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 17, 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 696 including 20 ne w cases as of June 16, 2020. Of these cases, 77 are in Southeast Alaska (see breakdown below), 112 individuals had a recent history of travel and 584 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 438 statewide recoveries, 55 hospitalizations and 12 deaths. The total number of non-resident cases is 82.

Southeast Alaska Breakdown*:
In Southeast Alaska, there are seventeen active cases, 59 recoveries and one death.
  • Haines 1 (1 active)
  • Juneau: 38 (34 recovered, 4 active)
  • Ketchikan: 20 (16 recovered, 4 active)
  • Petersburg: 4 (3 recovered, 1 death)
  • Prince of Wales Island - Craig: 2 (2 recovered)
  • Sitka: 9 (2 recovered, 7 active)
  • Wrangell: 3 (1 recovered, 2 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: 159,990
  • Total Deaths: 5,224

*Statistics reported as of 1:02 PM (PST)
on June 17, 2020.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 26,531
  • Total Deaths: 1,231

*Statistics reported as of 11:59 PM (PST) on June 15, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 2,154,004*
  • Total Recovered: 583,503*
  • Total Deaths: 117,622*
  • 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 1:21:09 PM AKDT on June 17, 2020.
Do The Five: Help Stop the Coronavirus
Your hands, elbow, face, space and home are five things to be very mindful of to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

To help prevent the spread, remember to:
  • Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet).
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
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.