Press Releases for July 2021

Jul 31  25 new cases and three more deaths related to COVID-19 reported

Jul 31  Christmas in July at Cornfields Chapter

Jul 30  Application process reopens for the final phase of the CARES Act Hardship Program, deadline set for the end of September

Jul 30  26 new cases, 29,882 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Jul 30  Vice President Lizer encourages parents to invest in children's educational ambitions

Jul 30  President Nez and Vice President Lizer congratulate newly-appointed IHS Chief Medical Officer Dr. Loretta Christensen

Jul 30  Department of Diné Education Works to Reauthorize Navajo Schools

Jul 29  Department of the Interior Listens to Concerns of the Navajo People

Jul 29  $450,000 Settlement agreement between the Federal Trade Commission and Tate’s Auto Group

Jul 29  13 new cases, 29,867 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Jul 28  Navajo leaders discuss Chaco Canyon, public safety, and land issues with Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Bryan Newland

Jul 28  President Nez commends Emergency Management officials, CHR’s, Chapter officials, and others for providing relief to elders in flooded areas

Jul 28  14 new cases, 29,859 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Jul 28  President Nez urges all schools to submit School Reopening Plans to the Department of Diné Education

Jul 27  NDOT crews continue to clear roadways to make routes passable and accessible

Jul 27  15 new cases, 29,844 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Jul 27  President Nez provides testimony about water and sanitation before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Jul 26  President Nez congratulates Navajo Technical University Master of Arts in Diné Culture, Language, and Leadership graduates

Jul 26  8 new cases, 29,817 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Jul 25  Construction of hogan-style home prototype proceeds to help address housing challenges

Jul 25  NDOT crews continue to respond to road repair needs caused by heavy rainfall

Jul 25  6 new cases and four more deaths related to COVID-19 reported

Jul 24  12 new cases and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 reported

Jul 23  11 new cases, 29,785 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Jul 23  Navajo Nation Council Amends Veteran’s Trust Fund

Jul 23  President Nez and Navajo Police Chief Francisco meets with the family of Ella Mae Begay

Jul 22  24th Navajo Nation Council Unanimously Approves Funding for Phase One of the Western Navajo Water Pipeline

Jul 22  President Nez and Utah Lt. Governor Henderson visit Westwater Subdivision residents and the Gentle Ironhawk Shelter

Jul 22  27 new cases, 29,775 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Jul 21  The Navajo Nation Fiscal Recovery Fund Approved

Jul 21  Proposed Treaty Between Cherokee Nation and Navajo Nation

Jul 21  21 new cases, 29,759 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Jul 21  Office of Miss Navajo Nation announces contestants for the 69th Annual Miss Navajo Nation Pageant

Jul 20  17 new cases, 29,759 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as the CDC reports that the Delta variant accounts for 80% of new cases

Jul 20  Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty Honors the Victims of Boarding Schools

Jul 19  President Nez and Vice President Lizer deliver the State of the Navajo Nation Address

Jul 19  6 new cases, 29,741 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Jul 18  30 new cases and two more deaths related to COVID-19 reported for Saturday and Sunday combined

Jul 16  President Nez finalizes business site leases for Navajo business owners, LeChee and Shonto Chapters highlight American Rescue Plan Act priorities

Jul 16  6 new cases, 29,694 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Jul 15  President Nez and Delegate Slater advocate for transportation system improvements and policy changes with U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg

Jul 15  Historical partnership allows Gentle Ironhawk Shelter to resume operations under the Utah Navajo Health System

Jul 15  22 new cases, 29,682 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Jul 15  New Mexico Indian Affairs Department Meets with Various New Mexico Chapters

Jul 15  Chinle Chapter Receives Award for Floodplain Management Plan

Jul 14  16 new cases, 29,674 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Jul 13  Crownpoint Chapter and summer youth workers celebrate the delivery of new heavy equipment

Jul 13  6 new cases, 29,666 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Jul 12  Council Delegate Eugenia Charles-Newton Witnesses Navajo Children Receiving Nike Shoes

Jul 12  Low Water Supply Prompts NTUA to Cut Off Water Allocations to Several Chapters

Jul 12  4 new cases, 29,660 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Jul 12  Online town hall scheduled for Monday evening to provide information about the second phase of the CARES Act Hardship Program

Jul 11  2 new cases and three more deaths related to COVID-19 reported

Jul 11  Job fairs scheduled to hire temporary workers and summer students to assist with the second phase of the CARES Act Hardship Program

Jul 10  13 new cases and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 reported

Jul 09  Senator Heinrich Discusses ARPA Funds Update and Priorities with the 24th Navajo Nation Council

Jul 09  14 new cases, 29,644 recoveries, and one recent death related to COVID-19

Jul 08  24 new cases, 29,645 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, increase in infections is due to residents traveling off the Navajo Nation

Jul 07  Flags to be flown at half-staff in honor and remembrance of U.S. Army Private Marriah Pouncy_all

Jul 07  8 new cases, 29,642 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Jul 07  Delegate Kee Allen Begay Jr. Meets with U.S. Senator Kelly and Other Congressional Delegations in Washington D.C.

Jul 07  Navajo Department of Health declares “Yellow Status” for schools, issues guidelines for youth programs, and allows parks to welcome visitors and tourists

Jul 07  Nez-Lizer to host online town hall for the Child Tax Credit

Jul 06  Council Delegate Herman M. Daniels and Paul Begay Join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez in the Signing of Legislation 0104-21

Jul 06  7 new cases, 29,639 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Jul 06  President Nez approves resolution allowing parks and roads to reopen to visitors under capacity limits and safety protocols

Jul 05  11 new cases and one more death related to COVID-19 in last two days

Jul 03  5 new cases and two more deaths related to COVID-19 reported

Jul 03  Division of Community Development Requests $1.9 Million for Plan of Operations

Jul 02  President Nez approves funding for final phase of CARES Act Hardship Program for remaining applicants and enrolled members

Jul 02  Budget & Finance Committee Approves the Three Branch Chief’s Recommendation for the Fiscal Year 2022 General Fund

Jul 02  3 new cases, 29,617 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, Navajo Nation residents urged to take precautions during holiday weekend

Jul 02  Navajo Leadership Embraces “Naabik’íyáti’” with U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján

Jul 01  Drive-up fireworks events scheduled as Navajo Nation residents urged to stay local for the Fourth of July holiday weekend due to Delta variant

Jul 01  Navajo leaders discuss Navajo Indian Irrigation Project and Chaco Canyon issues with U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján

Jul 01  4 new cases, 29,616 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19