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Navajo Nation Council passes emergency legislation to access COVID-19 Medicaid dollars

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Urging New Mexico governor to launch the Indian managed care entity

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz – The Navajo Nation Council unanimously passed emergency legislation OO69-20 March 20, requesting the Governor of New Mexico to activate the Naat’áanii Development Corporation – Molina Healthcare, Incorporated Indian Managed Care...

RMCHCS confirms first positive COVID-19 test

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Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services has confirmed the first case of coronavirus COVID-19. The patient is a female in her 50s, who resides in McKinley County.

“Our providers and staff are prepared to meet the challenges of the coronavirus," Chief Medical Officer Dr. Valory Wangler said. "We continue to work hard to protect our patients, staff and providers with the highest level of care, and serve our community during this challenging time. We strongly encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines on the coronavirus to help limit the spread of the virus. Please stay at home and only go out when absolutely necessary.”

As of March 21, RMCHCS heightened its visitor policy...

Non-essential businesses to close in New Mexico

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Lujan Grisham to businesses: Failure to comply with order will result in 'civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance'SANTA FE - Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham held a press conference on March 23 to announce that the novel coronavirus outbreak has infected at least 83 people in the state and that McKinley County is one of the counties that has two confirmed cases. Rehoboth McKinley Health Care Services confirmed today that a woman in her 50s tested positive for COVID-19.Lujan Grisham said during Tuesday's press conference that gatherings should not exceed five people in number, and those gathered should stay six-feet apart from one another. “The only way for us to stop the spread of this...

Three new positive COVID-19 cases reported among Navajo people

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer were informed by the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area IHS that the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 29 for Navajo people. This includes cases from Navajo County and Apache County in Arizona, and McKinley County in New Mexico.

A Public Health Emergency “Stay at Home Order” remains in effect requiring all residents of the Navajo Nation to remain home and isolated and all non-essential businesses to close to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.“To prevent a massive public health crisis, every person must remain home," Nez said. "The fact...

NM: COVID-19 cases increase to 65

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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced eight additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

Two new cases in Bernalillo County:A female in her 60s.A male in his 30s.

Two new cases in Doña Ana County:​A female in her 50s.A female in her 20s.

One new case in McKinley County:​A male 9 years old.

One new case in San Juan County:​A male in his 50s.

Two new cases in Santa Fe County:​A male in his 30s.A male in his 40s.

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 65 positive tests for COVID-19:Bernalillo County: 34Doña Ana County: 4Lea County: 1McKinley County...

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