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 15, 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 388 including 1 ne w case as of May 14, 2020. Of these cases, 52 are in Southeast Alaska (see breakdown below), 101 individuals had a recent history of travel and 287 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 343 statewide recoveries, 41 hospitalizations and 10 deaths.

Southeast Alaska Breakdown*:
In Southeast Alaska, there are three active cases including one under investigation, and there has been 48 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.

*The Alaska COVID-19 data is derived from the Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub developed by the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.
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: 75,040
  • Total Deaths: 3,054

*Statistics reported as of 9:32 AM (PST)
on May 15, 2020.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 17,773
  • Total Deaths: 983

*Statistics reported as of 11:59 PM (PST) on May 13, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 1,429,990*
  • Total Recovered: 246,414*
  • Total Deaths: 86,744*
  • 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 10:32:17 AM AKDT on May 15, 2020.
Be Safe Not Sorry
The Center for Disease Control and Alaska's Chief Medical Officer continue to recommend wearing face coverings when in public settings to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Please wear a mask when out in public areas and to help flatten the curve.

Why Wear a Mask?
• It’s recommended by medical professionals.
• You may be a carrier and do not know it.
• Many businesses require it.
• It prevents airborne infection.
• It helps flatten the curve.
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.