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Indian Country COVID-19 Update Call and Update from the White House Council on Native American Affairs

October 8 , 2020


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

Please join the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service and our broader Indian Country COVID-19 Response Team this Thursday, October 8, 2020.

Please register below to attend: 

10/8 Indian Country COVID-19 Update Call
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM (EST) (please note time zone)
RegistrationRSVP HERE

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

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Doug Hoelscher, Deputy Assistant to the President & Director, IGA

Operation Lady Justice Update:

  • Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, DOI

IHS Update:

  • RADM Michael Weahkee, Director, Indian Health Service

Vaccine Planning

  • Lawrence Tabak, Principal Deputy Director, NIH
  • Nancy Messonnier, Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC
  • Anand Shah, Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs, FDA
  • Michael Toedt, Chief Medical Officer, IHS


Conference Call

Contact Info

Benjamin Smith