Coronavirus cases in San Juan County rise to 6, curfew implemented on Navajo Nation

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April 1, 2020

There are currently six San Juan County, Utah, residents — one of whom is in the Salt Lake Valley — who have testes positive for the coronavirus. The county’s first case was reported on Friday.

The Navajo Nation issued a nightly curfew on Sunday which is in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The Ute Mountain Ute tribe issued its own curfew from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and closed roads in White Mesa.

[Read more about the curfew orders in The Salt Lake Tribune]

San Juan County is closed to leisure travel for non-residents, including camping, rafting and hiking. Hotels and RV parks are closed to non-residents.

Natural Bridges and Hovenweep national monuments are closed at the request of the San Juan Health Department. State parks remain open, but only to county residents.

The Navajo Nation is reporting 174 COVID-19 cases within its boundaries, including 7 total deaths. By county, the Navajo Nation cases are:

Navajo County: 85
Apache County: 17
Coconino County: 40
McKinley County: 10
San Juan County, NM: 15
Cibola County: 1
San Juan County, UT: 6