Community Calendar Monday, March 23, 2020 (updated @ 2300)

Dedicated Hopi Emergency Response Team hotline is: 734-3661


Now that the Hopi Tribe has issued a stay-at-home order through APR 17 KUYI will lessen our closure reports: you may verify with individual agencies what services they are offering as almost any previous listed events have been canceled.

Immunization clinic Tuesday 3/24/2020 10am-3pm @ HHCC Main Lobby

3. Immunizations: Only Influenza (all ages) & Pneumonia

Note to patients:

  • Due to the situation with the Coronavirus, the Immunization clinic will be limited only to Influenza (all ages) and Pneumococcal (Pneumonia) vaccines.
  • Please be prepared to be screened at the facility entrance.
  • If you are sick with cough, fever, sore throat and/or shortness of breath please stay at home.


The Village of Orayvi is closed to visitors & tourists: (928) 206 - 7756


Hopi Cultural Preservation Office is unable to respond to arc survey, Tribal consultation, Section 106 & other requests: 734 - 3618



Hopi Veterans Services is operating on a limited basis; transports will occur after risk assessment: 734 - 3461


First Mesa Consolidated Villages offices are closed to the public and water bill payment is now by debit/credit card or mailed money order; FMCV has heightened security patrols: 737 - 2670


Local CellOne affiliates are waiving late fees and are not terminating phone accounts for the next sixty days: 734 - 1501

The Hopi Tribal Enrollment Office is closed until further notice & CIBs can be requested by phone or mail: 734 - 3151


The Hopi Public Library & the Tutuqayki Sikisve (Hopi Bookmobile) are closed : 734 - 4500


Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Center’s twelve-step support groups are suspended: 734 - 0300


Local Social Security offices are closed to the public for in-person service;


Hopi Senom Transit cancelled all routes until further notice


Hopi Cultural Center motel is closed & only to-go food orders are available: 734 - 2401 / 2402;

Hopi Nutrition Services is stopping service for home delivered meals and to go orders : 206-7756


Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites Conference Center will be Temporarily closed Until Further Notice.Info 283-4500

The Hopi Credit Association to close its office to public interaction effective immediately. HCA will continue to provide services in the form of email and telephone: 738.2205


Tuba City Regional Healthcare Corporation is implementing screening procedures for COVID-19. TCRHCC COVID-19 HOTLINE is available from 8am to 8pm: 1-866-976-5941.

Hopi Domestic Violence Program office is closed, however, the staff are working from home and will be available for any emergency calls: 401-0005 & 362-9944


Hopi High School to start drive-thru meal distribution to anyone 18 yrs and younger beginning Tues, MAR 24: 738-5111

Village of Kykotsmovi residents are being asked to only put toilet paper in the sewer. Any items being used as alternatives to toilet paper need to be placed in the trash: 734-3474


The Office of Revenue is closed;


Hopi Treasurer's office business hours for phone payment only are Mon 10am-4pm and Wed & Fri 8:30am-4pm : 734 - 3124


Keams Canyon shopping center & Polacca Circle M hours:

Keams Canyon: Mon-Fri 8:30am-6:30pm;

Elderly shoppers only (65+) Weds 8:30am-9:30am Market: Sat & Sun 9am-3pm: 737 - 2294;

Circle M: Mon-Sun 8am-7pm;

Elderly shoppers only (65+) Weds 8am-9am: 737 - 2677


MAR 26 & APR 2 family budget presentations at Hopi Day School are cancelled:


MAR 29 Hopi Foundation Arizona Gives Day pledge run is cancelled; AZ Gives Day is an all day online event on APR 7 and continues: 734 - 2380


Hopi Behavioral Health Services has suspended all face to face counseling services and will provide telephonic services thru APR 1; all other sessions are cancelled: 737 - 6333


The Hopi Tutuveni staff are determining whether or not paper copies can be distributed safely for the APR 1 publication;


All Hopi schools are closed through APR 3: 737 - 2571


Navajo Nation Family Assistance Services offices that provide burial and general assistance are closed until APR 3 and are partnering with neighboring mortuaries to help families: (866) 347 - 2403;


All Northland Pioneer Colleges are closed through Sun APR 5


Hopi 3 Canyon Ranch will not be selling hay & Salt Until APR 6:(928) 587-8550


Hopi Tribal Housing Authority is closed until APR 7; payments can be placed in the dropbox: 737 - 2800 or (928) 221 - 7069


The Village of Shungopavi is closed to tourists until APR 12:


Lower Village of Moencopi Admin office is closed through APR 17


The Hopi Tribe has declared a stay-at-home declaration until APR 17.


