CCO Extend Deadline

Extend Deadline for Nominee Packet and Self Pay

From: Tammy Keeter-Miller <>
Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 10:41 AM
To: Bradley Wagnon <>
Cc: Kevin Stretch <>, Dawnena Squirrel <>
Subject: Extend Deadline for Nominee Packet and Self Pay due to the CORID-19


Our Cherokee word for respect is ᎤᏬᎯᏳᎯ, and the Cherokee Nation is upholding these values by helping prevent the spread of COVID-19, as best we can.

The Cherokee Nation is taking steps to keep our communities safe!


We are extending the deadline for your nominee packets for the CCO Annual Conference of Community Leaders due to the CORID-19.   We have not been asked to postpone the Conference yet, but we would like to mention that it could be a possibility. So that being the case we will extend the deadline for nominee packets and self-pay information until the end of April.  However if you have already sent the information we will keep it and reach out to you after a decision has been made and if we need to adjust your budget page at that time we can.  If you wish to go ahead and submit this information feel free to do so, we would advise you Not to make any flight arrangements at this time.


The Employees at Cherokee Nation and CCO are  working diligently to make sure that our community groups are safe.


The following information from Cherokee Nation Communications may be helpful to organizations as they consider whether or not to postpone large events and meetings.  Many of our organizations are made up of elders, who are at high risk of complications if they contract COVID-19.  Large events should be postponed, and do not meet in any groups larger than 10 people.  We suggest that you consider telephone meetings if possible and not to gather in person.  Social distancing is the best practice, please utilize your digital equipment and if you need any assistance or have questions on the best manner to use the digital equipment please give us a call or send us an email.


Individuals experiencing symptoms (cough, fever and/or difficulty breathing) are encouraged to contact their doctor or the Cherokee Nation COVID-19 call center before going to the hospital, unless it is an emergency situation.  Your doctor or a nurse will give you instructions on what to do when you call.


Individuals who are sick should stay home unless it is an emergency situation.


See the info below for more information:



Please see this message<> from Chief Hoskin, as it relays to our safety efforts by postponing local meetings and at-large gatherings for the time being.



Administration continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and we will continue to announce any postponements or reschedules on our Cherokee Nation Facebook page.



If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to email me or any of our CCO Staff.

Kevin Stretch Director CCO –

Dawnena Squirrel –

Bradley Wagnon  –

Tammy Miller –


I would also like to mention to each of you to remember your Elders during this time.  A suggestion that was given to me today, is that you form a phone tree and assign community members to call your Elders and check on them.  Please stay safe and let us know if we can help you in any way.


Tammy Keeter Miller

Manager of Administrative Operations

Cherokee Nation

Community & Cultural Outreach



fax 918-458-5632