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Indian Country COVID-19 Response Update Call

April 16 , 2020


Dear Tribal Leaders, Public Health Officials, and Indian Country Professionals,


Please join the Indian Country COVID-19 Response Team this Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 4:00 – 5:30 (EST).  You may register for this Thursday’s call at the following link:


Indian Country COVID-19 Response Update Call
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM (EST) (please note time zone)
Note: You must RSVP to join the call. Upon successful registration, you will receive a confirmation email with dial-in instructions.




Moderator: Laura Rigas, Principal Deputy Director, HHS Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs



  • White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
    • Tyler Fish, Senior Policy Advisor & Tribal Liaison
  • Indian Health Service
    • RADM Michael Weahkee, Principal Deputy Director,


Programmatic Updates

  • HHS Indian Health Service
    • Dr. Michael Toedt, Chief Medical Officer
  • HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    • Kitty Marx, Division of Tribal Affairs 
  • DHS Federal Emergency Management Agency
    • TBA (OR) Margeau Valteau, National Joint Information Center Tribal Liaison Officer, Office of External Affairs


This Week’s Presentation

  • U.S. Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior
    • Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    • Hunter Kurtz, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing,

Open Discussion with Tribal Leaders

Who Should Attend: Tribal Leaders, Public Health Officials, and Indian Country Professionals


Conference Call

Contact Info

Benjamin Smith