COVID-19 Community Updates

May 2020

05/09/2020 — The Navajo Department of Health in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 97 new cases of COVID19 for the Navajo Nation and a total of 98 deaths as of Saturday. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 2,973. A total of 18,055 COVID-19 tests have been administered with 13,576 negative test results.

05/08/2020 — On Friday, the Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center (HCOC) confirmed an additional 119 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 2,876 positive cases on the Navajo Nation, which includes 1,346 males, 1,530 females, with an average age of 45-years old. The total number of deaths has increased to 96, which includes 56 males, 40 females, with an average age of 65-years old. A total of 17,858 COVID-19 tests have been administered with 13,426 negative test results.

05/07/2020 — On Thursday, the Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center (HCOC) confirmed an additional 103 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 2,757 positive cases on the Navajo Nation, which includes 1,283 males, 1,474 females, with an average age of 45-years old. The total number of deaths has increased to 88, which includes 53 males, 35 females, with an average age of 65-years old. A total of 17,148 COVID-19 tests have been administered with 12,806 negative test results.

05/06/2020 — On Wednesday, the Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center (HCOC) confirmed an additional 95 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 2,654 positive cases on the Navajo Nation, which includes 1,237 males, 1,417 females, with an average age of 45-years old. The total number of deaths has increased to 85, which includes 51 males, 34 females, with an average age of 65-years old. A total of 16,280 COVID-19 tests have been administered with 12,170 negative test results.

05/05/2020 — On Tuesday, the Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center (HCOC) confirmed an additional 85 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 2,559 positive cases on the Navajo Nation, which includes 1,191 males, 1,368 females, with an average age of 45-years old. The total number of deaths is 79, which includes 48 males, 31 females, with an average age of 66-years old. A total of 15,651 COVID-19 tests have been administered with 11,609 negative test results.

05/03/2020 — As of Sunday, the Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center (HCOC) confirmed an additional 101 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 2,474 positive cases on the Navajo Nation and a total of 73 deaths. A total of 14,351 COVID-19 tests have been administered with 9,254 negative test results.

05/01/2020 — The Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center (HCOC) confirmed an additional 166 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 2,307 positive cases on the Navajo Nation, which includes 1,080 males, 1,227 females, and an average age of 45-years old. The total number of deaths is 73, which includes 45 males, 28 females, and an average age of 66-years old. A total of 13,427 COVID-19 tests have been administered with 9,058 negative test results.

April 2020

4/30/2020 — 164 new positive cases. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,977 for the Navajo Nation. The report also includes 8,639 total negative test results and a total of 71 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/29/2020 — 104 new positive cases. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,977 for the Navajo Nation. The report also includes 8,239 total negative test results and a total of 62 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/28/2020 — 104 new positive cases. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,873 for the Navajo Nation. The report also includes 7,816 total negative test results and a total of 60 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/27/2020 — The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,769 for the Navajo Nation  The report also includes now a total of 60 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/24/2020 — 180 new positive cases. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,540 for the Navajo Nation  The report also includes now a total of 58 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/23/2020 — 78 new positive cases. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,360 for the Navajo Nation  The report also includes 6,473 total negative test results and now a total of 52 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/22/2020 — 76 new positive cases. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,282 for the Navajo Nation  The report also includes 5,549 total negative test results and now a total of 49 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/21/2020 — 68 new positive cases. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,206 for the Navajo Nation  The report also includes 5,017 total negative test results and now a total of 48 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/20/2020 — 124 new positive cases of COVID-19 since Saturday 4/18/2020. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,321 for the Navajo Nation. The report also includes 4,579 total negative test results and now a total of 45 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/18/2020 — 70 new positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,197 for the Navajo Nation. The report also includes 4,075 total negative test results and now a total of 44 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/16/2020 — 121 new positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,042 for the Navajo Nation as of Wednesday. The report also includes 3,239 total negative test results and now a total of 41 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/15/2020 — 83 new positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 921 for the Navajo Nation as of Wednesday. The report also includes 3,239 total negative test results and now a total of 38 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/14/2020 — 25 new positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 838 for the Navajo Nation. The report also includes 3,107 total negative test results and now a total of 33 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/13/2020 — 115 new positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 813 for the Navajo Nation. The report also includes 3,028 total negative test results and now a total of 28 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/12/2020 — 101 new positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 698 for the Navajo Nation. The report also includes 2,760 total negative test results and now a total of 24 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/09/2020 — 70 new positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 488 for the Navajo Nation. The report also includes 2,381 total negative test results and now a total of 22 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/08/2020 — 62 new positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 488 for the Navajo Nation. The report also includes 2,221 total negative test results and now a total of 20 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/07/2020 — 42 new positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 426 for the Navajo Nation as of Tuesday. There is now a total of 17 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/06/2020 — 30 new positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 384 for the Navajo Nation as of Monday. 2,134 total negative results.

