Press Releases for March 2020

Mar 31  26 new cases and two more deaths related to COVID-19 reported, first of the month precautions in place

Mar 31  Naat’áanii Development Corp.–Molina partnership to remain long-term project of Navajo Nation Council

Mar 30  ONNSFA Resumes Providing Limited Services; Offices Remain Closed to Public

Mar 30  Speaker Damon extends gratitude to nation’s doctors on National Doctors’ Day, remembers VP, Dr. Taylor McKenzie

Mar 30  20 new cases and three more deaths related to COVID-19 reported, Medical stations being established in Chinle and Tuba City

Mar 30  Navajo Nation Council airs extensive radio awareness campaign for COVID-19 prevention

Mar 30  Navajo Nation and Bashas’ Diné Markets extends “Elderly Shopping” hours on April 1

Mar 29  Curfew takes effect for Navajo Nation as COVID-19 cases reaches 128

Mar 28  115 reported cases of COVID-19 for Navajo Nation

Mar 28  Naat’áani Development Corporation attempts to bypass regulatory approvals and capitalize on the COVID-19 pandemic

Mar 27  21 new cases of COVID-19 reported for Navajo Nation, two deaths confirmed

Mar 27  $2 trillion stimulus package provides COVID-19 funds for tribes

Mar 27  Be Aware of Scams

Mar 27  President Nez and Vice President Lizer approve COVID-19 response funds for chapters

Mar 27  Council commends President Nez for signing Chapter quorum legislation, urges action on Chapter emergency funding

Mar 26  President Nez and Vice President Lizer take action on several resolutions related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Mar 26  New cases of COVID-19 reaches 71 for Navajo Nation

Mar 26  Standing committee, subcommittee, commission meetings canceled until April 5

Mar 25  Navajo Nation commends inclusion of $8 billion Tribal relief in third US stimulus bill

Mar 25  Nation’s investment in glove factory paying off during COVID-19 pandemic

Mar 25  New cases of COVID-19 increases by 20 among Navajo people


Mar 24  Navajo Nation’s positive tests for COVID-19 reaches 49

Mar 24  10 new positive COVID-19 cases reported among Navajo people

Mar 23  Three new positive COVID-19 cases reported among Navajo people

Mar 21  Total confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 26 as Navajo Nation’s “Stay at Home Order” goes into effect

Mar 20  Navajo Nation issues “Stay at Home Order” for all residents of the Navajo Nation to fight the spread of COVID-19

Mar 20  President Nez and Vice President Lizer sign $4 million appropriation to help fight the spread of COVID-19

Mar 19  Nez-Lizer and health care experts urge public to stay home as total number of positive COVID-19 test results reaches 14

Mar 18   Price gouging on and off the Navajo Nation.

Mar 18  Third member of the Navajo Nation tests positive for COVID-19 coronavirus, Public Health Emergency Order issued

Mar 18  Navajo Nation Council assures students, returning relatives that borders are not closed

Mar 18  Legislative Branch to close, Council to continue addressing COVID-19 legislation

Mar 17  Second member of the Navajo Nation tests positive for COVID-19 coronavirus

Mar 17  Member of the Navajo Nation tests positive for COVID-19 coronavirus

Mar 17  Navajo Nation Council plans second Special Session for Friday

Mar 16  Navajo Nation Council rejects $3 million appropriation on Department of Emergency Management deficiencies

Mar 16  Nez-Lizer commit to identifying internal funds to address COVID-19 coronavirus after Council votes down emergency funding

Mar 14  Nez-Lizer congratulate Navajo Chief of Police Francisco for graduating from the FBI National Academy

Mar 14  Department for Self Reliance will be closed to all visitors March 16, 2020 to April 3, 2020 to prevent spread of COVID-19

Mar 13  Navajo Nation Council to hold Special Session Monday, Mar. 16, 2020

Mar 13  Uranium public hearings postponed

Mar 13  Nez-Lizer announce temporary reduction in non-essential government services, closure of schools, and public parks to prevent spread of COVID-19

Mar 12  Nation’s leaders work together to secure $14.7 million in Capital Outlay Funds in New Mexico

Mar 12  Doreen Garlid becomes the first member of the Navajo Nation elected to the Tempe City Council

Mar 11  Navajo Nation declares Public Health State of Emergency for COVID-19 coronavirus

Mar 11  Speaker Damon, Chairman Tso request Surgeon General maintain presence of medical offi cers on Navajo Nation

Mar 10  24th Navajo Nation Council listens to Northern and Eastern Navajo Agency residents on uranium issues

Mar 10  State Task Force continue push for Navajo budget priorities at AZ State Capitol

Mar 04  Nez-Lizer issue travel advisory to Executive Branch employees and cautions Navajo citizens