Uncontrolled COVID-19 spread reported in 34 Navajo Nation communities
November 13, 2020
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - Navajo Nation health officials on Nov. 11 warned residents of the “uncontrolled spread” of COVID-19 in 34 communities on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
“We are dealing with an invisible monster and the only way we are going to beat this virus is by doing it together and listening to our public health experts,” tribal President Jonathan Nez said in a statement. “Our health care system will be overwhelmed and in a crisis situation if we keep seeing increases in new cases.”
The Navajo Nation will have a 56-hour weekend curfew beginning Friday night.