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Navajo Nation Extends Weekend Curfews Through Oct. 21

Jonathan Nez
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
Jonathan Nez

The Navajo Nation will continue its 57-hour weekend lockdowns, which started last Friday, through at least Oct. 21.

The Navajo Nation saw a spike in COVID-19 cases following a couple of Labor Day weekend parties.

President Jonathan Nez said there’s been some improvement since then.

“And because of staying at home, wearing our masks, reminding each other not to gather, we brought the number down," Nez said.

The weekend curfew begins Friday nights at 8 and remains in effect through Monday mornings. The Navajo Nation is also enforcing an 8 p.m. curfew on weeknights.

Violating a curfew could mean fines of up to $1,000 or 30 days in jail.

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Senior field correspondent Bridget Dowd has a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.