We are honoured that you depend on us for your emergency-related announcements!

If you are a school or agency official, please email your delay or closure details, including a contact phone number, to info at kuyi dot net.

If you do not hear information from your school or governmental agency we have not received it.


You may report emergencies to Hopi Tribe’s Law Enforcement Services by calling: 734 - 7340


Soongopavi Village water tower pump is repaired, however the water is heavily chlorinated & residents are asked not to drink it until notified; details online at Village of Shungopavi facebook page or by calling (928) 587 - 7661 [Thu 3/19]:


We strongly encourage listeners to confirm the following as the pandemic is certain to impact events...


Village of Tewa food wood sales are from 9am to 3:30pm daily: 737 - 2254


All ages immunization/flu clinic is MAR 24 @ HHCC: 737 - 6257


A blood drive is MAR 26 at 9am in Kykotsmovi: (877) 258 - 4825


Hopi Medical Transportation program is off the road APR 9 & 30: 737 - 6351


Natwani Coalition partnership grants are due APR 20: 734 - 2380





Saturday 3/21

KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau with an update to you, our listener on the Hopi Tribe & neighboring communities' response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus national emergency & worldwide pandemic:

COVID-19 is an easily transmitted respiratory illness; to ensure community health, if you are mildly ill stay home and phone your healthcare provider for guidance; if you have severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, seek medical care immediately;

The Hopi Tribe has issued a "Tribal Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 virus";

It activates the Hopi Emergency Response Team to conduct a need assessments, create action plans, identify personnel and funds in order to provide direct services to the Hopi community - the HERT can now use any Tribal property necessary to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic; the declaration allows the Tribe to to purchase materials, goods and services that would help in the containing, responding to, reducing and recovering from a spread of COVID-19 here on Hopi;

it also directs Tribal departments, villages, entities & programs to cancel or postpone all events that gather fifty or more people - as well as congregations of ten or more people in the high-risk categories such as elders and those with compromised immune systems;

Tribal departments, Villages & their CSAs are directed to identify ways they can safely remain operating while reducing visits from, quote, “outside entities”: an example being tours of villages or public spaces; these & other Tribal organizations are also directed to develop work plans that allows employees the ability to work remotely;

Tribal employee travel is suspended for thirty days, unless approved by the offices of the Chairman or Vice Chairman; and it removes some restraints from first responders and social service agencies to allow for faster patient care, treatment and tracking;


it encourages the community to adhere to the Center for Disease Control’s existing safety recommendations and orders like social-distancing and proper health hygiene;


The Tribe states that “the continued health and safety of the Hopi Community requires a robust and integrated response to successfully combat the … outbreak”;

It cites the timing of the declaration as a response to the rapid spread of COVID-19 and yesterday’s first known case of the virus in a Kayenta resident;


And lastly, a declaration of a public-health state of emergency allows the Tribe the ability to request emergency relief and ask the President of the United States Arizona Governor Ducey to include Hopi in their emergency declarations.


On Tuesday March 17 the Navajo County Public Health Department and the Navajo Nation confirmed that a Navajo Nation Tribal member has been diagnosed with COVID-19;

The Arizona Department of Health confirmed the positive test result from an individual from the community of Chilchinbeto, [pronounced: Chill - chin - bee’toe] Arizona, who first reported their symptoms to the Kayenta Health Center;

The patient was taken to a hospital in Phoenix where the test was conducted;

Health and emergency officials are taking the proper precautions to screen and isolate the person’s family members;

Navajo Nation President Nez and Vice President Lizer will provide more information live at 5:00 p.m. (DST) on Wednesday on KTNN AM 660 and 101.5 FM. This is Navajo County's first case, bringing Arizona's total to 20 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Full press releases are at: navajo county az dot gov slash coronavirus and on KUYI’s social media & webpages


As of 10pm Tuesday, Arizona Department Health Services officials report 20 people in the state have tested positive for COVID-19; On Sunday the number of positive cases in Arizona was 13; authorities expect the number of confirmed cases to increase;

Medical providers and the public can call 844 – 542 – 8201 for calls regarding general information about COVID-19.


