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Navajo Nation Goes Into Three Week “Stay-At-Home” Order

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The Navajo Nation is stepping up precautions as cases of COVID-19 rise again on the reservation. An executive order goes into effect Monday, implementing a three-week stay-at-home lockdown for the entire Navajo Nation. The order implements new safety provisions and requirements for businesses, and calls for schools to implement online learning only. There will also be a closure of government offices, with the exception of essential employees. Also gas stations, grocery stores, laundromats, restaurants and food establishments will only be open from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. President Jonathan Nez says “the sooner we all do our part to stay home consistently, avoid gatherings and social distance, the sooner we will reach our peak and hopefully begin to see a decline in new cases.” The Navajo Nation reported 117 new cases and four more deaths from COVID-19 Sunday.