NAVAJO NATION (KRQE) – The Navajo Well being Division introduced Monday that it has recognized 73 communities with the uncontrolled unfold of COVID-19 from December 18, 2020 to December 31, 2020. The next communities have been recognized beneath :
“We now have the power to scale back the numbers by way of our actions on daily basis. Once we select to journey or maintain conferences in particular person, we put ourselves and others in danger for contracting the coronavirus. Our administration is working with the Navajo Space IHS to comply with the vaccine prioritization from the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. The Navajo Nation well being care amenities have been vaccinating individuals in Part I, which embody healthcare staff, first responders, high-risk sufferers and others. The subsequent precedence for vaccination would be the aged 65 and older. If extra individuals get the vaccine and now that the vacations are over, I’m hopeful that we’ll begin to see regular declines in new instances, however we’re nonetheless ready to see the complete influence of the latest holidays. Be secure and make good selections for your self and your family members, ”Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez stated in a press launch.
In keeping with the identical press launch, President Nez, spokesman Seth Damon, numerous members of the 24th The Navajo Nation Council and Navajo Space IHS Medical Director Dr. Loretta Christensen acquired the primary dose of the Pfizer vaccine to assist improve public confidence in vaccines.
“We admire all that our healthcare staff do to struggle for us and save lives. All of us have a task to play in overcoming this COVID-19 pandemic and it begins with staying residence as a lot as doable to scale back the unfold of the virus. Please keep secure and proceed to hope for all of our individuals and frontline warriors, ”Vice President Myron Lizer stated in the identical press launch.
The Navajo Nation has renewed a compulsory closure that requires all residents to remain residence and is anticipated to final till January 11. The next is in impact for the Navajo Nation:
- Extends stay-at-home lockdown, which requires all residents to remain residence 24 hours a day, seven days every week, aside from important staff who should report back to work, emergency conditions, to acquire meals, important medicine and provides. tending livestock, exercising open air within the neighborhood of your own home, gathering wooden, and transporting with a allow.
- Re-implements full 57-hour weekend closures for 2 further weekends together with: eight:00 PM MST by way of 5:00 AM MST on January 1, 2021, by way of January four, 2021, and through the identical hours on January eight. , 2021, till January 11, 2021.
- Important companies together with fuel stations, supermarkets, laundries, eating places and meals shops that present self-service and curbside service, and hay distributors can function from 7:00 am (MST) to 7:00 pm, Monday by way of Friday solely.
- Chorus from assembly with individuals exterior of your speedy residence and require all residents to put on a masks in public, keep away from public gatherings, keep social (bodily) distancing, stay of their car for curbside companies and within the automotive.