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Apr 13  Navajo Department of Health Health Advisory Notice (HAN) - CDC and FDA Recommended a Pause of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Apr 12  Navajo Department of Health Health Advisory Notice (HAN) COVID-19 Community Advisory No. 23 —Safety Precautions

Apr 09  Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-008- Re-Issuing Stay at Home (Shelter in Place) Order and Continuing Daily Curfew

Mar 26  Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-007- Continuing the “Safer at Home” Public Health Emergency Order; Extending Daily Curfews; Extending Business Hours; Requirements for Drive-in Gatherings

Jan 7  Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-001- Continuing the Stay at Home (Shelter in Place) Lockdown Order for an Additional Two (2) Weeks, Including Full 57-Hour Weekend Lockdowns

Dec 28  Navajo Department of Health Health Advisory Notice (HAN) COVID-19 Community Advisory No. 09 —Safety Precautions

Dec 04  Continuing the Stay at Home (Shelter in Place) Lockdown Order for an Additional Three (3) Weeks, including Full 57-Hour Weekend Lockdowns - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-031

Dec 01  Navajo Department of Health Health Advisory Notice (HAN) COVID-19 Community Advisory No. 05 —Safety Precautions

Nov 17  Navajo Department of Health Health Advisory Notice (HAN) COVID-19 Community Advisory No. 03 —Safety Precautions

Nov 13  Re-issuing Stay at Home (Shelter in Place) Lockdown Order for Three (3) Consecutive Weeks - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-030

Nov 13  Public Health Emergency Order Declaring “Red Status” for Businesses - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-029

Nov 04  Navajo Department of Health Health Advisory Notice (HAN) COVID-19 Community Advisory—Safety Precautions

Nov 02  Public Health Emergency Order Regarding Voting on Election Day on the Navajo Nation During the Current Public Health State of Emergency - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-027

Oct 22  Public Health Emergency Order Implementing Additional 56-Hour Weekend Lockdowns - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-026

Sep 29  Public Health Emergency Order Regarding Updated Daily Curfew Hours and Implementing Additional 57-Hour Weekend Lockdowns - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-024

Sep 22  Re-issuing Stay at Home (Shelter in Place) Order and 57-hour Weekend Lockdown - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-023

Sep 01  Public Health Emergency Order Continuing 32-Hour Weekend Lockdowns in September 2020 - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-022

Aug 16  Rescinding the Stay at Home (Shelter in Place) Public Health Emergency Orders and Implementing a “Safer at Home” Public Health Emergency Order, Restating the Requirements for “Drive-in” Gatherings, Restating the daily and weekend curfew hours, and Reminding Visitors and Tourists Not to Travel to the Navajo Nation - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-021

Aug 13  Public Health Emergency Order Implementing the Navajo Nation Reopening Plan and Declaring "Orange Status" - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-020

Aug 06  Public Health Emergency Order Regarding Updated Daily Curfew Hours and 32-Hour Weekend Lockdown - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-019

Jul 22  SIXTH EXECUTIVE ORDER RELATED TO EXTENDING THE DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS ON THE NAVAJO NATION; FURTHER EXTENDING THE CLOSURE OF NAVAJO NATION GOVERNMENT OFFICES AND RELATED ENTITIES - Executive Order No. 008-20

Jul 05  Re-issuing Stay at Home (Shelter in Place) Public Health Emergency Order - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-017

Jun 30  Public Health Emergency Order Locking Down the Navajo Nation for 57-Hours (for the Next Three Weekends) Due to the Alarming Increase in Positive Cases in Areas Surrounding the Navajo Nation - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-016

Jun 30  FIFTH EXECUTIVE ORDER RELATED TO EXTENDING THE DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS ON THE NAVAJO NATION; FURTHER EXTENDING THE CLOSURE OF NAVAJO NATION GOVERNMENT OFFICES AND RELATED ENTITIES - Executive Order No. 006-20

Jun 16  Public Health Emergency Order Locking Down the Navajo Nation for 57-Hours (for the Next Two Weekends) and Travel Advisory Outside of the Navajo Nation Due to the Increased in Positive Cases in Areas Surrounding the Navajo Nation - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-015

Jun 05  Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-014 - "Safer at Home" Public Health Emergency Order and Requirements for "Drive-In" Gatherings

Jun 05  Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-013 - Public Health Emergency Order Regarding Daily Curfew

Jun 03  FOURTH EXECUTIVE ORDER RELATED TO EXTENDING THE DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS ON THE NAVAJO NATION; FURTHER EXTENDING THE CLOSURE OF NAVAJO NATION GOVERNMENT OFFICES AND RELATED ENTITIES - Executive Order No. 005-20

May 19  Public Health Emergency Order Locking Down the Navajo Nation for 57-Hours During the Weekend and Closing Essential Businesses Due to Community Spread of COVID-19 - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-011

Apr 21  EXTENDING THE DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS ON THE NAVAJO NATION, EXTENDING THE CLOSURE OF NAVAJO NATION GOVERNMENT OFFICES AND RELATED ENTITIES - Executive Order No. 003-20

Apr 17  Public Health Emergency Order Mandating Use of Masks in Public due to COVID-19 - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-007

Apr 16  Public Health Emergency Order Extending the 57-Hour Weekend Curfew for Two Additional Weekends in April and Closing Essential Businesses During Weekend Curfews Due to Community Spread of COVID-19 - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-006

Apr 05  Public Health Emergency Order Implementing a 57-Hour Weekend Curfew from 8:00 P.M. on Friday, April 10 to 5:00 A.M. on Monday April 13 Due to the Community Spread of COVID-19 - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-005

Mar 31  EXTENDING THE DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS ON THE NAVAJO NATION, EXTENDING THE CLOSURE OF NAVAJO NATION GOVERNMENT OFFICES AND RELATED ENTITIES - Executive Order No. 002-20

Mar 29  Public Health Emergency Order Implementing a Curfew, Extending the March 20, 2020 Stay at Home (Shelter in Place) Order No. 2020-003, and Implementing Other Major Public Health Disaster Responses Due to the Community Spread of COVID -19 - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-004

Mar 20  Public Health Emergency Stay at Home (Shelter in Place) Order for All Residents of the Navajo Nation for Quarantine and Isolation Purposes to Limit the Spread of COVID -19 - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-003

Mar 19  Public Health Emergency Order Requiring Closure of the Chilchinbeto Community for Quarantine and Isolation (Shelter in Place) Purposes to Limit the Spread of COVID-19 - Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-002

Mar 18  Public Health Emergency Order to Limit Mass Gatherings and Gatherings Due to COVID-19

Mar 13  DECLARING A STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO THE CONFIRMATION OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS IN REGIONAL AREAS SURROUNDING THE NAVAJO NATION - Executive Order No. 001-20

Navajo News - Press Releases

Apr 19  President Nez and Vice President Lizer deliver the State of the Navajo Nation Address

Apr 18  7 new cases, 16,477 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 17  2 new cases, 16,477 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19 reported for seventh consecutive day

Apr 17  Flags to be flown at half-staff in honor and remembrance of former Diné lawmaker Nelson S. BeGaye

Apr 16  13 new cases, 16,475 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19, California variant identified in Shiprock Service Unit

Apr 15  Arizona-Tribal gaming compact amendments finalized extending compact duration up to 2048 and expanding scope of gaming

