Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer have finalized another agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that will allow the Chinle Community Center to be used as an alternative care site to isolate positive Coronavirus patients.

The Navajo Nation has ordered all people on its vast reservation to wear protective face masks when out in public to help fight the spread of the new Coronavirus.

Arizona Department of Health Services

There are more new cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. The state department of health services says as of Thursday there were 1,598 known cases of the new Coronavirus and 32 deaths caused by the disease. Governor Doug Ducey and a few state officials addressed the pandemic during a virtual Town Hall event in the Phoenix area Thursday night that was broadcast on KNAU.

Plans for a Navajo Nation entity to manage Medicaid on parts of the reservation are up in the air over disagreements among tribal leaders.

Navajo Nation Placed Under Curfew During Pandemic

Mar 30, 2020

Arizona health officials say the state now has tallied at least 919 known coronavirus cases and 17 deaths as of Sunday.  Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez Sunday announced a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for reservation residents that will go into effect Monday. The stay-at-home order that Nez announced last week will remain in effect until further notice.