Navajo Nation special session cancelled due to virus concern

Vital resources being distributed to the Navajo Nation
Posted at 3:43 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 18:43:28-04

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council scheduled for Friday has been cancelled so all of the Legislative Branch buildings can be disinfected and sanitized.

Council Speaker Seth Damon announced Thursday night that the move was made "out of an abundance of caution'' due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Under Legislative Branch protocol, the first instance of a symptomatic report will automatically result in a further closure of program offices.

The Legislative Branch is comprised of 13 programs that have been operating on extremely limited office staff since March.

Damon says work will continue to move forward under expanded remote work plans with each of the programs.