4/02/2020 — 241 total positive cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation, 1,796 negative tests reported. The 241 confirmed positive cases include the following counties: Navajo County, AZ: 104, Apache County, AZ: 22, Coconino County, AZ: 63, McKinley County, NM: 16, San Juan County, NM: 25, Cibola County, NM: 4, San Juan County, UT: 7

4/01/2020 — 40 new cases of COVID-19 reported for the Navajo Nation. According to the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center, the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 214 for the Navajo Nation as of Wednesday. There remains a total of seven confirmed deaths related to COVID-19, as previously reported. The 214 cases include the following counties: Navajo County, AZ: 97, Apache County, AZ: 22. Coconino County, AZ: 49, McKinley County, NM: 14, San Juan County, NM: 22, Cibola County, NM: 3, San Juan County, UT: 7

March 2020

3/31/2020 — 26 new cases and two more deaths related to COVID-19 reported, first of the month precautions in place. Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center, the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 174 for the Navajo Nation as of Tuesday. In addition, there are now a total of seven confirmed deaths related to COVID-19. The 174 cases include the following counties: Navajo County, AZ: 85, Apache County, AZ: 17, Coconino County, AZ: 40, McKinley County, NM: 10, San Juan County, NM: 15, Cibola County, NM: 1, San Juan County, UT: 6

3/30/2020 — ROAD BLOCKS IN PLACE AS CURFEW TAKES EFFECT. he curfew order is in effect daily from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

3/30/2020 — 20 new cases and three more deaths related to COVID-19 reported, Medical stations being established in Chinle and Tuba City. According to the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center, the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 148 for the Navajo Nation as of Monday. In addition, there are now a total of five confirmed deaths related to COVID-19. The 148 cases include the following counties: Navajo County, AZ: 69, Apache County, AZ: 16 *changed due to clarification of one individual’s residency, Coconino County, AZ: 32, McKinley County, NM: 9, San Juan County, NM: 15, Cibola County, NM: 1, San Juan County, UT: 6.

3/29/2020 — Navajo Nation officials set a curfew for residents as the number of identified positive COVID-19 cases in the Navajo Nation rose to 128 with two confirmed deaths on Sunday. The curfew goes into effect Monday.

3/29/2020 — Navajo Nation as COVID-19 cases reaches 128. According to the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center, the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 128 for the Navajo Nation as of Sunday. There are two confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 as reported previously. The 128 cases include the following counties: Navajo County, AZ: 59, Apache County, AZ: 17 *changed due to clarification of one individual’s residency, Coconino County, AZ: 23, McKinley County, NM: 8, San Juan County, NM: 15, Cibola County, NM: 1, San Juan County, UT: 5.

3/27/2020 — 21 new cases of COVID-19 reported for Navajo Nation, two deaths confirmed. Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center, that the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 92 for the Navajo Nation – an increase of 21 cases since Thursday. They also confirmed two deaths related to COVID-19. The 92 cases include the following counties: Navajo County, AZ: 49, Apache County, AZ: 18, Coconino County, AZ: 6 *changed from yesterday, due to clarification of one individual’s residency, McKinley County, NM: 5, San Juan County, NM: 11, Cibola County, NM: 1, San Juan County, UT: 2.

3/26/2020 — New cases of COVID-19 reaches 71 for Navajo Nation. Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area IHS, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center, confirm that the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 71 for Navajo People. The cases include the following counties: Navajo County, AZ: 42 *changed from yesterday, due to clarification of one individual’s residency, Apache County, AZ: 9, Coconino County, AZ: 7, McKinley County, NM: 5, San Juan County, NM: 7, Cibola County, NM: 1.

