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 25, 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 816 including 25 ne w cases as of June 24, 2020. Of these cases, 82 are in Southeast Alaska (see breakdown below), 127 individuals had a recent history of travel and 689 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 513 statewide recoveries, 65 hospitalizations and 12 deaths. The total number of non-resident cases is 157.
SE Alaska Resident Cases by Community*:
In Southeast Alaska, there are sixteen active resident cases, 65 recoveries and one death.

  • Haines: 2 (1 recovered, 1 active)
  • Juneau: 39 (35 recovered, 4 active)
  • Ketchikan: 21 (17 recovered, 4 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)
SE Alaska Non-Resident Cases by Community*:
In Southeast Alaska, there are 13 active non-resident cases and 10 recoveries.

  • Haines: 3 (3 active)
  • Juneau: 3 (3 recovered)
  • Ketchikan: 7 (4 recovered, 3 active)
  • Petersburg: 1 (1 active)
  • Prince of Wales Island - Craig: 1 (1 active)
  • Sitka: 3 (3 recovered)
  • Wrangell: 5 (5 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: 197,588
  • Total Deaths: 5,750

*Statistics reported as of 3:01 PM (PST)
on June 25, 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: 2,411,413*
  • Total Recovered: 656,161*
  • Total Deaths: 122,482*
  • 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 1:33:41 PM AKDT on June 25, 2020.
Unemployment Resources During COVID-19
Many people are struggling with unemployment as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. If you or someone you know has been laid off due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development offers Unemployment Insurance for those in need. 

Alaska's Unemployment Insurance Program
Alaska’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) program provides unemployed workers fast and accurate payment of UI benefits. With the seasonal nature of much of the state’s workforce and Alaska’s vast remoteness, UI benefits serve not only to bridge the economic gap for the individual worker, but also as a stabilizing influence on local economies.

Have you been laid off from your job and need training for a new career?
The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development has grant funds available to help with training expenses. Contact your nearest  Alaska job center  to inquire about the Dislocated Worker Grant.

Click here for a list of Alaska Job Centers throughout Alaska or call toll free 1.877.724.2539.
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.