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COVID-19 Updates

In-Region NANA Offices Reopen With Updated Protocols

NANA offices in the NANA-region villages will begin to reopen starting Thursday, Aug. 6. While shareholder relations coordinators will be available by phone during scheduled office hours, in-person services are by appointment only from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. With safety as our top priority, visitors are limited to one at a time. Masks will…

COVID-19 Response at Red Dog Operations

Teck and NANA were notified today of a positive COVID-19 test for a Teck Alaska employee. Red Dog is following established response protocols to ensure the health and safety of all personnel at Red Dog Operations is maintained. Information regarding travel and testing: While on scheduled R&R and before traveling to their home community, the…

COVID-19 Response at Red Dog

Teck and NANA were notified yesterday of positive COVID-19 tests for two Teck Alaska employees and one contractor at Red Dog Operations (RDO). Follow-up confirmation tests were negative for two of the workers and one close-contact employee. Results for the third employee are pending. Regardless, Red Dog is implementing response protocols to ensure that health…

NANA Supports ANC Eligibility for CARES Act Relief Funding

As the world faces a global pandemic, NANA stands in support of our shareholders, region, state and nation. Under the CARES Act, passed by Congress on March 25 and signed into law two days later, Alaska Native corporations (ANCs) are eligible for funding to help navigate the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.…

UKMP Summer Exploration Program Canceled Due to COVID-19

After extensive assessment of the current COVID-19 environment, Ambler Metals has decided not to proceed with the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects (UKMP) 2020 summer exploration program. Despite developing additional safety protocols, and working closely with upper Kobuk communities and NANA, the continued uncertainty of COVID-19, in conjunction with an already delayed and therefore much shortened…

NANA Offices Closed Week of Independence Day

NANA offices in Kotzebue and Anchorage will be closed Monday, June 29 through Friday, July 3. During this time, a small number of employees will be on staff to support operations, and shareholders can request medical and burial assistance by calling (907) 442-3301 or (800) 478-3301 or emailing shareholderrelations@nana.com. (Staff support will be unavailable on Friday,…

Update on NANA Offices

In May, the Northwest Arctic Borough extended its hunker down order through June 19 after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the region. To best abide by the order, NANA’s Kotzebue headquarters is closed to the public, though most staff continue to work remotely and serve shareholders by appointment only. Shareholders can contact…

In-Region Offices Close as Borough Hunkers Down

On Tuesday, May 19, Maniilaq Association reported the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Kotzebue. In response, the Northwest Arctic Borough has amended and extended its hunker down order, which requires residents to stay home as much as possible. To best abide by the order and protect employees in the region, NANA’s Kotzebue headquarters is closed…

Red Dog Resumes Regional Outbound Travel

In late March, and in response to community concerns regarding the threat of COVID-19, NANA and Teck made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend outbound flights from Red Dog Mine to villages in the northwest Arctic region. As of Monday, May 18, Red Dog employees are able to travel home to their communities in the region.…

NANA Offices Closed Week of Memorial Day

NANA offices in Kotzebue, NANA-region villages and Anchorage will be closed the week of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 through Friday, May 29. During this time, a small number of employees will be on staff to support operations, and shareholders can request medical and burial assistance from shareholder relations by calling (907) 442-3301 or (800)…