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 7, 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 374 including 2 ne w cases as of May 6, 2020. Of these cases, 95 individuals had a recent history of travel and 279 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 291 statewide recoveries, 38 hospitalizations and 10 deaths.

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: 61,139
  • Total Deaths: 2,474

*Statistics reported as of 12:54 PM (PST) on May 7, 2020.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 15,905
  • Total Deaths: 870

*Statistics reported are as of 11:59 PM (PST) on May 5, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 1,250,805*
  • Total Recovered: 195,036*
  • Total Deaths: 75,423*
  • 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 12:32:32 PM AKDT on May 7, 2020.
Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation
The 477 Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) department, in partnership with the State of Alaska (SOA), Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), serves eligible Alaska Native and American Indian (AN/AI) with disabilities residing in Southeast Alaska.

TVR’s mission is to assist individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment and helps clients in planning their path to gainful employment, including self-employment and small business ownership.

For more information, contact TVR at 1.800.344.1432 ext. 7326, 907.463.7326 or
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.