COVID-19 in Indian Country
 The number of #Coronavirus cases on the Navajo Nation continues to grow by the day. The embedded map helps visualize the reach of the disease on the reservation, which is the largest in the United States. According to Navajo leaders, the #COVID19 patients come from four particular Indian Health Service units on the reservation. […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2020 Total confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 26 as Navajo Nation’s “Stay at Home Order” goes into effect  WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. —Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer were informed by the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service on Saturday, that the number of positive tests […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2020 Navajo Nation issues “Stay at Home Order” for all  residents of the Navajo Nation to fight the spread of COVID-19 WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Friday, the Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center issued a Public Health Emergency “Stay at Home Order” requiring all residents of the Navajo Nation to […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MESCALERO TRIBAL LEADERSHIP DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO COVID-19 MESCALERO, NM. March 20, 2020. Late last night, the Mescalero Apache Tribal President Gabe Aguilar proclaimed a state of emergency on the Mescalero Apache Reservation. This action came at the request of the Mescalero Apache Tribal Council. President Aguilar stated, “The […]

 The number of #Coronavirus cases on the Navajo Nation continues to grow by the day. The embedded map helps visualize the reach of the disease on the reservation, which is the largest in the United States. According to Navajo leaders, the #COVID19 patients reported to or were transported to, or were treated at three […]

For Immediate Release March 19, 2020 Udall Statement on Indian Country Priorities for Coronavirus Phase 3 Package WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, issued the following statement on priorities for Indian Country he is calling for to be included in the third coronavirus response legislation: […]

News Release: March 12, 2020 As stated by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on March 11, 2020, the state of New Mexico is experiencing a public health emergency.  As part of her announcement, Governor Lujan Grisham stated that her office is “proactively and aggressively canceling large public events and venues that the state has control over” […]