Indian Country News Bureau

Community Calendar and Novel COVID-19 update: Last updated 1710 3-30-2020


ICNB 3-30-2020 Report [edited 1710 3/30/2020]:


This is _____________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau with a (5pm, Monday March 30th) update on the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic:


The first positive test of a person with COVID-19 coronavirus at Hopi Health Care Center was confirmed March 25th ; the patient was tested at HHCC and discharged home to self-quarantine;

Officials will notify anyone who may have been exposed;

We’ll read you the nine questions we asked of IHS; one was answered & that’ll follow:

1) On what date & time did the patient first present to HHCC?

3) When did the test results come back?

4) Can you please provide a gender?

5) Can you please provide a general age?

6) Can you please provide the County of residence, city, community or other geographic information?

7) Can you please provide any Tribal enrollment status or lack thereof?

8) Did the person work on Hopi?

9) Or was the person a tourist?


We received one response to the following question:


2) Can you please describe the testing process (was swab collection performed on site & then: tested there (presumptive positive) or sent to an offsite CDC test / IHS facility (confirmed positive)



"Due to HIPPA laws, the answers to the rest of the questions are protected and sensitive information.

Below is an announcement that can go out to listeners.

Here is what you need to know about COVID-19 testing procedure, who can and should get tested and how long it takes to get your results back.

In Arizona, COVID-19 testing is done by 2 commercial laboratories, Sonora Quest and LabCorp, or through the Arizona State Laboratory. The test detects the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19 and is for use with patients who have signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19. If you are tested at Hopi Health Care Center for COVID-19, you can expect at least a 3-6 day turnaround time. Because the test is sent out via UPS or another courier, COVID-19 tests conducted on the weekend may have a longer wait time. Once results are complete, the Hopi Health Care Center Public Health Department will contact you, as well as, follow up with any others that you may have had contact with. This process is in coordination with Arizona State and County Health Departments.

The preferred specimen is collected by a nasopharyngeal (NP) swab in viral transport medium. The specimen is collected at Hopi Health Care Center by inserting the NP swab into the patient’s nose and left in for a few seconds to absorb the secretions. The specimen is then labeled, dated, and shipped frozen to either to Sonora Quest Laboratory or the Arizona State Laboratory. Both labs have about a 3-6 day turnaround time. Currently, commercial lab testing is considered presumptively positive and is confirmed by the Arizona State Laboratory, but patients should be managed if they are positive.

Rapid influenza diagnostic tests (or “flu” swabs) detect influenza viral antigens, or proteins, in respiratory tract specimens. It is also collected using a NP swab, but a different type of NP swab than the COVID-19 test, and can processed onsite by our laboratory. The test can provide results in approximately 15 minutes."


The Hopi Health Care Center is screening all patients and staff; their hotline is (928) 737 - 6188, that’s 737 - 6188;



Today, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey ordered all schools closed through the remainder of the school year;

Ducey & Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman made the announcement Monday following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a White House extension of physical distancing guidelines until April 30.


Effective today Monday, March 30th all essential tribal employees are required to complete a health survey to gain entrance to their workplaces;

The Department of Health and Human Services states “Due to the increase of the COVID-19 Pandemic the survey is to ensure all safety measures are taken to protect our employees and community members or any visitors who may have a need to conduct business with the Hopi tribe and need to gain access to Tribal properties or buildings”;

For details you may call 734 - 3401;


On Sunday the Hopi Emergency Response Team established guidelines for physical and monetary donations: gifts of money are to be sent to the Hopi Tribal Treasurer;

Or to The Hopi Foundation, if the donor is able to only donate to a non-profit, [do not change this wording];

Shipments of goods are to be taken to the Hopi Veterans Memorial Center for inspection and screening;

No used clothing or other items are accepted;

Questions are to be directed to HERT Incident Command Commander Edison Tu’tsi at (928) 734 - 3662;


The Tribe’s Department of Health & Human Services implores the Hopi public to obey the stay-at-home order and practice social-distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19 on Hopi.


Tuba City Regional Health Care staff met with the Arizona National Guard yesterday Sunday March 29th to assess the hospital’s COVID-19 response-capacity;

The Guard is expected to assist the hospital expand their medical support team as the outbreak grows more dire;

Officials say the facility is operating at “surge capacity” since the Chilchinbeto outbreak;



Navajo Nation President Nez has enacted a nationwide curfew starting tonight Monday 3/30 from 8pm - 5am daily;

Nez said, “We’ve reached a point where our medical facilities and health care workers are in dire need of more Personal Protective Equipment, hospital beds, and other critical resources; it’s only going to increase if people continue to ignore stay at home orders...”



The COVID-19 coronavirus is a very easily transmitted and deadly respiratory illness;

to protect our community’s health, the Center for Disease Control advises people stay six feet away from each other & not congregate in groups of more than ten;

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.



As of 5pm Monday March 30 the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide in Arizona remains at 1,157;

this morning the count was at 919 and yesterday was 773;

The largest increases were in those 20 to 44 years of age;

The number of reported deaths is now at 20;

up from this morning’s number of 17


As of 5pm Monday March 30 the Navajo Nation Department of Health reports 128 people on Navajo have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus; up from 115 cases yesterday;

there have been 2 reported coronavirus deaths on the Navajo Nation;


The Navajo Times reports that a Chilchinbeto church may have been the epicenter of the COVID-19 spread across the Western Agency;

the paper states “Most of the 30 coronavirus cases from Navajo County are tied to the zone rally...at the Chilchinbeto Church of the Nazarene;


Visit az dhs dot gov and the navajo nation’s corona virus response pages for COVID-19 case maps;


Authorities say the numbers of confirmed cases and deaths will increase;


Navajo Nation President Nez has signed legislation providing money to economically-challenged chapters to address the pandemic;

one-point-three million dollars will be sent to chapters with low emergency funds, so that each chapter will have a balance of $25,000;


New Mexico’s Governor has ordered all the state’s public schools to be closed for the rest of the academic year;

As of noon Monday March 30, New Mexico health officials have reported 237 positive coronavirus cases and 2 deaths;


Back here in Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation relaxing rules on K through 12 schools;

It removes a minimum number of school days, mandatory scholastic testing and penalties for letter grade requirements;

teachers and staff can work remotely without losing pay;

schools switch to online-only or other alternatives in April;



To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Hopi Tribe stay-at-home declaration for all Hopi residents is until April 17;

Everyone except essential personnel, must stay home except to obtain medical care, food or other crucial items;

if people must leave their homes they should do so in limited numbers while adhering to social distancing best practices;

All schools on Hopi are ordered closed through April 17; stay tuned to see how Hopi officials respond to Governor Ducey’s statewide closure order for the remainder of the year;


The Hopi Emergency Response Team’s incident command direct line is: (928) 734 - 3661, that’s 734 - 3661;

The Hopi Incident Command after-hours line is: (928) 205 - 7295, that’s (928) 205 - 7295



Arizona’s COVID-19 hotline is 2-1-1;


Tuba City Healthcare hotline is (866) 976 - 5941;


Coconino County’s coronavirus website is: coconino az dot gov covid 19 and hotline is (928) 679 - 7300;


In adherence to the Hopi Tribe’s stay-at-home order KUYI staff are working remotely & the office is closed.

To submit announcements or request airtime please email <info at kuyi dot net> or call (928) 206 - 0098

If you are an official you may report after hours emergencies to <info at kuyi dot net> (928) 814 - 6326


KUYI offers officials time on-air & space online to share their emergency response updates & critical information; if you are an official, please email your submissions to: info at kuyi dot net


This is a developing story;

Stay tuned and keep your eye on kuyi dot net, Facebook, our Twitter pages & our TikTok account;

There you’ll find factual information, official press releases and links to official resources with scientific facts like CDC dot GOV & the Myth Busters page at W H O dot I N T


Now here’s some more KUYI Indian Country News Bureau reports:


On Friday March 27 the Trump administration informed the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, in the midst of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, that their Tribe will be “disestablished” and their lands removed from trust;

In a statement Mashpee Wampanoag Chairman Cedric Cromwell wrote “This marks the first time Native land has been taken out of trust since the “termination era” of the 1940s-1960s”;

Over 300acres of Tribal land was established into trust in September 2015 by the Obama administration, after years of advocacy work by the Mashpee;

The Termination era was a continuation of the US government attempts to assimilate Native Americans by degrading lands and culture;

The Tribe has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior and it’s Trump appointed Secretary, David Bernhardt.


Kwah'way / Asquali!


