COVID-19 in Indian Country
The number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 148 for the Navajo Nation.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, and the Division of Economic Development announced that all Bashas’ Diné Markets on the Navajo Nation will extend their elderly shopping hours.

The Naat’áanii Development provided the following official statement to correct false and misleading statements that mischaracterized the organization and its work.

The health and safety of our visitors and staff remains the number one priority of the Bureau of Land Management.

The number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 128 for the Navajo Nation.

President Jonathan Nez reminded citizens to abide by a ban on mass gatherings on the largest reservation in the United States. A curfew is also being imposed.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer approved resolution CMA-11-20, appropriating $1.3 million for chapters to provide resources to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

In anticipation of the funding package, President Nez and Vice President Lizer created the Navajo Economic Stimulus Team to proactively engage federal agencies slated to receive stimulus funding for distribution to Indian Country

The Naat’áanii Development Corporation expressed disappointment in Navajo President Jonathan Nez’s veto of COVID-19 related legislation.

The Pueblo of Laguna confirmed a COVID-19 case at the Indian Health Service facility that serves the tribe.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer reported a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases.

As state and federal directives for ‘social distancing’ continue, Pueblo communities are seeing the onset of a high influx in visitors.

Co-Chairs of the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Sharice Davids (K-03) led a Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus letter to the Coordinator of the White House’s Coronavirus Response Task Force.

The Navajo Nation  Office of the President and Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2020 New cases of COVID-19 reaches 71 for Navajo Nation WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Thursday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer were informed by the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service, in coordination […]

The Navajo Nation  Office of the President and Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2020   New cases of COVID-19 increases by 20 among Navajo people   WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Wednesday evening, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer were informed by the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area IHS […]

“We must ensure Indian Country has equal access to federal coronavirus resources,” Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), the vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, said in a speech on the U.S. Senate floor on March 25, 2020. Full remarks below:

  TODAY: Udall to Speak on Senate Floor to Call for Passage of New Relief for New Mexico, Tribes in Third Coronavirus Package  Udall joined Senate Democrats to fight for improvements to bipartisan relief package that gives direct support to workers, small businesses, hospitals, and Native communities WASHINGTON—TODAY, Wednesday, March 25 at approximately 2:30 p.m. MT […]

On March 23, 2020, the Ramah Chapter of the Navajo Nation reported the first positive COVID-19 case in the community. The Ramah Chapter is located in Cibola County and McKinley County in New Mexico. It’s not contiguous to the reservation but is still a part of the Navajo Nation, where a “stay at home” order […]

The Navajo Nation  Office of the President and Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2020 Navajo Nation’s positive tests for COVID-19 reaches 49 WINDOW ROCK – On Tuesday evening, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer were informed of 10 additional positive COVID-19 tests by the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area IHS, […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2020 10 new positive COVID-19 cases reported among Navajo people WINDOW ROCK – On Tuesday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer were informed of 10 new positive COVID-19 tests by the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area IHS, bringing the overall total to 39 cases for Navajo […]