COPE COVID -19
COVID-19 is taking a large toll on Navajo Nation, with cases in Navajo Region totaling more than all other regions in Indian Country combined. A strong, community-led response is needed to stop the spread.
COPE is uniquely positioned to contribute to the immediate and long-term response to COVID-19. Our approach of working alongside tribal leaders, our close connections to leading COVID-19 responders,
and our strong relationships within the communities where we work, enable us to effectively mobilize high-impact programs to help measure the spread of the virus and ensure social support for affected families and communities.
Join us in stopping the spread of the virus.
The COPE team is coordinating and implementing a multi-faceted action plan to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in both Gallup, New Mexico where our office is based as well as the surrounding tribal lands.
COPE is providing essential supplies on Navajo Nation, including hard-hit regions of Kayenta and Chilchinbito, and Nazlini and Dennehotso Chapters (pictured). COPE staff are conducting screenings, conducting referrals, and servicing the unsheltered in Gallup to limit COVID-19.
COPE is working in the following areas:
COPE Executive Director Nitumigaabow Champagne drives out to check on a member of Navajo Nation, who recently tested positive for COVID-19, and talks about the unique challenges faced by local residents battling the global pandemic.
The map below comes from the Navajo Epidemiology Center Coronavirus Response Hub. Each positive case of COVID-19 on Navajo Nation is broken down into counties.