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 26, 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 836 including 20 ne w cases as of June 25, 2020. Of these cases, 86 are in Southeast Alaska (see breakdown below), 129 individuals had a recent history of travel and 707 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 519 statewide recoveries, 67 hospitalizations and 14 deaths. The total number of non-resident cases is 167.
SE Alaska Resident Cases by Community*:
In Southeast Alaska, there are 17 active resident cases, 66 recoveries and three deaths.

  • Haines: 2 (1 recovered, 1 active)
  • Juneau: 42 (36 recovered, 4 active, 2 deaths)
  • Ketchikan: 21 (17 recovered, 4 active)
  • Petersburg: 4 (3 recovered, 1 death)
  • Prince of Wales Island (Craig): 2 (2 recovered)
  • Sitka: 12 (6 recovered, 6 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: 202,071
  • Total Deaths: 5,815

*Statistics reported as of 2:27 PM (PST)
on June 26, 2020.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 30,367
  • Total Deaths: 1,300

*Statistics reported as of 11:59 PM (PST) on June 24, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 2,453,044*
  • Total Recovered: 663,562*
  • Total Deaths: 124,891*
  • 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 12:33:37 PM AKDT on June 26, 2020.
Tlingit & Haida Financial Assistance Programs & Services
Tribal citizens and all Alaska Natives or American Indians who reside in Tlingit & Haida’s service area and are recently unemployed or laid-off due to the Coronavirus crisis can seek assistance through several of the Tribe’s programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Child Care or General Assistance.

These programs can help with essential needs such as food, diapers & formula, clothing, shelter and utilities depending on eligibility.

For more information on eligibility requirements and service areas for each of our programs, refer to Tlingit & Haida’s Program Profiles .

Resources for Tribal Citizens Living Out of State:
There are many tribal citizens in need that are not in our service area. Unfortunately, due to federal funding restrictions, many of Tlingit & Haida's services are only available to individuals and families that are Alaska Native or American Indian and reside within our service area, which is Southeast Alaska with the exception of a few village tribes that operate their own programs.

This is an unfortunate reality of administering restricted funds and an issue Tlingit & Haida is working hard to address by generating unrestricted revenues through its tribal business enterprises. Many tribes throughout the United States administer these same programs and provide services to Alaska Natives and American Indians in their service area.

For tribal citizens residing outside of Tlingit & Haida’s service area, please go to the Bureau of Indian Affairs website and locate the tribe nearest you to request assistance.
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.