Navajo Nation To Reopen 2 Casinos, Hold Day Of Prayer For COVID-19 Victims
Two casinos on the Navajo Nation will reopen this week as the tribe eases its restrictions on businesses amid a downturn in coronavirus cases and high rates of vaccination.
As new COVID-19 cases remain low on the Navajo Nation, tribal President Jonathan Nez says businesses will begin to reopen at a reduced capacity. However, he says people should remain cautious since not everyone has been vaccinated yet.
"We’re going to slowly transition but if there is some spikes or an outbreak again we’re going to turn around and put some of those measures back in place so that we can gain control,” Nez said.
On Friday, Nez says they will honor the over 1,200 residents lost to COVID-19 with a virtual day of prayer. It will feature a speech from Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.
He also says those reopening businesses will only serve Navajo Nation residents for now.