The health and safety of Chickasaws, employees and patrons is our main priority. As the coronavirus, or COVID-19, spreads globally and cases rise in the U.S., some Chickasaw Nation events, classes, facilities, etc., will be postponed, closed or canceled out of an abundance of caution. 

For more information regarding the coronavirus as it relates to the Chickasaw Nation, please visit our information pages below. We will continue to update these pages regularly as the situation progresses. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

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Press Releases


Chickasaw Nation Secretary of Health says coronavirus testing open to public

Monday, April 20, 2020

Dr. Charles Grim, Chickasaw Nation Secretary of Health, says coronavirus testing is available to the general public at the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center in Ada and the Nation’s Ardmore and Purcell medical clinics.

Online parenting classes available

Friday, April 17, 2020

The Chickasaw Nation’s Hofanti Chokma, “to grow well” program is pleased to support parents and families practicing social distancing and adjusting to new routines.

Big city orchestras premiere Tate music; dance troupe performs

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

February was a busy month for Chickasaw classical music composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate and six members of the Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe.

Regalia Making Mothers refocus to make face masks that protect Chickasaw elders from COVID-19

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Regalia Making Mothers, a group formed by Chickasaws to provide First American regalia for American Indian foster children, is now making face masks to protect the health of tribal elders.

2020 Toksali SMART Summer Employment Program Canceled

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

To keep Chickasaw students and staff safe, the Toksali SMART summer youth employment program scheduled from April 27-July 31 has been canceled.

Chickasaw Nation’s LifeRx program receives full recognition from CDC

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The Chickasaw Nation’s LifeRx program within the Chickasaw Nation’s Diabetes Care Center has achieved full recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP.)

Chickasaw Nation Builds COVID-19 Test Centers

Friday, April 10, 2020

The Chickasaw Nation Department of Health introduces COVID-19 temporary testing centers to provide patients with access for symptoms relating to the coronavirus.

Chickasaw Nation casinos and offices to remain closed through April 30

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby today announced that Chickasaw Nation businesses and offices currently closed to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will remain closed through April 30.

Census bureau modifies 2020 operations due to COVID-19 and to better count college students

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and follow the guidance of federal, state and local health authorities.

Bring lessons anywhere with Chickasaw Nation online curriculum

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

With many businesses and schools closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many families are spending much more time at home.