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 30, 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 940 including 36 ne w cases as of June 29, 2020. Of these cases, 88 are in Southeast Alaska (see breakdown below), 132 individuals had a recent history of travel and 808 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 526 statewide recoveries, 67 hospitalizations and 14 deaths. The total number of non-resident cases is 194.
Southeast AK Resident Cases by Community*:
In Southeast Alaska, there are 17 active resident cases, 68 recoveries and 3 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 Non-Resident Cases by Community*:
In Southeast Alaska, there are 16 active non-resident cases and 11 recoveries.

  • Haines: 3 (3 active)
  • Juneau: 4 (3 recovered, 1 active)
  • Ketchikan: 8 (4 recovered, 4 active)
  • Petersburg: 1 (1 active)
  • Prince of Wales Island - Craig: 1 (1 active)
  • Sitka: 5 (3 recovered, 2 active)
  • 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: 226,850
  • Total Deaths: 6,012

*Statistics reported as of 2:04 PM (PST)
on June 30, 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: 2,623,217*
  • Total Recovered: 705,203*
  • Total Deaths: 127,258*
  • 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 1:33:55 PM AKDT on June 30, 2020.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Alaska
In these challenging times, people may be experiencing heightened mental health symptoms. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, you are not alone and there is help. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Alaska offers support groups where participants can discuss challenges, share coping skills, and offer one another support . Sharing concerns and thoughts in a safe and confidential space can provide comfort and support as well as hope and a sense of connection. Through communicating and hearing others experiences, you can benefit, learn and discover your inner strength in a judgement free space. Available on all platforms (computer, tablet or smartphone), there is no cost to attend the group meetings, but pre-registration is necessary.
Visit NAMI at for a calendar of online meetings and information on how to register to participate.
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.