3/25/2020 — New cases of COVID-19 increases by 20 among Navajo people. Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area IHS confirm that the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 69 for Navajo people. The cases include 43 in Navajo County, eight in Apache County, six in Coconino County in Arizona, and four in McKinley County, seven in San Juan County, and one in Cibola County in New Mexico.

3/24/2020 — There are now 49 positive cases of the COViD-19 virus on Navajo, 4 in the Chinle area. Do your part to flatten the curve by staying home and practicing the CDC recommendations.

3/22/2020 — The Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has issued a Shelter at Home order which requires everyone residing on the Reservation to stay at home.

3/21/2020 — There are now 26 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) reported on Navajo; 3 of the presumptive cases are in Chinle. We urge everyone to be safe and cautious.

3/19/2020 — Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area IHS that the total number of positive cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus for members of the Navajo Nation has reached 14.

Associate Professor Chengde Wang

COURSES:

MTH 110: College Algebra, MTH 365: Modern Geometry, MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics, MTH 191: Calculus I, MTH 221: Ordinary Differential Equation

CREDENTIALS:

Doctorate in Ph.D.: Arizona State University

Major: Mathematics

Master of Science: Beijing Biss International School

Major: Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts: Beijing Biss International School

Major: Mathematics

Willis Tsosie

COURSES:

CIS 111: Intro to Computers, CIS 210: Systems Analysis and Design, CSC 150: Programming Fundamentals, MTH 096: Basic Mathematics, MTH 100: Intermediate Algebra

CREDENTIALS:

Master of Science: Montana State University

Major: Information Processing & Communication

Bachelor of Science: Montana State University

Major: Computer Science

Associate Professor Donald Robinson

COURSES:

CHM 130: Fundamental Chemistry

CREDENTIALS:

Doctorate in Ph.D.: Maharishi University of Management

Major: Physiology

Master of Arts: Maharishi International University

Major: Science of Creative Intelligence

Master of Scienece: The University of Akron

Major: Biology

Bachelor of Scienece: Northern Arizona University

Major: Biology

Dennis Price

COURSES:

Credentialed to teach MTH 096: Basic Mathematics, MTH 100: Intermediate Algebra, MTH 110: College Algebra

CREDENTIALS:

Bachelor of Science: Northern Arizona University

Major: Agriculture

Associate Professor John Murray

COURSES:

MTH 100: Intermediate Algebra, PHY 111: Algebra based Physics II, PHY 131: Calculus based Physics II

CREDENTIALS:

Doctorate in Ph.D.: Clemson University

Major: Engineering

Master of Science: Clemson University

Major: Engineering

Bachelor of Scienece in Engineering: University of South Florida

Major: Engineering

Bachelor of Scienece: University of South Florida

Major: Engineering

Associate Professor Oleksandr Makeyev

COURSES:

Credentialed to in all MTH courses and Engineering.

CREDENTIALS:

Doctorate in Ph.D.: Clarkson University

Major: Engineering Science

Master of Science: Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University

Major: Statistics

Bachelor of Scienece: Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University

Major: Mathematics

Barbara Klein

COURSES:

BIO 205: Microbiology, CHM 152: General Chemistry II, CHM 230: Fundamental Organic Chemistry, CHM 236: General Organic Chemistry II
*Credentialed in CHM 100-300, BIO 100-400, HEE 100 and PUH 100-300. PUH is contingent based on official transcript.

CREDENTIALS:

Master of Arts, Master of Science: Iowa State University

Major: Microbiology

Master of Science: Clark College

Major: Computer Application

Bachelor of Arts: Mercyhurst College

Major: Chemistry

Carmella Kahn

COURSES:

PUH 100, 200, 300, 400

Professor Shazia Tabassum Hakim

COURSES:

Bio 100, 200, 300, 400

Associate Professor Fredrick Boyd

COURSES:

Needs credential form, BIO 160: Intro to Human Anatomy & Philosophy, BIO 201: Human Anatomy & Physiology, BIO 202: Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Credentialed for BIO 100-400, CHM 100-200 (300 level will be reviewed w/ faculty), HEE 100

CREDENTIALS:

Doctorate in PH.D.: University of Florida

Major: Medical Science and Physiology

Bachelor of Science: University of Wisconsin

Major: Zoology

Professor Michael Begaye

COURSES:

