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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April 17, 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.
Alaska Case Count Update:
The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Alaska is currently 309 including 9 ne w cases as of April 16, 2020. Of these cases, 83 individuals had a recent history of travel and 226 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 128 statewide recoveries, 36 hospitalizations and 9 deaths.

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.
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: 28,887
  • Total Deaths: 1,021

*Statistics reported as of 1:13 PM (PST) on April 17, 2020.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 11,152
  • Total Deaths: 583

*Statistics reported are as of 11:59 PM (PST) on April 15, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 686,991*
  • Total Recovered: 58,431*
  • Total Deaths: 32,232*
  • 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 12:38:41 PM AKDT on April 17, 2020.
Grocery Shopping Tips
The most important thing we can continue to do to is hunker down and stay at home; however, if you need to restock your grocery supply, here are a few shopping tips:
  • Consider whether you really need to go shopping.
  • Shop online or look into delivery or curbside pick-up options.
  • If you can’t get delivery, try shopping during off-peak hours.
  • If you must go, make a list so you’re in and out quickly.
  • Don’t bring the whole family.
  • It’s especially important that you don’t go if you have any symptoms of being sick.
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.