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After 1,000 Days, Mask Mandate is Lifted on the Navajo Nation


January 23, 2023

Staff at Garcia's Restaurant on Navajo Nation chose to wear masks on Saturday morning, despite the Nation's decision to lift its mask mandate. (Photo/Levi Rickert for Native News Online)

CHINLE, Ariz. (NAVAJO NATION) - After nearly three years, the requirement that people wear masks on the Navajo Nation was lifted through a public health order announced on Friday by newly inaugurated President Buu Nygren, Speaker Pro Tem Otto Tso and the Navajo Dept. of Health.

The order went into effect on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 at 5 p.m. - MST.

The announcement came through a joint news release from the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and the Navajo Nation Office of the Speaker on Friday. The announcement was made in coordination with the Navajo Department of Health.


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