KUYI CLOSURE REPORTS:


With the Tribal stay-at-home order, you may assume that the majority of services are cancelled or postponed: call your provider for details; You can submit announcements via email to <info at kuyi dot net> or call (928) 206 - 0098


Hopi Law Enforcement is screening all emergency callers for COVID-19 symptoms; all medical calls require a call-back number; to report emergencies call: 911 or 734 - 7340;

for non-emergencies: 734 - 7344;


Hopi Behavioral Health Services is closed until APR 17; only phone appointments & on-call crisis services to Hopi Health Care’s emergency department are provided: 737 - 6300


Village of Tewa offices are closed until APR 17; wood purchases are postponed & the Village will inform members when restored; food box distribution is APR 3 & 6 at 1:30pm & subject to restrictions & Center for Disease Control COVID-19 health precautions; additional shipments of emergency goods are expected in the coming weeks subject to availability; full details on their facebook page, by calling 737-2254 or emailing: vot csa at hopitelecom dot net;


The Hopi Domestic Violence Program’s emergency line is: (928) 401 - 0005; men’s BIP program is cancelled but staff available at (928) 814 - 7095; administrative matters: (928) 362 - 9944;


HJSHS was closed today MAR 30 & food service was halted; the school intends to resume tomorrow Tues Mar 31, but confirm at their website HJSHS dot org or Facebook



Hopi Solid Waste Management collection continues however new services, bulk pick up, etc.. are limited; Landfill hours Mon-Weds 9am-3pm, Thurs-Fri 9am 2pm: 734 - 3453

All Northland Pioneer College campuses and centers are closed & distance classes start APR 6;


Hopi Medical Transportation Services is only taking clients to dialysis Mon, Weds & Fri 4am-8pm;

CHR is not conducting home services during this time;


Hopi Cultural Preservation has cancelled April’s CRATT meeting & May’s Grand Canyon trip; eagle repository applications are postponed;


Hopi Education Endowment Fund’s Kykotsmovi office is closed;


The Hopi Tribe’s higher education and workforce programs are suspended;


Hopi Senom Transit has cancelled all routes;


Hopi Veterans Services are suspended;


And Hopi Nutrition Services are suspended;


Hopi Health Care Center has suspended most services;

dental & optometry service are available on an emergency basis; outpatient consultation is by phone & medication hours are 8am-5pm: 737 - 6000;


The Tribe’s stay-at-home declaration limits businesses to essential services like local meal-assistance and grocers:


First Mesa Elementary School meal service is 10:30am-noon: 737 - 2581


Hopi Day School’s learning packets and student meal distribution is at bus stops & at the school 10am Mon-Fri: 734 - 2467


Second Mesa Day School student meal service is at bus stops Mon-Fri 10:30am-11:30am: 737 - 2571


[Hopi High School is closed today MAR 30 & intends to resume tomorrow Tues Mar 31;

meals will not be served today: 738 - 5111 [do not read: offers 18years & younger meal service]:


Honani C Store will be closed through APR 8 : 737 - 2238


Kykotsmovi Village Store hours: 9am-6pm

Weds: 7am-9am elder shopping only

Full details by calling: 734 - 2456


Hotevilla Co-Op hours are 7am-8pm; for elder shopping hours, check their Facebook page or call: 734 - 2350


Hopi Trader hours:

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

Elder shoppers only: Weds 8:30am-9:30am;

Market: Sat & Sun 9am-3pm: 737 - 2294;


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

Elder shoppers only: Weds 8am-9am: 737 - 2677


Flagstaff Unified School District 8:30am to 12:30pm mobile meals sites are at Coconino High, Leupp, Cromer, Killip, Kinsey, Marshall & Thomas elementary schools and on APR 1 will also include Mountainaire, Kachina, Munds Park, Bow & Arrow, Lumberjack Store and along Leupp Rd next to FUSD white buses; details online: fusd 1 dot org


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

If you are an official, please email <info at kuyi dot net> and include a phone number or call (928) 206 - 0098




KUYI COMMUNITY CALENDAR:


KUYI announces events up to one month in advance;


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


BIA is repairing a water break on the main water line; water was shut off from the ADOT yard to Low Mountain Junction; for restoration details: 738 - 2207 [is it back on?]


The Hopi Foundation’s Arizona Gives Day virtual pledge walk, jog & run APR 4-6;

Arizona Gives Day is an all day online donor event on APR 7 to benefit KUYI’s licensee the Hopi Foundation; check HF’s facebook page for details


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


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


In adherence to the Hopi Tribe’s stay-at-home order KUYI staff are working remotely & the office is closed.

To submit announcements or request airtime please email <info at kuyi dot net> or call (928) 206 - 0098

If you are an official you may report after hours emergencies to <info at kuyi dot net> (928) 814 - 6326


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Community Calendar and Novel COVID-19 update: Last updated 11:45 3-30-2020

Today Arizona Governor Doug Ducey ordered all schools closed through the remainder of the school year;

Ducey & Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman made the announcement Monday following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a White House extension of physical distancing guidelines until April 30.


Effective today Monday, March 30th all essential tribal employees are required to complete a health survey to gain entrance to their workplaces;

The Department of Health and Human Services states “Due to the increase of the COVID-19 Pandemic the survey is to ensure all safety measures are taken to protect our employees and community members or any visitors who may have a need to conduct business with the Hopi tribe and need to gain access to Tribal properties or buildings”;

For details you may call 734 - 3401;


On Sunday the Hopi Emergency Response Team established guidelines for physical and monetary donations: gifts of money are to be sent to the Hopi Tribal Treasurer;

Or to The Hopi Foundation, if the donor is able to only donate to a non-profit, [do not change this wording];

Shipments of goods are to be taken to the Hopi Veterans Memorial Center for inspection and screening;

No used clothing or other items are accepted;

Questions are to be directed to HERT Incident Command Commander Edison Tu’tsi at (928) 734-3662;


The Tribe’s Department of Health & Human Services implores the Hopi public to obey the stay-at-home order and practice social-distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19 on Hopi.


Tuba City Regional Health Care staff met with the Arizona National Guard yesterday Sunday March 29th to assess the hospital’s COVID-19 response-capacity;

The Guard is expected to assist the hospital expand their medical support team as the outbreak grows more dire;

Officials say the facility is operating at “surge capacity” since the Chilchinbeto outbreak;



Navajo Nation President Nez has enacted a nationwide curfew starting tonight Monday 3/30 from 8pm - 5am daily;

Nez said, “We’ve reached a point where our medical facilities and health care workers are in dire need of more Personal Protective Equipment, hospital beds, and other critical resources; it’s only going to increase if people continue to ignore stay at home orders...”



The COVID-19 coronavirus is a very easily transmitted and deadly respiratory illness;

to protect our community’s health, the Center for Disease Control advises people stay six feet away from each other & not congregate in groups of more than ten;

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.



As of noon Monday March 30 the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide in Arizona has increased dramatically to 1,157;

this morning the count was at 919 and yesterday was 773;

The largest increases were in those 20 to 44 years of age;

The number of reported deaths is now at 20;

up from this morning’s number of 17


As of noon Monday March 30 the Navajo Nation Department of Health reports 128 people on Navajo have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus; up from 115 cases yesterday;

there have been 2 reported coronavirus deaths on the Navajo Nation;


The Navajo Times reports that a Chilchinbeto church may have been the epicenter of the COVID-19 spread across the Western Agency;

the paper states “Most of the 30 coronavirus cases from Navajo County are tied to the zone rally...at the Chilchinbeto Church of the Nazarene;


Visit az dhs dot gov and the navajo nation’s corona virus response pages for COVID-19 case maps;


Authorities say the numbers of confirmed cases and deaths will increase;


Navajo Nation President Nez has signed legislation providing money to economically-challenged chapters to address the pandemic;

one-point-three million dollars will be sent to chapters with low emergency funds, so that each chapter will have a balance of $25,000;


New Mexico’s Governor has ordered all the state’s public schools to be closed for the rest of the academic year;

As of noon Monday March 30, New Mexico health officials have reported 237 positive coronavirus cases and 2 deaths;


Back here in Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation relaxing rules on K through 12 schools;

It removes a minimum number of school days, mandatory scholastic testing and penalties for letter grade requirements;

teachers and staff can work remotely without losing pay;

schools switch to online-only or other alternatives in April;




To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Hopi Tribe stay-at-home declaration for all Hopi residents is until April 17;

Everyone except essential personnel, must stay home except to obtain medical care, food or other crucial items;

if people must leave their homes they should do so in limited numbers while adhering to social distancing best practices;

visit kuyi dot net and our Facebook page for the full document;


All schools on Hopi are ordered closed through April 17;


The Hopi Emergency Response Team’s incident command direct line is: (928) 734 - 3661, that’s 734 - 3661;

The Hopi Incident Command after-hours line is: (928) 205 - 7295, that’s (928) 205 - 7295


The first positive test of a person with COVID-19 coronavirus at Hopi Health Care Center was confirmed March 25th ; the patient was tested at HHCC and discharged home to self-quarantine;

Officials will notify anyone who may have been exposed;

We await more information from IHS as well as Navajo County’s Public Health Services...


