COVID-19 in Indian Country

Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, participated in a conversation about the importance of increasing access to broadband in Tribal communities.


The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 32,955 COVID-19 cases as of August 2, 2020.


The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will host a virtual event November 11, 2020, to mark the completion of the National Native American Veterans Memorial.


The Red Lake Nation has established a COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Relief Program to help citizens during the pandemic.


Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer presented a comprehensive proposal to use portions of the Navajo Nation’s CARES Act funds for student relief and to assist schools.


‘I strongly believe that the health and well-being of all of our Navajo people is always the top priority,’ says President Jonathan Nez.


The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,139 as of August 3, 2020. More than 6,700 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.