COVID-19 in Indian Country
The Phoenix Indian Center is collecting donations of much-needed supplies – from diapers and bottled water to medical masks and cleansers – to deliver to the Navajo Nation.

Native peoples with COVID-19 are being severely undercounted.

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.

The state of South Dakota has begun reporting coronavirus data among racial and ethnic lines, with Native Americans accounting for nearly 5 percent of COVID-19 cases.

A new coronavirus relief bill provides $750 million to Indian Country for COVID-19 testing and response.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer commend the Gallup City Council’s vote to temporarily stop alcohol sales at convenience stores.

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

The coronavirus is impacting American Indians and Alaska Natives all over the country, whether they live in reservation, rural or urban settings.

Across the country, Indian Health Care Providers have been on the front lines responding to this pandemic without adequate funding or resources like testing supplies and PPE.

Governor Val Panteah of the Pueblo of Zuni confirmed a second COVID-19 positive case within the community.

The Ramah Chapter of the Navajo Nation confirmed 6 COVID-19 positive cases within the community, a dramatic increase from the single case reported last week.

NCUIH has been laser focused on ensuring Tribes and urban Indian organizations are included in the response efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic.

  A 32-year-old Oglala Lakota man, Vernon Black Eyes, has spent the past week distributing free hand sanitizer and toilet paper to elders and people with underlying health conditions that make them more vulnerable to the coronavirus in Lincoln, Nebraska. Video by Kevin Abourezk: https://youtu.be/9qOzpE4Zq2k

With many people staying inside to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a Lakota man went from house to house, delivering much-needed supplies to people in need in his community. https://www.indianz.com/News/2020/03/23/urban-indian-couple-helps-community-amid.asp

A 32-year-old Lakota man has been helping slow the spread of the coronavirus, one bottle of hand sanitizer and one roll of toilet paper at a time. Kevin Abourezk of Indianz.Com was able to follow Vernon Black Eyes (Oglala Sioux Tribe) and his girlfriend Sara Anderson (Omaha Tribe) as the made their rounds in Lincoln, Nebraska, […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 14 DAYS AFTER THE SUPPLEMENTAL BILL WAS ENACTED, HHS ANNOUNCED ACTION TO DISBURSE FUNDS. Washington, DC (March 20, 2020) – On March 20, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced action to disburse of $8 million for urban Indian health for emergency response to COVID-19 as part of the first […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2020 How Oklahoma City Indian Clinic joined together during a public health crisis OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, has stepped up to protect the well-being of Oklahomans and reduce the risk of […]

IHS COVID-19 Call for All Tribes and Urban Indian Organization Leaders — March 19 at 3:30 PM Eastern Time Please join the Indian Health Service for a follow-up call with Tribes and urban Indian organization leaders to provide an update on COVID-19. Tribal leaders will have an opportunity to provide comments and ask questions to […]