COVID-19 Resources

The Newsom Administration is working closely with tribal nations on a government-to-government basis to determine the appropriate measures to take moving forward to limit the transmission of COVID-19 on tribal lands and to facilitate access to the best information, tools and resources.

The Administration has consolidated all COVID-19 resources here. Scheduled press conferences are available on the Governor’s facebook and twitter pages.


Tribal Governments


The Governor’s Tribal Advisor is engaged in ongoing government-to-government consultation with California tribal governments regarding coordinated COVID-19 response. If your tribal government would like to consult with the Administration, please email with your request.


Technical Assistance 

Please contact the CalOES Tribal Affairs team at for assistance in accessing available state or federal resources.


Tribal Nation Grant Fund –  Emergency Response Grant

The Tribal Nation Grant Fund Panel has an Emergency Response Grant available for eligible tribes. More information about the Tribal Nation Grant Fund is available here.


Tribal Government Document Resources

Compiled by Turtle Talk blog on legal issues in Indian Country, resources to assist in tribal government document development available here. Page regularly updated. To submit a document for posting, please send it to with the subject line “COVID-19” with the following information: 1) Subject, either Tribal Government Document or Tribal Court Document, 2) Document title and 3) Tribe(s).


Tribal Communities


Information on local testing resources in your community is available here.


CDPH Guidance

The California Department of Public Health has published guidance for various industries and activities here and here.


CDSS Resources

The California Department of Social Services has compiled resources and information for tribal communities here.


CDA Resources for Tribal Elders

The California Department of Aging has compiled resources and guidance for tribal elders here.


Other Information and Resources

The Indian Health Service has compiled guidance for tribal communities here.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has compiled guidance for tribal communities here.

In partnership with CA Census 2020, the California Consortium of Urban Indian Health has published COVID-19 resources for tribal communities here.

The California Rural Indian Health Board has activated a COVID-19 Task Force on March 2, 2020, involving staff from the California Tribal Epidemiology Center. Resources and updates are available here.


Tribal Casinos


The Administration continues to engage in government-to-government consultation with tribes as needed to address changing conditions and to determine the appropriate measures to take moving forward to limit the transmission of COVID-19 on tribal lands.

NIGC Guidance

The National Indian Gaming Commission has compiled COVID-19 guidance here.