In July 2020, Aimee Jorjani, ACHP Chairman, Reno Franklin, ACHP Native American Member of the ACHP, and Shasta Gaughen, Chair of the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers and ACHP member, issued a statement regarding working with Indian tribes during the COVID pandemic. As the ACHP has long advocated the development of working relationships between federal agencies and Indian tribes, this statement acknowledges that where such relationships exist, Section 106 reviews and tribal consultations seem to have fared better during these challenging times.

To assist Indian tribes during the coronavirus disease outbreak (COVID-19), the ACHP developed a set of questions and answers as well as sample responses to common situations. For general updates, check the ACHP’s COVID-19 web page.