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
April 30, 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.
CASE COUNT UPDATE
Alaska Case Count Update:
The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Alaska is currently 355 including 0 ne w cases as of April 29, 2020. Of these cases, 92 individuals had a recent history of travel and 263 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 252 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: 49,840
  • Total Deaths: 2,014

*Statistics reported as of 1:32 PM (PST) on April 30, 2020.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 14,070
  • Total Deaths: 801

*Statistics reported are as of 11:59 PM (PST) on April 28, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 1,067,061*
  • Total Recovered: 125,949*
  • Total Deaths: 62,860*
  • 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 1:51:30 PM AKDT on April 30, 2020.
RESOURCE HIGHLIGHT
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
The 477 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) department assists low-income Alaska Native/American Indian families with dependent children to become self-sufficient. The department also provides adult-not-included benefits to families with a disabled parent or other non-needy caretaker relative.

Monthly financial assistance is provided to families along with support services available either directly or through coordination and referral.

For more information, call 907.463.7158 or email jchapman@ccthita-nsn.gov.
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.