During a live online town hall update April 9, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez announced that he and Vice President Myron Lizer are currently self-quarantined because of being in close proximity April 7 to a first responder who later learned they tested positive for COVID-19.
The Page Police Department announced April 7 that 34-year-old Daniel Franzen was taken into custody on suspicion of attempting to incite an act of terrorism.
Navajo Nation Council Speaker Seth Damon and University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins reported April 2 that 250 COVID-19 test kits will be donated to the Navajo Nation to help meet the rapidly growing need for coronavirus testing.
On April 5, the Navajo Department of Health will implement a 57-hour weekend curfew beginning at 8 p.m. (MDT) on Friday, April 10, to 5 a.m. (MDT) on Monday, April 13 to slow the spread of the Dikos Nstaaígíí-19 (COVID-19) on the Navajo Nation.
The Arizona Army National Guard delivered donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Navajo Nation April 4.
Like everyone else in higher education, adjusting to online delivery in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has been a challenge, but officials are getting through the challenges.
In response to the governor’s order, instruction will continue at Coconino Community College, but starting March 31, at 5 p.m., all buildings will closed to public access through April 30.
The Navajo Gaming Board of Directors has approved the continuous closure of all its casino and resort facilities.
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.