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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update to Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders

March 5 , 2020


Please join officials from the White House, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Interior on Thursday March 5, 2020 at 3:30 PM EST for an important update on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Tribal Leaders will have an opportunity to provide comments and ask questions to federal officials. Below you will find the agenda as well as the call information.

Date:  Thursday, March 5, 2020

Time:  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern)

Conference Call:  800-857-5577

Participant Passcode:  6703929

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Participant Password:  ihs123

Event Sponsor: IHS

Welcome (5 Minutes)

  • White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • RADM Michael Weahkee, Principal Deputy Director, Indian Health Service
  • Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior

Coronavirus Overview (5 Minutes)

  • Dr. Jose Montero, Director, Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

IHS Efforts to Prepare for Coronavirus (5 minutes)

  • Dr. Michael Toedt, Chief Medical Officer, Indian Health Service
  • Jeffrey McCollum, Director, Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention, Indian Health Service


Commissioned Corp Response to Coronavirus (5 Minutes)

  • RADM Erica Schwartz, Deputy Surgeon General, Office of the Secretary
  • RADM Susan Orsega, Director of Commissioned Corps Headquarters, U.S. Public Health Service


Indian Affairs Efforts to Prepare for Coronavirus (5 Minutes)

  • Darryl LaCounte, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Charles Addington, Deputy Bureau Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services
  • Tony Dearman, Director, Bureau of Indian Education


Open Discussion with Tribal Leaders


Event Sponsor: IHS


Webinar and Teleconference

Contact Info

Jennifer Reeder
IHS Public Affairs