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 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.
The number of positive resident cases of COVID-19 in Alaska is currently 664 including 3 ne w cases as of June 14, 2020. Of these cases, 73 are in Southeast Alaska (see breakdown below), 109 individuals had a recent history of travel and 555 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 417 statewide recoveries, 53 hospitalizations and 12 deaths. The total number of non-resident cases is 76.

Southeast Alaska Breakdown*:
In Southeast Alaska, there are sixteen active cases, 56 recoveries and one death.
  • Haines 1 (1 active)
  • Juneau: 37 (32 recovered, 5 active)
  • Ketchikan: 19 (16 recovered, 3 active)
  • Petersburg: 4 (3 recovered, 1 death)
  • Prince of Wales Island - Craig: 2 (2 recovered)
  • Sitka: 8 (2 recovered, 6 active)
  • Wrangell: 2 (1 recovered, 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: 153,405
  • Total Deaths: 5,087

*Statistics reported as of 1:27 PM (PST)
on June 15, 2020.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 25,834
  • Total Deaths: 1,217

*Statistics reported as of 11:59 PM (PST) on June 13, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 2,107,632*
  • Total Recovered: 561,816*
  • Total Deaths: 116,029*
  • 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 12:33:08 PM AKDT on June 15, 2020.
Washing Your Hands
Washing your hands is one of the simplest things you can do to protect yourself and loved ones. Here's a poster that our Haa Yoo X̱ʼatángi Kúdi language immersion nest has posted in the bathrooms for our little ones.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • When using a hand sanitizer, cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
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.