“As we proceed closer to the start of the flu season, we have to continue wearing our masks and practicing all of the preventative measures that we have in place for COVID-19,” Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said. “I believe that if we continue wearing masks, practicing social distancing, staying home as much as possible, avoiding large crowds, and washing your hands often, it will help keep the number of flu cases relatively low as well.”

On Sunday, New Mexico reported 107 new COVID-19 cases, Utah reported 448 cases, and Arizona reported 374 cases. 

Officials released the latest cases organized by service unit: 

Chinle Service Unit: 2,325
Crownpoint Service Unit: 804
Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 907
Gallup Service Unit: 1,569
Kayenta Service Unit: 1,300
Shiprock Service Unit: 1,500
Tuba City Service Unit: 932
Winslow Service Unit: 457
6 residences are not specific enough to be placed in an accurate service unit  

The Navajo Nation issued a “Safe at Home” public health order earlier this month, rescinding the shelter-in-place order that has been in place for months. The daily curfew remains in effect from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The reopening plan for the Nation can be found here.

For more information including reports, helpful prevention tips, and more resources, please visit the Navajo Department of Health’s COVID-19 website. To contact the main Navajo Health Command Operations Center, please call (928) 871-7014.


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