Apr 15  20 new cases, 16,431 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19 reported for fifth consecutive day

Apr 15  Navajo Nation Office of the First Lady and Second Lady launches mobile app to provide resources for Navajo families

Apr 15  The Commission on Navajo Government Development mourns the loss of Honorable Nelson S. BeGaye and, the Commission’s regular meeting has been postponed

Apr 15  President Nez and Vice President Lizer offer condolences and prayers for the family of former Diné lawmaker Nelson S. BeGaye

Apr 15  Navajo Nation Council in mourning following the passing of Honorable Nelson S. BeGaye

Apr 14  10 new cases, 16,430 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 14  President Nez voices support for President Biden’s FY 2022 budget request that includes increases for schools, IHS, and other priorities

Apr 13  Tsídii To’í celebrates Síhásin Fund heavy equipment motor grader delivery under Nation-wide investment in local needs

Apr 13  Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine paused on the Navajo Nation in accordance with CDC and FDA recommendations

Apr 13  2 new cases, 16,430 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19 reported for third consecutive day

Apr 13  President Nez meets with U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg and proposes policy changes to improve Navajo Nation’s transportation system

Apr 12  2 new cases, 16,430 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 12  FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application now open to general public

Apr 12  Navajo Nation partners with First Things First to recognize “Navajo Nation Week of the Young Child”

Apr 12  Navajo Nation and the Office of the Arizona State Treasurer recognize the month of April as “Financial Literacy Month”

Apr 12  Navajo Nation secures $14.9 million in Capital Outlay Funds with approval from New Mexico Governor

Apr 11  10 new cases, 16,430 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 11  Navajo Nation Council approves 2021 Arizona gaming compact amendments and agreements

Apr 10  16 new cases, 16,430 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 09  26 new cases, 16,430 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, stay-at-home order reinstated for Navajo Nation residents

Apr 09  President Nez cites COVID-19 variants for vetoing bill that sought to reopen Navajo Nation roads to visitors

Apr 08  15 new cases, 16,430 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Apr 08  New Mexico Governor Signs HB-0178, Opening Doors of Opportunity for Students Seeking Substance Abuse Counseling Licensure

Apr 07  President Nez calls for the protection of 1.9 million acres of land under the Bears Ears National Monument in meeting with Interior Secretary Haaland

Apr 07  16 new cases, 16,425 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 07  Navajo Nation’s renewable energy future takes step forward with 70-megawatt emissions-free energy project in Red Mesa community

Apr 06  Navajo Nation finalizes lease for 200 MW emissions-free solar energy development project in the community of Cameron

Apr 06  3 new cases, 16,425 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Apr 06  Shonto community breaks ground on new hotel to support tourism corridor, jobs, and revenue

Apr 06  Navajo leaders recognize signing of New Mexico law ending Impact Aid credits in public education funding rules

Apr 06  Navajo Nation confirms first case of the B.1.429 variant first identified in the state of California, health officials urge more residents to get vaccinated

Apr 06  Navajo Nation recognizes National Public Health Week in honor and appreciation of health care workers

Apr 05  6 new cases, 16,423 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 05  President Nez joins New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham for the signing of Impact Aid bill to support tribal schools

Apr 04  7 new cases, 16,423 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Apr 03  18 new cases, 16,423 recoveries, and four more deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 03  Office of the Controller successfully manages CARES Act funding, gearing up for second round of funding from the American Rescue Plan

Apr 02  17 new cases, 16,421 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Apr 02  April 2021 Navajo Nation Council sessions and Naabik’íyáti’ Committee work sessions

Apr 01  5 new cases, 16,398 recoveries, and five more deaths related to COVID-19, weekend vaccination events continue

Apr 01  Navajo Criminal Investigations supplemental appropriation gains approval from Law and Order Committee

Apr 01  Hay, grain, livestock feed assistance approved by Resources and Development Committee for $4 million

Apr 01  Navajo Nation recognizes the month of April as “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” acknowledging victims, survivors, and advocates

Mar 31  15 new cases, 16,398 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 31  President Nez and Vice President Lizer approve resolution to fund the Navajo Veterans Administration for the remainder of FY 2021 to help veterans

Mar 31  Tóhajiilee gas station and convenience store economic development project progress report shared with delegates

Mar 31  President Nez discusses the American Rescue Plan Act and other priorities with Congressman O’Halleran

Mar 31  Delegates receive Indian Wells economic development project updates from Division of Economic Development

Mar 31  Navajo Technical University reports dormitory construction project awaits Navajo Housing Authority review of flood plain study

Mar 31  Representative O’Halleran, Navajo Nation EPA and Delegate Kee Allen Begay Jr. discuss uranium and Claim 28 issues

Mar 30  12 new cases, 16,396 recoveries, and one recent death related to COVID-19

Mar 30  First case of COVID-19 U.K. variant confirmed on the Navajo Nation

Mar 29  5 new cases, 16,359 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 29  Three branch chiefs hold initial discussion on the American Rescue Plan Act

Mar 29  State of Arizona officially recognizes National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Mar 29  Navajo Nation moves a step closer to providing electricity to Navajo families residing in the Westwater Subdivision with $500,000 appropriation from Utah

Mar 28  7 new cases, 16,348 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 27  12 new cases, 16,342 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19, new public health emergency order issued

Mar 27  Vice President Lizer commends NTEC’s Community Heating Resource Program that provides free coal to Navajo families

Mar 26  Statement from Speaker Damon on Supplemental Appropriations and American Rescue Plan

Mar 26  Tom Platero confirmed as the Division Director for the Navajo Nation Division of General Services

Mar 26  9 new cases and 2 more deaths related to COVID-19 as latest report shows over 210,000 vaccine doses administered, and nearly 89,000 fully vaccinated

Mar 26  Navajo Nation Council holds moment of silence for US Army veteran and local leader Allen Todacheenie

Mar 25  9 new cases, 16,336 recoveries, and eight more deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 25  Navajo Nation approves request to New Mexico for State Highway 371 road repavement and improvement

Mar 25  Resources and Development Committee confirms Bidtah N. Becker to the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission

Mar 25  Navajo Nation to receive nearly $50 million in HUD funding for affordable housing under the American Rescue Plan

Mar 24  Veterans Administration continuing budget considered by HEHSC as delegates press for a comprehensive budget proposal

Mar 24  Law and Order Committee receives missing and murdered cases report from Division of Public Safety

Mar 24  10 new cases and two more deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Area IHS reports 196,902 vaccine doses have been administered so far

Mar 24  Navajo Nation Council recognizes Mr. Paul Dokey of the Tsi’ Yi’ Tóhí Singers at 92

Mar 24  Division of General Services gives Admin Building 1 and current Navajo Nation government facilities planning efforts updates

Mar 24  Law and Order Committee grants final approval for Window Rock Judicial District temporary facility project funding

Mar 24  President Nez provides testimony to Congress in support of the extension and expansion of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act

Mar 24  Veterans housing policies updates under consideration by the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee

Mar 24  MMDR/NNMPU to unveil Missing Persons Community Action Toolkit to assist Navajo communities in recovering missing relatives

Mar 23  3 new cases and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as leaders and health officials urge all residents to continue taking all precautions

Mar 23  Navajo Nation anticipates $14.9 million in Capital Outlay Funds from the State of New Mexico

