Press Releases for August 2021

Aug 31  54 new cases, 30,902 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Aug 31  President Nez and Vice President Lizer meet with new Navajo Area BIA Regional Director Gregory Mehojah

Aug 31  Navajo Nation Department of Emergency Management issues weather warning for anticipated heavy rainfall

Aug 30  17 new cases, 30,857 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, 36 communities identified with uncontrolled spread

Aug 30  Navajo Nation Department of Personnel Management to host job fairs in September

Aug 29  24 new cases, 30,800 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Aug 28  35 new cases, 30,757 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Aug 27  38 new cases, 30,703 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Aug 27  16th Annual Government-to-Government Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation

Aug 26  55 new cases, 30,633 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Aug 25  57 new cases, 30,608 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Aug 24  37 new cases, 30,591 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Aug 23  24 new cases, 30,539 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, 36 communities identified with uncontrolled spread

Aug 23  Navajo Nation meets with Red Lake Nation on Criminal Justice Complex

Aug 22  August 2021 School Board Apportionment Plan (Plan 6) Public Hearings

Aug 22  33 new cases, 30,435 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, vaccine mandate issued for Navajo Nation employees

Aug 21  46 new cases, 30,435 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

Aug 20  24 new cases, 30,388 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Aug 19  President Nez welcomes U.S. Secretary of Energy Granholm to the Navajo Nation to discuss renewable energy

Aug 19  80 new cases, 30,342 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

Aug 18  New Lukachukai Community School facilities scheduled for completion in June 2022

Aug 18  60 new cases, 30,330 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

Aug 18  Diné Bizaad Revitalization on the Navajo Nation

Aug 17  33 new cases, 30,295 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, 28 communities identified with uncontrolled spread

Aug 17  Broadband Buildout Plans for the Navajo Nation

Aug 16  7 new cases, 30,227 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Aug 16  President Nez welcomes Utah Lt. Governor Henderson to the Navajo Nation

Aug 16  President Nez orders flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of late former Navajo Nation President Kelsey Begaye

Aug 15  THE 24TH NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL OFFERS PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY OF FORMER NAVAJO NATION LEADER KELSEY BEGAYE

Aug 15  37 new cases and one more death related to COVID-19 reported

Aug 14  President Nez and Vice President Lizer offer condolences to the family of former Navajo Nation President Kelsey Begaye

Aug 14  62 new cases and two more deaths related to COVID-19 reported

Aug 14  Navajo Nation honors Diné warriors and the importance of Diné Bizaad on Navajo Code Talker Day

Aug 13  67 new cases and one more death related to COVID-19 reported

Aug 13  Elderly Diné residents say their “prayers have been answered” with the start of N71 road improvements in Birdsprings

Aug 12  39 new cases, 30,078 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Aug 12  Resources and Development Committee Continues Oversight Budget Hearings

Aug 12  Navajo Code Talkers Honored in Flag Raising Dedication in Virginia

Aug 12  Navajo Nation to return to “Orange Status” starting on Monday due to the increase in COVID-19 cases

Aug 12  Law and Order Committee Concludes Oversight Budget Hearings

Aug 12  Reports on Unfavorable Fixed Costs Reviewed by Budget and Finance Committee

Aug 12  Many Farms Looking to Capture Rainwater for Agriculture Use

Aug 12  Navajo Leadership Meets with Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox

Aug 11   49 new cases, 30,062 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19, Navajo Nation to return to “Orange Status” restrictions

Aug 10  16 new cases, 30,055 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Aug 10  Applications for SY 2021-2022 Navajo School Clothing and Supplies Available October 4, 2021

Aug 09  15 new cases, 30,038 recoveries, and six more deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo DOH identifies 19 communities with uncontrolled spread

Aug 08  18 new cases and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 reported

Aug 07  46 new cases and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 reported

Aug 06  Approval of policy changes for the Navajo Veterans Housing Program will expand housing options

Aug 06  42 new cases, 29,969 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Aug 05  Online application for CARES Act LIHEAP Now Available

Aug 05  Local elders celebrate “a dream come true” with the approval of funding to pave roadways between Pinon and Hard Rock communities

Aug 05  43 new cases, 29,954 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Aug 04  34 new cases, 29,947 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, Navajo DOH reaffirms mask mandate and safer at home order

Aug 03  President Nez advocates for funding of the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Aug 03  Navajo Nation Child Care Centers Reopening in Phases

Aug 03  28 new cases, 29,937 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo DOH identifies nine communities with uncontrolled spread

Aug 03  Navajo Nation establishes the Fiscal Recovery Fund and the expenditure process for the American Rescue Plan Act

Aug 02  9 new cases, 29,925 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Aug 02  President Nez approves $2 million appropriation for the expansion of the Cañoncito Band of Navajos Health Center

Aug 02  Flags to be flown at half-staff in honor and memory of World War II Army and POW veteran Thomas Lynch, Jr.

Aug 02  President Nez continues to push for federal policy changes to advance infrastructure development on the Navajo Nation

Aug 01  10 new cases and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 reported