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Navajo Nation Prepares To Reopen Schools For In-Person Instruction


The Navajo Nation is preparing for schools to reopen with in-person coursework as the new school year approaches. President Jonathan Nez says 75 schools have not yet submitted reopening plans to the Department of Dine Education; schools on the nation are required to set plans for remote, hybrid and in person instruction according to Nez’s office.

The Department of Dine Education is also requiring masks and social distancing in public where there is substantial levels of community transmission. That’s according to tribal guidelines released in June. It displays a contrast to Ariz. public schools, which fall under recently passed state legislation prohibiting mask mandates.