Navajo Nation reports 6 more COVID-19 cases, but no deaths

Sep 14, 2021

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Monday reported six more COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths.

The tribe has seen 33,240 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,419 known deaths from the coronavirus since the pandemic began. Based on cases from Aug. 27 to Sept. 9, the Navajo Department of Health has issued an advisory for 35 communities due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19. Navajo officials are urging people to get vaccinated, wear masks while in public and minimize their travel.

Officials say all Navajo Nation executive branch employees will need to be fully vaccinated against the virus by the end of this month or submit to regular testing. The new rules apply to full, part-time and temporary employees. The tribe’s reservation covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.