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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May 12, 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 383 including 2 ne w cases as of May 11, 2020. Of these cases, 52 are in Southeast Alaska (see breakdown below), 97 individuals had a recent history of travel and 286 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 334 statewide recoveries, 38 hospitalizations and 10 deaths.

Southeast Alaska Breakdown:
In Southeast Alaska, there are two active cases including one under investigation, and there has been 47 recoveries and one death.
  • Juneau: 29 (26 recovered, 3 active)
  • Ketchikan: 16 (16 recovered)
  • Petersburg: 4 ( 3 recovered, 1 death)
  • Prince of Wales Island - Craig: 2 (2 recovered)
  • Sitka: 1 (1 recovered)

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever with symptoms, such as a 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: 69,715
  • Total Deaths: 2,802

*Statistics reported as of 1:00 PM (PST)
on May 12, 2020.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 17,122
  • Total Deaths: 945

*Statistics reported as of 11:59 PM (PST) on May 10, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 1,359,319*
  • Total Recovered: 232,733*
  • Total Deaths: 82,105*
  • 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 12:32:30 PM AKDT on May 12, 2020.
City and Borough of Juneau Resource Assistance
The Volunteer and Community Collaboration Task Force is accepting volunteers, donations and requests for assistance from individuals and businesses/organizations in the community. The task force is part of the Emergency Operations Center, a unified command between the City and Borough of Juneau, Bartlett Regional Hospital, State of Alaska’s Division of Public Health, and other partners.

Services Available:
  • Delivery of Pre-Paid Items
  • Delivery of Donated Food
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Mask or Other Protective equipment
  • Rental Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Small Business Support

To learn more or to apply to volunteer, donate or request assistance, click here . The Task Force will connect volunteers with suitable assignments, arrange pick up of donated items, and do its best to connect those in need of support. Those without internet access can sign up to volunteer, donate, and request assistance by calling 500.0771.
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.