Navajo Nation Leaders Re-Issue Stay-At-Home Order

Jul 7, 2020

Navajo Nation leaders have re-issued a stay-at-home order to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez
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The order requires all residents to limit movement inside and outside of their communities and only leave their residences for essential activities. A nightly curfew also remains in place on the reservation along with public mask requirements and other restrictions.

In addition, another 57-hour curfew will also be in effect this weekend on the Navajo Nation. The tribe reported 74 new cases of COVID-19 Monday and no recent deaths from the virus. The tribe has tested nearly 60,000 people, which is almost 35% of the reservation’s population.

Leaders also say more than 5,600 people have recovered from COVID-19. They've confirmed more than 7,900 known infections since the pandemic began and 378  deaths.