|Navajo Vice President Myron Lizer met with federal officials at Navajo Nation Council on Oct. 27.|
White House COVID-19 exposed staff met with Navajo Council, dedicated Navajo school where there was uncontrolled community spread
While the coronavirus spread through the White House, a White House delegation met with the Navajo Nation government and attended a dedication of the Little Singer School at Birdsprings on the Navajo Nation, where there is an uncontrolled community spread of COVID-19.
After the Trump family was infected with COVID-19, the coronavirus spread through the White House. During the days before the White House staff came to the Navajo Nation, five of Vice President Pence's staff were infected on Oct. 24, CNBC reported.
Instead of observing quarantine for exposure, the White House staff came to the Navajo Nation Council on Tuesday, Oct. 27. There was "uncontrolled spread" of coronavirus in 29 Navajo communities, as revealed in a statement today.
Today, in a delayed press release, the Navajo President's Office revealed uncontrolled spread in Navajo communities from Oct. 16 -- 29, including Birdsprings, located in Arizona in the southwest corner of the Navajo Nation. The media did not receive the statement until today, Nov. 4, after the election.
The White House staff and Navajo Nation officials were at Birdsprings community for the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Little Singer Community School completed earlier this year.
From the White House, Assistant to President Trump Jennie Lichter was among those who spoke at the school dedication on Oct. 28, the Navajo Nation Council said in a press statement.
Although masks can help prevent the spread of coronavirus, masks are not 100 percent protection from contracting coronavirus.
The delayed press statement on the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 in Navajo communities for Oct. 16 --29, was released to the media today by the Navajo President's Office, on Nov. 4, after the election.
Myron Lizer, Honorable Vice President, Navajo Nation
Dottie Lizer, Second Lady, Navajo Nation
Seth Damon, Speaker of the Navajo Nation Council
Delegate Daniel Tso, Committee Chair, Health Education and Human Services, Navajo Nation Council
Delegate Eugenia Charles Newton, Committee Chair, Law and Order Committee, Navajo Nation Council
Delegate Jamie Henio, Committee Chair, Budget and Finance Committee, Navajo Nation Council
Delegate Rickie Nez, Committee Chair, Resources and Development Committee, Navajo Nation Council
Delegate Amber K. Crotty, Committee Chair, Sexual Assault Prevention Committee, Navajo Nation Council
Delegate Kee Allen Begay Jr., Committee Chair, TIBC Transportation Committee, Navajo Nation Council
Federal Government leaders who participated in Tuesday’s meetings included:
Doug Hoelscher, Assistant to the President & Director, White House Intergovernmental Affairs
Jennie Lichter, Deputy Assistant to the President, White House Domestic Policy Council
Eric Hargan, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
Paul Lawrence, Under Secretary, Veterans Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
Jeannie Hovland, Commissioner, Administration for Native Americans and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Native American Affairs (ACF), HHS
Rear Admiral Michael Weahkee, Director, Indian Health Service (IHS), HHS
Katie Sullivan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, Co-Chair Designee Lady Justice, U.S Department of Justice (DOJ)
Mark Cruz, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development, Indian Affairs, DOI