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 14, 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 As a result, they have removed the active and recovered case counts from the data hub to prevent inaccurate or outdated information from being reported.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 41,573, including 420 new resident cases and 7 new non-resident cases reported. Of these cases, 36,892 are under investigation, 605 individuals had a recent history of travel and 4,076 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 889 hospitalizations and 176 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 1,628 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Southeast Alaska including 6 new cases reported: Juneau (3), Ketchikan (1) and Sitka (2). Of these cases, 49 have been hospitalized and 8 deaths have been recorded.

  • Haines Borough: 20
  • Juneau City & Borough: 963
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough: 224
  • Petersburg Borough: 28
  • Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area: 65
  • Craig: 6
  • Metlakatla: 12
  • Other: 47
  • Sitka City & Borough: 239
  • Skagway: 14
  • Wrangell City & Borough: 23
  • Yakutat-Hoonah-Angoon: 52
  • Confirmed Cases: 1,594,553
  • Deaths: 21,107
*Reported by the Los Angeles Times as of
1:56 PM (PST) on December 14, 2020.
  • Confirmed Cases: 202,063
  • Deaths: 2,879
*Reported by Washington State Department of Health as of 11:59 PM (PST) on December 12, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 16,420,309*
  • Total Recovered: 6,298,331*
  • Total Deaths: 300,420*
  • 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 14, 2020.
Traditional Foods Are Healthy

Eating nutritious foods is an important building block of health. Lucky for us, in Southeast Alaska we have access to an abundance of wild foods like fish, deer, berries, shellfish, and beach greens.

Our traditional foods are some of the healthiest options we have. They are rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and zinc which all can support your immune system and even boost your mood. So when planning your meals, make sure to include our traditional foods. They not only comfort us, but are an important part of our health.

  • Berries - rich in antioxidants which can support your immune system.
  • Clams - rich in zinc which has some virus-fighting effects.
  • Deer - a great source of zinc which plays a central role in many aspects of health.
  • Salmon - contains omega-3 fatty acids which can reduce anxiety.
  • Seal - contains Vitamin D which can be mood & immune boosting.
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.