COVID-19 UPDATES

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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COVID-19

Interviews With Health Professionals

Interview with Dr. Grim, April 24, 2020

Interview with Dr. Krueger, March 24, 2020

 

The Chickasaw Nation and the Oklahoma State Department of Health are actively monitoring the coronavirus, or COVID-19, which is impacting countries around the world. We are working alongside our partners at the local, state and national levels to actively prepare and provide safe environments for Chickasaws, employees, the public and patrons of tribal facilities and businesses.

State public health officials are in contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as they monitor the situation. Chickasaw Nation leadership and emergency response teams are also communicating with state and federal health officials as we work together to meet this challenge.

The health and safety of Chickasaws, employees and patrons is our main priority. Our goal is to always maintain a clean, safe and healthy environment at all tribal properties. In addition to the strong safety measures we normally follow, we are taking extra precautions during this time to help maintain safe environments. Chickasaw Nation staff is trained to strictly follow CDC standards and guidance in regards to communicable diseases. Chickasaw Nation employees have also been asked to abide by the recommendations from the CDC:

  • Avoid close contact with those who are ill
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly.

The virus can be spread person-to-person, likely via coughing and sneezing, handshaking, or other close contact with an infected person. Common symptoms of illness will include fever, cough and shortness of breath. While the primary risk factor has been travel history, or being in close contact with a confirmed patient, there has been transmission of the virus not related to these causes.

The CDC states that the immediate health risk remains low, but it is expected that cases will increase over time. We want to reassure our communities that precautionary planning is underway in the Chickasaw Nation.

As a part of these precautions we have made the decision to reduce the hours of some of our facilities.  These facilities will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • All area offices
    • Ada - Call (580) 436-7256 for assistance
    • Ardmore- Call (580) 226-4821 for assistance
    • Duncan- Call (580) 470-2131 for assistance
    • Oklahoma City- Call (405) 767-8971 for assistance
    • Pauls Valley- Call (405) 207-9883 for assistance
    • Purcell- Call (405) 527-4973 for assistance
    • Sulphur- Call (580) 622-2888 for assistance
    • Tishomingo- Call (580) 371-9512 for assistance
  • Chickasaw Nation Veterans Service
  • Douglas H. Johnston Building/Pre-Employment Opportunities
  • Vocational Rehabilitation/Day Training/Client Services, Ardmore
  • Housing Administration Building
  • Housing Duncan Satellite Office
  • Housing Ardmore Satellite Office

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Virtual Medical Visits - Open to existing patients in Oklahoma

Chickasaw Nation Department of Health Information

COVID-19 Small Business Resources Face Coverings Fact Sheet and Signs

DISCLAIMER: The resources below are provided as information only and should not be construed as medical or legal advice. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), or are experiencing symptoms of the disease, call your doctor/medical professional. We suggest that you consult an attorney if you have legal questions related to COVID-19, as the links below should be treated as a resource only.

About COVID-19: General Information