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 22, 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 761 including 6 ne w cases as of June 21, 2020. Of these cases, 82 are in Southeast Alaska (see breakdown below), 117 individuals had a recent history of travel and 644 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 491 statewide recoveries, 62 hospitalizations and 12 deaths. The total number of non-resident cases is 110.

Southeast Alaska Breakdown*:
In Southeast Alaska, there are twenty active cases, 61 recoveries and one death.
  • Haines 2 (1 recovered, 1 active)
  • Juneau: 39 (35 recovered, 4 active)
  • Ketchikan: 21 (16 recovered, 5 active)
  • Petersburg: 4 (3 recovered, 1 death)
  • Prince of Wales Island - Craig: 2 (2 recovered)
  • Sitka: 11 (3 recovered, 8 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: 179,605
  • Total Deaths: 5,523

*Statistics reported as of 1:49 PM (PST)
on June 22, 2020.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 28,680
  • Total Deaths: 1,270

*Statistics reported as of 11:59 PM (PST) on June 20, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 2,301,123*
  • Total Recovered: 622,133*
  • Total Deaths: 120,271*
  • 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 12:33:24 PM AKDT on June 22, 2020.
What is Social Distancing (Physical Distancing)?
Keeping a distance from other people is unfamiliar territory for most of us, but it’s an important step we must all take to help flatten the curve. Limiting our contact with people slows the transmission of the Coronavirus and lightens the demand on our health care system so that those needing help can get it. Social distancing, also known as physical distancing, ourselves from others protects everyone - particularly the more vulnerable in society and can save lives.

There are two principles to the practice of physical distancing:
  1. Assume everyone you meet has the Coronavirus, regardless of how they look or who they are.
  2. Assume that you have the Coronavirus and can give it to other people. It’s important we all act as though we are potentially carrying the virus.

Physical distancing doesn’t mean we isolate and lose touch with each other. Staying connected with friends and family using today’s technology is important now more than ever.
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.