The new order from the governor takes effect at 5 p.m. April 4. On the new closure list are massage parlors, tattoo parlors, barber shops and tanning salons.
The park announced the closure April 1, after receiving a letter from the Health and Human Services Director and Chief Health Officer for Coconino County.
“The most challenging part of this (COVID-19) spread, and adhering to the CDC protocol is the transition from face-to-face to online instruction,” said Diné College Provost Geraldine Garrity, Ed.D.
Calls mounted March 30 for the federal government to close Grand Canyon National Park after the popular tourist destination saw its first case of the coronavirus in a hospitality worker.
With the Navajo Nation under a stay at home order and a curfew and positive corona viruses cases increasing daily, the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief has stepped in to make sure elders and struggling families on the Navajo and Hopi reservations receive help.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are extending far beyond people’s physical health.
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer commended Rhino Health, LLC, which operates a nitrile glove manufacturing facility in the Navajo community of Church Rock, New Mexico for helping to address the critical needs of health care workers and first responders who are on the frontlines fighting COVID-19.
Arizona Doug Ducey has imposed a stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
According to the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center, the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 128 for the Navajo Nation as of March 29. There are two confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 as reported previously.
More than 25 citizen-soldiers responded to a request from the Navajo Nation yesterday to establish a medical care facility in Chinle and to augment healthcare planning needs.
“We have to isolate ourselves to isolate the virus,” Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, who last week issued a stay-at-home order for tribal members, said in a statement.
The bill establishes an $8 billion tribal relief funds and provides $2 billion in emergency supplemental funding for the Indian Health Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, and HUD’s Office of Native American Program.
This proactive step ensures the health and safety of SRP employees and contractors and is in accordance with company-wide precautions related to COVID-19.
Acting with unity and resolve unseen since the 9/11 attacks, Washington moved urgently to stem an economic free fall caused by widespread restrictions meant to slow the spread of the virus.
New cases of COVID-19 increases to 69 on Navajo Nation in the evening of March 25.
They say the men were traveling to the Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Chinle.
Coconino County is offering utility and rent assistance for those who qualify.
Handwashing supplies have been increased and everyone is encouraged to wash their hands and avoid touching their face and other people.
The number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Navajo Nation grew from two on March 17 to 39 on March 24, according to the Navajo Nation Department of Health.
Starting March 18, Bashas’ reservation stores will be open from 6-7 a.m. for those 65 and older. Shoppers will be required to show a valid I.D. at the door.
The Hopi Tribe issued an executive order until April 17 only essential staff will continue to work onsite, those unable to telecommute should remain home and all employees will continue to get paid.
Tuba City Unified School District remains closed through March 30 in response to the Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s emergency proclamation, according to Tuba City Unified School District Facebook page.
Navajo Nation residents are being asked to fill out a survey about internet access and cellular service on tribal land.
A second person stricken with the coronavirus has died in Arizona and the state now has 152 confirmed cases, authorities said March 22.
As of March 20, Coconino County has stated that there are currently nine presumptive positive cases in the county.