Navajo Nation Expands COVID Tests, Keeps Lockdown

Interview: Loretta Christensen, MD, chief medical officer, Navajo Area Indian Health Service.

Navajo Department of Health: “Dikos Ntsaaígíí-19 (COVID-19),” “Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center reports 104 new COVID-19 cases, and one new death,” “Public Health Order, Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Office of Environmental Health & Protection, April 17, 2020, Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-007.”


The Salt Lake Tribune: “Navajo Nation extends closing of tribal government to May 17,” “Navajo Nation has a higher coronavirus testing rate than Utah and most states.”

The Navajo Nation, Office of the President and Vice President: “U.S. District Court rules in favor of tribes for CARES Act funding.”

Indian Health Service, the Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives: “Disparities,” “IHS receives more than $1 billion for coronavirus response.”

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “HHS Supports State, Territorial and Tribal Public Health Labs with COVID-19 Rapid Point-of-Care Test.”


Roll Call: “The Never-Ending Crisis at the Indian Health Service.”

Indanz.com: “’We need the money right now’: Tribes await billions of dollars in coronavirus relief,” “Judge sides with tribal governments in first round of $8 billion coronavirus dispute.”