Administration & Agency Updates

Recent Administration & Agency Updates


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 Tribal or IHS healthcare clinic, or your Tribal Health Department, or visit to locate a testing site near you.

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 from COVID-19, and are a great way to show an Act of Love. Vaccination also reduces your risk of Long Covid and other sever outcomes. Vaccines remain free for most people. If you are…

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 under Community Health Tools. For more information, please contact Darby Galligher, Project Coordinator at NIHB, at [email protected].

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 territories can place second orders of rapid at-home tests. Like the previous order, these kits will contain four COVID-19 tests.   How to place a second order: Visit this website. Click the blue-button that…

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 to protect ourselves, we are in a position to move forward safely and get back to our more normal routines. Building on the President’s remarks, together at the White House on February 2 at 10:30AM…

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