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 29, 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 904 including 21 ne w cases as of June 28, 2020. Of these cases, 88 are in Southeast Alaska (see breakdown below), 132 individuals had a recent history of travel and 772 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 525 statewide recoveries, 67 hospitalizations and 14 deaths. The total number of non-resident cases is 183.
Southeast AK 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: 44 (37 recovered, 5 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 (7 recovered, 5 active)
  • Wrangell: 3 (1 recovered, 2 active)
Southeast AK Cases by Community*:
In Southeast Alaska, there are 13 active non-resident cases and 11 recoveries.

  • Haines: 3 (3 active)
  • Juneau: 3 (3 recovered, 1 active)
  • Ketchikan: 8 (4 recovered, 4 active)
  • Petersburg: 1 (1 active)
  • Prince of Wales Island - Craig: 1 (1 active)
  • Sitka: 3 (3 recovered)
  • Wrangell: 5 (1 recovered, 4 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: 222,059
  • Total Deaths: 5,975

*Statistics reported as of 4:00 PM (PST)
on June 29, 2020.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 32,253
  • Total Deaths: 1,320

*Statistics reported as of 11:59 PM (PST) on June 28, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 2,581,539*
  • Total Recovered: 705,203*
  • Total Deaths: 126,089*
  • 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 2:43:37 PM AKDT on June 29, 2020.
Cover it Up
The Center for Disease Control and Alaska's chief medical officer recommend wearing face coverings in public settings to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

A cloth face covering may not protect the wearer, but it may keep the wearer from spreading the virus to others.

COVID-19  spreads  mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice (an example would be while shouting, chanting, or singing). These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.  Recent studies  show that a significant portion of individuals with COVID-19 lack symptoms (are “asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms.
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.