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
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April 10, 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. Tlingit & Haida implores you to not panic and to follow federal, state, tribal and local health mandates.

It is imperative that our tribal citizens continue to hunker down and shelter in place in order to contain the spread of COVID-19. Parents are urged to keep children home, not schedule play dates, and avoid group gatherings in public areas.

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

Below is a brief update from Tlingit & Haida’s Tribal Emergency Operations Center.
Alaska Case Count Update:
The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Alaska is currently 246 including 11 ne w cases as of April 9, 2020. Of these cases, 70 individuals had a recent history of travel and 176 were close contact or unknown. There has been a total of 55 statewide recoveries, 28 hospitalizations and 7 deaths.
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: 18,309
  • Total Hospitalizations: 2,825
  • Total Deaths: 492

*Statistics reported as of 11:59 PM (PST) on April 10, 2020.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 9,608
  • Total Hospitalizations: 4,588
  • Total Deaths: 446

*Statistics reported are as of 11:59 PM (PST) on April 8, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Cases: 491,358*
  • Total Recovery: 27,744*
  • Total Deaths: 18,316*
  • 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 d ata 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 12:37 PM AKDT.
How to Keep Your Surfaces Clean
Cleaning and disinfecting your home is crucial. The Center for Disease Control recommends cleaning frequently touched objects and surfaces with soap and water, then sanitize with a household disinfectant.

How to Clean & Disinfect:
  • Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect.
  • Clean surfaces using soap and water. Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.
  • Apply a household disinfectant.Many products recommend keeping surface wet for a period of time.

High touch surfaces include: tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.

For more information on cleaning and disinfecting your home, click here.
  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.