The Hopi Health Care Center is screening all patients and staff; their hotline is (928) 737 - 6188, that’s 737 - 6188;


Arizona’s COVID-19 hotline is 2-1-1;


Tuba City Healthcare hotline is (866) 976 - 5941;


Coconino County’s coronavirus website is: coconino az dot gov covid 19 and hotline is (928) 679 - 7300;


In adherence to the Hopi Tribe’s stay-at-home order KUYI staff are working remotely & the office is closed.

To submit announcements or request airtime please email <info at kuyi dot net> or call (928) 206 - 0098

If you are an official you may report after hours emergencies to (928) 814 - 6326


KUYI offers officials time on-air & space online to share their emergency response updates & critical information; if you are an official, please email your submissions to: info at kuyi dot net


This is a developing story;

Stay tuned and keep your eye on kuyi dot net, Facebook, our Twitter pages & our TikTok account;

There you’ll find factual information, official press releases and links to official resources with scientific facts like CDC dot GOV & the Myth Busters page at W H O dot I N T

KEIM INTRO (if not played at noon):

There are now tens of thousands of confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease in the United States. The Centers for the Disease Control and other health experts have asked people to avoid large groups, stay at least six feet away from one other, and self-quarantine when sick..


Kwah'way / Asquali!

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[you can play a WOD (word of the day) here, or a time segment (tawanasaavi / tavki / or Intro to Community Calendar]


KUYI CLOSURE REPORTS:

That was KNAU’s science desk reporter Melissa Sevigny speaking with infectious disease expert Paul Keim, an NAU professor

With the Tribal stay-at-home order, you may assume that the majority of services are cancelled or postponed: call your provider for details; You can submit announcements via email to <info at kuyi dot net> or call (928) 206 - 0098


Hopi Law Enforcement is screening all emergency callers for COVID-19 symptoms; all medical calls require a call-back number; to report emergencies call: 911 or 734 - 7340;

for non-emergencies: 734 - 7344;


HJSHS is closed today MAR 30 to all essential & non essential employees, food service is halted & the school intends to resume tomorrow Tues Mar 31, but confirm at their website HJSHS dot org or Facebook



All Northland Pioneer College campuses and centers are closed & distance classes start APR 6;


Hopi Medical Transportation Services is only taking clients to dialysis Mon, Weds & Fri 4am-8pm;

CHR is not conducting home services during this time;


Hopi Cultural Preservation has cancelled April’s CRATT meeting & May’s Grand Canyon trip; eagle repository applications are postponed;


Hopi Education Endowment Fund’s Kykotsmovi office is closed;


The Hopi Tribe’s higher education and workforce programs are suspended;


Hopi Senom Transit has cancelled all routes;


Hopi Veterans Services are suspended;


And Hopi Nutrition Services are suspended;


Hopi Health Care Center has suspended most services;

dental & optometry service are available on an emergency basis; outpatient consultation is by phone & medication hours are 8am-5pm: 737 - 6000


The Hopi Domestic Violence Program’s emergency lines are: (928) 401 - 0005 and (928) 362 - 9944;



The Tribe’s stay-at-home declaration limits businesses to essential services like local meal-assistance and grocers:


First Mesa Elementary School meal service is 10:30am-noon: 737 - 2581


Hopi Day School’s learning packets and student meal distribution is at bus stops & at the school 10am Mon-Fri: 734 - 2467


Second Mesa Day School student meal service is at bus stops Mon-Fri 10:30am-11:30am: 737 - 2571


Hopi High School is closed today MAR 30 & intends to resume tomorrow Tues Mar 31;

meals will not be served today: 738 - 5111


Honani C Store offers pick-up orders only: 737 - 2238


Kykotsmovi Village Store hours: 9am-6pm

Weds: 7am-9am elder shopping only

Full details by calling: 734 - 2456


Hotevilla Co-Op hours are 7am-8pm; for elder shopping hours, check their Facebook page or call: 734 - 2350


Hopi Trader hours:

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

Elder shoppers only: Weds 8:30am-9:30am;

Market: Sat & Sun 9am-3pm: 737 - 2294;


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

Elder shoppers only: Weds 8am-9am: 737 - 2677


BIA is repairing a water break on the main water line. Water has been shut off from the ADOT yard to Low Mtn Jct. and will remain off for approximately 3 hours. Any questions please call 738-2207.



WATER DISTRIBUTION FOR THE VILLAGE OF TEWA ONLY WILL OCCUR AT 1PM TODAY. HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD STATUS WILL USED TO DISTRIBUTE FAIRLY AMONGST THE PEOPLE OF TEWA.


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


Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board meets today Mon MAR 30 at 4:30pm via live stream; fusd 1 dot org


Village of Tewa 737 - 2254


The Hopi Foundation’s Arizona Gives Day virtual pledge walk, jog & run APR 4-6;

Arizona Gives Day is an all day online donor event on APR 7 to benefit KUYI’s licensee the Hopi Foundation; check HF’s facebook page for details


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


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


In adherence to the Hopi Tribe’s stay-at-home order KUYI staff are working remotely & the office is closed.

To submit announcements or request airtime please email <info at kuyi dot net> or call (928) 206 - 0098

ADOT is working on a stretch of Highway 264 from milepost 384 to 390 (from Second Mesa to Polacca);

A pilot car is guiding one lane traffic at milepost 388 (at Hopi Health Care Center);

Expect delays and prepare for your travels by leaving at least half an hour early

There is no expected time for work to end in that area;

However ADOT crews will be moving on towards Keams Canyon to work on Highway 264 at milepost 412 near the gas station & restaurant;

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COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus - updated @ 1700 Sunday March 29, 2020

On Sunday the Hopi Emergency Response Team established guidelines for physical and monetary donations: gifts of money are to be sent to the Hopi Tribal Treasurer or, if only able to donate to a non-profit, to The Hopi Foundation;

shipments of goods is to be to the Hopi Veterans Memorial Center for inspection and screening;

No used clothing or other items are accepted;

Questions are to be directed to the new HERT Incident Command Commander Mr. Edison Tu’tsi at (928) 734-3662;

The Tribe’s Department of Health & Human Services implores the Hopi public to obey the stay-at-home order and practice social-distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19 on Hopi.


Tuba City Regional Health Care staff met with the Arizona National Guard yesterday Sunday March 29th to assess the hospital’s COVID-19 response-capacity;

The Guard is expected to assist the hospital expand their medical support team as the outbreak grows more dire;

Officials say the facility is operating at, quote, “surge capacity” since the Chilchinbeto outbreak; The team arrived and departed via helicopter;



Navajo Nation President Nez has enacted a nationwide curfew starting tonight Monday 3/30 from 8pm - 5am daily;

Nez said, “We’ve reached a point where our medical facilities and health care workers are in dire need of more Personal Protective Equipment, hospital beds, and other critical resources and it’s only going to increase if people continue to ignore orders to stay home as much as possible”



The COVID-19 coronavirus is a very easily transmitted and deadly respiratory illness; to protect our community’s health, the Center for Disease Control - CDC - advises people to stay six feet away from each other & not congregate in groups of more than ten; 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.



As of _m Monday March 30 the number of confirmed cases statewide in Arizona is at 919; up from yesterday’s number of 773;

The number of reported deaths is at 17; up from yesterday’s number of 15


As of _m Monday March 30 the Navajo Nation Department of Health reports 115 people on Navajo have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus; up from 92 cases yesterday; 17 of these are in New Mexico, while 2 are in Utah; there have been at least 2 coronavirus deaths on the Navajo Nation; The Navajo Times reports that a Chilchinbeto church may have been the epicenter of the coronavirus spread across the Western Agency; the paper states a large gathering occured March 7 at the Chilchinbeto Church of the Nazarene; the report continues: “Most of the 30 coronavirus cases from Navajo County are tied to the zone rally, where one pastor was coughing as he gave a sermon”


Authorities say the numbers of confirmed cases and deaths will increase;

Visit az dhs dot gov and the navajo nation’s corona virus response pages for COVID-19 case maps;


Navajo Nation President Nez has signed legislation providing money to economically-challenged chapters to address the pandemic;

one-point-three million dollars will be sent to chapters with low emergency funds, so that each chapter will have a balance of $25,000;


New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan [pronouncer: Lew-Jan] Grisham has ordered all that state’s public schools closed for the rest of the academic year;

The Governor said, quote, “It is more important than ever that we make sure all New Mexicans are heeding the imperative to stay home,”;

As of _m Monday March 30, New Mexico has 237 positive coronavirus cases and 2 deaths;


Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has signed legislation to give K through 12 schools more flexibility to deal with shutdowns;

It relaxes rules requiring minimum number of school days and mandatory scholastic testing;

Schools switch to online-only or other alternatives in April;

teachers and staff can work remotely and won't lose pay;

and schools won’t be penalized for not meeting letter grade requirements.



