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 22, 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 335 including 6 ne w cases as of April 21, 2020. Of these cases, 85 individuals had a recent history of travel and 250 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 196 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: 37,343
  • Total Deaths: 1,419

*Statistics reported as of 2:45 PM (PST) on April 22, 2020.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 12,282
  • Total Deaths: 682

*Statistics reported are as of 11:59 PM (PST) on April 20, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 840,340*
  • Total Recovered: 77,175*
  • Total Deaths: 46,497*
  • 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 02:05:45 PM AKDT on April 22, 2020.
Traditional Foods are Healthy
Eating nutritious foods are 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.

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.