COVID-19 in Indian Country
Due to rising cases of COVID-19, the Pueblo of Laguna has closed all tribal offices.
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Urban Indian frontline health workers will now have the same coverage as their other health system counterparts.
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The Pueblo of Laguna is battling a rise in COVID-19 cases, Governor Wilfred Herrera said in his weekly update.

Closure of the four Navajo Nation casinos since March placed an extreme financial burden on operations forcing temporary layoffs of approximately 90 percent of the team members.

The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise's four gaming operations continue to be closed at least through August 31, 2020.

A Bay Mills Resort & Casino hotel employee tested positive for COVID-19.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, is hiring new positions that provide medical and mental health care during COVID-19.

Sault Tribe government offices are open again! The tribal government is ready to serve its people with safety procedures in place for both its tribal members and team members.

Until further notice, Sault Tribe team members will no longer see the premium for health, life and long-term disability deducted from their paychecks.

Dr. Ronald J. Graham (Absentee Shawnee) is the new president of Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas.

During a broadcast on April 24, 2020, PBS NewsHour paid tribute to Karen Ketcher, a citizen and employee of the Cherokee Nation who succumbed to COVID-19.

A Navajo Nation family is mourning the passing of two siblings who lost their lives within days of one another.

The Small Business Administration on April 24, 2020, updated guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program, ensuring participation from small tribal gaming operations.

At least seven employees of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education have tested positive for COVID-19. There have been at least 2 employee deaths.

It's been a week since the Trump administration began offering $349 billion in coronavirus relief funds and certain tribal gaming entities remain locked out of critical loans.

Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona) led a letter signed by 38 bipartisan members of Congress calling for tribal small businesses to have access to critical coronavirus relief programs.

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) is calling on Congress to boost pay for Coronavirus frontline workers in tribal communities.

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, is pushing Congress to boost pay for coronavirus frontline workers in Indian Country.

The Southern Ute Tribe confirmed the first two COVID-19 cases within the community on March 29, 2020.

An employee of the casino owned by the Yakama Nation has tested positive for COVID-19.