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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December 1, 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.

Note: Due to the increase in cases statewide, certain areas of the State of Alaska's data entry are lagging far behind real-time. As a result, they have removed the active and recovered case counts from the data hub to prevent inaccurate or outdated information from being reported.
The total number of cumulative positive COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of yesterday is 33,091, including 515 new resident cases and 4 new non-resident cases reported. Of these cases, 28,738 are under investigation, 602 individuals had a recent history of travel and 3,751 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 749 hospitalizations and 122 deaths. To view Southeast Alaska cases, case counts by high tribal citizen populations, and U.S. breakdowns, see below.

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. Alaska resident cases are reported by place of resident, and includes Alaskan residents diagnosed and isolated out-of-state. Non-resident cases are reported by place of diagnosis. Communities with fewer than 1,000 residents are combined at the borough/census area level to protect patient privacy. Counts by residency status and place are subject to change as additional information is collected during case investigations. Source: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Southeast Alaska Total Cases by Community:
There are 1,438 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Southeast Alaska including 12 new cases reported: Haines, (1), Juneau (2), Ketchikan (1), Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area (3), Sitka (4), and Skagway (1). Of these cases, 47 have been hospitalized and 7 deaths have been recorded.

  • Haines Borough: 17
  • Juneau City & Borough: 863
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough: 198
  • Petersburg Borough: 25
  • Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area: 55
  • Craig: 10
  • Metlakatla: 11
  • Other: 34
  • Sitka City & Borough: 200
  • Skagway: 11
  • Wrangell City & Borough: 20
  • Yakutat-Hoonah-Angoon: 49
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.
  • Confirmed Cases: 1,230,425
  • Deaths: 19,214
*Reported by the Los Angeles Times as of
9:07 AM (PST) on December 1, 2020.
  • Confirmed Cases: 165,019
  • Deaths: 2,774
*Reported by Washington State Department of Health as of 11:59 PM (PST) on November 29, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 13,672,217*
  • Total Recovered: 5,146,643*
  • Total Deaths: 270,003*
  • 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 1:26 PM AKDT on December 1, 2020.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

In challenging times, people may experience heightened mental health symptoms. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, you are not alone and there is help. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers support groups where participants can discuss challenges, share coping skills, and offer one another support . Sharing concerns and thoughts in a safe and confidential space can provide comfort and support as well as hope and a sense of connection. Through communicating and hearing others experiences, you can benefit, learn and discover your inner strength in a judgement free space. Available on all platforms (computer, tablet or smartphone), there is no cost to attend the group meetings, but pre-registration is necessary. Visit for more information and to find the support you need.

Alaska residents please visit NAMI at for a calendar of online meetings and information on how to register to participate.
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.