Navajo homes, much like those in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, can be small and crowded. When someone gets infected with COVID-1, the Navajo Nation springs into action to isolate them from the rest of the family.
The Eek mandate orders everyone in the village to remain home and prohibits socializing with people from other households.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s health corporation says the region’s rising COVID-19 surge could soon overwhelm the local health care system.
The chairperson’s partisan displays have seeded doubts about the Bethel election process and raised ethical concerns.
“Everyone at first was perplexed, like, ‘What is it? Is it a fox? Is it a weasel? Is it a mink? Like, what could this be?’”
The maximum penalty for the charges Carmichael is pleading guilty to includes no less than 10 years and up to life in prison and a fine of $250,000.
Nunapitchuk used federal CARES Act funds to pay people who tested negative to run errands for others who were locked down at home.
Quinhagak Tribal Police Chief John Peter said that if temperatures rise and the ice breaks, the search could resume. If not, they will wait until spring to look for the seven missing people.
With recent high case numbers, regional health officials say naming villages would encourage people to take more precautions.
Special needs ballots and electronic transmission are two voting options for people in quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19.