The Navajo Nation will implement stricter well being measures for three weeks beginning Monday as cases proceed to rise, in accordance with a press launch issued Friday.
Two public well being orders and one govt order had been finalized Friday because the Navajo Nation noticed almost 900 new cases of Covid-19 throughout the final week, the discharge mentioned.
More than 13,000 whole coronavirus cases have been confirmed and 598 folks have died within the Navajo Nation, in accordance with the nation’s Covid-19 dashboard.
One of the orders requires all authorities places of work and enterprises to shut from November 16 by means of December 6, besides for important staff wanted to take care of important companies and authorities features, in accordance with the discharge.
The order additionally requires all faculties to go surfing for that point interval, the discharge mentioned.
A second order implements a 3 week keep at residence lock down and can limit any journey off of the Navajo Nation. Residents are allowed to depart their properties for emergencies or to get groceries, medicines, and firewood, in accordance with the discharge.
Businesses deemed important can be allowed to open from the hours of seven a.m. to three p.m. every day.
“We should implement these public well being measures to guard our Navajo folks and cut back the unfold of this virus,” Navajo National President Jonathan Nez said in the release.
“We are inching nearer and nearer to a serious public well being disaster during which we might probably see our hospitals filling up with sufferers. Our well being care system on the Navajo Nation can’t maintain a long-term surge in Covid-19 cases.”