fbpx
 
Signs on Navajo Nation provide public service announcments about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Navajo Nation President Nez to host online town hall on Sunday at 1 p.m. (MDT)

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Late Saturday night, the Navajo Nation provided in update of the number of positive tests for COVID-19, commonly called the coronavirus. As of Saturday night, the total  reached a total of 115 for the Navajo Nation. The death toll remained the same as Friday night when it was annouced two deaths were caused the virus.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez

To continue his leadership to combat the deadly virus from further spreading on the Navajo Nation, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez will host an online town hall meeting on Sunday, March 29 at 1:00 p.m. (MDT) through Facebook and a local station on the Navajo reservation KTNN AM 660 to provide important updates on response efforts, number of cases, and supply needs.

Under the advisement of health care and emergency experts, President Nez will also announce the implementation of a curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. daily for the entire Navajo Nation that will go into effect on Monday, March 30, 2020.

The 115 cases on the Navajo Nation include the following counties:

  • Navajo County, AZ: 57
  • Apache County, AZ: 18
  • Coconino County, AZ: 19
  • McKinley County, NM: 6
  • San Juan County, NM: 12
  • Cibola County, NM: 1
  • San Juan County, UT: 2

“We’ve reached a point where our medical facilities and health care workers are in dire need of more Personal Protective Equipment, hospital beds, and other critical resources and it’s only going to increase if people continue to ignore orders to stay home as much as possible,” said President Nez.

The Navajo Nation’s needs for personnel, protective wear, hospital beds, and other crucial resources and supplies at all health care facilities on the Navajo Nation continue to increase daily, according to the Navajo Nation press release.

For up to date information on impact the coronavirus pandemic is having in the United States and around the world go to: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/?fbclid=IwAR1vxfcHfMBnmTFm6hBICQcdbV5aRnMimeP3hVYHdlxJtFWdKF80VV8iHgE

For up-to-date information about COVID-19, Native News Online encourages you to go to Indian Health Service’s COVID-19 webpage and review CDC’s COVID-19 webpage. 

More Stories Like This

History Was Made as Nicole Aunapu Mann Became the First Native American Woman Launched into Space
Tribal Business News Round Up: Oct. 4
Hurricane Ian Slams Southwest Florida, But Mostly Spares Reservations
Department of the Interior Announces South Dakota Third Stop on Road to Healing Tour
Minnesotta Governor Tim Walz Proclaims Sept. 30 “Day of Remembrance for U.S. Indian Boarding Schools.”

Do you appreciate a Native perspective on the news? 

For the past decade-plus, we’ve covered the important Indigenous stories that are often overlooked by other media. From the protests at Standing Rock and the toppling of colonizer statues during the racial equity protests, to the ongoing epidemic of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) and the past-due reckoning related to assimilation, cultural genocide and Indian Boarding Schools, we have been there to provide a Native perspective and elevate Native voices.

Our news is free for everyone to read, but it is not free to produce. That’s why we’re asking you to make a donation this month to help support our efforts. Any contribution — big or small — helps us remain a force for change in Indian Country and continue telling the stories that are so often ignored, erased or overlooked.  Most often, our donors make a one-time gift of $20 or more, while many choose to make a recurring monthly donation of $5 or $10.  Whatever you can do, it helps fund our Indigenous-led newsroom and our ability to cover Native news. 

Donate to Native News Online today and support independent Indigenous journalism. Thank you. 

About The Author
Levi Rickert
Author: Levi RickertEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Levi Rickert (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation) is the founder, publisher and editor of Native News Online. Rickert was awarded Best Column 2021 Native Media Award for the print/online category by the Native American Journalists Association. He serves on the advisory board of the Multicultural Media Correspondents Association. He can be reached at [email protected]