Mar 22  $24 million in new heavy equipment begins to arrive at chapters

Mar 22  0 new cases and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Area IHS reports over 191,000 vaccine doses administered

Mar 22  Public comments sought for legislation regarding reopening of schools on the Navajo Nation

Mar 21  9 new cases, 16,326 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 20  5 new cases, 16,326 recoveries, and four more deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 19  Nez-Lizer commend the passage of Impact Aid bill by the New Mexico State Legislature

Mar 19  5 new cases, 16,290 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Mar 18  18 new cases, 16,289 recoveries, and six more deaths related to COVID-19 as President Nez continues to urge residents to take all precautions and limit travel

Mar 17  10 new cases, 16,288 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 17  Navajo Nation marks one year since first confirmed case of COVID-19, Day of Prayer virtual event to be held on Friday

Mar 16  2 new cases, 16,286 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 as President Nez urges Navajo Nation residents to keep taking precautions

Mar 15  6 new cases, 16,276 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Area IHS reports over 176,000 vaccine doses administered so far

Mar 15  Deb Haaland becomes the first Native American confirmed to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior

Mar 15  Navajo Nation Council applauds the confirmation of Debra Haaland to Interior Secretary

Mar 14  3 new cases, 16,231 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as officials continue to urge Navajo Nation residents to keep their guard up

Mar 13  15 new cases, 16,223 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 12  19 new cases, 16,223 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 11  8 new cases, 16,212 recoveries, and seven more deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 10  Navajo Nation to implement “soft reopening” under revised guidelines as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations decline and vaccinations increase

Mar 10  13 new cases, 16,212 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 as Navajo Nation continues downward trend in new infections and hospitalizations

Mar 10  Congress approves the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan to provide COVID-19 relief, stimulus checks, unemployment benefits

Mar 10  Navajo Nation Council recognizes American Rescue Plan passage

Mar 09  Nez-Lizer Administration recommends funding formula for COVID-19 relief funds in the American Rescue Plan

Mar 09  12 new cases, 16,202 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 as Navajo Nation sees consistent downward trend in infections and hospitalizations

Mar 09  Navajo Department of Health identifies 8 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 as data shows consistent downward trend in new cases

Mar 09  More than $293 million paid to Navajo Nation members from Navajo CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program

Mar 09  Office of the Controller lacking $1.8 million for fourth quarter operations, at risk of employee layoffs

Mar 09  Navajo Nation opposes Arizona bill that opens door to segregating Navajo and Hopi people and drastically reducing funds for direct services

Mar 08  6 new cases, 16,184 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 08  Delegates commend completion of N27 road construction between Nazlini and Chinle

Mar 07  7 new cases, 16,159 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 07  Flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of late former Navajo Nation Supreme Court Associate Justice Lorene B. Ferguson

Mar 06  16 new cases, 16,153 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 05  12 new cases, 16,140 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Mar 04  19 new cases, 16,131 recoveries, and seven more deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Area IHS reports that 141,568 vaccine doses have been administered

Mar 04  President Nez signs off on land lease to develop housing units for Dilkon Medical Center employees

Mar 03  20 new cases, 16,124 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19 as public health officials urge residents to continue taking all precautions

Mar 02  16 new cases, 16,115 recoveries, and 14 more deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Area IHS reports that 135,161 vaccine doses have been administered

Mar 02  Navajo Nation Council mourns passing of Hon. Lorene B. Ferguson, retired Supreme Court Associate Justice

Mar 01  President Nez and Vice President Lizer offer condolences to the family of former Navajo Nation Supreme Court Associate Justice Lorene B. Ferguson

Mar 01  RETIRED NAVAJO NATION JUSTICE LORENE B. FERGUSON PASSES

Mar 01  12 new cases, 16,109 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports rise in new infections

Feb 28  14 new cases, 16,097 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

Feb 27  7 new cases, 16,066 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Feb 27  Nez-Lizer commend the FCC’s approval of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to provide low-income families with subsidies for internet service

Feb 26  23 new cases, 16,057 recoveries, and four more deaths related to COVID-19

Feb 26  President Nez advocates for infrastructure projects, COVID-19 vaccines, and road improvements in tribal leaders meeting with Utah Governor

Feb 26  Funding approved for summer youth employment to assist Navajo students and to assist enterprises with the impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

Feb 25  Delegates testify in support of HB 251 requiring NM Human Services follow sovereign Tribal will in IMCE contracts

Feb 25  Health, Education, and Human Services hears recommendations of former Miss Navajo Nation titleholders for plan of operation update

Feb 25  45 new cases, 16,054 recoveries, and nine more deaths related to COVID-19

Feb 24  25 new cases, 16,021 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Feb 24  Navajo Nation leaders and NTUA highlight CARES Act infrastructure accomplishments with U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján

Feb 23  20 new cases, 16,009 recoveries, and sevens more deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Area IHS reports that 116,611 vaccine doses have been administered

Feb 22  15 new cases, 15,999 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Feb 22  Navajo leaders recognize appointment of Cordalis, Newland and others to Interior Department leadership team

Feb 22  Navajo Department of Health identifies 21 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 in latest Health Advisory Notice

Feb 22  First Lady Nez and Second Lady Lizer proclaim “Pet Spay and Neuter Awareness Month”

Feb 22  Tom Platero appointed to serve as the Division Director for the Navajo Nation Division of General Services

Feb 21  27 new cases, 15,989 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

Feb 20  48 new cases, 15,989 recoveries, and four more deaths related to COVID-19

Feb 19  48 new cases, 15,947 recoveries, and 11 more deaths related to COVID-19

Feb 19  Nez-Lizer recognize Navajo NASA engineer Aaron Yazzie’s vital role in Mars 2020 Perseverance rover landing

Feb 18  43 new cases, 15,917 recoveries, and 13 more deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Nation surpasses goal of administering 100,000 vaccine doses

Feb 18  Navajo Nation Council confirms Valinda Cook Shirley as new Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency executive director

Feb 18  NTUA constructs new wireless tower for improved cell phone and internet access for residents, students, and first responders in Beclabito

Feb 18  Navajo Nation surpasses goal of administering at least 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of February

Feb 18  More than 172,520 Navajo CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program checks cashed, Support Center switches to call-back option

Feb 17  27 new cases, 15,917 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Department of Health extends stay-at-home order and daily curfew

Feb 17  Navajo Nation Council approves $4 million for 2021 summer youth employment programs

Feb 16  Navajo Nation moves a step closer to extending voting rights settlement with additional requirements with San Juan County, Utah

Feb 16  Reopening of Grand Canyon National Park, tribal parks, and local business reports heard by Resources and Development Committee

Feb 16  Public Safety shares $1.5 million of E-911 grant expended, pilot projects proceed in Budget and Finance Committee report

Feb 16  24 new cases, 15,892 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Feb 16  Navajo Department of Health identifies 25 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 in latest Health Advisory Notice

Feb 16  Navajo Nation receives Pasture, Rangeland, Forage insurance program payment from CKP Insurance

Feb 15  13 new cases, 15,826 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Feb 14  55 new cases, 15,763 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Feb 14  Navajo Nation will strengthen federal advocacy with investment in land and property near Capitol Hill

Feb 13  35 new cases, 15,754 recoveries, and five more deaths related to COVID-19

