President Nez: Navajo Nation Weekend Curfews Will Likely Continue Until Vaccine Available

By Tom Maxedon
Published: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 8:16am
Updated: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 8:17am

Jonathan Nez
Navajo Nation Office Of The President
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez helps distribute food and water to the Baahaali Chapter.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said partial 32-hour weekend curfews will continue this month.

The curfews are in effect from Saturday at 9 p.m. to Monday at 5 a.m.

Nez said until there is a vaccine, these lockdowns will likely continue. He also cautioned those who have said they will not get inoculated when one becomes available.

“If we’re not going to vaccines then you probably need to start getting used to wearing a mask, social distancing, washing your hands and staying home," said Nez.

On Monday, the tribe reported just five new coronavirus cases and no new deaths. 

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