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.
Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced a two-week extension of school closures through April 10.
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer were informed on Wednesday evening by the Navajo Department of Health that a third member of the Navajo Nation tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The third individual is a 62-year-old male from the same region as the first two confirmed cases within the Kayenta IHS Service Area.
You’re washing your hands countless times a day to try to ward off the coronavirus.
Coconino County Jail suspends visitations, inmate programs effective March 20.
PHOENIX (AP) — On March 19, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered all bars, theaters and gyms to close and restaurants to be restricted to takeout and drive-thru service in counties with known COVID-19 cases, which include Coconino County. This decision negates the recent decision by the city of Williams to allow businesses to operate as usual. Ducey is also activating the National Guard to help grocery stores and food banks, and is halting elective surgeries.
The Navajo-Hopi Observer office is no longer open to the public during normal business hours until further notice.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) has confirmed the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Coconino County March 18. The test was conducted by TGen North Clinical Laboratory.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Coconino County Board of Supervisors declared a State of Emergency because of the outbreak of COVID-19 as a special session March 18.
Currently, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Navajo County Jail.
The second person was a middle-aged male from the same region as the first person who tested positive within the Kayenta IHS Service Area.
There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Coconino County.
On Tuesday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer were informed by the Navajo Department of Health that a 46-year-old member of the Navajo Nation with recent travel history tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, which is the first confirmed case involving a member of the Navajo Nation.
The Board of Directors of the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming) approved the temporary closure of all Navajo Gaming operations in partnership with the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and the Navajo Nation Legislative Branch.
The Navajo County Public Health Department, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Navajo Nation announced today that a Navajo County resident has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus.
Starting March 18, Bashas’ reservation stores will be open from 6-7 a.m. for those 65+.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Flagstaff restaurants will be to-go service only, and bars, theaters, fitness centers and indoor recreation facilities will be closed starting Tuesday night, the city's mayor ordered in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming) is proactively planning and taking precautionary measures in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.