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 13, 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 0 ne w cases as of May 12, 2020. Of these cases, 52 are in Southeast Alaska (see breakdown below), 99 individuals had a recent history of travel and 284 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 338 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: 72,506
  • Total Deaths: 2,934

*Statistics reported as of 2:06 PM (PST)
on May 13, 2020.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 17,330
  • Total Deaths: 962

*Statistics reported as of 11:59 PM (PST) on May 11, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 1,338,002*
  • Total Recovered: 230,287*
  • Total Deaths: 83,648*
  • 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 12:32:28 PM AKDT on May 13, 2020.
What is Social Distancing?
With restrictions loosening and businesses beginning to reopen, it’s important to remember to continue practicing social distancing and to avoid crowds.

Viruses can be spread through droplets (sneezes and coughs), so putting a little extra space between yourself and others will help reduce the likelihood of spread. This can mean standing back a bit while waiting in lines, walking farther apart in stores and through hallways, and keeping more space between yourself and others when visiting.

Let’s all do our part in keeping the curve flattened!
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.