Feb 12  U.S. EPA announces $220 million contract awards for the clean-up of more than 50 abandoned uranium mine sites on the Navajo Nation

Feb 12  66 new cases, 15,738 recoveries, and six more deaths related to COVID-19

Feb 12  Valinda C. Shirley confirmed as the Executive Director for the Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency

Feb 11  President Nez approves $1.3 million for COVID-19 mitigation efforts for Chinle nursing home

Feb 11  53 new cases, 15,696 recoveries, and 11 more deaths related to COVID-19

Feb 11  Navajo Nation awarded $53 million through E-Rate Program to increase internet capacity for chapter houses and Head Start facilities

Feb 10  38 new cases, 15,639 recoveries, and 11 more deaths related to COVID-19 as additional federal personnel begin to arrive to support vaccination efforts

Feb 10  New NTUA fiber line will increase internet capacity for Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, local schools, and businesses

Feb 9  Nez-Lizer Administration congratulates newly-appointed Arizona House of Representatives member Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren

Feb 9  Navajo Nation Council congratulates newly-appointed AZ Legislative District 7 Representative Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren

Feb 9  54 new cases, 15,635 recoveries, and 15 more deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Area IHS reports that 98% of current vaccines have been administered

Feb 9  More than 200,000 checks for Navajo CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program mailed, text messages continue to be sent to applicants

Feb 8  40 new cases, 15,264 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Feb 8  Navajo Department of Health identifies 44 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 in latest Health Advisory Notice

Feb 8  Navajo Nation has administered 94% of current COVID-19 vaccine doses, additional vaccines and personnel to arrive this week to help administer more

Feb 7  23 new cases, 15,234 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Feb 6  71 new cases, 15,067 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19 as public health experts caution against large Super Bowl gatherings

Feb 5  114 new cases, 15,067 recoveries, and six more deaths related to COVID-19

Feb 5  Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission Honoring the Life and Legacy of Former President and Commission Chair, Albert Hale

Feb 4  Memorial event to be held in honor of former Navajo Nation President Albert Hale

Feb 4  110 new cases, 14,892 recoveries, and nine more deaths related to COVID-19

Feb 4  Navajo Nation Council recognizes retirees, new officials, organizations and othersduring 2021 Winter Session

Feb 3  70 new cases, 14,714 recoveries, and six more deaths related to COVID-19

Feb 3  Navajo Nation Council approves acquisition of 11 D Street, S.E. in Washington

Feb 2  President Biden signs Major Disaster Declaration for the Navajo Nation to assist with COVID-19 response efforts

Feb 2  82 new cases, 14,709 recoveries, and 12 more deaths related to COVID-19, public health experts caution public about traveling and in-person gatherings

Feb 2  President Nez and Vice President Lizer offer condolences and prayers for the family of former Navajo Nation President Albert Hale

Feb 2  Navajo Nation Council mourns former Navajo Nation President Albert Hale

Feb 2  Construction of N11 road improvements in the community of Mariano Lake scheduled to begin in spring

Feb 1  61 new cases, 14,484 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19 as President Nez urges Navajo Nation residents to continue taking precautions

Feb 1  Nez-Lizer congratulate Arlando Teller and Wahleah Johns for their recent appointments to serve under the Biden-Harris Administration

Feb 1  President Nez requests more COVID-19 vaccines and additional resources in meeting with Biden-Harris officials and federal agencies

Feb 1  President Nez urges public to take all precautions as Navajo Department of Health identifies 56 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19

Jan 31  103 new cases, 14,454 recoveries, and four more deaths related to COVID-19 as health care experts urge public to continue taking all precautions

Jan 31  Navajo leaders encourage equitable distribution of CARES Fund chapter distribution supplies

Jan 31  Navajo Nation Council mourns Harry Williams Sr.

Jan 30  135 new cases, 14,374 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19 as weekend vaccinations continue

Jan 30  Nez-Lizer Administration approves over $54 million for heavy equipment needs and water infrastructure projects at the local level

Jan 29  83 new cases, 14,373 recoveries, and 11 more deaths related to COVID-19 as weekend vaccinations set to begin

Jan 28  Navajo delegates express appreciation and support for HB2215 and HB2218 action in Arizona Legislature

Jan 28  59 new cases, 14,275 recoveries, and 11 more deaths related to COVID-19 as health care facilities prepare to offer vaccinations on weekends

Jan 27  152 new cases, 14,266 recoveries, and four more deaths related to COVID-19

Jan 27  Navajo Nation observes National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Jan 27  Text messages being sent to provide status of application, checks for the Navajo CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program

Jan 27  Recipients of duplicate checks heavily cautioned to not cash them, replacement checks expedited Jan. 26

Jan 26  Hardship Assistance Program checks mailed out, 370 duplicate checks sent in error and will be voided

Jan 25  Seth Damon elected to a second term as Speaker of the 24th Navajo Nation Council

Jan 25  89 new cases, 14,152 recoveries, and four more deaths related to COVID-19 as latest Public Health Emergency Order takes effect

Jan 25  Navajo Department of Health identifies 53 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 in latest Health Advisory Notice

Jan 24  133 new cases, 14,053 recoveries, and seven more deaths related to COVID-19

Jan 23  132 new cases, 13,910 recoveries, and 12 more deaths related to COVID-19

Jan 22  Navajo Nation Council 2021 winter regular session to commence January 25

Jan 22  143 new cases, 13,812 recoveries, and 14 more deaths related to COVID-19 as 57-hour weekend lockdown takes effect

Jan 21  Navajo Nation’s stay-at-home order extended, daily curfew implemented,and weekend lockdowns lifted to allow more vaccination events on weekends

Jan 21  166 new cases, 13,762 recoveries, and seven more deaths related to COVID-19

Jan 20  94 new cases, 13,748 recoveries, and 11 more deaths related to COVID-19

Jan 20  Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer congratulate U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

Jan 20  Navajo Nation Council congratulates President Biden and Vice President Harris on inauguration

Jan 19  Navajo Nation Council funds scholarships, encourages students to study hard as schools begin

Jan 19  Resources and Development Committee hears report on Navajo Nation burial policies and challenges

Jan 19  Navajo Nation Council approves Covid-19 chapter heavy equipment purchases and funding for emergency water projects

Jan 19  45 new cases, 13,566 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Jan 19  Navajo Department of Health identifies 75 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 in latest update

Jan 19  Nez-Lizer encourage safe and careful use of CARES Act Hardship Assistance funds as Controller’s Office begins to issue checks

Jan 18  Controller’s Office clarifies Special Duty Pay, who was eligible

Jan 18  Navajo CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program checks being printed, mailed

Jan 18  65 new cases, 13,532 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Jan 17  Nez-Lizer express concerns with Naat’áani Development Corporation’s actions to gain approval to oversee Medicaid funds

Jan 16  189 new cases, 13,531 recoveries, and seven more deaths related to COVID-19

Jan 15  121 new cases, 13,510 recoveries, and 16 more deaths related to COVID-19 as 57-hour weekend lockdown takes effect

Jan 14  202 new cases, 13,116 recoveries, and 13 more deaths related to COVID-19

Jan 13  169 new cases, 13,092 recoveries, and five more deaths related to COVID-19

Jan 12  193 new cases, 13,065 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19 as health care providers continue vaccine rollout for elderly

