COVID-19 in Indian Country
The Cherokee Nation’s Registration Office is extending its closed in-person services another month and will reopen to the public on October 4, 2021.
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“Vaccination is still the best form of protection against the COVID-19 virus and the new Delta variant,” said Cherokee Nation Health Services Executive Director Dr. R. Stephen Jones.
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The Cherokee Nation continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases, with more than 1,000 reported during the week of August 15, 2021.
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Due to the rising cases of COVID-19, and at the advice of medical professionals both nationally and in the Muscogee Nation Department of Health, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Muscogee Nation Festival.
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As a result of the ongoing surge of the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant, the Cherokee Nation is shifting to virtual activities for the 69th annual Cherokee National Holiday.
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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.
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Oklahoma City Indian Clinic provides COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to everyone, including those who are not American Indian.
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Cherokee Nation Health Services is seeing a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations, with 90 percent of new COVID cases occurring among unvaccinated patients.
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The Kiowa Tribe will issue $2,200 to every adult citizen, Chairman Matthew M. Komalty said. Minors will receive $1,500, plus a $550 voucher.
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Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, promotes summer safety tips for kids.
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The Cherokee Nation is receiving $1.8 billion in COVID-19 recovery funds as part of an historic investment in Indian Country through President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act.
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The Kiowa Tribe is being asked about payments made with the Coronavirus Relief Fund. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.
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The Kiowa Tribe is being asked about payments made with the Coronavirus Relief Fund.
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The Citizen Potawatomi Nation celebrated an important milestone in the fight against COVID-19, with the 10,000th vaccine dose administered.

COVID-19 has disrupted the way medical practices are performed, including Oklahoma City Indian Clinic's dental department.
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The Cherokee Nation has now moved into phase three of their COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.
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A federal judge will hold a status conference in Shawnee Tribe v. Yellen, formerly known as Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin, on February 17, 2021.

The Cherokee Nation is scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations for elders ages 65 and older who are eligible to receive care within Cherokee Nation Health Services.
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The Shawnee Tribe has scored a major victory against the Trump administration in an ongoing COVID-19 funding dispute.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, promotes a healthy New Year by providing virtual services for overall health.
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