Coronavirus Resource Center

Chair Raúl M. Grijalva and Democrats in Congress are working hard to ensure that Indian Country, insular territories and other underserved populations can access medical resources to keep people safe and combat the coronavirus pandemic.

CORONAVIRUS IN INDIAN COUNTRY

We encourage Members of Indian Country to send Chair Grijalva information about coronavirus impacts and preparations currently affecting communities across the nation HERE.

Resources and Information on Coronavirus in Indian Country

Indian Health Service Coronavirus Website - HERE

Fact Sheet on The Coronavirus In Indian Country - HERE

Coronavirus In Indian Country Infographic - HERE

Coronavirus Tribal Funding Information From The Center for Disease Control - HERE, HERE 

Congressional Action by Chair Raúl M. Grijalva and House Democrats

03.26.2020 Chair Grijalva Letter to FEMA on Coronavirus Response in Indian Country - HERE

03.24.2020 Following Administration Briefing, Chair Grijalva and House Dems Call for Congressional Relief Bill to Address Desperate Health Needs in Indian Country - HERE

03.20.2020 – Subcommittee Chair Gallego leads letter to urge the CDC to immediately transfer funding to IHS for tribes to be prepared for COVID-19 - HERE

03.18.20 Chair Grijalva Pushes for Clarity on Federal Coronavirus Response in Indian Country – Asks for Documentation of Testing Equipment at Tribal Centers - HERE

03.13.2020 Vice-Chair Haaland and Subcommittee Chair Gallego introduce the CDC Tribal Public Health Security and Preparedness Act - HERE

News About Coronavirus in Indian Country

  • Arizona Republic, Indian communities should see better flow of coronavirus aid, Democrats say - HERE
  • Santa Fe Reporter, 'A Very Limited Budget' - HERE
  • VICE, The US Has Neglected Indian Country for Years. Now Comes a Pandemic - HERE
  • Vox, The coronavirus is exacerbating vulnerabilities Native communities already face - HERE
  • The Conversation, Tribal leaders face great need and don't have enough resources to respond to the coronavirus pandemic - HERE
  • The Wall Street Journal, Coronavirus Hits Native American Groups Already Struggling With Poor Health Care - HERE
  • ABC News, Tribes take measures to slow spread of new coronavirus - HERE 
  • Politico, Emergency coronavirus funds for American Indian health stalled - HERE
  • The Guardian, ‘Timing is critical’: Native Americans warn virus may overwhelm underfunded health services - HERE
  • NBC News, Native American tribes brace for coronavirus: ‘It’s going to be a test’ - HERE
  • The Hill, How the coronavirus threatens Native American communities - HERE
  • Indianz, 'Lives are at risk': Coronavirus cases continue to grow in Indian Country as tribes push for action in Washington - HERE
  • Indian Country Today, Homeless. Vulnerable. And no option for 'self isolation' - HERE
  • Indian Country Today, Spike reported in Navajo Nation cases - HERE

CORONAVIRUS IN INSULAR AREAS

Resources and Information on Coronavirus in Insular Areas

CDC Fact Sheet: What To Do If You Are Sick (Spanish) CORONAVIRUS:  Hoja informativa: Qué hacer si se contagia - HERE

Department of Interior, Office of Insular Affairs - HERE

American Samoa Government - HERE

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Healthcare Corporation - HERE

Guam Department of Health and Public Services - HERE

Puerto Rico Department of Health - HERE

United States Virgin Islands - HERE

Congressional Action by Chair Raúl M. Grijalva and House Democrats

03.27.2020 Chair Grijalva and Vice-Chair Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan's Op-Ed: Congress Needs to Put More Effort Into Protecting Territories  - HERE

03.20.20 Rep. Nydia Velazquez Letter, Direct Cash Assistance Program for American citizens living in the territories - HERE

03.19.2020 Rep. José E. Serrano Letter, Assistance for American Citizens Living in the Territories in the Third Stimulus Package - HERE

News About Coronavirus in Insular Areas

  • NBC News, Puerto Ricans are vigilant as coronavirus response, hurricane recovery coincide - HERE
  • Miami Herald, Puerto Rico provides $787 million in aid to fight economic collapse from coronavirus - HERE
  • NBC News, American Samoa's coronavirus conundrum: No way to test - HERE
  • The Wall Street Journal, Puerto Rico Overseers Hit Pause on $35 Billion Bond Restructuring - HERE
  • NBC News, Coronavirus: Puerto Rico needs medical supplies but faces restrictions - HERE
  • Univision, Coronavirus Home Page - HERE
  • The Intercept, The Cruise Industry Pressured Caribbean Islands To Allow Tourists Onto Their Shores Despite Coronavirus Concerns - HERE
  • Forbes (Opinion), Puerto Rico can help the U.S. end its dependency on Chinese pharmaceutical ingredients - HERE
  • The Virgin Islands Daily News, V.I. adjusts to a new viral reality - HERE
  • Grist, Puerto Rico faces another disaster: The coronavirus pandemic - HERE
  • Pacific Daily News, 2 more on Guam test positive for coronavirus; total at 14 - HERE
  • Reuters, Pacific nations employ island fortress tactics to combat coronavirus spread - HERE
  • New Zealand Herald, Coronavirus: A look at cases and restrictions in the Pacific - HERE

ENERGY & MINERAL RESOURCES CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE 

Congressional Action by Chair Raúl M. Grijalva and House Democrats

03.20.20 Chair Grijalva, Rep. Cartwright Urge Congressional Leaders Not to Bail Out Coal Industry as Part of Coronavirus Response - HERE

03.17.20 Rep. Nanette Barragán Leads Letter Opposing Any Bailout of Oil and Gas Industry in Coronavirus Stimulus Package - HERE

NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS, AND PUBLIC LANDS CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

Congressional Action by Chair Raúl M. Grijalva and House Democrats

03.20.20 Chair Grijalva Statement on Interior Secretary Bernhardt Encouraging Public Lands Visits During Coronavirus Pandemic - HERE

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

Congressional Action by Chair Raúl M. Grijalva and House Democrats

03.26.20 Chair Grijalva, Rep. McEachin Lead Letter From 43 House Democrats to Congressional Leaders Urging Environmental Justice Support in COVID-19 Response - HERE