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.
CONTACT:
Tribal Emergency Operations Center (TEOC)
907.463.7368 ∙ communications@ccthita-nsn.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 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 As a result, they have removed the active and recovered case counts from the data hub to prevent inaccurate or outdated information from being reported.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 34,563, including 755 new resident cases and 5 new non-resident cases reported. Of these cases, 30,089 are under investigation, 603 individuals had a recent history of travel and 3,871 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 783 hospitalizations and 130 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
Southeast Alaska Total Cases by Community:
There are 1,473 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Southeast Alaska including 22 new cases reported: Juneau (4), Ketchikan (8), Petersburg (1), Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area (2), Sitka (7). Of these cases, 49 have been hospitalized and 7 deaths have been recorded.

  • Haines Borough: 17
  • Juneau City & Borough: 872
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough: 207
  • Petersburg Borough: 26
  • Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area: 56
  • Craig: 7
  • Metlakatla: 11
  • Other: 38
  • Sitka City & Borough: 214
  • Skagway: 11
  • Wrangell City & Borough: 21
  • Yakutat-Hoonah-Angoon: 49
CASE COUNTS BY HIGH TRIBAL CITIZEN POPULATIONS
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: 1,265,918
  • Deaths: 19,451
*Reported by the Los Angeles Times as of
12:29 PM (PST) on December 3, 2020.
  • Confirmed Cases: 170,342
  • Deaths: 2,850
*Reported by Washington State Department of Health as of 11:59 PM (PST) on December 1, 2020.
UNITED STATES CASE COUNT UPDATE
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 14,061,616*
  • Total Recovered: 5,322,128*
  • Total Deaths: 275,256*
  • 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 12:25 PM AKDT on December 3, 2020.
SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE
EMERGENCY DONATION REQUEST FOR THE COMMUNITY OF HAINES

Tlingit & Haida is urgently requesting for everyone to join together to aid the community of Haines after the community was hit by multiple mud and landslides. Reports so far indicate that 50 people have been displaced, homes have been destroyed, and two people are still missing.

Tlingit & Haida’s Tribal Emergency Operations Center (TEOC) has been in contact with Chilkoot Indian Association and is coordinating efforts to provide food, clothing and shelter to those that have been impacted.

Please take this moment to hold up the community of Haines in your thoughts and prayers and make a donation.

Make a Monetary Donation:

Donate Supplies (Juneau):
  • Supplies can be dropped off at the TEOC headquarters located at 5750 Concrete Way in Juneau, AK.

For those who have been affected by the multiple mudslides and severe weather, Alaska Division of Insurance has reached out to offer assistance and provide a Post-Disaster Claims Guide to evacuees and others needing assistance.

Additionally, for those with insurance related issues, please contact the Alaska Division of Insurance at insurance@alaska.gov, shauna.nickel@alaska.gov, or 907.269.7900.
RESOURCE HIGHLIGHT
FREE COVID-19 TESTING

To encourage our communities to stay safe and help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) continues to hold free COVID-19 testing to all communities across the SEARHC Care Network, with alternate, off-site testing locations created to limit close contact and ensure virus-free facilities. Free, asymptomatic testing clinics are scheduled to run through December 19, 2020, unless otherwise noted. Symptomatic testing is available by appointment only. For more information, or to schedule a visit, contact your local SEARHC clinic. In Sitka, call the SEARHC COVID-19 Hotline at 907.966.8799.

Free asymptomatic testing clinics will take place at the following locations:

  • Angoon: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday / 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • GustavusSaturday / 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Haines: Saturday / 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Hoonah: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday / 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Hydaburg: Friday / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Juneau: Juneau patients seeking asymptomatic testing – testing fees must be covered by private health insurance plans or paid for out-of-pocket at the time of testing. Contact the COVID-19 Hotline at 907.966.8799 to schedule an appointment.
  • Kake: Saturday / 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Klawock: Saturday / 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Klukwan: Tuesday / 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Pelican: Sunday / 1:00 -4:00 p.m.
  • Petersburg: Saturday & Sunday / 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Sitka: Sitka patients seeking asymptomatic testing – testing fees must be covered by private health insurance plans or paid for out-of-pocket at the time of testing. Contact the COVID-19 Hotline at 907.966.8799 to schedule an appointment.
  • Skagway: Saturday & Sunday / 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and during ferry/airplane arrivals
  • Wrangell: Saturday / 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Testing will be administered via self-swab at each community’s respective alternate testing sites. Test results will be available approximately seven (7) days after the test has been administered.

Learn about SEARHC’s pandemic response by visiting our dedicated COVID-19 site.
RECENT NEWS & ALERTS
COVID-19 RESOURCES
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.