Press Releases for February 2021

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