To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Hopi Tribe stay-at-home declaration for all Hopi residents is until April 17;

Everyone except essential personnel, must stay home except to obtain medical care, food or other crucial items;

if people must leave their homes they should do so in limited numbers while adhering to social distancing best practices;

visit kuyi dot net and our Facebook page for the full document;

All schools on Hopi have been ordered closed through April 17;


The Hopi Emergency Response Team’s incident command direct line is: (928) 734 - 3661, that’s 734 - 3661;

The Hopi Incident Command after-hours line is: (928) 205 - 7295, that’s (928) 205 - 7295


The first positive test of a person with COVID-19 coronavirus at Hopi Health Care Center was confirmed March 25th ; the patient was tested at HHCC and discharged home to self-quarantine;

Officials will notify anyone who may have been exposed;

We await more information from IHS as well as Navajo County’s Public Health Services...


The Hopi Health Care Center is screening all patients and staff; their hotline is (928) 737 - 6188, that’s 737 - 6188;


Arizona’s COVID-19 hotline is 2-1-1;


Tuba City Healthcare hotline is (866) 976 - 5941;


Coconino County’s coronavirus website is: coconino az dot gov covid 19 and hotline is (928) 679 - 7300;


In adherence to the Hopi Tribe’s stay-at-home order KUYI staff are working remotely & the office is closed.

To submit announcements or request airtime please email <info at kuyi dot net> or call (928) 206 - 0098

If you are an official you may report after hours emergencies to (928) 814 - 6326


KUYI offers officials time on-air & space online to share their emergency response updates & critical information; if you are an official, please email your submissions to: info at kuyi dot net


This is a developing story;

Stay tuned and keep your eye on kuyi dot net, Facebook & Twitter pages & our TikTok account;

There you’ll find factual information, official press releases and 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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[you can play a WOD (word of the day) here, or a time segment (tawanasaavi / tavki / or Intro to Community Calendar]


KUYI CLOSURE REPORTS:

With the Tribal stay-at-home order, you may assume that the majority of services are cancelled or postponed: call your provider for details; To submit announcements email <info at kuyi dot net> or call (928) 206 - 0098


Hopi Law Enforcement is screening all emergency callers for COVID-19 symptoms; all medical calls require a call-back number; to report emergencies call: 911 or 734 - 7340;

for non-emergencies: 734 - 7344


All Northland Pioneer College campuses and centers are closed & distance classes start APR 6: npc dot edu


Hopi Medical Transportation Services is only taking clients to dialysis Mon, Weds & Fri 4am-8pm: 737 - 6351

CHR is not conducting home services: (928) 207 - 6481


Hopi Cultural Preservation has cancelled April’s CRATT meeting & May’s Grand Canyon trip; eagle repository applications are postponed: 734 - 3615


Hopi Education Endowment Fund’s Kykotsmovi office is closed; staff available at: 734 - 2275


The Hopi Tribe’s higher education and workforce programs are suspended; view full document with email contacts on KUYI’s facebook page;


Hopi Senom Transit has cancelled all routes;


Hopi Veterans Services are suspended;


Hopi Nutrition Services are suspended;


Hopi Health Care Center has suspended most services;

dental & optometry available on an emergency basis; outpatient consult is by phone & medication hours are 8am-5pm: 737 - 6000


Hopi Domestic Violence Program’s emergency lines are: (928) 401 - 0005 and (928) 362 - 9944;



The Tribe’s stay-at-home declaration limits businesses to essential services like local meal-assistance and grocers:


First Mesa Elementary School meal service is 10:30am-noon: 737 - 2581


Hopi Day School’s learning packets and student meal distribution is at bus stops & at the school 10am Mon-Fri: 734 - 2467


Second Mesa Day School student meal service is at bus stops Mon-Fri 10:30am-11:30am: 737 - 2571


Hopi High School offers 18years & younger meal service: 738 - 5111


Honani C Store offers pick-up orders only: 737 - 2238


Kykotsmovi Village Store hours: 9am-6pm

Weds: 7am-9am elder shopping only

Full details by calling: 734 - 2456


Hotevilla Co-Op hours are 7am-8pm; for elder shopping hours, check their Facebook page or call: 734 - 2350


Hopi Trader hours:

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

Elder shoppers only: Weds 8:30am-9:30am;

Market: Sat & Sun 9am-3pm: 737 - 2294;


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

Elder shoppers only: Weds 8am-9am: 737 - 2677


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

If you are an official, please email <info at kuyi dotnet> and include a phone number or call (928) 206 - 0098



KUYI COMMUNITY CALENDAR:


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 or 911


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


The Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board meets Monday, MAR 30 at 4:30pm via live stream; fusd 1 dot org


Village of Tewa water distribution is MAR 30 & 31;

wood sales are from 9am to 3:30pm: 737 - 2254


The Hopi Foundation’s Arizona Gives Day virtual pledge walk, jog & run APR 4-6;

Arizona Gives Day is an all day online donor event on APR 7 to benefit KUYI’s licensee the Hopi Foundation; check HF’s facebook page for details


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


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


In adherence to the Hopi Tribe’s stay-at-home order KUYI staff are working remotely & the office is closed.

To submit announcements or request airtime please email <info at kuyi dot net> or call (928) 206 - 0098

If you are an official you may report after hours emergencies to (928) 814 - 6326


Community Calendar Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Updated 3/25/2020 1410pm


KUYI Hopi Radio is taking additional emergency measures to protect our staff and volunteers' health so we may continue to serve the community now that a stay-at-home order has been issued by the Hopi Tribe.

KUYI staff continues remote work to ensure that we lessen the risk of exposure.

Only KUYI staff, approved KUYI volunteers & interview guests cleared in advance by management are permitted into the station & all are subject to strict CDC cleanliness protocol.

We will take further safety precautions if the COVID_19 pandemic further impacts the community.

To submit announcements or request airtime please email <info@kuyi.net>;

If you are an official you may report after hours emergencies to (928) 814 - 6326


ICNB 3-25-2020 Report [edited 1700 3/25/2020]:


At 4:38pm Hopi Health Care center confirmed the first positive test of a person with COVID-19 coronavirus.

The following is the press release from the public information officer stationed at Hopi Health Care Center’s incident command:

"The Hopi Health Care Center (HHCC) has received confirmation of a case of Coronavirus or COVID-19. The patient was tested here at Hopi Health Care Center and was discharged home to self-quarantine. The patient does not reside on the Hopi reservation. The HHCC Department of Community Health is following up with potential contacts and, along with our local, county, and state partners, will notify any individuals of possible exposure and recommended action(s). Testing is ongoing for COVID-19 for patients that meet criteria based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with guidance from the State of Arizona, Department of Health and Human Services. To stop or minimize the potential for spreading the infection, patients who need to be seen at HHCC must enter the facility either through the main entrance, or the emergency department. All patients, staff, and visitors are screened for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to entering the building. Remember, the best way to stay healthy is to avoid contact with sick people, wash your hands carefully and often, and if you cough, cover your cough to avoid passing germs to others. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and are able to recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care and do not visit public areas. "


COVID-19 is an easily transmitted respiratory illness; to protect your community’s 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.

To limit the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, the Hopi Tribe stay-at-home declaration for all Hopi residents is until April 17.

It reads in part: “All individuals living on the Hopi Reservation must stay home … except to obtain food and other essentials … and should do so in limited numbers while adhering to social distancing… The exceptions are essential personnel... and businesses like health care operations, care facilities, grocery and gas stations” are some of the exempted businesses; Visitors and tourists should vacate the reservation; visit KUYI’s Facebook page for the full document;

Hopi CERT members, call the Hopi EOC at (928) 734 - 3661


Hopi Health Care Center’s hotline is (928) 737 - 6188, that’s 737 - 6188;


The Hopi Emergency Response Team direct line is (928) 734 - 3661; that’s 734 - 3661


As of 5pm Wednesday March 25 the number of confirmed cases statewide in Arizona remains at 401;

The number of reported deaths is 6;

Authorities expect the numbers of both confirmed cases and deaths to increase;



As of noon Wednesday March 25 the Navajo Nation Department of Health reports 69 people on Navajo have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus; 20 more than Wednesday morning; this includes presumptive cases: presumptive means a state or local laboratory has got a positive test result but the CDC hasn’t confirmed it yet.


