The Navajo Nation is reinstating its 57-hour weekend lock downs starting this Friday Sept. 25 and the following weekend after a surge in cases were reported. In one Arizona community, one person infected 40 people tribal leaders said.

In an executive order, Navajo President Jonathan Nez urged visitors to stay away until the situation improves. “Visitors are required to refrain from traveling to the Navajo Nation at this time.” Over the past few weekends, tourists have been seen visiting the reservation at sites like Canyon De Chelly.

Meanwhile the daily curfew from 9:00 pm to 5 a.m. continues. Weekend lock down from Sept. 25 to Sept 28 starting at 8:00 pm on Friday and ending at 5:00 a.m. on Monday.

In other news, Dr. Fauci held a town hall meeting with President Nez this past week. He said the Navajo Nation did a great job controlling the virus by imposing strict measures.

Dr. Anthony Fauci in a joint meeting with Navajo leaders

Be safe people