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
May 21, 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
The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Alaska is currently 402 including 0 ne w cases as of May 20, 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 356 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: 87,564
  • Total Deaths: 3,561

*Statistics reported as of 1:50 PM (PST)
on May 21, 2020.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 18,971
  • Total Deaths: 1,037

*Statistics reported as of 11:59 PM (PST) on May 19, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 1,573,742*
  • Total Recovered: 298,418*
  • Total Deaths: 94,556*
  • 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 1:32:50 PM AKDT on May 21, 2020.
RESOURCE HIGHLIGHT
Small Business Resources
Many small businesses have experienced unprecedented economic disruptions resulting from the Coronavirus outbreak.

We've heard that a little financial support can go a long way so here’s a list of foundations and other funding sources that are providing grants, zero and low-interest loans, and other resources to support small businesses:

  • Facebook Small Business Grants Program: Offers $100M in cash grants and ad credits through their Small Business Grants Program. Learn more
  • The James Beard Foundation: Launched a Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund that will be gathering support from corporate, foundation, and individual donors to provide micro-grants to independent food and beverage businesses in need. Learn more 
  • Opportunity Fund: Specializes in money lending to small businesses owned by women, immigrants and people of color, is collaborating with investors and nonprofits to put together a Coronavirus relief fund that will provide grants and low-interest rate loans. Learn more
  • MainVest, Main Street Initiative: Offers a $2,000, zero-interest, 120-day loan for restaurants or other brick and mortars affected by the shutdown. Learn more
  • Kiva US Small Business Loans: Offers 0% interest loans of up to $15,000 to entrepreneurs in the U.S. on Kiva.org for the last 10 years. New borrowers may access a grace period of up to 6 months for greater financial flexibility. Learn more
  • Restaurant Workers Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund: Provides emergency funding to those employed by or own restaurants or bars or are employed by a restaurant or bar supplier that are faced unforeseen expenses that cannot or will not be covered by insurance. Learn more
  • Verizon and LISC Small Business Recovery Fund: Offers grants to help small businesses fill urgent financial gaps until they can resume normal operations or until other more permanent financing becomes available. Learn more
  • JPMorgan: Pledged $50 million global philanthropic commitment to support communities and people hit hardest by this public health crisis, including $2 million to existing nonprofit partners and $8 million to assist small businesses. Learn more
  • Kabbage: Launched an online hub to help boost sales for U.S small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including a system through which businesses can sell gift cards to consumers for use at a later date. Learn more
  • The Go Fund Me Relief Initiative: Supports local businesses facing financial loss. Make a difference today by donating or starting a fundraiser. Learn more
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.