Jan 12  Health, Education, and Human Services Committee to hold virtual public hearing for Miss Navajo Nation plan of operation update

Jan 12  Office of the Speaker addresses bonus pay claim in December 2020 Navajo Times article

Jan 12  Continuation of uranium and Radiation Exposure Compensation Act advocacy sought by Navajo Nation Council after line item vetoes

Jan 11  Controller shares Hardship Assistance payments set to begin Jan. 18 in Budget and Finance Committee report

Jan 11  Military care packages making their way to deployed Navajo US Armed Forces members

Jan 11  154 new cases, 12,855 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as health officials step up vaccine rollout for individuals 65 years and older

Jan 11  Navajo Nation Indian Managed Care Entity discussions await OPVP and NM Governor involvement

Jan 10  233 new cases, 12,817 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19 as holiday spikes continue to be reported

Jan 9  175 new cases, 12,690 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19 as 57-hour weekend lockdown continues

Jan 8  237 new cases, 12,680 recoveries, and 22 more deaths related to COVID-19 as the 57-hour weekend lockdown takes effect

Jan 8  President Nez joins Deborah Ann Begay as she becomes the first Native American to serve as Justice of the Peace for Moon Valley

Jan 7  257 new cases, 12,625 recoveries, and six more deaths related to COVID-19 as stay-at-home order and weekend lockdowns extended through January 25th

Jan 7  Navajo CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program currently 90% funded, federal extension has not modified expenditure strategy

Jan 6  222 new cases, 12,597 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Jan 6  Statement from Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer

Jan 6  President Nez and Vice President Lizer approve $2.5 million to offset federal scholarship funding shortfall

Jan 5  118 new cases, 12,545 recoveries, and 15 more deaths related to COVID-19 as vaccination enters next phase for high-risk, elders, and more

Jan 4  Valinda Shirley appointed to serve as the new Executive Director for the Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency

Jan 4  110 new cases, 12,211 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Jan 4  Navajo Department of Health identifies 73 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19

Jan 3  146 new cases, 12,191 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Jan 2  152 new cases, 12,170 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Jan 2  NTUA far exceeds expectations with 713 homes now connected to the electric grid with CARES Act funds

Jan 1  266 new cases, 11,741 recoveries, and 7 more deaths related to COVID-19 as 57-hour weekend lockdown begins

Dec 31  Navajo Nation reauthorizes the Health Diné Nation Act of 2014 to help fight diabetes and other health conditions

Dec 31  Navajo Nation extends 2% ‘junk food tax’ and strengthens enforceability of Healthy Diné Nation Act of 2014

Dec 31  287 new cases, 11,741 recoveries, and 23 more deaths related to COVID-19, large increases likely due to delayed reporting caused by the Christmas holiday

Dec 30  Navajo Nation applauds signing of the Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2020

Dec 30  225 new cases, 11,714 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19, large increase in cases likely caused by delayed reporting due to recent holiday

Dec 29  153 new cases, 11,677 recoveries, and four more deaths related to COVID-19

Dec 28  President Nez and Vice President Lizer congratulate newly elected Navajo County Supervisor Alberto L. Peshlakai

Dec 28  95 new cases, 11,494 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Department of Health continues to offer isolation and testing options

Dec 28  Navajo Department of Health identifies 68 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19

Dec 28  Nez-Lizer applaud three-year reauthorization of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians to help address health issues on the Navajo Nation

Dec 27  Navajo Nation celebrates historic moment as the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act is signed into law

Dec 27  Navajo Nation Council applauds enactment of Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act, CARES Act extension

Dec 27  122 new cases, 11,402 recoveries, and 10 more deaths related to COVID-19

Dec 26  307 new cases and five deaths related to COVID-19 in two days as stay-at-home order and weekend lockdowns extended for two more weeks

Dec 24  272 new cases, 11,316 recoveries, and seven more deaths related to COVID-19 as leaders caution public to celebrate Christmas safely

Dec 23  Navajo Nation Council approves emergency legislation to cover 500 megawatt transmission charge for 2021

Dec 23  25% of applicants to the Navajo CARES Hardship Assistance Program at risk of being excluded because of missing records, information

Dec 23  157 new cases, 11,292 recoveries related to COVID-19 as public health experts urge public to avoid in-person gatherings

Dec 22  Navajo Nation Council readies heavy equipment and emergency water projects legislation to continue immediate support for local communities

Dec 22  151 new cases, 11,202 recoveries, and seven more deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Area IHS receives first shipment of Moderna vaccine

Dec 21  Congress approves omnibus funding bill extending Coronavirus Relief Funds and approving Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act

Dec 21  Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act included in omnibus spending bill passed by Congress

Dec 21  U.S. House passes the historic Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act

Dec 21  158 new cases, 11,149 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19 as 75 communities identified with uncontrolled spread

Dec 20  157 new cases, 11,039 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Dec 19  235 new cases, 10,999 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Dec 18  175 new cases, 10,999 recoveries, and 10 more deaths related to COVID-19 as the 57-hour weekend lockdown takes effect

Dec 18  Navajo Nation: Covid-19 positive cases increase by 175 as 57-hour weekend lockdown begins

Dec 17  Navajo Nation: Covid-19 positive cases increase by 287, nearly 20 additional Chapter communities report positive cases

Dec 17  287 new cases, 10,848 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Dec 17  Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez applauds historic moment as Deb Haaland selected to lead the Department of the Interior under the Biden-Harris Administration

Dec 17  NTUA Choice Wireless constructs two more towers dedicated to improving cell phone and internet access for families, students, and first responders using CARES Act funds

Dec 16  Navajo Nation: Covid-19 positive cases increase by 160, Council begins addressing critical funding needs after December 30

Dec 16  160 new cases, 10,779 recoveries, and four more deaths related to COVID-19 as leaders urge public to continue taking precautions to stay safe and healthy

Dec 16  U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Health and Human Services deploy medical personnel to Navajo Nation to help fight COVID-19

Dec 15  Navajo Nation: Covid-19 positive cases increase by 160 as Navajo Area IHS reports 3,900 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses arrive

Dec 15  Navajo Area IHS completes distribution of first allocation of Pfizer vaccines to health care centers

Dec 15  528 families receive electricity as NTUA continues making progress with water, telecommunications, and solar projects with CARES Act funds

Dec 15  160 new cases, 10,726 recoveries, and five more deaths related to COVID-19 as Department of Health identifies 77 communities with uncontrolled spread

Dec 14  Navajo Nation: Covid-19 positive cases increase by 341 over the weekend, NTUA reports more completed projects under CARES

Dec 14  158 new cases, 10,623 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Area IHS receives first shipment of Pfizer vaccines

Dec 13  183 new cases, 10,371 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Area IHS prepares to deliver Pfizer vaccine to health care facilities

Dec 12  203 new cases, 10,359 recoveries, and seven more deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Area IHS anticipates first shipment of Pfizer vaccine

Dec 12  President Nez approves the Navajo Nation’s FY 2021 Comprehensive Budget

Dec 11  231 new cases, 10,313 recoveries, and 12 more deaths related to COVID-19 as 57-hour weekend lockdown goes into effect

Dec 11  Navajo Nation Fiscal Year 2021 Comprehensive Budget enacted, President Nez line item vetoes senior center, child advocacy funding

