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 8, 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 cases of COVID-19 in Alaska is currently 563 including 19 ne w cases as of June 7, 2020. Of these cases, 60 are in Southeast Alaska (see breakdown below), 103 individuals had a recent history of travel and 460 were close contact, community or unknown. There has been a total of 384 statewide recoveries, 48 hospitalizations and 10 deaths.

Southeast Alaska Breakdown*:
In Southeast Alaska, there are eight active cases, 51 recoveries and one death.
  • Juneau: 35 (29 recovered, 6 active)
  • Ketchikan: 16 (16 recovered)
  • Petersburg: 4 (3 recovered, 1 death)
  • Prince of Wales Island - Craig: 2 (2 recovered)
  • Sitka: 2 (1 recovered, 1 active)
  • Wrangell: 1 (1 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: 131,483
  • Total Deaths: 4,641

*Statistics reported as of 12:37 PM (PST)
on June 8, 2020.
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 23,729
  • Total Deaths: 1,159

*Statistics reported as of 11:59 PM (PST) on June 6, 2020.
United States COVID-19 Cases:
  • Total Confirmed: 1,956,527*
  • Total Recovered: 506,367*
  • Total Deaths: 110,932*
  • 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 1:33:33 PM AKDT on June 8, 2020.
SAFETY TIP
How to Wash Your Mask
You should clean your cloth face mask after each use. It’s a good idea to have several masks on hand that can be rotated, so a clean one is always readily available. Here are some cleaning options:
  • Machine Wash: Wash in hot water (160oF) using soap or detergent, then rinse and dry on the highest heat cycle.
  • Hand Wash: Hand wash with soap and water, let it soak for 30 minutes, then rinse and dry with a hair dryer.
  • Paper Bag: Store in a paper bag for two to three days at room temperature.
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.