Visit az dhs dot gov for COVID-19 case maps;


The Arizona COVID-19 hotline is 2-1-1;

It provides information on testing details; what to do if an individual gets sick, a list of online resources as well as information on COVID-19 and animals; that’s 2 - 1 - 1


Tuba City Regional Healthcare Corporation has screening procedures for COVID-19 and their 8am to 8pm hotline is (866) 976 - 5941;


Coconino County’s COVID-19 website is: coconino az dot gov covid 19 and their hotline is (928) 679 - 7300;


The Federal Trade Commission has a site dedicated to coronavirus scams at: f t c dot gov


The Hopi Health Care Center is screening all patients and staff at the emergency department entrance;

Patients should arrive 20 minutes early for appointments; limit the number of family members and personal items; persons not exhibiting coronavirus symptoms should not use the facility’s face masks, instead leave them for those at higher risk or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms;


KUYI offers officials time on-air & space on our websites to share emergency responses & critical information with our listeners; info@kuyi.net


This is a developing story;

Stay tuned to KUYI and keep your eye on our website, kuyi dot net, 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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KUYI CLOSURE REPORTS:

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. We will update this primarily for updates to essential services; To submit announcements please email <info@kuyi.net> or call (928) 206 - 0098


Hopi Law Enforcement Services is screening all emergency callers for COVID-19 symptoms; all medical calls require a call-back number; to report emergencies call: 911 or 734 - 7340;

for non-emergencies or to schedule property pick-up call 734 - 7344; pick-up is Mon-Fri 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm with I.D.

The Villages of Lower Mooencopi & Upper Moencopi as well as the Village of Shungopavi are enforcing the Hopi Tribe’s stay-at-home declaration and denying entry to non-residents


Hopi Health Care Center has suspended audiology, rheumatology, JVN, nutrition & social services as well as the renal, women’s health & VA clinics; Reduced services are: outpatient phone consult only & dispensing of medication from 8am-5pm; Dental & optometry are available on an emergency basis: 737 - 6000


Hopi Medical Transportation Services / CHR has ceased off-reservation transport & will provide transport to Davita & HHCC appointments only Mon, Weds, Fri 8am-4pm; their Hopi Health Care Center office is closed to clients; instead client should call the office & requests for rides home end at 3pm: 737-6351 / 6349 / 6341


ALTCS office hours are Mon, Tues, Fri 8am-10am & staff ask clients phone requests in ahead of time: (928) 206 - 7756 or (928) 514 - 4055


Hopi Senom Transit has cancelled all routes until further notice;


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


Flagstaff High School is available by email Monday-Friday 8am-4pm: fusd 1 dot org forward slash fhs


Hopi Nutrition Services has stopped all services: (928) 206 - 7756


Hopi Domestic Violence Program’s office is closed, but staff are taking emergency calls: (928) 401 - 0005 and (928) 362 - 9944;


Hopi Credit Association services are available via email or 738 - 2205;


Here’s a listing of Department of Health & Human Services programs deemed essential by the Tribe:

Office of Aging & Adult: 734 - 3551

Hopi Cancer Support: 734 - 1151

Public Health Compliance & Animal Control: 734 - 3403

Hopi Wellness Center: 734 - 3432

Community Health Representatives: 737 - 6342

Hopi Health Care Center health symptom hotline: 737 - 6188

Non-Emergency Transportation: 737 - 6351

Women, Infants and Children (WIC): (800) 360 - 6150


Again, the Hopi Tribe has issued a stay-at-home declaration until APR 17; limiting businesses to essential services; here’s some local information:


First Mesa Elementary School drive-thru meal service is 10:30am-12pm: 737 - 2581

Hopi Day School student meal distribution is at bus stops & drive-thru at the school: 734 - 2467

Second Mesa Day School student meal service is at 10:30am - 11:30am Mon - Fri Distribution sites are at all bus drop off locations: 737 - 2571

Hopi High offers drive-thru meal distribution to those 18 yrs and younger: 738 - 5111


Honani C Store is offering pick-up orders only: 737 - 2238


Kykotsmovi Village Store hours w/ a ten person limit are: 9am-6pm

Weds: 7am-9am elder shopping only w/ assistance of one person; no children in store; one person from household; if sick, phone in pick-up order; gas pumps open 24 hours: 734 - 2456


Hotevilla Co-Op offerings and hours are 7am-8pm: 734 - 2350


Hopi Trader hours:

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

Elderly shoppers only: Weds 8:30am-9:30am;

Market: Sat & Sun 9am-3pm: 737 - 2294;

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

Elderly shoppers only: Weds 8am-9am: 737 - 2677


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@kuyi.net> or call (928) 206 - 0098

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



KUYI COMMUNITY CALENDAR:


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 or 911



Soongopavi Village water tower pump is repaired, however the water was heavily chlorinated; to find out if it’s safe to drink visit the Village of Shungopavi facebook page or call (928) 587 - 7661


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


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


Arizona Gives Day is an all day online donor event on APR 7 to benefit KUYI’s licensee the Hopi Foundation: 734 - 2380


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


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


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


Hopi CERT members, call the Hopi EOC at (928) 734 - 3661


ADOT is working on a stretch of Highway 264 from milepost 384 to 390 (from Second Mesa to Polacca);

A pilot car is guiding one lane traffic at milepost 388 (at Hopi Health Care Center);

Expect delays and prepare for your travels by leaving at least half an hour early (This morning traffic was backed up for over a mile);

There is no expected time for work to end in that area;

However ADOT crews will be moving on towards Keams Canyon to work on Highway 264 at milepost 412 near the gas station & restaurant;

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KUYI Hopi Radio is taking additional emergency measures to protect our staff and volunteers' health so we may continue to serve the community now that a stay-at-home order has been issued by the Hopi Tribe.

Our doors are locked and KUYI staff continues remote work to ensure that we lessen the risk of exposure.

Only KUYI staff, approved KUYI volunteers & interview guests cleared in advance by management are permitted into the station & all are subject to strict CDC cleanliness protocol.

We will take further safety precautions if the COVID_19 pandemic further impacts the community.

To submit announcements or request airtime please email <info@kuyi.net>;

If you are an official you may report emergencies to (928) 814 - 6326


ICNB 3-24-2020 Report [edited 1015 3/24/2020]:


This is _____________ with KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau with a (read time & date here) update on the response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic:


COVID-19 is an easily transmitted respiratory illness; to protect your community’s 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 stay-at-home declaration for all residents of the Hopi Reservation until April 17 to limit the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

Shortly before 3pm on Monday March 23 the Tribe in accordance with its Hopi Emergency Response Plan announced the declaration to, quote, “preserve the peace and order of the Hopi Tribe”; it reads: “All individuals living on the Hopi Reservation must stay home … except to obtain food and other essentials … and should do so in limited numbers [while] adhering to social distancing… The exception[s are] essential personnel needed to maintain the continuity of operations for the essential services and infrastructure of the Hopi Tribe; Essential businesses [like] health care operations, home-based and care facilities for seniors, adults and children [as well as] grocery and gas stations” are some of the exempted businesses; Visitors and tourists are asked to vacate the reservation & all motels & hotels are closed; visit KUYI’s Facebook page for the full document;


Hopi Health Care Center’s hotline is (928) 737 - 6188, that’s 737 - 6188;


The Hopi Emergency Response Team direct line is (928) 734 - 3661; that’s 734 - 3661


As of 10am Tuesday March 24 the number of confirmed cases statewide in Arizona is now at 326 & there have been 5 reported deaths; yesterday the amount of cases was 235;

Authorities expect the number of confirmed cases and deaths to increase;


As of midnight Monday March 23, there are no reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the Hopi Health Care Center;

Visit az dhs dot gov for COVID-19 case maps;


As of 10am Tuesday March 24 the Navajo Nation Department of Health reports 39 people on Navajo have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus; this includes presumptive cases: presumptive means a state or local laboratory has got a positive test result but the CDC hasn’t confirmed it yet. It’s not yet clear if the test the CDC performs is the same one other labs are using;


Tuba City Regional Healthcare Corporation has screening procedures for COVID-19 and their 8am to 8pm hotline is (866) 976 - 5941;

A new COVID-19 hotline has been established for Arizona: dialing 2-1-1 will provide information on testing details; what to do if an individual gets sick, a list of online resources as well as information on COVID-19 and animals; that’s 2 - 1 - 1

[do not read: does this replace 844 – 542 – 8201 COVID-19 hotline?]