The Indian Health Service’s Chief Medical Officer Rear Admiral Michael Toedt [pronounced “Toe’d] states , quote, “IHS facilities are capable of testing patients for COVID-19” and that IHS is, quote, “...pushing supplies out from the IHS National Supply Service Center to regional centers and on to IHS, tribal, and urban facilities as quickly as possible.”;

Gallup Indian Medical Center has implemented a drive-up testing location and are replacing office visits for prescription refills with phone calls for some patients.

It’s “Indian Country COVID-19 Response Team” is now part of the President’s “Coronavirus Task Force’.


The Village of Tewa urges all members to take precautionary measures in maintaining the well-being of it’s members; food box distribution is Fri MAR 20 at 1:30pm and wood sales are from 9am to 3:30pm daily: 737 - 2254;


All schools in District six have been cancelled until at least APR 27;


Social Security officials say all local offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. "This decision protects the population we serve... and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still able to provide critical services... at social security dot gov. Local offices will also continue to provide critical services over the phone. We are working closely with the CDC, state and local governments, and other experts to monitor COVID-19 and will let you know as soon as we can resume in-person service."


On Tuesday MAR 17 Hopi Tribal Council held an emergency meeting on COVID-19 and others are expected;


Hopi Senom Transit is postponing its Flagstaff route, starting [update to “today”] tomorrow in response to the City of Flagstaff’s COVID-19 state of emergency. The statement reads: “In the interest of the health and safety of our riders, our employees and the Hopi Reservation, this is to respectfully advise you that we will be suspending service to Flagstaff beginning on Wednesday, March 18... until further notice. We will continue to run our Winslow, Keams Canyon, Tuba City and Midday Routes. We will issue a public notice should other route changes become necessary.” For details: 734 - 3232


The Arizona Department of Health Services recommends employers offer telework or other alternatives and for the next eight weeks events that consist of fifty or more people be canceled. The White House recommends that people avoid gatherings of ten or more people.


At this time there are no confirmed cases in Coconino County or at the Hopi Health Care Center: Hopi Health Care Center is screening all patients and visitors for COVID-19 symptoms; patients should arrive 20 minutes before appointments & limit the number of family members or caretakers; bring minimal personal items into the facility to decrease contamination risk; healthier individuals not exhibiting virus symptoms are requested to not take face masks, but leave them for higher risk people or exhibiting virus symptoms;

Following last week’s public health emergency declaration Governor Ducey & Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced a statewide closure of Arizona schools through Friday March 27.


Coconino National Forest officials are screening visitors to their offices and requests those with virus symptoms call instead of arriving in-person.

The City of Flagstaff has declared a state of emergency;

Mayor Coral Evans says (quote) "We are working closely with Coconino County Health and Human Services who under state law is delegated the authority over public health matters on our local response to monitor this situation and ensure the safety and well-being of our community.” The official statement reads; “Citizens are urged to cooperate with this emergency declaration and to every degree possible, abide by the safety announcements, advisories and restrictions established by County, State and Federal authorities.”


Navajo Nation Family Assistance Services offices that provide burial and general assistance are closed until APR 3 to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and are partnering with neighboring mortuaries to provide help to families in their time of need: (866) 347 - 2403;

Navajo Tribal employees with travel restrictions & self-quarantine guidelines; the Judicial branch is permitting tele-commuting; and Navajo sculptor Rick Nez reports he is self-quarantining after traveling to Washington D.C. to advocate against fracking near Chaco Canyon.




