Navajo Nation President: "We are all in this fight against Covid-19 together"
February 12, 2021
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - Even though the Covid-19 vaccine now available on the Navajo Nation, President Jonathan Nez is still advising Navajo citizens to remember the basic precautions in place to help control the spread of the deadly virus that has claimed almost 1,100 precious lives on the nation's largest Indian reservation.
"We are all in this fight against Covid-19 together. When we wear a mask and when we choose to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, we are not only protecting ourselves, but we are also protecting our loved ones and everyone that we come into contact with," Nez said.
Yes, the vaccines are here and our health care workers are doing a great job getting them into the arms of our people, but we have to keep fighting hard and not let up. We see the numbers of new daily cases gradually getting lower, but that does not mean it's safe to travel and hold family gatherings. We have Covid-19 variants that are spreading in many states, so please continue to take all precautions. Stay home as much as possible, wear a mask or even two masks in public, avoid gatherings and crowds, practice social distancing, and wash your hands with warm water and soap often," Nez continued.