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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Navajo Nation reports uncontrolled spread in 36 communities, as coronavirus spreads through schools


Bitahnii Wilson at K'e Native Action is among the Dine' volunteers who raises his own funds and delivers life-saving water and food. This week, after receiving calls for help from fellow Dine', Bitahnni delivered food and water to elderly. The Navajo Nation government received $2.5 billion in federal virus relief funds -- from the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan -- but the Navajo government has not allocated or distributed the majority of the relief funds.

Navajo Nation reports uncontrolled spread in 36 communities, as coronavirus spreads through schools

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
September 1, 2021

The Navajo Nation said there is uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus in 36 communities on the nation in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. The State of New Mexico, which provides a daily list, shows the virus spread is increasing in Navajo area schools in San Juan County schools in Bloomfield, Farmington and Aztec, New Mexico.