Press Releases for March 2021

Mar 31  15 new cases, 16,398 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 31  President Nez and Vice President Lizer approve resolution to fund the Navajo Veterans Administration for the remainder of FY 2021 to help veterans

Mar 31  Tóhajiilee gas station and convenience store economic development project progress report shared with delegates

Mar 31  President Nez discusses the American Rescue Plan Act and other priorities with Congressman O’Halleran

Mar 31  Delegates receive Indian Wells economic development project updates from Division of Economic Development

Mar 31  Navajo Technical University reports dormitory construction project awaits Navajo Housing Authority review of flood plain study

Mar 31  Representative O’Halleran, Navajo Nation EPA and Delegate Kee Allen Begay Jr. discuss uranium and Claim 28 issues

Mar 30  12 new cases, 16,396 recoveries, and one recent death related to COVID-19

Mar 30  First case of COVID-19 U.K. variant confirmed on the Navajo Nation

Mar 29  5 new cases, 16,359 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 29  Three branch chiefs hold initial discussion on the American Rescue Plan Act

Mar 29  State of Arizona officially recognizes National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Mar 29  Navajo Nation moves a step closer to providing electricity to Navajo families residing in the Westwater Subdivision with $500,000 appropriation from Utah

Mar 28  7 new cases, 16,348 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 27  12 new cases, 16,342 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19, new public health emergency order issued

Mar 27  Vice President Lizer commends NTEC’s Community Heating Resource Program that provides free coal to Navajo families

Mar 26  Statement from Speaker Damon on Supplemental Appropriations and American Rescue Plan

Mar 26  Tom Platero confirmed as the Division Director for the Navajo Nation Division of General Services

Mar 26  9 new cases and 2 more deaths related to COVID-19 as latest report shows over 210,000 vaccine doses administered, and nearly 89,000 fully vaccinated

Mar 26  Navajo Nation Council holds moment of silence for US Army veteran and local leader Allen Todacheenie

Mar 25  9 new cases, 16,336 recoveries, and eight more deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 25  Navajo Nation approves request to New Mexico for State Highway 371 road repavement and improvement

Mar 25  Resources and Development Committee confirms Bidtah N. Becker to the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission

Mar 25  Navajo Nation to receive nearly $50 million in HUD funding for affordable housing under the American Rescue Plan

Mar 24  Veterans Administration continuing budget considered by HEHSC as delegates press for a comprehensive budget proposal

Mar 24  Law and Order Committee receives missing and murdered cases report from Division of Public Safety

Mar 24  10 new cases and two more deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Area IHS reports 196,902 vaccine doses have been administered so far

Mar 24  Navajo Nation Council recognizes Mr. Paul Dokey of the Tsi’ Yi’ Tóhí Singers at 92

Mar 24  Division of General Services gives Admin Building 1 and current Navajo Nation government facilities planning efforts updates

Mar 24  Law and Order Committee grants final approval for Window Rock Judicial District temporary facility project funding

Mar 24  President Nez provides testimony to Congress in support of the extension and expansion of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act

Mar 24  Veterans housing policies updates under consideration by the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee

Mar 24  MMDR/NNMPU to unveil Missing Persons Community Action Toolkit to assist Navajo communities in recovering missing relatives

Mar 23  3 new cases and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as leaders and health officials urge all residents to continue taking all precautions

Mar 23  Navajo Nation anticipates $14.9 million in Capital Outlay Funds from the State of New Mexico

Mar 22  $24 million in new heavy equipment begins to arrive at chapters

Mar 22  0 new cases and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Area IHS reports over 191,000 vaccine doses administered

Mar 22  Public comments sought for legislation regarding reopening of schools on the Navajo Nation

Mar 21  9 new cases, 16,326 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 20  5 new cases, 16,326 recoveries, and four more deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 19  Nez-Lizer commend the passage of Impact Aid bill by the New Mexico State Legislature

Mar 19  5 new cases, 16,290 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Mar 18  18 new cases, 16,289 recoveries, and six more deaths related to COVID-19 as President Nez continues to urge residents to take all precautions and limit travel

Mar 17  10 new cases, 16,288 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 17  Navajo Nation marks one year since first confirmed case of COVID-19, Day of Prayer virtual event to be held on Friday

Mar 16  2 new cases, 16,286 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 as President Nez urges Navajo Nation residents to keep taking precautions

Mar 15  6 new cases, 16,276 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Area IHS reports over 176,000 vaccine doses administered so far

Mar 15  Deb Haaland becomes the first Native American confirmed to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior

Mar 15  Navajo Nation Council applauds the confirmation of Debra Haaland to Interior Secretary

Mar 14  3 new cases, 16,231 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as officials continue to urge Navajo Nation residents to keep their guard up

Mar 13  15 new cases, 16,223 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 12  19 new cases, 16,223 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 11  8 new cases, 16,212 recoveries, and seven more deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 10  Navajo Nation to implement “soft reopening” under revised guidelines as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations decline and vaccinations increase

Mar 10  13 new cases, 16,212 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 as Navajo Nation continues downward trend in new infections and hospitalizations

Mar 10  Congress approves the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan to provide COVID-19 relief, stimulus checks, unemployment benefits

Mar 10  Navajo Nation Council recognizes American Rescue Plan passage

Mar 09  Nez-Lizer Administration recommends funding formula for COVID-19 relief funds in the American Rescue Plan

Mar 09  12 new cases, 16,202 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 as Navajo Nation sees consistent downward trend in infections and hospitalizations

Mar 09  Navajo Department of Health identifies 8 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 as data shows consistent downward trend in new cases

Mar 09  More than $293 million paid to Navajo Nation members from Navajo CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program

Mar 09  Office of the Controller lacking $1.8 million for fourth quarter operations, at risk of employee layoffs

Mar 09  Navajo Nation opposes Arizona bill that opens door to segregating Navajo and Hopi people and drastically reducing funds for direct services

Mar 08  6 new cases, 16,184 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 08  Delegates commend completion of N27 road construction between Nazlini and Chinle

Mar 07  7 new cases, 16,159 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 07  Flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of late former Navajo Nation Supreme Court Associate Justice Lorene B. Ferguson

Mar 06  16 new cases, 16,153 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

Mar 05  12 new cases, 16,140 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

Mar 04  19 new cases, 16,131 recoveries, and seven more deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Area IHS reports that 141,568 vaccine doses have been administered

Mar 04  President Nez signs off on land lease to develop housing units for Dilkon Medical Center employees

Mar 03  20 new cases, 16,124 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19 as public health officials urge residents to continue taking all precautions

Mar 02  16 new cases, 16,115 recoveries, and 14 more deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo Area IHS reports that 135,161 vaccine doses have been administered

Mar 02  Navajo Nation Council mourns passing of Hon. Lorene B. Ferguson, retired Supreme Court Associate Justice

Mar 01  President Nez and Vice President Lizer offer condolences to the family of former Navajo Nation Supreme Court Associate Justice Lorene B. Ferguson

Mar 01  RETIRED NAVAJO NATION JUSTICE LORENE B. FERGUSON PASSES

Mar 01  12 new cases, 16,109 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports rise in new infections