Dec 10  Controller’s Office working quickly to fix application issues, launching text messaging service as means of communication

Dec 10  Navajo Nation: Covid-19 positive cases increase by 368, weekend curfews continue until December 28

Dec 10  347 new cases, 10,256 recoveries, and six more deaths related to COVID-19 as FDA advisory committee recommends approval of vaccine

Dec 10  FDA advisory committee recommends authorization of Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19, public health care experts to provide important updates during virtual town hall

Dec 10  Navajo Nation renews call for the protection of 1.9 million acres of land under the Bears Ears National Monument

Dec 09  Navajo Nation: Covid-19 positive cases increase by 191, Council continues vaccine oversight and tours chapter distribution facility

Dec 09  New Mexico’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives Task Force releases final report to Governor Lujan Grisham

Dec 09  191 new cases, 10,192 recoveries, and five more deaths related to COVID-19 as Pfizer vaccine seeks FDA approval on Thursday

Dec 08  159 new cases, 10,075 recoveries, and six more deaths related to COVID-19

Dec 08  Navajo Nation: Covid-19 positive cases increase by 159, Navajo leaders receive vaccination updates from NAIHS

Dec 08  Navajo Nation leaders honor and thank longtime U.S. Senator Tom Udall as he delivers farewell address

Dec 07  Oliver Whaley steps down as Executive Director of Navajo Nation EPA to focus on his family

Dec 07  Navajo Nation: Covid-19 positive cases increase by 213, related mortalities increase by 15 in 24-hour period

Dec 07  213 new cases, 10,045 recoveries, and 15 more deaths related to COVID-19 as the CDC warns of high level of transmission across the United States

Dec 07  77 Navajo Nation communities identified as having uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 by Navajo Department of Health

Dec 06  Navajo Nation: Covid-19 positive cases increase by 177, Law & Order Committee expected to hear public safety reports

Dec 06  Navajo Nation expands options for isolation sites for people who test positive for COVID-19 and those awaiting results to self-isolate safely - Navajo Department of Health announces additional free COVID-19 testing sites

Dec 06  177 new cases, 9,833 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as new provisions under latest public health order set to take effect on Monday

Dec 05  More than 290,000 Navajo Nation members apply for Hardship Assistance Program, follow-ups will be conducted to fix some applications

Dec 05  Navajo Nation: Covid-19 positive cases increase by 225, healthcare facilities reporting at 100 percent ICU capacity

Dec 05  225 new cases, 9,797 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

Dec 04  Navajo Nation: Covid-19 positive cases increase by 168 as nation prepares to receive CARES Fund pandemic response supplies

Dec 04  168 new cases, 9,768 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

Dec 03  Flags to be flown at half-staff in honor and memory of World War II Army veteran Fred Johnson, Sr.

Dec 03  Navajo Nation extends stay-at-home lockdown and reimplements 57-hour weekend lockdown as hospitals reach a state of major crisis

Dec 03  236 new cases, 9,569 recoveries, and five more deaths related to COVID-19

Dec 03  Navajo Nation: Covid-19 positive cases increase by 236 as HEHSC receives NAIHS report on crisis situation across the nation

Dec 03  Council affirms November 20 for automatic reallocation of unobligated CARES Funds for Hardship Assistance Program

Dec 02  310 new cases, 9,517 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

Dec 02  Covid-19 vaccine plan draft for the Navajo Nation received by Health, Education, and Human Services Committee

Dec 02  President Nez and Vice President Lizer congratulate new U.S. Senator Mark Kelly

Dec 02  Unspent CARES Act funds are in the process of being diverted to the Hardship Assistance fund to be used for direct relief for the Navajo people

Dec 01  104 new cases, 9,425 recoveries, and three more deaths related COVID-19 as Department of Health identifies 75 communities with uncontrolled spread

Nov 30  168 new cases, 9,188 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as the three-week stay-at-home lockdown continues

Nov 30  Law and Order Committee receives public safety responses on Tohajiilee law enforcement services

Nov 30  381 homes receive electricity as NTUA continues making progress with CARES Act funds

Nov 29  177 new cases, 8,676 recoveries, and five more deaths related to COVID-19

Nov 28  258 new cases, 8,609 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Nov 28  Navajo Department of Health Executive Director Dr. Jill Jim selected to serve on the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Advisory Board

Nov 27  91 new cases, 8,609 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Nov 26  226 new cases, 8,606 recoveries, and five more deaths related to COVID-19

Nov 26  In recognition of the Navajo Nation’s first responders and front-line workers, Council asks all to follow public health orders and guidelines

Nov 25  221 new cases, 8,588 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

Nov 24  121 new cases, 8,271 recoveries, and seven more deaths related to COVID-19

Nov 24  Navajo Nation Business and Artisans Economic Relief Grant Program provides hardship relief for over 4,000 Navajo businesses and artisans

Nov 24  Controller’s Office successfully concludes Chapter Distribution Program despite challenges, short timeframe

Nov 24  More than 240,000 enrolled members apply for Navajo Cares Act Hardship Assistance Program, deadline quickly approaching Nov. 30

Nov 23  197 new cases, 8,205 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as public health experts urge residents to stay home for the holiday

Nov 22  383 new cases, 8,131 recoveries, and five more deaths related to COVID-19 as President Nez urges the Navajo people to recommit to fighting the pandemic

Nov 21  168 new cases, 8,055 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Nov 20  Navajo Nation Council hears child sexual abuse services report from Tséhootsooí Medical Center’s Family Advocacy Center

Nov 20  Navajo Nation reports record-high 351 new cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths as leaders and health experts urge public to stay home

Nov 19  167 new cases, 8,028 recoveries, and five more deaths related to COVID-19 as New Mexico reports 3,675, Utah reports 3,968, and Arizona reports 4,123

Nov 19  Navajo Nation Council’s RECA lobbying efforts to continue into new Congress and the Biden-Harris Administration

Nov 18  135 new cases, 8,011 recoveries, and eight more deaths related to COVID-19

Nov 17  146 new cases, 8,011 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19 as Department of Health identifies 55 communities with uncontrolled spread

Nov 16  197 new cases, 7,986 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 as three-week stay-at-home lockdown begins

Nov 15  117 new cases, 7,926 recoveries, and four more deaths related to COVID-19 as three-week stay-at-home lockdown set to begin

Nov 14  172 new cases, 7,926 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as 56-hour weekend curfew continues

Nov 13  Navajo Nation to implement more public health measures on Monday as health experts recommend online learning and advise against reopening casinos

Nov 13  97 new cases, 7,910 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19 as 56-hour weekend curfew begins

Nov 12  143 new cases, 7,902 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as states continue to report record-high new cases and hospitalizations

Nov 12  NTUA expands broadband access for students first responders, and residents using CARES Act funds

Nov 12  President Nez and Vice President Lizer issue proclamation in observance of “Navajo Nation Day of Prayer”

Nov 11  98 new cases, 7,828 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Nov 11  Navajo Department of Health identifies 34 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19

Nov 11  Navajo Nation Council recognizes Veterans Day across the nation

Nov 10  79 new cases, 7,802 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Nov 10  Council Delegate Kee Allen Begay, Jr. advocates for collaboration with Senator-elect Mark Kelly on Navajo Nation and local priorities

Nov 09  70 new cases, 7,795 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Nov 08  124 new cases, 7,641 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

