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Posted: August 12, 2021


A post from social media on August 10, 2021

Cherokee Nation Health Services recorded 784 positive cases of COVID-19 in the tribe’s health system last week, up from 600 new cases the week before.

With students returning to school soon, it’s important for those who are able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and to continue wearing masks to help slow and stop the spread of this dangerous virus. Approximately 90 percent of new COVID-19 cases in the Cherokee Nation health system are from unvaccinated individuals.

Studies have shown that children and adults under 50 are 2.5 times more likely to become infected by the highly contagious Delta variant, which is now the dominant strain of COVID in the United States.

COVID-19 vaccinations are available at all Cherokee Nation health center locations for anyone, regardless of tribal citizenship or residency, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday excluding holidays. Walk-ins are welcome, or appointments can be scheduled by calling 1-539-234-4099.

A post from social media on August 11, 2021

Cherokee Nation Health Services has re-opened drive-through COVID-19 testing at the Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Center in Tahlequah. Drive-through testing in Tahlequah is available 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.

Those eligible for COVID-19 testing include anyone who is eligible for services within the Cherokee Nation Health Services system, along with members of their households. Cherokee Nation employees and members of their households are also eligible for COVID testing, along with teachers and students, and those who have had close contact with a COVID-19 positive person who is eligible to use the Cherokee Nation Health System.

Note: The tribe is also offering COVID-19 testing at all other Cherokee Nation outpatient health. Please call your health center before arriving to find out your health center’s specific COVID-19 testing processes.

Please visit for a list of health center locations and phone numbers.

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