Coconino County’s COVID-19 website is: coconino az dot gov covid 19 and their hotline is (928) 679 - 7300;


The Federal Trade Commission has a site dedicated to coronavirus scams at: f t c dot gov


The Hopi Health Care Center is screening all patients and staff at the emergency department entrance; outpatient services and dispensing of medication hours are 8am to 5pm;

Patients should arrive 20 minutes early for appointments; limit the number of family members and personal items; persons not exhibiting coronavirus symptoms should not use the facility’s face masks, instead leave them for those at higher risk or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms;


KUYI offers officials time on-air & space on our websites to share emergency responses & critical information with our listeners; info@kuyi.net


This is a developing story;

Stay tuned to KUYI and keep your eye on our website, kuyi dot net 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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KUYI CLOSURE REPORTS:

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. We will update this primarily for updates to essential services; To submit announcements please email <info@kuyi.net> or call (928) 206 - 0098


Hopi Senom Transit has cancelled all routes until further notice;


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


Flagstaff High School is available by email Monday-Friday 8am-4pm at fusd1.org/fhs


Hopi Nutrition Services has stopped all services: (928) 206 - 7756

First Mesa Elementary School begins drive-thru meal service MAR 25th, 10:30 am - 12 pm: 737-2581

Hopi Day School Student Grab and Go Student Meal Distribution beginning MAR 25 Monday Through Friday.Info 734-2467


Hopi Domestic Violence Program’s office is closed, but staff are taking emergency calls to: (928) 401 - 0005 and (928) 362 - 9944;


The Hopi Credit Association services are available via email or 738 - 2205;


Again, the Hopi Tribe has issued a stay-at-home declaration until APR 17; limiting businesses to essential services; here’s some local information:


Hopi High’s drive-thru meal distribution to those 18 yrs and younger starts today Tues MAR 24: 738 - 5111


Honani C Store is offering pick-up orders only: 737 - 2238


Kykotsmovi Village Store has normal business hours (7am - 7pm) until Thursday:

starting Thurs: 9am-6pm

Weds: 7am-9am elder shopping only; one person may assist the elder but can’t shop themselves; no children in store; there’s a ten person limit so the store asks only one person from a household; if you are sick, you are asked to phone in a pick-up order; Gas pumps open 24 hours; Breakfast no longer served; self-serve / fountain / coffee area is closed: 734 - 2456


Hotevilla Co-Op offerings and hours are 7am-8pm: 734 - 2350


Keams Canyon shopping center & Polacca Circle M hours:

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

Elderly shoppers only Weds: 8:30am-9:30am;

Market: Sat & Sun 9am-3pm: 737 - 2294;

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

Elderly shoppers only Weds 8am-9am: 737 - 2677


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@kuyi.net> or call (928) 206 - 0098

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


KUYI COMMUNITY CALENDAR:


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


Soongopavi Village water tower pump is repaired, however the water was heavily chlorinated & residents were asked not to drink it until notified; details online at Village of Shungopavi facebook page or by calling (928) 587 - 7661


Department of Health & Human Services:

Please note the following programs within the Department will have established limited services, while

some programs are considered essential and available by calling the below numbers for information:


Office of Aging & Adult Services (928) 734-3551

Hopi Cancer Support Services (928) 734-1151

Public Health Compliance & Small Animal Control Program (928) 734-3403

Hopi Wellness Center (928) 734-3432

Community Health Representatives (928) 737-6342 or contact Hopi Health Care Center Hotline

for health symptoms questions at (928) 737-6188

Non-Emergency Transportation Services (928) 737-6351

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program 1-(800) 360-6150


All ages flu and pneumonia clinic is today Tues MAR 24 @ HHCC from 10am - 3pm; participants will be screened at the facility entrance; if you are sick with cough, fever, sore throat and/or shortness of breath HHCC asks that you stay at home: 737 - 6257


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



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


Arizona Gives Day is an all day online donor event on APR 7 to benefit KUYI’s licensee the Hopi Foundation: 734 - 2380


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


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


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

If there is information you did not hear stay tuned at 7am, 8am, noon & 5pm when we air Community Calendar readings.


We only read this coming week’s announcements during the morning hours - stay tuned at noon & 5pm for the full Community Calendar.


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


If you didn’t hear information we have not yet received it; kindly keep our phone lines open, stay tuned & check out KUYI’s Facebook.

ADOT is working on a stretch of Highway 264 from milepost 384 to 390 (from Second Mesa to Polacca);

A pilot car is guiding one lane traffic at milepost 388 (at Hopi Health Care Center);

Expect delays and prepare for your travels by leaving at least half an hour early (This morning traffic was backed up for over a mile);

There is no expected time for work to end in that area;

However ADOT crews will be moving on towards Keams Canyon to work on Highway 264 at milepost 412 near the gas station & restaurant;


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The Hopi Tribe has issued a Stay-at-Home order through April 17, 2020


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


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ICNB 3-20-2020 Report [edited 2pm 3/21/2020]:

On Friday evening Maricopa County public health officials reported the first death from COVID-19 in Arizona, a man in his 50s with underlying health problems; As of 11am Saturday March 21, the state total of confirmed cases is now at 107; 11 cases have now been reported in Coconino County; Authorities expect the number of confirmed cases to increase;

Coconino County’s COVID-19 hotline is (928) 679-7300;

Details online at coconino az gov covid 19


Schools Superintendent Hoffman & Governor Ducey announced schools will remain closed until April 10.


The Navajo Nation announced that the number of positive coronavirus cases on the Nation has reached fourteen; The Nation now has the second highest amount of reported cases in the state of Arizona;

The majority of those cases involve individuals who first reported their symptoms to the Kayenta IHS Service Unit, and others who were seen at Chinle Health Care Facility, and Northern Navajo Medical Center; The Navajo Nation has ordered a shelter-in-place order for the community of Chilchinbeto: residents should remain in their home; The Nation’s also ordered restaurants and fast-food businesses to drive-thru services, suspends all flea markets and indoor/outdoor markets, and prohibits social gatherings of 10 or more persons with exemptions for retail or grocery stores, and hospitals;


Arizona Department of Health Services is recommending all gatherings of ten or more people be postponed; DHS is ordering all elective surgeries to be postponed; self-quarantine your entire household if a family member has tested positive for COVID 19; it also orders gyms, movie theatres and bars in counties with confirmed cases of COVID-19 to close; and restaurants in these counties are to only serve to-go food; The state of Arizona is delaying the expiration dates of drivers’ licenses;


Arizona Department Of Health Services continue to investigate people who came into contact with the person who’s the third positive case of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation;

A 62-year-old male, 46-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man from Chilchinbeto were screened at Kayenta Health Center before being transported to Phoenix-area hospitals;


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


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.


As of 5pm Thursday March 19th there have been no reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the Hopi Health Care Center; The HHCC Hotline for general questions regarding COVID-19 is open from 8 am - 5 pm: 737 - 6188


The Hopi Health Care Center states they’re, quote, “changing operations to help stop the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as Coronavirus to better protect patients and staff”. These are:

Screening all patients and staff before they are allowed to enter the facility; hours of operation for outpatient services, including dispensing of medication are 8am to 5pm; Screening of all patients is at the Emergency Department entrance, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;

Patients should arrive 20 minutes early for appointments; limit the number of family members and personal items and persons not exhibiting virus symptoms should not use the facility’s face masks, instead saving them for higher risk people or those exhibiting virus symptoms;

Hopi Medical Transportation Program is still transporting community members to “vital appointments”;


Visit az dhs dot gov for COVID-19 case maps and details;


Democrat New Mexico U.S. Senator Tom Udall, is calling for more resources for Indian Country be included in the next piece of federal coronavirus legislation; he says, quote, “Congress must put the needs of Native communities front and center… and ...act urgently to ensure that Indian Country does not bear the worst costs of COVID-19. Our next package must include a Tribal-specific title and inclusion of Tribal eligibility for all appropriate federal resources.” Udall is vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs;


The Hopi Tribe has issued a "Tribal Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 virus" which has activated the Hopi Emergency Response Team and hired Roger Tungovia to lead the HERT;


