Diné College – Updates and Cancelled Events

3/31 UPDATE: The Bookstore  will be closed until further notice. We will update you when we re-open.

3/31 UPDATE: Attention Tsaile Campus Community: Please be informed that starting today, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Diné College Tsaile Campus will begin enforcing road blocks on our Circle Drive for the Navajo Nation Curfew hours of 8pm to 5am. Each entrance onto the Circle Drive will be blocked starting at 8pm to 5am and monitored by our Campus Security personnel. The only entry point will be at the East Entrance. No exits will be allowed during the curfew hours.

3/25 UPDATE: We sincerely regret that the Spring 2020 Commencement is postponed. A new date has not been determined. We will be reaching out graduating students and ask how you want us to honor your accomplishment. Diplomas will still be dated May 8, 2020. Dorms will be closing this week. No student will be required to leave who does not have a home or a way to get home. Internet, WiFi, and Computer Solutions. IT department is working on a solution with our internet providers to help the most remote students (no cell signal). Looking to ordering WiFi devices for students who don’t have access to internet at home. Creating WiFi spots at our centers so students can log in without leaving their vehicle. Computer labs at center sites will be available, with proper CDC cleaning guidelines, once the Shelter in Place is lifted. If you have problems, reach out to your professor and let them know of your situation. We will work with you.

3/24 UPDATE: Both the Tsaile and Shiprock libraries have been closed until further notice, however, we will continue to provide services online. Read more

3/17 UPDATE: Dine’ College Screening Form at School and Workplace. To ensure that we are better screening and assessing our Employees, the Screening form has been officially implemented to ensure appropriate determination on actions to take regarding COVID-19. Download Screening Form

3/16 UPDATE: Diné College extended Spring Break 2020 for one more week — until March 20, 2020. The extension is in response to the international coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Full News Release

3/13 UPDATE: Diné College gym and weight room will be closed to Students, Employees, and Community until further notice.

3/12 UPDATE: Diné College is closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. As the situation continues to change rapidly, we are committed to ensure the safety, health and well-being of our entire college community. As we have been planning for different contingencies, our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community on and off campus. We are planning for several situations and taking informed and decisive action to provide a safe environment for students and staff. Full Memo

Cancellations

At this time, the College operation remains open during the regular business hours.  Any information and update on the College sponsored events will be posted on the Diné College website.  Below is a list of College sponsored events that have been cancelled.

The following events have been cancelled as of March 10, 2020:

  • Citizen Science Water Fair – March 13, 2020
  • College Success Day – March 17th 2020
  • 40th Annual AIHEC Student Conference – March 21-24, 2020
  • Veterans Day Gourd Dance – March 27, 2020
  • Diné College Info Day – April 2020
  • CMA Program – Open House – April 1, 2020
  • Diné College 52nd Annual Pow Wow – April 3-4, 2020
  • 2nd Diné College Scholarship Golf Tournament – April 11, 2012
  • Diné College Spring 2020 College & Career Fair and Veteran Resource Fair – April 14-15, 2020
  • STEM Spring Festival – April 20-21, 2020
  • Annual Spring Student Artwalk

Community Coronavirus Updates

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

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.