Navajo Nation orders more weekend curfews as tribe sees 2nd COVID-19 wave
November 6, 2020
The Navajo Nation late Wednesday announced two additional weekend-long curfews, citing a second wave of COVID-19 cases.
The tribe's health department ordered the 56-hour weekend curfews, beginning at 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. on Nov. 9, according to a news release from the Navajo Nation executive branch. A second curfew with the same time constraints was set for the weekend of Nov. 13 through Nov. 16, the news release said.
The announcement came hours aftertribal officials warned of an "uncontrolled spread" of COVID-19 within more than 20 of the tribe's communities, including several in Arizona. The spread was due in large part to travel off the Navajo Nation and family gatherings, according to the news release.