Navajo Nation urges COVID-19 safety over Thanksgiving

Published: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 10:40am
Updated: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 10:41am

With Thanksgiving so near, Navajo Nation officials urge safety as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

The Navajo Nation is asking residents on the reservation to limit in-person gatherings to help slow the spread of coronavirus. 

The nation reported 46 new cases on Monday. That pushes the total number of confirmed cases on the reservation to more than 39,000 people, and more than 1,500 people have died. 

Navajo Vice President Myron Lizer said in a statement too many people have contracted the virus because they do not adhere to social distancing or wear masks.

Lizer also said it was crucial to help inform loved ones of the importance of taking precautions. 

The tribe has maintained a mask mandate throughout the pandemic and urges everyone to get vaccinated.

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