COVID-19 in Indian Country
The number of monkeypox cases for American Indians and Alaska Natives is not available as data has not been reported by race.
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The National Indian Health Board will convene a virtual discussion session on June 22, 2022, on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 Staffing Guidance.
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Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada) is pleased that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has suspended the coronavirus testing requirement for international travelers.
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“Increasing vaccinations is one way to ensure our communities thrive,” said Executive Director Tom Anderson of the Association of American Indian Physicians.
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A January 11, 2022, update from the Tribal Affairs Team at the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions holds a hearing titled "Addressing New Variants: A Federal Perspective on the COVID-19 Response."
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So far, the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been detected in 25 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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The White House COVID-⁠19 Response Team and public health officials hold a press briefing on December 3, 2021.
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The White House COVID-⁠19 Response Team and public health officials hold a press briefing on November 30, 2021.
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The California and San Francisco Departments of Public Health have confirmed that a recent case of COVID-19 among an individual in California was caused by the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).
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"As the President said last Friday, it was only a matter of time before the first case of Omicron was detected in the U.S.," said White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients.
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The White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials hold a press briefing on October 22, 2021.
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The White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials hold a press briefing on October 1, 2021.
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The White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials hold a press briefing on September 28, 2021.
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The White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials hold a press briefing on September 24, 2021.
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Out of an abundance of caution, the Indian Health Service has paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
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The Biden Administration is announcing it will invest more than $4 billion to combat COVID-19 in Indian Country.
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The Indian Health Service has paused all Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine administration to review data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot.
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"The Rolling Hills Clinic is closely monitoring the latest news to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine," the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians said of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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