Navajo Nation Approves 57-Hour Weekend Curfew To Curb Spread Of COVID-19
The Navajo Nation has announced a new 57-hour curfew for the reservation this upcoming weekend to slow the spread of the new Coronavirus. It will start this Friday night (April 10) at eight o’clock and extends to 5 o’clock next Monday morning (April 13).
The Navajo Nation has been especially hard hit by COVID-19…and as of Monday…there were 384 known cases of Coronavirus and 15 deaths on the reservation.
The emergency order says that all individuals on the Navajo Nation must comply with the weekend curfew, and failure to do so will result in a citation and fine. In addition, the Navajo Police Department will increase checkpoints along roadways across the Navajo Nation to further enforce the “Stay at Home Order” and curfew.
Meanwhile, the Navajo Nation’s daily/weekday curfew remains in effect from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
The curfew does not apply to essential employees reporting to or from duty, with official identification and/or a letter of designation from their essential business employer on official letterhead, which includes a contact for verification.