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 24, 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 339 including 2 ne w cases as of April 23, 2020. Of these cases, 85 individuals had a recent history of travel and 254 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 208 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: 40,812
  • Total Deaths: 1,594

*Statistics reported as of 2:16 PM (PST) on April 24, 2020.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 12,753
  • Total Deaths: 711

*Statistics reported are as of 11:59 PM (PST) on April 22, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 889,661*
  • Total Recovered: 96,673*
  • Total Deaths: 50,890*
  • 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 12:31:37 PM AKDT on April 24, 2020.
Hand washing remains the No. 1 tip for preventing the spread of viruses, but it must be done properly for 20 seconds and with soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, the next best option is to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Thoroughly wash your hands after preparing food, before eating food, before and after caring for someone who is sick, before and after treating cuts or wounds, and after using the restroom. Rinse and wash forearms as well as hands with hot or cold water to effectively stop the spread of germs and prevent the Coronavirus.

  • Trump Signs $484 Billion Measure to Aid Employers, Hospitals The bill is the latest effort by the federal government to help keep afloat businesses that have had to close or dramatically alter their operations as states try to slow the spread of the virus. Most of the funding in the bill would flow to small business through the Paycheck Protection Program. (The Associated Press)
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.