Press Releases for January 2021

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 Nationís 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 Controllerís Office begins to issue checks

Jan 18  Controllerís 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 NaatíŠani Development Corporationís 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