Free COVID-19 tests now available to order

Every household in the U.S. is now eligible to order four free COVID-19 rapid tests through USPS. Learn more and place your order at Need additional COVID-19 testing? Contact your…

Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines

CDC is now recommending everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 Vaccine to protect from COVID-19 this fall and winter. Vaccines protect you, your family, and your community…

July EPID Institute Recordings Now Available

The 2022 Emergency Preparedness and Infectious Disease Institute took place in Rapid City, SD on July 19 and 20, 2022. Recordings are now available via the YouTube Institute playlist with…

NIHB Releases New COVID-19 Resources!

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) recently released new COVID-19 factsheets. These new factsheets include topics such as COVID-19 Vaccines, booster shots, and COVID-19 terminology. Factsheets can be accessed here…

Second Round of COVID Tests Now Available for Order!

Earlier this year, the White House announced that they would be supplying Americans with a set of four free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests. Starting now, residents of the U.S. and…

Press Briefing by White House and HHS Public Health Officials

In his State of the Union address on February 2, 2022, President Biden emphasized that because of the progress made as a country against COVID-19 and the widely available tools…

A Solemn Milestone for Indian Country: More than 10,000 COVID-19 Deaths

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of COVID-19 related deaths for the American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) reached 10,259 as of February 5, 2022. This…

Indian Health Service Distributing Free N-95 Masks

To ramp up access to high-quality masks amid the spread of the Omicron variant, Indian Health Service (IHS)-operated facilities, Tribally-operated facilities, and Urban Indian Organizations have received N95 respirator masks…

COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Six Months Through Four Years Old Coming Soon!

In the U.S. there are approximately 18 million children ages six months through four years old. These children are at risk of getting COVID-19, especially the Omicron Variant. Both Pfizer-BioNTech…

NIHB Weekly COVID-19 Data Update Dashboard – January 19, 2022

Data on COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths by state and county.


The National Indian Health Board is leading a national effort to advocate and secure resources for Tribes to respond to COVID-19. NIHB seeks to ensure that the Tribes remain informed on COVID 19, have the resources and assistance needed to respond to the pandemic, and that the Congress and Administration understand and address Tribal needs and priorities.  NIHB also aims to create resources that will be informative and helpful to Tribes and Tribal members.  NIHB believes that this coordinated national response is part of its sacred mission to serve the Tribes and help maintain the safety and well-being of Tribal citizens.

Daily updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about tracking COVID 19 data in the United States can be found here. The maps, charts, and data provided by the CDC are updated Mon-Fri by 8 PM Eastern Time.

The CDC also provides an integrated, county view of key data for monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States that can be found here.

NIHB is pleased to release a video message from our Board of Directors about the COVID-19 pandemic and NIHB’s advocacy and efforts to bring resources to Tribes during this difficult time.

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