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 20, 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.
The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Alaska is currently 402 including 3 ne w cases as of May 19, 2020. Of these cases, 53 are in Southeast Alaska (see breakdown below), 103 individuals had a recent history of travel and 299 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 352 statewide recoveries, 44 hospitalizations and 10 deaths.

Southeast Alaska Breakdown*:
In Southeast Alaska, there are two active cases including one under investigation, and there has been 48 recoveries and one death.
  • Juneau: 30 (28 recovered, 2 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: 85,330
  • Total Deaths: 3,472

*Statistics reported as of 1:22 PM (PST)
on May 20, 2020.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 18,811
  • Total Deaths: 1,031

*Statistics reported as of 11:59 PM (PST) on May 18, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 1,547,353*
  • Total Recovered: 289,392*
  • Total Deaths: 93,119*
  • 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 12:55:18 PM AKDT on May 20, 2020.
Keep It Clean
It’s important to keep frequently touched surfaces clean such as your computer, phone, keys, counter-tops, light switches, doorknobs and handles. Clean surfaces and objects using soap and water, then disinfect surfaces and things you touch often with:

  • Household disinfectant spray or wipe
  • Diluted household bleach solution (mixture of 1/3 cup bleach per gallon of water or 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water)
  • Alcohol solution with at least 70% alcohol

For more tips from CDC on how to clean and disinfect your home, click here .
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.