Nov 07  158 new cases, 7,641 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as the 56-hour weekend curfew continues

Nov 07  Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and First Lady Phefelia Nez congratulate Biden-Harris

Nov 06  90 new cases, 7,637 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19 as the 56-hour weekend curfew begins

Nov 06  Delegate Crotty testifies in support of cross-agency collaboration to address public safety, domestic violence and child abuse prevention

Nov 05  112 new cases, 7,627 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19 as public health experts urge Navajo Nation residents to stay local, stay safe

Nov 05  Navajo Nation expresses condolences on passing of Chichiltah Chapter President and McKinley County Commissioner Tommy Nelson

Nov 05  “Invalid login” issue with online application portal being addressed

Nov 04  131 new cases, 7,613 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as new provisions issued with 56-hour weekend curfews

Nov 04  Navajo Department of Health issues a Health Advisory Notice for the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 in certain communities

Nov 03  72 new cases, 7,605 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

Nov 03  NTUA connects 335 families to electric grid with CARES Act funds, work crews continue to connect more homes

Nov 02  47 new cases, 7,568 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19 as Nation issues new public health order for election day

Nov 02  Navajo Nation Council recognizes former delegate Robert Billie Whitehorse and offer condolences on his passing

Nov 02  Online Portal for Navajo CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program attracts thousands of applicants on first day

Nov 02  Navajo Nation dedicates Little Singer Community School with Birdsprings community and Washington delegation

Nov 02  CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program application now available online, paper applications continue to be accepted

Nov 2  Navajo Nation dedicates Little Singer Community School with Birdsprings community and Washington delegation

Nov 01  73 new cases, 7,546 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Nov 01  President Nez and Vice President Lizer proclaim “Navajo Nation Adoption Awareness Month”

Oct 31  59 new cases, 7,542 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19 as 56-hour weekend lockdown continues

Oct 30  90 new cases, 7,533 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19 as 56-hour weekend lockdown is set to begin

Oct 30  Official rollout of Hardship Assistance Program begins Nov. 2

Oct 30  Public health experts offer Halloween safety tips as COVID-19 cases continue to surge on the Navajo Nation

Oct 29  Navajo leaders share priorities and recommendations with Federal delegation during Navajo Nation consultation

Oct 29  130 new cases, 7,528 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Department of Health warns of community spread

Oct 29  Early in-person voting for Navajo Nation elections ends Friday, General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 3rd

Oct 28  Navajo public urged to submit public comments for legislation that seeks support and approval for the reopening of Navajo Nation casino facilities

Oct 28  71 new cases, 7,525 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 28  Additional Hardship Assistance Program application forms available Thursday and Friday, online application will be available on Nov. 2nd

Oct 28  Hardship Assistance Program applications being distributed

Oct 28  General Chapter election across Navajo Nation to take place November 3

Oct 28  Navajo leaders advocate for health care, public safety, economic development, and others with White House leadership

Oct 27  24 new cases, 7,504 recoveries, and one recent death related to COVID-19

Oct 26  63 new cases, 7,497 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 26  President Nez discusses CARES Act deadline, infrastructure needs, and federal regulations with Congressman O’Halleran

Oct 26  More hardcopy applications for Hardship Assistance Program on their way

Oct 26  Navajo Nation to host White House for policy roundtables and discussions on Tuesday

Oct 26  Hardship Assistance Program application opens to elders and special needs individuals, online application will open to all enrolled members on Nov. 2nd

Oct 25  76 new cases, 7,489 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as states continue to see record-high hospitalizations

Oct 24  64 new cases, 7,466 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as 56-hour weekend lockdown continues

Oct 23  47 new cases, 7,438 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as 56-hour weekend lockdown begins

Oct 22  70 new cases, 7,429 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as 56-hour weekend lockdown approaches

Oct 21  29 new cases, 7,403 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as New Mexico reports record-high number of daily cases

Oct 21  Vice President Lizer participates in White House discussion as the Trump-Pence Administration presents “Core Principles” for Indian Country

Oct 21  Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project makes progress to supply clean water to Navajo communities

Oct 21  Office of the Controller presents three scenarios to add funds to CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program

Oct 20  30 new cases, 7,397 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 19  14 new cases, 7,396 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 as Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona report increases in daily cases

Oct 18  42 new cases, 7,381 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Oct 17  53 new cases, 7,378 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as the Navajo Nation exceeds 50 new cases for the first time since July 30th

Oct 16  38 new cases, 7,362 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Nation’s 56-hour weekend lockdown begins

Oct 15  31 new cases, 7,360 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona report high case numbers

Oct 15  President Nez orders flags to be flown at half-staff in honor and memory of former Navajo Nation President Thomas Atcitty

Oct 14  40 new cases, 7,358 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico report large increases in new cases

Oct 14  Navajo Nation Council mourns former Navajo Nation President Thomas Atcitty

Oct 14  President Nez and Vice President Lizer offer condolences to the family of former Navajo Nation President Thomas Atcitty

Oct 13  Navajo Nation leaders express disappointment with U.S. Supreme Court ruling that ends the 2020 Census count

Oct 13  9 new cases, 7,352 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, public health experts recommend additional weekend lockdowns

Oct 13  Hardship Assistance program approved, Council to finalize criteria and application before Controller opens program to the public

Oct 12  Office of the Controller ready to administer Hardship Assistance Program, funds for Navajo Nation Chapters

Oct 12  NTUA connects 260 families to electric grid with CARES Act funds, water projects and telecommunications making progress

Oct 12  30 new cases, 7,343 recoveries, and six more deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 12  Pinedale community celebrates new NTUA Choice Wireless tower dedicated to improving cell phone and internet access for families, students, and first responders

Oct 12  INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY MESSAGE

Oct 11  20 new cases, 7,339 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as public health experts caution against family gatherings and travel

Oct 10  43 new cases, 7,335 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 as Navajo Nation sees 85 total new cases in two days

Oct 10  Savanna’s Act and Not Invisible Act signed into law to help address the missing and murdered Indigenous women crisis

Oct 09  42 new cases, 7,314 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 as large increases in overall state numbers reported

Oct 09  Nez-Lizer Administration approves hardship relief funds for enrolled Navajo Nation members, chapter relief funds, and broadband initiatives

Oct 08  32 new cases, 7,312 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Oct 08  President Nez presents tribal priorities to presidential and vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Oct 07  27 new cases, 7,301 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 07  Navajo Agricultural Products Industry continues to give back to Navajo communities and strengthen tribal sovereignty

Oct 06  17 new cases, 7,284 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Oct 06  Navajo Nation Council’s continuing budget resolution preserves employee positions as comprehensive budget is fixed

Oct 06  Navajo Nation Council receives updates on CARES business and artisan hardship program, $4.6 million granted through online portal

Oct 06  Arizona voter registration deadline extended to October 23, New Mexico registration deadline is October 6, Utah is October 23

Oct 05  Navajo Nation Council approves plan to accelerate CARES Fund relief and support through Chapter workforce and online portal

Oct 05  Navajo Nation Council receives update on CARES Expenditures, $50 million expended as of Oct. 5

Oct 05  11 new cases, 7,278 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 05  Navajo Nation clarifies the legal definition of “marijuana” and creates new civil forfeiture provisions for violators