KUYI offers government officials time on-air & space on our websites to share emergency preparedness plans with our listeners;


This is a developing story;


Keep listening to KUYI to find out when we’ll air last night’s interview of Hopi Tribal Chairman Tim Nuvangyouma, Vice Chairman Clark Tenakhongva & Hopi Health Care Center’s Darren Vicenti about their response to the COVID-19 coronavirus national emergency and worldwide pandemic.


Stay tuned to KUYI and keep your eye on our website, Facebook & Twitter pages & now our TikTok account for factual, up-to-date information including official press releases & links to official resources with scientific facts like CDC dot GOV & the “Myth Busters” page at W H O dot I N T

Kwah'way / Asquali!


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The following are community events & activities enacted to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic:

Hopi Cultural Center Restaurant and Motel have modified hours of operation to permit deeper cleaning and is considering implementing further action; the hours they’re closed are from 10am to 11:30am, 2pm to 4:30pm, and from 7pm on; food will be served as to-go orders only: 734 - 2401 / 2402;


Moencopi Legacy Inn and Experience Hopi have cancelled their centennial event: (928) 283 - 4500


The Youth empowerment event at Hopi High is cancelled: 207 - 0348


MAR 18 Mammogram clinics in Kykotsmovi are cancelled & clients will be rescheduled: 734 - 1151


The Hopi Senom transit will be suspending services to Flagstaff beginning Weds MAR 18. Info 734-3232


MAR 18 & 19 coed basketball event at HVMC has been cancelled: 734 - 3432


MAR 18 Hopi Credit Association meeting is cancelled: 738 - 2205


MAR 19 Wellness event at Moencopi Community Center is cancelled: 207 - 0348


MAR 23 Piestewa sunrise event is canceled: (602) 312-8663


MAR 26 & APR 2 family budget presentations at Hopi Day School are cancelled: 734 - 2467


APR 23-25 pow-wow in Albuquerque is postponed; details online at: gathering of nations dot com


Hopi Tribal Courts’ pretrial & probation clients are asked to phone instead of physically show up at the Courts: 738 - 5171;


Hopi Nutrition Meal Services dining area is closed until further notice and pick-up meals are available;


VITA tax services at the Hopi Nutrition Center have cancelled new client intakes: 734-2380;

Hopi High School has cancelled athletic events and practices for at least the next two weeks: 738 - 1430


And as reported, the Village of Shungopavi is closed to tourists & will not providing tours until APR 12: 734 - 7315


Hopi Tribal departments are limited to restricted travel within Arizona, encouraged to teleconference into meetings and recent attendees to off-reservation events may be required to self-quarantine; full details by calling 734 - 3102 or 734 - 3113


Hopi Day School is suspending all public events for the next few weeks: 734 - 2467


City of Flagstaff Council & Committee meetings are closed to the public & can be viewed online at the city’s website


Northern Arizona University will be switching to online classes after Spring break


The Navajo Nation's Public Health State of Emergency affects Tribal employees with travel restrictions & self-quarantine guidelines.


The preceding were announcements received as of 11pm Tuesday March 17, 2020


We are honoured that you depend on us for your emergency-related announcements!

If you are a school or agency official, please email your delay or closure details, including a contact phone number, to info at kuyi dot net.

If you do not hear information from your school or governmental agency we have not received it.

Donors to our postponed burrito sale can expect KUYI to pass your contributions along to those that would receive the most benefit;

Stay tuned next week for distribution details.

Stay tuned to KUYI and keep your eye on our Facebook, Twitter & now Tik Tok pages for updates and more details. Now here’s your Community Calendar announcements:KUYI announces events up to one month in advance.


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March 17, 2020 Report @ 1730

On Tuesday March 17 the Navajo County Public Health Department and the Navajo Nation confirmed that a Navajo Nation Tribal member has been diagnosed with COVID-19;

The Arizona Department of Health confirmed the positive test result from an individual from the community of Chilchinbeto, Arizona, who first reported their symptoms to the Kayenta Health Center;

The patient was taken to a hospital in Phoenix where the test was conducted;

Health and emergency officials are taking the proper precautions to screen and isolate the person’s family members;

