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Apr 20  Navajo Department of Health Health Advisory Notice (HAN) - Navajo Nation Confirms First Hantavirus Case of 2021

Apr 19  Navajo Department of Health Health Advisory Notice (HAN) COVID-19 Community Advisory No. 24 - Safety Precautions

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

May 17  Navajo Nation implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

May 16  Navajo Nation recognizes the week of May 16 – 22 as “Navajo Nation Emergency Medical Service Week”

May 16  7 new cases, 29,329 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

May 15  15 new cases, 29,302 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

May 14  12 new cases, 29,294 recoveries, and five more deaths related to COVID-19, mask mandate remains in place for the Navajo Nation

May 13  14 new cases, 29,283 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 as health care facilities begin offering vaccines for adolescents

May 11  20 new cases, 29,265 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, health care facilities will begin offering vaccines for adolescents this week

May 11  Arizona Governor signs two voter suppression bills that disproportionately impact Navajo voters

May 11  9 new cases, 29,261 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Area IHS prepares to begin vaccinating 12-15 year old individuals

May 10  Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission calls to postpone vote on Public Hearing adoption of Ordinance 2021-05, changing the zoning of Two Guns interchange

May 10  30 combined new cases, 29,239 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 reported for Sunday and Monday

May 10  U.S. Department of the Treasury announces timeline, funding formula, and requirements for tribes to receive American Rescue Plan Act funding

May 10  Navajo Nation announces the Enhanced Retirement Program

May 10  Navajo Nation recognizes Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week to honor active and fallen Navajo Police Officers

May 08  12 new cases, 29,224 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

May 07  15 new cases, 29,225 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 as leaders urge families to celebrate Mother’s Day safely

May 07  Navajo Nation approves Permanent Trust Fund Income five-year expenditure plan to help ensure financial stability and direct services

May 07  Navajo Nation now has over 100,000 fully vaccinated individuals

May 06  Rock Point community to receive funding for Route 8070 improvements

May 06  Navajo Department of Health announces graduation and promotion guidelines for schools to implement to help protect against COVID-19

May 06  13 new cases, 29,213 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

May 06  Delegate Kee Allen Begay Jr. advocates for road and broadband projects with Arizona leaders

May 05  Navajo Nation recognizes “Navajo Nation Nurses Appreciation Week” in honor and recognition of the contributions and sacrifices of nurses

May 05  Navajo leaders recognize Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Awareness Day in honor and remembrance of lost loved ones

May 05  7 new cases, 29,201 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

May 04  12 new cases, 16,606 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

May 04  May 2021 Navajo Nation Council sessions and Naabik’íyáti’ Committee work sessions

May 04  Navajo Nation Council spotlights Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls national awareness day events

May 03  3 new cases, 16,596 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as the Navajo Nation nears 100,000 people fully vaccinated

May 03  FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will begin on May 12 to provide low-income families with discounted broadband service

May 03  President Nez and Vice President Lizer offer support for Salt Creek Fire residents and first responders

May 02  Navajo Nation leaders honor and thank all educators with “Navajo Nation Teacher Appreciation Week” recognition

May 02  6 new cases, 16,585 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

May 02  Week of May 2 – 8, 2021 recognized as “Navajo Nation Correctional Officers Week”

May 01  6 new cases, 16,574 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

May 01  Navajo Nation recognizes the month of May 2021 as “Navajo Nation Foster Care Awareness Month”

May 01  Navajo leaders recognize the month of May as “Ntsáhakees Silah’igii Baa ‘Áhaya – Navajo Nation Mental Health Awareness Month”

Apr 30  Navajo Nation leaders urge Arizona Governor to veto voter suppression bill

Apr 30  9 new cases, 16,574 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 30  President Nez offers support for infrastructure projects related to the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act and rural road development

Apr 29  Controller’s statements following financial management work session misdirect

Apr 29  Judicial Branch fund approved by Navajo Nation Council with federal lawsuit award

Apr 29  Navajo Nation Council approves 2022-2026 Permanent Fund 5-year income plan to directly address projected shortfalls

Apr 29  6 new cases, 16,570 recoveries, and three recent deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 29  Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision delivers significant victory for the Navajo Nation

Apr 28  Office of the Controller must operate objectively, free of political influence

Apr 28  15 new cases, 16,568 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Area IHS reports that over 95,000 individuals are fully vaccinated

Apr 28  First Lady Nez and Second Lady Lizer announce “Talking Trash” series focusing on illegal trash dumping on the Navajo Nation

Apr 28  Navajo Nation opposes Arizona bills that would suppress Navajo voters

Apr 27  0 new cases, 16,565 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 27  Navajo Nation BIE schools, Diné College, and NTU allocated nearly $205 million through the American Rescue Plan Act

Apr 27  5 new cases, 16,524 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 26  Nez-Lizer Administration to meet with Chapters regarding the American Rescue Plan Act

Apr 23  First Lady Biden concludes visit to the Navajo Nation with discussions with students, educators, parents, and health care workers

Apr 23  31 new cases, 16,524 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Nation prepares to transition to “Yellow Status” on Monday

Apr 22  Navajo leaders welcome First Lady Jill Biden to the Navajo Nation

Apr 22  President Nez and Vice President Lizer congratulate U.S. Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs nominee Bryan Newland

Apr 22  15 new cases, 16,522 recoveries, and no recent death related to COVID-19

Apr 21  Navajo Nation to welcome First Lady Jill Biden

Apr 21  8 new cases, 16,522 recoveries, and one recent death related to COVID-19

Apr 21  Navajo Nation enrolled population increases to 399,494 thanks to Navajo CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program

Apr 20  9 new cases, 16,515 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19

Apr 20  Navajo Department of Health cautions public about Hantavirus as first case of the year confirmed

Apr 19  4 new cases, 16,477 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19

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


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