CHM 130: Fundamental Chemistry, CHM 152: General Chemistry II, CHM 230: Fundamental Organic Chemistry
CHM 100-300
*MTH 100-200 (300-400 level will be reviewed with Dean)

CREDENTIALS:

Doctorate in PH.D.: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Major: Chemistry

Bachelor of Science: Fort Lewis College

Major: Chemistry

Professor Mark Bauer

COURSES:

PUH 200: Principles of Health Education, PUH 280: Implement &Evaluation of Public Health Intervention
*Anthropology 100, 200 level
Public Health 100-400 level

CREDENTIALS:

Doctorate in PH.D.: Northwestern University

Major: Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts: Ohio State University

Major: Anthropology

Associate Professor Don Whitesinger

COURSES:

FA227: Arts for Teachers, ARH 211: Survey of Native American Art, FA 106 Color Theory, FA112: 2D Design, FA 390: Painting III

CREDENTIALS:

Master Art of Teaching: Rhode Island School of Design

Bachelor of Arts: Arizona State University

Major: Studio Arts

Associate Professor Sheila White

COURSES:

HUM 152: Film Appreciation, HUM 131: Music Appreciation, ENG 101, 102

CREDENTIALS:

Master of Arts: Northern Arizona University

Major: English, Bilingual & Multicultural Education

Bachelor of Find Arts: University of Arizona

Major: Theatre Arts

Orlando White

COURSES:

ENG 101, 102: Freshman English II, ENG 212: Creative Writing: Poetry, ENG 233: Intro to Native American Literature

CREDENTIALS:

Master of Fine Arts: Brown University

Major: Literary Arts

Bachelor of Find Arts: Institute of American Indian Arts

Major: Creating Writing

Anna Walters

COURSES:

ENG 082, 085, ENG 101,102, 233

CREDENTIALS:

Master of Fine Arts: Goddard University

Bachelor of Arts

Professor Irvin Morris

COURSES:

ENG 082: Communication Workshop I, ENG 101, 102 Freshman English I&II, ENG 231 Intro to Literature

CREDENTIALS:

Master of Fine Arts: Cornell University

Major: Creative Writing

Jesse Maloney

COURSES:

ENG 233: Intro. to Native American Literature, ENG 075: Advanced Reading, ENG 082: Communication Workshop I, ENG 101: Freshman English I, ENG 102: Freshman English II,

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CREDENTIALS:

Master of Fine Arts: Lindenwood University

Major: Writing

Bachelor of Arts: Northern Arizona University

Major:

Associate Professor Andrew Kwon

COURSES:

ENG 082: Communication Workshop I, ENG 101: Freshman English I, ENG 102: Freshman English II, ENG 212: Creative Writing: Poetry, ENG 238: Introduction to Indigenous Literacy

CREDENTIALS:

Doctorate of Philosophy: Oklahoma State University-College of Arts & Science

Major: English

Master of Fine Arts: University of Massachusetts

Major: English

Bachelor of Arts: Clark University

Major: History

Velma Hale

COURSES:

ENG 085: Communications Workshop II, ENG 072: Foundation of Reading, EDU 100, 200, 300, 400

CREDENTIALS:

Master of Arts: Northern Arizona University

Major: Bilingual-Multicultural Education

Bachelor of Science: Northern Arizona University

Major: Secondary Education in English

Emily Green

COURSES:

ENG 072: Foundation of Reading, ENG 082 Communication Workshop I, ENG 085 Communication Workshop II, ENG 101

CREDENTIALS:

Master of Arts: Old Dominquez University

Major: Applied Linguistic

Bachelor of Arts: Old Dominquez University

Major: English

Bachelor of Science

Associate Professor Robert Bollinger

COURSES:

DA 110: Introduction to Graphic Arts, DA 112: Computer Illustration I, DA 115: Web Design I, DA 212: Computer Illustration II, FA107: 3D design, FA Drawing II, FA 315: Drawing III

CREDENTIALS:

Master of Architecture: UNM

Major: Architectural design

Master of Fine Arts: San Francisco Art Institute

Major: Painting

Bachelor of Arts

Major: Fine Arts

Professor Karla Britton

COURSES:

ART 100, 200, 300, 400, FA 300, 400

CREDENTIALS:

Ph.D. Architecture