COVID-19 in Indian Country
The Havasupai Tribe has extended the suspension of tourism until June 1, 2022, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Havasu Falls

“With the signing of this legislation, our Navajo People and businesses within the Navajo Nation boundary can now pick themselves up, recover, and get back on the road,” said Council Delegate Paul Begay.

“We want our people to remain self-sufficient and self-sustaining,” said Navajo Nation Council Delegate Paul Begay.
Window Rock and Veterans Memorial Tribal Park

The Navajo Nation has currently reached the “Yellow” status in COVID-19 restrictions for businesses on the reservation.

The 35th annual Reservation Economic Summit (RES) will move dates in an effort to better ensure additional safe, in-person programming amid COVID-19.

The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Economic Development Office is now accepting applications for coronavirus business relief funds.

The Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development will receive $60 million in tribal CARES Act funding.

The Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development launched a PPE Manufacturing project to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 on the largest reservation in the United States.

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development has developed a comprehensive guide and accompanying website for tribes and tribal entities that need to purchase personal protective equipment during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10am Eastern, the House Committee on Natural Resources is scheduled to hold a markup on more than a dozen bills.

The Yurok Tribal Council recently authorized the distribution of $2 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) funding to help the many Yurok business owners and entrepreneurs that have experienced devastating losses due to the global COVID-19 crisis.

In response to the local and national need, the Chehalis Tribe and Heritage Distilling have teamed up to produce up to 600,000 gallons of hand sanitizer per month.

'Responsible Hospitality': Cherokee Nation Businesses announced a planned approach to providing a safe environment for guests and employees at its entertainment properties.

Choctaw Defense Manufacturing has announced the manufacture, distribution and sale of plexiglass barriers to the public to help combat COVD-19.

New programs have the potential to provide needed resources to tribal enterprises and businesses across sectors, including the hard hit tourism sector.