Press Releases for April 2020

Apr 30  Navajo Nation Council express condolences on passing of sisters who served in nation’s public safety, health fields

Apr 30  164 new cases and nine more deaths related to COVID-19 reported

Apr 30  Special Session of the 24th Navajo Nation Council canceled, Legislative Branch to undergo deep cleaning

Apr 30  24-member Naabik’íyáti’ Committee advances 3 override legislation to full Council

Apr 30  Navajo Nation thanks Congressional members for supporting CARES Act funding for federally-recognized tribes

Apr 29  The Department for Self Reliance’s Gallup Location is Closed until May 11, 2020

Apr 29  Shiprock Alternative Care Site ready to house positive COVID-19 patients

Apr 29  Nez-Lizer set to lead “Operation First of the Month” to help protect elders from COVID-19

Apr 29  Nez-Lizer distribute essential items to 222 families as 104 new cases related to COVID-19, two more deaths reported

Apr 29  Crownpoint District Court and Pueblo Pintado Circuit Court are closed to the public until further notice

Apr 29  Domestic violence shelters report sharp rise in Navajo-based crisis calls, detail unpaid Social Services contracts

Apr 28  Navajo Nation to implement another 57-hour weekend curfew as 104 new cases related to COVID-19, one more death reported

Apr 28  Nez-Lizer thank individuals and groups that donated masks to help prevent COVID-19

Apr 28  Council, Census Bureau urge Navajo public to apply for 2020 Census work

Apr 28  Navajo Nation congratulates Tyler Fish on re-established White House Council on Native American Affairs appointment

Apr 27  Days for Girls Foundation and Kwek Society provide mask and feminine care donations to the Navajo Nation

Apr 27  Nez-Lizer initiate public comment period for Council resolutions

Apr 27  Navajo Nation applauds court decision to exclude Alaska Native Corporations from $8 billion coronavirus relief funding

Apr 27  53 new cases related to COVID-19, no new deaths reported as Alternative Care Sites near completion

Apr 27  U.S. District Court rules in favor of tribes for CARES Act funding

Apr 26  79 new cases related to COVID-19, no new deaths reported

Apr 25  97 new cases and one more death related to COVID-19 reported

Apr 24  Dr. Guy Gorman, Sr. Care Home closure averted with Council, program coordination

Apr 24  180 new cases and six more deaths related to COVID-19 reported as 57-hour weekend curfew is set to take effect

Apr 24  Navajo Nation welcomes UCSF HEAL Initiative health care workers to the Navajo Nation

Apr 23  78 new cases and three more deaths related to COVID-19 reported

Apr 23  Nez-Lizer Administration proposes to work with Council to develop new legislation to protect Navajo consumers from price gouging

Apr 22  Mental health, domestic violence services advocacy by Delegate Crotty continues during pandemic

Apr 22  Nez-Lizer lead food and care package distribution to rural community members

Apr 22  Navajo Board of Election Supervisors (NBOES) announces that it has passed a resolution to postpone the 2020 Elections filing period for the upcoming Chapter Elections

Apr 22  76 new cases and one more death related to COVID-19 reported

Apr 22  Navajo Nation files lawsuit against United States for fair share of federal COVID-19 funding

Apr 22  Navajo Nation receives 30,000 liters of bottled water to help COVID-19 response efforts

Apr 22  ONNSFA Offices Remain Closed to Public Until May 17; Limited Services Provided at Agency Offices

Apr 22  Navajo Nation extends closure of government until May 17 to reduce the spread of COVID-19

Apr 21  63 new COVID-19 cases and 48 total deaths on the Navajo Nation reported

Apr 21  Nez-Lizer congratulate IHS Director Rear Admiral Michael D. Weahkee for being confirmed by the Senate

Apr 20  NAVAJO NATION COURTS TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE ESSENTIAL SERVICES ONLY

Apr 20  124 new COVID-19 cases since Saturday, 4,579 negative results reported

Apr 20  NAVAJO NATION COURTS TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE ESSENTIAL SERVICES ONLY

