“The reopening plan will not be rushed,” Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said. “The administration spent many weeks working together with health care experts to develop the phased-in reopening plan. The plan prioritizes elders and individuals that are at higher risk for severe illness. It ensures the Nation’s healthcare system is responsive to increases in admissions and responds to future crises and any resurgences while allowing a phased path to recovery.”
The Navajo Nation has had 53 consecutive days with less than 100 reported daily cases of COVID-19.
Officials released the latest cases organized by service unit:
Chinle Service Unit: 2,284
Crownpoint Service Unit: 794
Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 738
Gallup Service Unit: 1,520
Kayenta Service Unit: 1,294
Shiprock Service Unit: 1,478
Tuba City Service Unit: 908
Winslow Service Unit: 449
10 residences are not specific enough to be placed in an accurate service unit
The Navajo Nation issued a “Safe at Home” public health order Sunday, rescinding the shelter-in-place order that has been in place for months. The Navajo Nation Reopening Plan 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.