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.
CONTACT:
Tribal Emergency Operations Center (TEOC)
907.463.7368 ∙ communications@ ccthita-nsn.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 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.
CASE COUNT UPDATE
The number of positive resident cases of COVID-19 in Alaska is currently 792 including 14 ne w cases as of June 23, 2020. Of these cases, 83 are in Southeast Alaska (see breakdown below), 126 individuals had a recent history of travel and 666 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 507 statewide recoveries, 64 hospitalizations and 12 deaths. The total number of non-resident cases is 136.

Southeast Alaska Breakdown*:
In Southeast Alaska, there are seventeen active cases, 65 recoveries and one death.
  • Haines 2 (1 recovered, 1 active)
  • Juneau: 39 (35 recovered, 4 active)
  • Ketchikan: 22 (17 recovered, 5 active)
  • Petersburg: 4 (3 recovered, 1 death)
  • Prince of Wales Island - Craig: 2 (2 recovered)
  • Sitka: 11 (6 recovered, 5 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: 193,898
  • Total Deaths: 5,681

*Statistics reported as of 2:56 PM (PST)
on June 24, 2020.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 29,869
  • Total Deaths: 1,293

*Statistics reported as of 11:59 PM (PST) on June 23, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 2,376,263*
  • Total Recovered: 656,161*
  • Total Deaths: 121,902*
  • 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 2:33:42 PM AKDT on June 24, 2020.
SAFETY TIP
Know The Symptoms of COVID-19
Many of the most common symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the flu or cold so it's also good to know which common symptoms are not symptoms of COVID-19.

Symptoms can appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and include:
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated Shaking with Chills
  • Muscle Pain
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • New Loss of Taste or Smell

Managing symptoms at home is recommended unless they include:
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
RECENT NEWS & ALERTS
COVID-19 RESOURCES
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.