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Posted: April 1, 2020

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer met with the Chinle Service Unit Command Team and Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Region 9 representatives Josh Allan and Ricardo Zuniga, to evaluate local facilities in Chinle, AZ to discuss the establishment of a federal medical station to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

The medical station would be equipped with beds, blankets, personal protective equipment (PPE’s), and other essential items that meet healthcare standards. FEMA recently completed similar quick rapid assessments for the Gallup Indian Medical Center and Tuba City Regional Health Care Center locations. The Nez-Lizer team will continue to visit other Navajo Area Service Unit communities to assess potential facilities for a medical station.

“We are requesting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA to complete an assessment on these potential sites in the coming days, and provide recommendations on which facilities best meet the needs and standards according to the healthcare guidelines and health experts”, said President Nez.

Everyone is encouraged to read the Public Health Orders, which is available on the Navajo Department of Health website at: Ahe’heé.

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