Navajo Nation Lifts Weekend Curfew

Published: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 2:33pm
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Navajo President Jonathan Nez at a press conference in May 2020.

The Navajo president announced Wednesday that it will be lifting the weekend curfews put in place two months ago to stop the spread of the coronavirus. 

Navajo President Jonathan Nez said a public health order outlines how tribal members can have a safe gathering with social distancing.

"Rather than us policing you those organizers, pastors, medicine men and others will have to be the facilitators of how the people in your event will have to follow these protocols," Nez told a town hall meeting on Facebook.

Nightly curfews will remain in effect as numbers of positive cases continue to increase. The tribe has tested 17% of its population. Nez said if it sees spikes in numbers the 57-hour weekend curfew will return.

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