The Navajo Nation has reported 35 more COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the third consecutive day. Navajo officials are urging people to get vaccinated, wear masks while in public and minimize their travel.
Many families and advocates for missing people of color are glad the attention paid to Gabby Petito's disappearance has helped unearth clues that likely led to the tragic discovery of her body and they mourn with her family. But some also question why the public spotlight so important to finding missing people has left other cases shrouded in uncertainty.
The mandate covers more than 2,800 faculty and staff at 53 schools and dormitories operated directly by the U.S. Bureau of Education in states including Arizona, New Mexico and the Dakotas.
All Navajo Nation executive branch employees must be vaccinated by Sept. 29, President Jonathan Nez announced, hoping to help prevent the nation from becoming a hot spot again.
A return to in-person classes at a Navajo Nation school will be on hold indefinitely because of unknown radiation levels, likely caused by decades of uranium mining.
Former Navajo Nation President Kelsey Begaye died of natural causes on Aug. 13, government officials said in a news release a day later. He died at the age of 70 in Flagstaff.
The Navajo Department of Health has issued three new public health emergency orders for businesses and schools while revising in-person gathering limits for certain events.
Classes begin Aug. 16 for the fall semester at Diné College, which is offering 361 online courses and 37 in-person courses.
Based on cases from July 23 to Aug. 5, the Navajo Department of Health issued a health advisory notice for 19 communities due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19.
The latest numbers released by tribal health officials pushed the total number of coronavirus cases to 31,449 since the pandemic began more than a year ago.
Last month, Show Low had 8.79 inches of rain although the city usually averages 2.35 inches in July, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Flagstaff said.
“A lot of the new cases we are seeing on the Navajo Nation are due to family and social gatherings where people let their guard down and don’t wear masks,” tribal President Jonathan Nez said in a statement.
The Navajo Nation has a majority of its roads unpaved, causing impassable roads during monsoon season. Now, the federal government is looking at how it can help the tribal land through infrastructure funding.
The latest numbers brought the total number of COVID-19 cases on the vast reservation to 31,305 since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The number of known deaths remained at 1,372.
Many in the Navajo Nation are having to choose between work and safety when driving on flooded rodes after monsoon storms wreaked havoc on unpaved areas.
Latest numbers in the Navajo Nation reported 21 new COVID-19 cases with no deaths in its fourth consecutive day.
The Navajo Nation Council honors tribal leaders in traditional horse riding after a year of cancellation due to the pandemic.
One hundred thousand new satellites are planned by companies like SpaceX, Amazon, and OneWeb. Their intent is to bring Internet to underserved rural areas like the Navajo Nation.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Navajo Nation has increased to 31,132 since the pandemic. The death toll stands at 1,362
The Home Depot Foundation announced it has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars this year to help Arizona veterans experiencing homelessness and at-risk veterans.