COVID-19 in 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.

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.

Press Release March 25, 2020   Cole to Host Telephone Town Hall on COVID-19 Pandemic Moore, OK – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) announced today that he will host a constituent telephone town hall focused on the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During Thursday’s telephone event, Cole will provide updates on the steps taken by […]

Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah) continues to feel the health impacts of the coronavirus, having tested COVID-19 positive. He reported to a hospital in Utah on the evening of Friday, March 20, 2020, after experiencing a “severe shortness of breath,” according to a statement posted on social media. McAdams is one of three members of the […]

In a column written before he went into self-quarantine, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, discussed efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the United States: “… the reality is that each of us have a part to play in saving and protecting lives during this pandemic.”  

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and one of four tribal citizens in the U.S. House of Representatives, is placing himself on coronavirus self-quarantine until March 27, 2020. His decision comes after being in “extended contact” with Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Florida), who was the first member of Congress to report testing […]