Navajo Nation President Nez and Vice President Lizer will provide more information live at 5:00 p.m. (DST) on Wednesday on KTNN AM 660 and 101.5 FM. This is Navajo County's first case, bringing Arizona's total to 20 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Full press releases are at: navajo county az dot gov slash coronavirus and on KUYI’s social media & webpages


As of noon Tuesday, Arizona Department Health Services officials report 20 people in the state have tested positive for COVID-19; On Sunday the number of positive cases in Arizona was 13; authorities expect the number of confirmed cases to increase;

Medical providers and the public can call 844 – 542 – 8201 for calls regarding general information about COVID-19;


Social Security officials say all local offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. "This decision protects the population we serve... and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still able to provide critical services... at social security dot gov. Local offices will also continue to provide critical services over the phone. We are working closely with the CDC, state and local governments, and other experts to monitor COVID-19 and will let you know as soon as we can resume in-person service."


On Tuesday MAR 17 Hopi Tribal Council had an emergency meeting on COVID-19;


Hopi Senom Transit is postponing its Flagstaff route, starting tomorrow in response to the City of Flagstaff’s COVID-19 state of emergency. The statement reads: “In the interest of the health and safety of our riders, our employees and the Hopi Reservation, this is to respectfully advise you that we will be suspending service to Flagstaff beginning on Wednesday, March 18... until further notice. We will continue to run our Winslow, Keams Canyon, Tuba City and Midday Routes. We will issue a public notice should other route changes become necessary.” For details: 734 - 3232


The Arizona Department of Health Services recommends employers offer telework or other alternatives and for the next eight weeks events that consist of fifty or more people be canceled. The White House recommends that people avoid gatherings of ten or more people.


At this time there are no confirmed cases in Coconino County.

Hopi Health Care Center officials are implementing protocols:

all patients and visitors will be screened for symptoms ; patients should arrive 20 minutes before appointments & limit the number of family members or caretakers; bring minimal personal items into the facility to decrease contamination risk; and healthier individuals not exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms are requested to leave face masks for those at higher risk group or exhibiting virus symptoms;

Following last week’s public health emergency declaration Governor Ducey & Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced a statewide closure of Arizona schools through Friday March 27.


The City of Flagstaff has declared a state of emergency;

Mayor Coral Evans says (quote) "We are working closely with Coconino County Health and Human Services who under state law is delegated the authority over public health matters on our local response to monitor this situation and ensure the safety and well-being of our community.” The official statement reads; “Citizens are urged to cooperate with this emergency declaration and to every degree possible, abide by the safety announcements, advisories and restrictions established by County, State and Federal authorities.”


The Hopi Tribe has travel restrictions & health recommendations for Tribal employees.


The Navajo Nation's Public Health State of Emergency affects Tribal employees with travel restrictions & self-quarantine guidelines.




KUYI offers government officials time on-air & space on our websites to share emergency preparedness plans with our listeners;


This is a developing story;


Stay tuned to KUYI and keep your eye on our website, Facebook & Twitter pages & now our TikTok account for factual, up-to-date information including official press releases & links to official resources with scientific facts like CDC dot GOV & the “Myth Busters” page at W H O dot I N T

Kwah'way / Asquali!


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The following are community events & activities enacted to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic:

Hopi Cultural Center Restaurant and Motel have modified hours of operation to permit deeper cleaning and is considering implementing further action; the hours they’re closed are from 10am to 11:30am, 2pm to 4:30pm, and from 7pm on; food will be served as to-go orders only: 734 - 2401 / 2402;


Tonight's MAR 17 presentation on fentanyl abuse @ Hopi Health Care Center is cancelled: 737-6385Youth empowerment event at Hopi High is cancelled: 207 - 0348


MAR 18 Mammogram clinics in Kykotsmovi are cancelled & clients will be rescheduled: 734 - 1151


The Hopi Senom transit will be suspending services to Flagstaff beginning Weds MAR 18. Info 734-3232


MAR 18 & 19 coed basketball event at HVMC has been cancelled: 734 - 3432


MAR 18 Hopi Credit Association meeting is cancelled: 738 - 2205


MAR 19 Wellness event at Moencopi Community Center is cancelled: 207 - 0348


MAR 23 Piestewa sunrise event is canceled: (602) 312-8663


MAR 26 & APR 2 family budget presentations at Hopi Day School are cancelled: 734 - 2467


