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AP, file

The Navajo Nation Department of Health has confirmed 168 new known COVID-19 infections on the reservation but no recent deaths.


Lawmakers on the Navajo Nation are considering a bill to extend a 2% sales tax on unhealthy food and beverages sold on the reservation.

Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President

The executive director of the Navajo Nation’s Department of Health has been selected to serve on President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board.

Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic via AP, File

University researchers say the current surge in the coronavirus outbreak will present Arizona with a hospital crisis that could become a disaster unless the state takes steps such as ordering a three-week stay-home shutdown and implementing a statewide mask mandate.

Mateo Herrera/Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund

A grassroots relief group on the Navajo and Hopi nations has assisted thousands of people in areas hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Now, it’s running low on cash and soon may have to stop the vital deliveries. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.