COVID-19 in Indian Country
The membership of Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association voted to cancel its 2020 Conference and Trade Show, in an abundance of caution related to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic and continuing spread of COVID-19 as a result.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic has stepped up to protect the well-being of Oklahomans and reduce the risk of spreading novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

'Federally recognized tribal governments, across the United States including in Alaska, work daily to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic," Cherokee Nation Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr said in connection with an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

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.

The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Tribes opposes the inclusion of Alaska Native corporations in the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

Tribal Diagnostics is set to begin accepting Coronavirus (COVID-19) samples from healthcare providers, including Indian Health Service, Tribal and urban Indian facilities.

Native Americans represent 6.7 percent of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma, the second highest percentage in the state.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic offers tips for mental and physical well-being during physical distancing at home.

Our Osage Nation Congress is meeting through technology and on-line means during our current 24 day Hun-Kah session.

During times of great uncertainty and hardship, the Cherokee people have never shied away from standing on the front lines.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, was one of many supporters of the CARES Act, a bipartisan bill that brings $10 billion in relief and funding to Indian Country.

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is out of self-quarantine after coming into contact with a fellow member of Congress who tested positive for COVId-19.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic wants to provide you with tips to discuss the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) with your child.

A statement from the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association about efforts to force Class III gaming compact negotiation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Kevin Stitt (R-Oklahoma) is citing the COVID-19 pandemic to pressure tribes into negotiating new Class III gaming compacts.

Rep. Markwayne MullIn (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, offers information about small business resources.

Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04), a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, released a statement after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Cherokee Nation Health Services reports first case of COVID-19 March 24, 2020 TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation Health Services have reported the tribe’s first positive case of novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The male patient is a Cherokee Nation citizen from Adair County in his 40s. Positive test results were confirmed […]

In a video message on March 25, 2020, Principal Chief David Hill of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation confirmed the first positive COVID-19 case on Creek territory in Oklahoma. He said the tribe’s health department is investigating the incident. “I want to remind our people that positive tests within our boundaries were expected and, unfortunately, they […]

In a video message on March 25, 2020, Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton and Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr. provided an update on the tribe’s COVID-19 efforts. Administrative offices, casinos, wellness centers, community centers and Head Start sites remain closed in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Oklahoma.