The Indian Health Service’s Chief Medical Officer states that, quote, “IHS facilities are capable of testing patients for COVID-19”. Gallup Indian Medical Center has drive-up COVID-19 testing;


The Hopi Tutuveni is adhering to Tribal memorandum for ensuring safe work environments and minimizing the risk of COVID-19 infection; the next issue will be released April first and staff are determining whether or not paper copies will be distributed; Managing Editor Romalita Laban states that the staff of two, quote, “remain committed moving forward, better and stronger in the face of this health adversity as they provide information, education and a community service”; The Tutuveni is offering space for official press releases;


KUYI offers 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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KUYI CLOSURE REPORTS:


The following are steps being taken to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic:


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


Lower Village of Moencopi Admin office is closed through APR 17: (928) 326 - 0779


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 has cancelled its Flagstaff & and Midday routes. The Winslow, Keams Canyon, Tuba City routes are currently running as normal, however Transit is prepared to make changes if necessary: 734 - 3232


The Office of Revenue is closed until further notice: 734 - 3172


Hopi Cultural Center motel is closed; The restaurant is closed from 10am to 11:30am, 2pm to 4:30pm, and 7pm on; only to-go orders are available: 734 - 2401 / 2402;


The Navajo Nation’s Judicial branch has closed;


Moencopi Legacy Inn and Experience Hopi have cancelled their centennial [pronounced “sen’ ten’ ee’ el]

event: (928) 283 - 4500


Hopi Traders temporary hours for Keams Canyon Shopping center & Polacca Circle M are:

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

Elderly shoppers (65+ only) Weds 8:30am - 9:30pm Market Saturday,Sunday 9am-3pm: 737 - 2294 ;


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

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


Treasures Office Window Hours: Monday 10am-2pm

Wedneseday & Friday 9am-2pm _open through lunch

Business Hours(for phone payments only):

Monday 10am-4pm,Wednesday 8:30am-4pm.Info 734-3124/3122


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


A statewide closure of Arizona schools is through Friday MAR 27;


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 until APR 1: 737 - 6333


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;


Northland Pioneer College Kayenta Center is closed through Sun APR 5


The Hopi Tribal Housing Authority is closed until APR 7: 737 - 2800


The Village of Shungopavi is closed to tourists until APR 12: 734 - 7315


The Hopi Wellness Center team and HVMC has cancelled or postponed all events through April: 734 - 3431


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


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


Hopi High School has cancelled athletic events and practices: 738 - 1430


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:734 - 3102 or 734 - 3113


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


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.


The preceding were announcements received as of 11:50am Friday March 20;


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.

Stay tuned at 6:30pm tonight as Indian Country Today journalist Patty Talahongva interviews Hopi Tribal Chairman Tim Nuvangyouma, Hopi Health Care Center staff & others about Tribal response to the COVID-19 coronavirus national emergency and worldwide pandemic.

Click here to stream the interview live!

ICNB Report - updated @ 1700 Tuesday March 17, 2020


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

On Tuesday March 17 the Navajo County Public Health Department and the Navajo Nation confirmed that a resident of the Navajo Nation has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Navajo County Public Health Services District is working with Navajo Nation officials to investigate the case;

The Arizona Department of Health confirmed the positive test result from an individual from the community of Chilchinbeto, Ariz., who first reported their symptoms to the Kayenta Health Center in Kayenta, Ariz. 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. This is Navajo County's first case, bringing Arizona's total to 20 confirmed COVID-19 cases. 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. 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;

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

Hopi Tribal Council is having an emergency meeting on COVID-19 today Tuesday MAR 17;

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

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 www.socialsecurity.gov. Local offices will also continue to provide critical services over the phone. We are working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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."

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. This came before the recent White House recommendation that people avoid gatherings of ten or more people.

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;

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey h issued a 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;




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March 16, 2020

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

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.


Arizona Department Health Services officials as of Saturday say there are now 12 people in the state that have tested positive for COVID-19. 183 people have been tested: Out of those, 121 are negative, while 50 await results. Authorities expect the number of confirmed cases to increase;

You can click here to track results at the AZ DHS website here

(It appears the site is updated daily at 9am)


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


Officials say there have been no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Navajo and Coconino Counties, at Hopi Health Care Center nor at any facility in the IHS Phoenix Area;

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.


Twenty-six senators signed a letter from Tom Udall to Vice President Mike Pence, urging the Trump administration to (quote) “uphold the Federal government's trust and treaty responsibilities and engage in meaningful government to government relations with Indian Tribes and urban Indian communities regarding the national COVID-19 response.” They requested full funding of all Tribal health programs and demanded the Federal government communicate updates clearly and rapidly;

The National Council of Urban Indian Health requested Congress set aside at least ninety-four million dollars for emergency funding and health promotion for Native Americans in cities; more than seventy percent of Natives reside in urban areas.


The Coconino County Recorders Office will staff emergency early voting locations Monday, March 16 saying (quote) “Voters that want to avoid being around large groups of people are being considered as having an unforeseen emergency...”. Officials say they've trained poll workers on necessary health and safety precautions. Flagstaff County Elections Office, Tuba City Elections Office, and Page Sedona and Williams City Halls will accept ballots until 5pm and on election day, Tuesday March 17, voters may use a drive up / ballot drop off service at the Flagstaff Election Office.


The Village of Soongopavi is closed to tourists until April 12th; this does not impact residents, family, land owners, first responders or essential services.


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.


Governor Doug Ducey's public health emergency declaration has resulted in state lawmakers approving fifty-five million dollars to fund public health response to COVID-19 cases in Arizona.


The Navajo Nation has declared a Public Health State of Emergency and Tribal employees that may have been exposed to COVID-19 are being asked to self-quarantine for two weeks.


Twenty-six Arizona school districts, mostly in the south of the state, have closed, though at this time, State officials have no plans to shut down the public school system.


NAU will hold only online classes after Spring break.

New Mexico's public schools are closed for three-weeks.


This is a developing story; visit the following websites for the most up-to-date, factual developments:

Click here to visit Center for Disease Control website for factual information;

Click here to visit the World Health Organization's COVID-19 website.

Double-check social-media posts which may contain false information against verified websites:

Click here to visit WHO's MythBuster's page which contains scientific facts to combat misinformation found on many social media platforms.

KUYI Hopi Radio has a standing offer of air-time to any and all government officials and programs to speak to the public. In addition KUYI has offered space on our website to all those in attendance to post their mitigation and response plans. Stay tuned to KUYI and keep your eye on our Facebook, Twitter & now Tik Tok pages for updates and more details

This is a developing story; visit the following websites for the most up-to-date, factual developments:

Click here to visit Center for Disease Control website for factual information;

Click here to visit the World Health Organization's COVID-19 website.

Double-check social-media posts which may contain false information against verified websites:

Click here to visit WHO's MythBuster's page which contains scientific facts to combat misinformation found on many social media platforms.


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March 14, 2020 1800 Report:

Indian Country News Bureau 6pm update: there are now 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 4 southern Arizona counties; track AZ DHS testing statistic by clicking here

And Hopi Health Care Center reports "There have not been any cases of COVID-19 in any facility in the IHS Phoenix Area" & locally asks patients to arrive 20minutes early for their regular appointments as all patients & visitors will be screened before entry.

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March 12, 2020 2000 Report:

This is KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau update on the Hopi Tribe’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus:

The Village of Soongopavi is closed to tourists & will not provide tours until April 12th; Kiikmongwi Leigh Wayne Lomayestewa in a written statement states this step is “...a means of preventing the spread of the virus within the Village” and “...protect vulnerable members...” of Soongopavi;

this closure does not impact residents, family, those with land or first responders or essential services; requests to access Soongopavi may be made by calling 734 – 7135.

Hopi Tribal employee restrictions are as follows: travel for business is limited to within the State of Arizona. Any necessary out-of-state travel will be approved by the Offices of the Chairman or Vice-Chairman. All departments & programs are strongly encouraged to limit travel & employees are encouraged to teleconference into trainings & meetings. Tribal employees who’ve recently attended off-reservation events may be required to self-quarantine; details by calling 734 - 3102 or 734 - 3113

Find the full document at KUYI’s Facebook & home pages & stay tuned for Vice Chairman Clark Tenakhongva's Lavayi translations of our March 10th PSA & this travel & work memorandum.

At this time no suspected COVID-19 cases have been seen at the Hopi Health Care Center and no patients have met Arizona Department of Health / CDC testing criteria. As of now there have been no reported confirmed cases in Navajo County; Coconino County's epidemiologist states that there are no current COVID-19 cases in the County. Mildly ill patients should stay home and phone their healthcare provider for guidance; Those with severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, should seek care immediately.

