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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June 10, 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 593 including 20 ne w cases as of June 9, 2020. Of these cases, 62 are in Southeast Alaska (see breakdown below), 103 individuals had a recent history of travel and 490 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 392 statewide recoveries, 49 hospitalizations and 11 deaths.

Southeast Alaska Breakdown*:
In Southeast Alaska, there are seven active cases, 54 recoveries and one death.
  • Haines 1 (1 active)
  • Juneau: 35 (31 recovered, 4 active)
  • Ketchikan: 16 (16 recovered)
  • Petersburg: 4 (3 recovered, 1 death)
  • Prince of Wales Island - Craig: 2 (2 recovered)
  • Sitka: 3 (1 active, 2 recovered)
  • Wrangell: 1 (1 active)

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: 137,920
  • Total Deaths: 4,779

*Statistics reported as of 12:40 PM (PST)
on June 10, 2020.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 24,354
  • Total Deaths: 1,176

*Statistics reported as of 11:59 PM (PST) on June 8, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 1,996,960*
  • Total Recovered: 533,504*
  • Total Deaths: 112,726*
  • 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 1:33:19 PM AKDT on June 10, 2020.
Can I Still Visit the Doctor or Hospital?
During these times, hospitals and clinics are very busy conducting tests for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you are in need of non-emergency medical care, consider a virtual visit with your health care provider to streamline the process.

Telehealth allows healthcare providers to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients using technology such as video conferencing and smartphones without the need for an in-person visit. It can also be used for non-clinical services such as preventative, educational, and health-related administrative activities.

Telehealth services are not only are crucial to slowing the spread of the Coronavirus and keeping our essential health care providers safe and healthy, it allows our tribal citizens to gain access to quality health care providers and specialists while remaining in their home community and without have to venture out into the public.
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.