Navajo Department of Health issue order requiring face protection in public

Coronavirus New Mexico
navajo nation_251644

WINDOW ROCK, AZ (KRQE) – The Navajo Department of Health issued a new public health order Friday requiring all individuals on the Navajo Nation to wear protective masks in public to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

Public Health Emergency Order 2020-007 defines a mask as a covering designed to filter one’s breathing through both the nose and mouth. The mask can be commercially or homemade.

The Navajo Nation’s 57-hour weekend curfew is currently in effect until Monday, April 20 at 5:00 a.m. The Navajo Police Department is enforcing the weekend curfew with road checkpoints and will also issue citations for violators.

New Mexico Coronavirus Resources

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Video

Now Trending on

Video Forecast

Erica's Thursday Afternoon Forecast

More Weather Video Forecast
Albuquerque Hourly Forecast

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss