The Navajo Department of Health and the Health Command Operations Center is reminding individuals the use of masks in public on the Navajo Nation is still required. Although the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People state that individuals fully vaccinated no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and work place guidance, we are not in concurrence with these updated guidelines.
Pursuant to Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-007 Mandating Use of Masks in Public due to COVID-19 is still in effect; therefore, individuals fully or partially vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine or is unvaccinated must continue to wear a mask in public.
Access the order at Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-007 Mask Mandate