CORONAVIRUS NAVAJO NATION

Navajo Nation reports 220 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

Jan 8, 2022, 6:00 PM
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez receives a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on December 31,...
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez receives a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on December 31, 2020.(@NNPrezNez/Twitter)
(@NNPrezNez/Twitter)

The Navajo Reservation is in the Four Corners region, which includes Utah’s San Jan County.

“The safest place to be is at home here on the Navajo Nation. Cases of the Omicron variant are much higher in border towns and cities located off the Navajo Nation. The Omicron variant is much more contagious than the original strain of COVID-19 and the Delta variant. The good news is that the COVID-19 vaccines are highly-effective in pushing back on the symptoms and reducing the chances of being hospitalized if you do get the virus,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

“The data shows that the vaccines save lives. Please take precautions, wear two masks in public, and get vaccinated and a booster shot if you’re eligible for one,” Nez said.
Health care facilities on the Navajo Nation continue to administer COVID-19 vaccines. Find out where to get a shot here.

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How do I prevent it?

The CDC has some simple recommendations, most of which are the same for preventing other respiratory illnesses or the flu:

  • Avoid close contact with people who may be sick
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

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Navajo Nation reports 220 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths