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Navajo Nation government to remain closed due to rise in new coronavirus cases in states


FARMINGTON — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez will sign a new executive order to keep a portion of the tribal government closed through Aug. 16, due to the increase in new COVID-19 cases in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

Nez's office confirmed the information on July 22, explaining the president's decision was made based on recommendations and data from health-care experts.

Divisions, departments and offices under the executive branch were due to reopen on July 27 under previous executive order that Nez signed in late June.


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