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Nonprofit Provides Hand Washing Stations on Navajo Nation to Combat Covid-19


April 16, 2021

Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund staff at the Monument Valley site assemble hand washing stations for distribution.

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - At the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic last year, some Indian Country leaders knew it would be difficult, perhaps even impossible, to comply with the CDC's 20-second hand washing guidance.

Why? Because some reservation residents don't have running water in their homes.

In the Feb. 3, 2021 edition of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, "Radiation illnesses and Covid-19 in the Navajo Nation," Navajo Nation residents are 67 times more likely not to have running water or indoor plumbing connected to sewer lines than others in the United States.


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