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Navajo Nation Sees Slight COVID-19 Increase, Works To Vaccinate Even More People

President Jonathan Nez said Navajo Nation employees will be required to get a vaccine. While there will be exceptions, he said those people will have to test frequently.
Madelyn Beck
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Mountain West News Bureau
President Jonathan Nez said Navajo Nation employees will be required to get a vaccine. While there will be exceptions, he said those people will have to test frequently.

States around the Mountain West are seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, and it’s started to affect some tribes, too. The Navajo Nation’s increase in cases is modest compared to surges in states like Arizona, though.

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Madelyn Beck is Boise State Public Radio's regional reporter with the Mountain West News Bureau. She's from Montana but has reported everywhere from North Dakota to Alaska to Washington, D.C. Her last few positions included covering energy resources in Wyoming and reporting on agriculture/rural life issues in Illinois.