COVID-19 Public Health Information

Hopi Tribe’s COVID-19 Emergency Response & Preparedness Plan

As a part of the Hopi Tribe’s emergency response to COVID-19, the Hopi Tribe has appointed a Public Health Authority to assist the Hopi Tribe’s Department of Health and Human Services in acquiring the data from the local Hopi Health Care Center (HHCC) and research the methods to secure information from other surrounding healthcare facilities. This is a new and evolving process for the Hopi Tribe, so is navigating the pandemic to learn about the wider public health impacts on Hopi.

We will continue to gather key critical public health information, aggregate data and information to help educate and inform the Hopi-Tewa community.

The World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, indicating there is sustained transmission throughout the world. The sustained transmission has not stopped, as of this date, and the reality is the coronavirus is now present in our Hopi community. Every human being around the globe is affected by this virus. Almost every citizen from every country is impacted by this pandemic. Everyone here on Hopi is, directly or indirectly, affected by COVID-19, which means we have to protect ourselves as though it’s right next to us.

The World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease, first identified in Wuhan, China, that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak. The name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, the ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ the ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and the ‘D’ for disease. The coronavirus we are facing today is not discriminating, anyone can be a host.

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Uma haak umùu kikiy ang sun huruyese’ naavaasye’ hakimuy qatsiyamuy ayo’ o’yani.

Stay Home. Stay Safe. Save Lives.

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