Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
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FEATURED COVID-19 UPDATES

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For the past week, the Navajo Division of Transportation (Navajo DOT) has supported the Office of the President and Vice President (OPVP) in providing relief to rural Navajo communities through food and wood distribution events.

May 5, 2020
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When it comes to friends, Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation has some good ones — one of whom will be delivering 7,000 frozen pizza’s for healthcare workers, first responders and to the Western Agency Emergency Response team.

By Katherine Locke May 5, 2020
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On April 28, Coconino County Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation condemning recent hate speech and incitement of violence against Navajo people.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer May 5, 2020
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Effective immediately, Dilkon Judicial District is closed to the public until further notice and services will be handled by Window Rock Judicial District.

May 5, 2020
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New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham notified the Navajo Nation Office of the Speaker May 3 that the City of Gallup will continue to be closed through May 7 under a state of emergency.

May 5, 2020
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Coconino County has installed a Wi-Fi hotspot allowing residents of Page and surrounding areas to access internet without charge.

May 5, 2020
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Tribes urged the federal government to quickly disburse coronavirus relief funding after a judge handed them an early victory in a case centered on who is eligible for a share of the $8 billion allocated to tribes.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press May 5, 2020
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The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 1,873.

April 29, 2020
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The Navajo Health Command Operations Center were recently thanked for the long hours worked in the fight against COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation.

April 28, 2020
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The cancellation of the 2020 Native American Basketball Invitational means more to the Native American community than simply taking a summer off from playing ball. Its loss could have a major impact on the lives of many young native people.

By Alex Weiner, Cronkite News April 28, 2020
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The Hopi Tribe announced more than 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at a town hall April 23 as the Navajo Nation reported 356 new positive cases over the weekend through Sunday and announced the passing of Miss Western Navajo Nation 2015-2016.

April 28, 2020
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On April 23, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer led a massive distribution of care packages, food supplies and fire wood to approximately 250 members of the Navajo Nation who reside in the remote area of Jeddito, Arizona.

April 28, 2020
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Sacred Mountain Medical Services in Tuba City received a donated ambulance April 21 to assist them as they provide medical transportation on the Navajo Nation.

By Loretta McKenney April 28, 2020
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The life of a college athlete can be stressful. Balancing academic and sports or taking the game-winning shot against a Top 10 team involves pressure.

By Alex Weiner, Cronkite News April 28, 2020
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The Navajo Nation receives 30,000 liters of bottled water from Swire Coca-Cola in coordination with the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs and the Office of the President and Vice President.

April 28, 2020
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Coronavirus aid: St. Mary's brings food to hard hit Navajo Nation
St. Mary's Food Bank delivers 90,000 pounds of food in Tuba City

St. Mary’s Food Bank distributed about 90,000 pounds of food on the Navajo Nation in Tuba City on April 14 through a no-contact distribution.

By Katherine Locke April 21, 2020
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Several Native American tribes sued the federal government April 17, seeking to keep any of the $8 billion in federal coronavirus relief for tribes kept out of the hands of for-profit Alaska Native corporations.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press April 21, 2020
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On March 16, the tribe suspended all tourism through April 14 and last week a decision was made to extend that closure through May 14.

By Loretta McKenney April 21, 2020
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The Navajo Nation has been hit harder by the coronavirus than any other Native American tribe.

By Associated Press April 19, 2020
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All of Arizona's 15 counties have reported at least one COVID-19 case.

By Associated Press April 19, 2020
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Positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise on the Navajo Nation as a new Public Health Order goes into effect placing the Nation on curfew for the next two weekends in April.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer April 17, 2020
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The employees are currently in self-quarantine and monitoring their symptoms.

April 16, 2020
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Five Navajo Nation police employees had tested positive for COVID-19 by April 14, including four officers, the department said.

By Associated Press April 15, 2020
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Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) was down to its last six bottles of hand sanitizer when Canyon Diablo Spirits and Distillery, based in Flagstaff, arrived with 36 gallons of hand sanitizer for the hospital.

By Katherine Locke April 14, 2020
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What do you do when Coconino Community College’s campus is closed because of a global pandemic and you have 3D printers lying around?

By Katherine Locke April 14, 2020
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Native American students with little or no Internet at home can now access Wi-Fi hotspots on the Navajo and Hopi nations to continue their classes online.

April 14, 2020
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The Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund has raised more than $400,000 in its attempt to help families on the Navajo and Hopi reservations impacted by the global pandemic of COVID-19.

By Katherine Locke April 14, 2020
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As the Arizona National Guard arrived in Tuba City and Chinle last week to help medical providers tend to the increasing number of COVID-19 patients on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations, Northern Arizona Healthcare joined the cause by acquiring a fixed-wing aircraft to bring the most critical patients to treatment at Flagstaff Medical Center and other locations in the Phoenix valley.

By Wendy Howell April 14, 2020
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Holly DeJolie was getting worried.

By Kate Groetzinger, KUER Southeastern News Bureau April 14, 2020
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The tribe’s 60-day closure of the reservation to tourism is expected to result in an estimated loss of 15 percent of the tribe’s annual revenues.

April 14, 2020

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