The Navajo Nation spans three states and eight counties in the Southwestern United States. With thousands of members, COVID-19 is significantly impacting the tribe which is experiencing over 7,000 positive cases and 335 deaths. This is the highest rate of COVID-19 infection per capita of any state in the country.
Tribal leaders are taking strict measures to protect their population by imposing the mandatory wearing of face masks, a 57-hour weekend curfew, a nightly curfew from 8 pm to 5 am, and closing all roads to tourists.
This week the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation® in partnership with American Indian Services (AIS) donated 2,500 masks to the Monument Valley clinic and fire station. Roland Denny of AIS delivered masks to Dr. Phillip E. Smith at the Monument Valley Health Center and to the San Juan Monument Valley Fire Department to be used by first responders and firefighters.