COVID-19 in Indian Country
"We have a long ways to go": Chairman Harvey Godwin, Jr., and Dr. Chamaine Brooks Locklear discuss vaccination efforts within the Lumbee Tribe.

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) announced he tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, on October 2, 2020.

Please join Western Carolina University's Culturally-Based Native Health Program for 'Water and Cardiovascular Health: Metal Contaminants in Native American Communities.'

Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos announced that it will open to the public at 6am on May 28, 2020, in accordance with directives from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Almost sixty days after closing their doors to help slow the spread of COVID-19, Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos will begin a gradual reopening of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River on Monday, May 18, 2020.

Richard Sneed, the Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, released a statement regarding the distribution of federal Coronavirus relief funds to Native American tribes.

As the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat both locally and nationally, Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos has further extended its closure through the end of April.

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians confirmed the first COVID-19 case on its territory.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2020 Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos Extends Temporary Closure Based on the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of public health, Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos (Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort & Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River) have extended their temporary closure period for an additional two weeks.   The decision comes from the company’s […]