Hopi Health Care is working with Navajo County, Phoenix Area IHS & other officials & medical staff conducted a preparedness drill yesterday Thursday March 12th.

The Hopi Tribe’s Department of Health and Human Services is assisting in the coordination with Tribal, Federal, State, County programs and resources if and when they need to react to Coronavirus COVID-19. Tribal & Federal programs continue to evaluate their response plans and resources.

State of Arizona health officials report the number of officially diagnosed cases remains at nine people and authorities expect that number to increase. On Wednesday Governor Doug Ducey declared a public health emergency to release funding and leeway so health officials can obtain medical supplies.

The Navajo Nation declared a Public Health State of Emergency: travel restrictions have been issued & Navajo Tribal employees recently returned from locations with high rates of COVID-19 are being asked to self-quarantine for two weeks.

NAU will be switching to online classes after Spring break.

This is a developing story; visit the following websites for the most up-to-date, factual developments:

Click here to visit Center for Disease Control website for factual information;

Click here to visit the World Health Organization's COVID-19 website.

Double-check social-media posts which may contain false information against verified websites:

Click here to visit WHO's MythBuster's page which contains scientific facts to combat misinformation found on many social media platforms.

KUYI Hopi Radio has a standing offer of air-time to any and all government officials and programs to speak to the public. In addition KUYI has offered space on our website to all those in attendance to post their mitigation and response plans. Stay tuned to KUYI and keep your eye on our Facebook, Twitter & now Tik Tok pages for updates and more details

Out of an abundance of caution KUYI is postponing today's Friday March 13th's burrito sale. Donors, rest assured that KUYI is working on identifying villages & programs that would most benefit from your kind donations of food items. Stay tuned next week for distribution details.


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March 12 1700 Report:

KUYI’s Indian Country News Bureau has an update on the Hopi Tribe’s response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus:

The Hopi Tribe has issued a statement regarding Tribal employee travel restrictions & safety procedures. Starting Thursday March 12th travel for business purposes is limited to within the State of Arizona. Any necessary out-of-state travel will be approved by the Offices of the Chairman or Vice-Chairman. All Tribal departments & programs are strongly encouraged to limit travel within the state; in addition employees are encouraged to teleconference into trainings, meetings & other events;

Tribal employees who’ve recently attended off-reservation events may be required to self-quarantine: details by calling 734 - 3102 or 734 - 3113

At this time no suspected COVID-19 cases have been seen at Hopi Health Care Center: mildly ill patients should stay home and phone their healthcare provider for guidance; Those with severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, should seek care immediately.

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March 12 1230 Report:

KUYI's Indian Country News Bureau reports that the Hopi Tribe has reviewed Tribal employee policies in contemplation of issuing COVID-19 - specific procedures.

The Hopi Health Care Center is conducting a preparedness drill today Thurs March 12. Patients will experience no disruption to their services but are asked to be mindful of the drill and not be alarmed by increased medical staff activity;

The Hopi Tribe’s Department of Health and Human Services is assisting in the coordinating Tribal, Federal, State, County programs and resources if & when Coronavirus COVID-19 cases emerge here on Hopi. Tribal and Federal programs are evaluating their response plans, staff capacity, financial needs and other resources for responding to potential COVID-19 cases.

At this time no suspected COVID-19 cases have been seen at Hopi Health Care Center and no collection of patient samples has been conducted by IHS staff to submit for testing. Mildly ill patients are encouraged to stay home and contact their healthcare provider by phone for guidance. Patients who have severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, should seek care immediately. HHCC continues to work closely with Navajo County, Phoenix Area IHS & other officials.

State of Arizona health officials state the number of officially diagnosed cases is nine people. Governor Doug Ducey yesterday declared a public health emergency for the State of Arizona, saying it releases emergency funding and gives health officials additional authority to obtain medical supplies. State of Arizona authorities expect additional cases of the virus to emerge. Ducey said this action is about quote “Anticipating additional positive cases & we're not taking any chances, this is about protecting public health & lives”

Meanwhile the Navajo Nation has declared a Public Health State of Emergency in order to respond to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The Navajo Nation Commission on Emergency Management established travel restrictions last week for Tribal employees. It directed Navajo Nation Tribal employees that have recently returned from locations with high rates of confirmed COVID-19 to self quarantine for two weeks. And the Judicial Branch has issued directives in order to better keep court employees, individuals and parties safe. On February 27, 2020 President Nez and Vice President Lizer established the Navajo Nation COVID-19 Preparedness Team.

KNAU's Ryan Heinsius reports that Coconino County's epidemiologist Matthew Muller stated that there are no current COVID-19 cases in the County.

KUYI Hopi Radio has a standing offer of air-time to any and all Tribal officials and programs to speak to the public. In addition KUYI has offered space on our website to all those in attendance to post their mitigation and response plans. Stay tuned to KUYI and keep your eye on our Facebook, Twitter & now Tik Tok for updates and more details.

This is a developing story; visit the following websites for the most up-to-date, factual developments:

Click here to visit Center for Disease Control website for factual information;

Click here to visit the World Health Organization's COVID-19 website.

Double-check social-media posts which may contain false information against verified websites:

Click here to visit WHO's MythBuster's page which contains scientific facts to combat misinformation found on many social media platforms.


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March 11 1700 Report:

On Tuesday March 10th Royce Jenkins, Director of the Hopi Tribe’s Department of Health and Human Services (or “DHHS”) hosted a third COVID-19 Coronavirus Meeting in Kykotsmovi;

Representatives from Tribal and Federal programs gathered to share their concerns and initial response plan capacity to potential COVID-19 Coronavirus cases on Hopi;

In attendance were members of DHHS, Indian Health Service / Hopi Health Care Center, Hopi Law Enforcement, Department of Public Safety and Emergency Service, Hopi Emergency Medical Services, Hopi Emergency Response Team, Public Health Compliance, Department of Education, Department of Natural Resources, Hopi Senom Transit, Hopi Department of Transportation, Community Health Representatives, Hopi Cancer Support Services, Bacavi Village CSA, Chiefs of Staff from the office of Chairman and Vice Chairman, and others;

The Hopi Tribe's Department of Human & Health Services first meeting on COVID-19 with stakeholders was last Tuesday March 3rd;

The Department of Public Safety & Emergency Services then met with DHHS staff on March 6th, 2020;

Programs are identifying staff capacity, financial needs and other resources for responding to potential COVID-19 cases;

At this time no suspected COVID-19 cases have been seen at Hopi Health Care Center and no collection of patient samples has been conducted by IHS staff to submit for testing;

The CDC and IHS are recommending that mildly ill patients should be encouraged to stay home and contact their healthcare provider by phone for guidance about clinical management;

But patients who have severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, should seek care immediately;

HHCC began communication with Tribal leadership in late January & is now working closely with Navajo County, Phoenix Area IHS & other officials;

To ensure preparedness, the Hopi Health Care Center will conduct a practice drill Thursday March 12th;

Patients will experience no disruption to their services but are asked to be mindful of the drill and not be alarmed by increased medical staff activity;

Hopi Emergency Response Team officials stated a Tribal executive order or emergency declaration would be required in order to mobilize;

Mr. Jenkins recorded a public service announcement for our listeners and the Tribe is working on putting forth an official statement;

Mr. Donovan Gomez is actively taking precautions to keep Hopi Senom Transit employees, riders & vehicles sanitized and disinfected;

KUYI Hopi Radio has a standing offer of air-time to any and all government officials and programs to speak to the public;

In addition KUYI has offered space on our website to all those in attendance to post their mitigation and response plans;

All parties directed listeners to the Center for Disease Control website for factual information; click this link to visit it.

Please also click here to visit the World Health Organization's COVID-19 website.

As of 4pm Wednesday March 11th Governor Doug Ducey reports State of Arizona officials have increased the number of officially diagnosed cases in the state to nine people.

Ducey has now declared a public health emergency for the State of Arizona.

The governor said the declaration will allow the state to tap into emergency funding and give health officials additional authority to procure needed medical supplies as Arizona authorities expect additional cases of the virus to emerge.

The World Health Organization has officially declared the outbreak as a worldwide pandemic and urges people to continue proper hand-washing techniques and other precautions; click here to review & begin implementing those recommendations

Stay tuned to KUYI and keep your eye on our Facebook, Twitter & now Tik Tok for updates and more details.

This is a developing story: follow CDC, WHO sites for the most up-to-date, factual developments.

Click here to visit WHO's MythBuster's page which contains scientific facts to combat misinformation found on many social media platforms.