APR 23-25 pow-wow in Albuquerque is postponed; details online at: gathering of nations dot com


Hopi Tribal Courts’ pretrial & probation clients are asked to phone instead of physically show up at the Courts: 738 - 5171;


Hopi Nutrition Meal Services dining area is closed until further notice and pick-up meals are available;


VITA tax services at the Hopi Nutrition Center have cancelled new client intakes: 734-2380;

Hopi High School has cancelled athletic events and practices for at least the next two weeks: 738 - 1430


And as reported, the Village of Shungopavi is closed to tourists & will not providing tours until APR 12: 734 - 7315


Hopi Tribal departments are limited to restricted travel within Arizona, encouraged to teleconference into meetings and recent attendees to off-reservation events may be required to self-quarantine; full details by calling 734 - 3102 or 734 - 3113


Hopi Day School is suspending all public events for the next few weeks: 734 - 2467


City of Flagstaff Council & Committee meetings are closed to the public & can be viewed online at the city’s website


Northern Arizona University will be switching to online classes after Spring break


The Navajo Nation's Public Health State of Emergency affects Tribal employees with travel restrictions & self-quarantine guidelines.


The preceding were announcements received as of 5pm Monday;



We are honoured that you depend on us for your emergency-related announcements!

If you are a school or agency official, please email your delay or closure details, including a contact phone number, to info at kuyi dot net.

If you do not hear information from your school or governmental agency we have not received it.

Donors to our postponed burrito sale can expect KUYI to pass your contributions along to those that would receive the most benefit;

Stay tuned next week for distribution details.

Stay tuned to KUYI and keep your eye on our Facebook, Twitter & now Tik Tok pages for updates and more details. Now here’s your Community Calendar announcements:KUYI announces events up to one month in advance.

You may report emergencies to Hopi Tribe’s Law Enforcement Services by calling: 734 - 7340

The Tutuqayki Sikisve (Hopi Bookmobile) is : 734 - 4500

Soongopavi Village water tower pump has failed & the expected repair time is approximately two weeks; details online at Village of Shungopavi facebook page or by calling (928) 587 - 7661 [as of 1645 Mon 3/9/2020]:

The Navajo County Democratic Party Presidential Primary is Tues MAR 17 from 6am to 7pm;

Polling sites are at Sipaulovi Youth & Elderly Center,

Kykotsmovi Youth & Elderly Center and:

in East Polacca along State Route 264: 734 - 2507;

Hopi Senom Transit is providing no-fare rides near polling sites: 734 - 3231

A virtual reality event is Thurs MAR 19 1pm @ Walpi Housing: 734 - 4500

A breastfeeding class is MAR 20 @ 9am at HHCC: 737 - 6362

A Fit W.I.C. class is MAR 20 @ 1pm at HHCC: 737 - 6362

A breastfeeding class is MAR 20 @ 9 am at HHCC: 737 - 6362

A Fit W.I.C. class is MAR 20 @ 1 pm at HHCC: 737 - 6362

First Mesa Youth Center open house is MAR 24 @ 9 am: 737 - 2799

All ages immunization/flu clinic is MAR 24 @ HHCC: 737 - 6257

A health event is MAR 25 @ 6pm at HHCC: 737 - 6037

A blood drive is MAR 26 at 9am in Kykotsmovi: (877) 258 - 4825

Hopi Jr. Sr. High School PAC meeting is APR 7: 738 - 5111

Tax preparation is Mondays & Tuesdays at 2pm in the Kykotsmovi nutrition center & Wednesdays at 3pm at Northland Pioneer College: 734 - 2380 [remove APR 9]

Hopi Medical Transportation program is off the road APR 9 & 30: 737 - 6351

A spring event is APR 10 @ 5 pm at the HVMC: 734 - 3432

Natwani Coalition partnership grants are due APR 20: 734 - 2380

Hopi job/education event is JUN 17 @ 10am at HVMC: 734 - 3536

We strongly encourage listeners to confirm these events as the national health emergency is certain to impact goings-ons…