COVID-19 cluster identified at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

  The Jackson County Department of Public Health (JCDPH) and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Public Health and Human Services (EBCI PHHS) have identified a COVID-19 cluster in a local business. Five employees of the table games section at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort have tested positive for COVID-19. All positive employees are following More...

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By Scott On Thursday, July 9th, 2020
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Person with COVID-19 attends church gatherings; health officials encouraging testing

  The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) and Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) identified a Qualla Boundary resident on Thursday, July 9 who tested positive for More...

By Scott On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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Face coverings to be required on EBCI tribal lands and throughout state 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Following a week of increased coronavirus (COVID-19) cases statewide and the first reported death among the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), leaders More...

By Scott On Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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Cherokee reports first COVID-19 death; Chief Sneed to issue mask order  

  The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Public Health and Human Services Division (PHHS) and the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) confirmed on the afternoon of Monday, June 22 the first COVID-19 More...

By Scott On Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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COVID cases at child care facility prompt extended closure of Tribe

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Several employees at the Qualla Boundary Head Start & Early Head Start in Cherokee have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) prompting the continued More...

By Scott On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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COVID-19 timeline of events relating to EBCI 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Following are important dates and events relating to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ (EBCI) response to the coronavirus (COVID-19):  March 3 – More...

By Scott On Monday, June 1st, 2020
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Cherokee cases increase as “community spread” confirmed 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Cherokee has seen nine (9) new positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last two days (four reported on Sunday, May 31 and five on Monday, June 1) More...

By Scott On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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Swain County positive cases attended community gatherings 

  The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) and Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) identified two Swain County residents on Thursday, May 28 who tested positive for More...

By Scott On Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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Tsali Care staff taking precautions to safeguard residents 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Tsali Care Center is currently testing residents and staff for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in efforts to stay ahead of the game in the fight against the virus.  More...

By Scott On Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
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Cherokee’s Immediate Care Center closing until further notice on May 15

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    The Immediate Care Center (ICC) in Cherokee will close until further notice on Friday, May 15.  The Center is operated by the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority More...