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Navajo Nation Will Return To "Orange Status" For Safety As COVID-19 Cases Rise


The Navajo Nation will return to “Orange Status” beginning Monday, August 16th, as COVID-19 cases rise across the state. Tribal leaders are still finalizing the new order, but changes will include limited capacity for businesses operating on the Navajo Nation. Health officials say they’re seeing cluster cases in some communities. Residents and visitors are advised to wear face coverings and use caution when attending social gatherings. In a press release today from President Nez’s office, he says many new cases have been traced back to in-person family functions. Drive-thru vaccine events, as well as appointments are available on the Navajo Nation. Residents are encouraged to contact individual Chapter Houses for specific information.