Oct 04  19 new cases, 7,271 recoveries, and one recent death related to COVID-19

Oct 03  17 new cases, 7,266 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 02  34 new cases, 7,262 recoveries, and two recent deaths related to COVID-19

Oct 02  President Nez and Vice President Lizer offer condolences to the family of longtime Navajo Nation EMS Manager Henry Wallace

Oct 02  U.S. District Court clarifies previous rulings and orders the 2020 census count to continue through October, appeal pending in higher court

Oct 02  NEI Applications are no Longer Available for SY 2020-2021

Oct 02  2020 Census deadline extended, Council encourages Navajo People to continue responding

Oct 01  13 new cases, 7,262 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, online interactive dashboard updated to provide additional data

Oct 01  Navajo Nation welcomes top FEMA officials and Arizona Department of Emergency Management

Oct 01  Navajo Nation asks BLM and BIA to suspend Farmington Mancos-Gallup RMPA planning process to allow meaningful consultation

Oct 01  Missing & Murdered Diné Relatives to hold virtual forum to kick-off Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Oct 01  Nation’s leaders issue Navajo Nation Breast Cancer Awareness Month proclamation

Oct 01  President Nez and Vice President Lizer proclaim “Navajo Nation Domestic Violence Awareness Month”

Sep 30  Audit issues and lack of due diligence cited in veto of resolution for the reauthorization of Sage Memorial Hospital, Inc. contract

Sep 30  22 new cases, 7,256 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Sep 29  Office of the Controller pleads to secure funding to manage the Coronavirus Relief Funds, budget previously line item vetoed

Sep 29  RETIRED NAVAJO NATION JUDGE MARILOU BEGAYE PASSES AWAY

Sep 29  20 new cases, 7,255 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Sep 29  Navajo Nation Council approves up to $1,500 in coronavirus hardship assistance for enrolled Navajo tribal members, up to $500 for children

Sep 29  Public health experts recommend additional weekend lockdowns as COVID-19 cases continue to increase in many regions of the Navajo Nation

Sep 29  NTUA connects 223 families to electric grid and continues to make progress with water and wifi access projects with CARES Act funds

Sep 28  22 new cases, 7,253 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Sep 28  Navajo Nation adopts short-term continuing resolution to ensure direct services and government operations through the end of 2020

Sep 27  18 new cases, 7,250 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Sep 27  Navajo Nation honors fallen warriors and military families with Navajo Nation Gold Star Families Day proclamation

Sep 26  32 new cases, 7,250 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Sep 25  26 new cases, 7,248 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 as 57-hour weekend lockdown set to begin

Sep 25  U.S. District Court of Appeals rules in favor of federally-recognized tribes in CARES Act litigation

Sep 25  Health and medical experts urge Navajo Nation residents to remain vigilant as COVID-19 community outbreaks increase

Sep 25  Naabik’iyati’ Committee of the 24th Navajo Nation Council supports capping small loans at 36% interest rate in New Mexico

Sep 24  Navajo Nation Council observes passing of Kee Yazzie Mann, former delegate and presidential candidate

Sep 24  Navajo Nation awarded significant $434k US Department of the Interior contract to conduct Chaco Canyon cultural study

Sep 24  42 new cases, 7,242 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as cluster cases continue to increase

Sep 22  Navajo Nation re-issues Stay-At-Home Order and 57-hour weekend lockdown due to rising COVID-19 cases within and near the Navajo Nation

Sep 22  Navajo Nation applauds passage of Savanna’s and Not Invisible Acts to address the missing and murdered Indigenous peoples crisis

Sep 21  11 new cases, 7,232 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as Nation prepares to implement stricter measures as cluster cases reported

Sep 20  12 new cases, 7,232 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Nation’s 32-hour partial weekend lockdown continues

Sep 19  17 new cases, 7,230 recoveries, and four more deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Nation 32-hour partial weekend lockdown begins

Sep 18  Navajo Nation observes passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Sep 18  5 new cases, 7,229 recoveries, and four more deaths related to COVID-19

Sep 18  Nation’s leaders and Gaming Enterprise mark the grand opening of Navajo Blue Travel Center

Sep 18  Shiprock District Court issues temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to stop Dineh Benally’s hemp production immediately

Sep 17  Navajo Nation and Indian Health Service making progress with water points and safe water storage projects using CARES Act funds

Sep 16  Navajo Nation implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, resolves issues over the use chainsaws to gather fire wood

Sep 15  “The Navajo Education Incentive (NEI), formerly known as the Navajo School Clothing Program, Requirement Causes Concern”

Sep 14  Navajo Nation call for flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor an remembrance of U.S. Army PFC Corlton Chee and Spc. Miguel Yazzie

Sep 14  Navajo Nation Council Approves application to Department of Interior for Chaco Canyon cultural resources investigation

Sep 14  Navajo Nation Council updated on status of investigations into deaths of Navajo soldiers at Fort Hood

Sep 10  18 new cases, 7,169 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Sep 10  Navajo Nation Council receives response from National Park Service agreeing to extend termination date of Quadrilateral Agreement

Sep 09  12 new cases, 7,167 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Sep 09  Navajo Nation Council overrides continuing budget resolution veto

Sep 09  Navajo Nation reports no new cases of coronavirus for the first time since March

Sep 09  Navajo Nation requests US Government extend 50-year Quadrilateral Agreement for one year to allow for consultation with local communities

Sep 08  Navajo Nation receives update from Fort Hood Army leadership on passing of Navajo soldiers as Congress launches investigation

Sep 08  0 new cases, 7,157 recoveries, and four deaths related to COVID-19 reported

Sep 08  President Nez calls for congressional inquiry following deaths of two members of the Navajo Nation at Fort Hood Army Base

Sep 07  1 new case, 7,154 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Sep 06  9 new cases, 7,148 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 reported as 32-hour partial weekend lockdown continues

Sep 06  Nation’s leaders recognize “Navajo Nation Suicide Prevention Week”

Sep 06  NTUA connects electricity for over 100 homes using CARES Act funds, more projects making progress

Sep 05  6 new cases, 7,142 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19 reported as 32-hour partial weekend lockdown takes effect

Sep 04  Navajo Nation mourns passing of US Army Private Carlton L. Chee, urge thorough investigation of Fort Hood soldier deaths

Sep 04  10 new cases, 7,142 recoveries, and more deaths related to COVID-19 reported as health care experts urge residents not to travel during Labor Day weekend

Sep 03  Navajo Nation officials meet with Navajo farmers regarding concerns with hemp production

Sep 03  24 new cases, 7,113 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Sep 03  Navajo Technical University opens Chinle Academic Facility

Sep 02  Navajo Nation joins lawsuit challenging the federal government’s illegal shortening of the 2020 Census

Sep 02  17 new cases, 7,108 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 as Nation’s leaders caution against traveling during the Labor Day weekend

Sep 02  Nez-Lizer reaffirm Nation’s position that Impact Aid dollars should not be used to address the Yazzie/Martinez court decision mandates for students

Sep 01  32-hour partial weekend lockdowns and daily curfews to continue as Navajo Nation’s leaders urge public to prepare for the winter season

Sep 01  9 new cases, 7,102 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Sep 01  Nez-Lizer seek support for $177 million expenditure plan provides immediate COVID-19 relief for Navajo families, students, elders, and others


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