COVID-19 in Indian Country
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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2020 Hoyer Statement on the Unemployment Insurance Claims Report WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on today’s unemployment insurance claims report: “Today’s unemployment insurance claims report, which showed a one-third increase in claims last week, displays the seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak’s […]