 573 including 11 ne w cases as of June 8, 2020. Of these cases, 61 are in Southeast Alaska (see breakdown below), 103 individuals had a recent history of travel and 470 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 389 statewide recoveries, 49 hospitalizations and 11 deaths.

Southeast Alaska Breakdown*:
In Southeast Alaska, there are seven active cases, 53 recoveries and one death.
  • Haines 1 (1 active)
  • Juneau: 35 (30 recovered, 5 active)
  • Ketchikan: 16 (16 recovered)
  • Petersburg: 4 (3 recovered, 1 death)
  • Prince of Wales Island - Craig: 2 (2 recovered)
  • Sitka: 2 (2 recovered)
  • Wrangell: 1 (1 active)

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever with symptoms, such as a cough or difficulty breathing, contact your local healthcare provider for medical advice.

*The Alaska COVID-19 data is derived from the Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub developed by the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.
Case Count by States with High Tribal Citizen Populations:
The following are statistics for California and Washington states where a large population of Tlingit & Haida's tribal citizens reside.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 134,802
  • Total Deaths: 4,678

*Statistics reported as of 12:59 PM (PST)
on June 9, 2020.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 24,354
  • Total Deaths: 1,176

*Statistics reported as of 11:59 PM (PST) on June 8, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 1,973,803*
  • Total Recovered: 518,522*
  • Total Deaths: 111,751*
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands)

*United States COVID-19 data is derived from an interactive dashboard developed by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at John Hopkins University that tracks the COVID-19 spread in
real-time. Data was pulled at 12:33:25 PM AKDT on June 9, 2020.
Domestic Violence Resource: Strong Hearts Native Helpline
Domestic violence is never okay. It affects women and men of every race, religion, culture and status. It’s not just physical abuse – it’s yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threats and so much more.

Because of the isolation procedures that have been implemented across many states to combat the spread of COVID-19, there's been an increase in domestic violence cases being reported. With social distancing, victims of domestic violence have been forced to stay in the home or in close proximity to their abuser more frequently.
In an effort to bring more attention to this issue and continue to provide helpful resources to our tribal citizens, we're sharing information on StrongHearts Native Helpline, a safe domestic violence and dating violence helpline and informational source for those in need.
StrongHearts victim advocates are available to talk confidentially every day from 7 AM - 10 PM (CST) and with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. If you are experiencing domestic violence, seek help and call 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483) .
It is imperative that our tribal citizens continue to hunker down and shelter in place, follow federal, state, tribal and local health mandates, and stay informed on the COVID-19 pandemic to keep ourselves and our families safe.

  Tlingit & Haida's Tribal Emergency Operations Center (TEOC)
The Tribal Emergency Operations Center (TEOC) was created to enable Tlingit & Haida to provide timely, integrated, and coordinated responses to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that addresses the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. The activation of the TEOC is not due to any identified cases within the Tribe. All actions are aimed at protecting the safety and well-being of Tlingit & Haida’s citizens, clients, employees and communities.