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All Navajo Nation executive branch employees will need to be fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19 by the end of September or be required to submit to regular testing, according to an executive order announced by President Jonathan Nez Aug. 22.
Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. recently reported an increase in new COVID-19 cases in the last month after a major decline in cases over the last few months.
The Navajo Nation on March 3 reported 20 new COVID-19 cases with three additional deaths.
The Navajo Nation requested more COVID-19 vaccines and additional resources in a February meeting with the Biden-Harris administration officials and federal agencies from the White House, FEMA, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and others via teleconference.