Beginning Monday, the tribe is extending its stay-at-home order with a revised nightly curfew to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Beginning January 25, Navajo Nation residents will be required to stay home 24 hours a day, with the exception of essential workers, or anyone who needs to get food or medicine.
Officials with the Navajo Nation say they are looking for more vaccines to protect their people against COVID-19. So far, they have administered 80% of the 26,000 doses they have received.
The tribe’s Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise said they had to move ahead with the layoffs because of lack of revenue caused by the closures.
The Navajo Nation renewed a mandated lockdown requiring all residents to stay home except for emergencies, shopping for essentials like food and medicine or traveling to an essential job. The lockdown is slated to last until Jan. 11.
Tribes across the nation are working to protect elder members who serve as honored links to customs passed from one generation to the next.
The Native American nation, which occupies a portion of Arizona and New Mexico, has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Navajo Nation health officials on Friday reported 175 new COVID-19 cases and 10 new virus-related deaths.
Three towering concrete stacks that were the most visual reminders of a coal-fired power plant that operated for decades along the Arizona-Utah state line is no more.
Navajo Department of Health officials said 77 communities on the reservation still have uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus.
Tribal officials have said nearly all intensive care unit beds on the reservation are being used as COVID-19 cases surge.
The Native American nation has been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic since it began.
The Navajo Nation is under another three-week lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise and ICU beds are filled.
A Navajo Nation official said ICU beds are full and "we’re still not seeing the most dire impacts from the (Thanksgiving) holiday gathering that occurred.”
World War II veteran and Navajo Nation resident Fred Johnson has died at 103, leaving behind six kids, 32 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great grandkids.
The Navajo Nation has been seeing more cases daily than it did in the spring when it was a national hotspot. Now, the tribe no longer can draw on the resources it once did.
Jill Jim of the Navajo Nation and Executive Director of the Navajo Nation Dept. of Health was named to President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 Advisory Board.
Navajo Nation officials have implemented a three-week stay-at-home lockdown that is in effect 24-hours a day, seven days a week because of rising coronavirus cases.
Police say Jayda John, 7, and Jaylee Spencer, 14, were staying with their uncle in Fort Defiance, Arizona when they were taken by his girlfriend.
Rep. Arlando Teller from the Navajo Nation has tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the fifth Arizona lawmaker to have the disease.