Apr 20  Navajo Nation Council to continue holding 2020 Spring Session

Apr 19  Nez-Lizer veto resolution that sought to cancel the Navajo Nation Council’s spring session citing the need for Navajo people to hear from all leaders

Apr 18  70 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 4,075 negative results reported

Apr 17  Navajo Nation Council votes to cancel 2020 Spring Session

Apr 17  Speaker Damon issues open letter to Navajo Nation spiritual leaders

Apr 17  Navajo Nation issues Public Health Emergency Order requiring protective masks to be worn in public to help fight the spread of COVID-19

Apr 17  President Nez and Vice President Lizer offer condolences to the family of former Arizona Governor Jane Dee Hull

Apr 17  FCC grants Navajo Nation temporary access to broadband spectrum to help during COVID-19 pandemic

Apr 17  85 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths reported as the Navajo Nation’s 57-hour weekend curfew takes effect

Apr 17  Nez-Lizer applaud “huge win” for Navajo students as federal Impact Aid Program rules on equalization formula

Apr 16  President Nez to participate in roundtable hosted by Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva on Federal Coronavirus Response in Indian Country

Apr 16  April 17 Special Session to include action on burial assistance, public safety, donations

Apr 16  121 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths reported

Apr 16  Navajo Nation establishes the “Navajo Nation COVID-19 Fund”

Apr 16  Navajo Nation strongly opposes CARES Act funding for Alaska Native Corporations

Apr 16  Navajo Nation initiates additional weekend curfews, outlines provisions for essential businesses

Apr 15  Navajo Nation communities receive food donations from the State of New Mexico and Arizona’s St. Mary’s Food Bank

Apr 15  83 new cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths reported

Apr 15  The Department for Self Reliance’s Need-Based Programs Available to Families and Individuals, Living on the Navajo Nation, During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 14  St. Mary’s partnership brings food distributions back to Tónaaneesdizí

Apr 14  Nez-Lizer commend City of Gallup’s action to temporarily stop alcohol sales at convenience stores

Apr 14  25 new cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths reported

Apr 13  COVID-19 cases reach a total of 813, with 28 total deaths reported

Apr 11  101 new positive cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths reported, rapid testing to soon become available

Apr 10  Navajo Nation’s telecommunication service providers take “Keeping Americans Connected Pledge” to provide internet access for Navajo students, small businesses, and residents

Apr 10  39 new positive cases of COVID-19, 2,705 total negative tests reported

Apr 09  70 new positive cases of COVID-19, two more deaths reported

Apr 09  Third Special Session to be held Friday, April 10

Apr 09  President Nez and Vice President Lizer in self-quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19 individual

Apr 08  Navajo Nation Family Prayer Weekend declared to help fight the spread of COVID-19

Apr 08  62 new positive cases of COVID-19, three more deaths reported

Apr 08  Navajo Nation applauds Page Police Department for arrest in threatening social media post incident

Apr 07  42 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported for the Navajo Nation, two additional deaths

Apr 06  30 new positive cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation, 2,134 total negative results

Apr 06  Navajo Nation to initiate 57-hour weekend curfew to fight COVID-19

Apr 05  354 total positive cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation, one more death confirmed

Apr 04  Arizona Army National Guard delivers supplies to help fight COVID-19

Apr 04  321 total positive cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation, one more death confirmed

Apr 03  270 total positive cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation, four more deaths confirmed

Apr 03  Nez-Lizer reaffirms temporary restrictions of roadways for tourists and visitors to the Navajo Nation, commerce and businesses exempted

Apr 03  Navajo Nation secures $22 million in Dept. of Housing and Urban Development COVID-19 relief funding

Apr 02  Navajo Nation Council, University of Arizona partnership sends 250 COVID-19 test kits to Navajo health care facilities

Apr 02  241 total positive cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation, 1,796 negative tests reported

Apr 01  40 new cases of COVID-19 reported for the Navajo Nation

Apr 01  “Operation First of the Month” helps many Navajo elders

Apr 01  No Automobile Repossession in New Mexico until Public Health Emergency is Over