COVID-19 Response and Resources

The virus does not move, people move it… if people stop moving, the virus stops moving and dies.

2,814

Total Cumulative Positive Cases of COVID-19

As of June 8, 2022

The Local Response to a Global Pandemic by Armando Saldivar – Hopi Media Specialist

COVID-19, Two Years Later

Every storm begins with one gust of wind, and every flood begins with a single drop of rain. On March 30, 2020, the Hopi Tribe became a part of the global pandemic with the report of the first case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) now commonly referred to as COVID-19.

One of the major themes when it comes to Emergency Management is the understanding that every disaster is local. This means that regardless of what is taking place around you, whether it be the state, nation, or in this case the entire world, the way to strategize a response must be at a local level. While the first case of COVID was identified in the Village of Bacavi, Hopi leadership quickly understood the need to counter the disease with measures that would affect the entire Tribal Community.

On March 18, 2020, in response to the presence of Coronavirus in the surrounding area, including the Navajo Nation, a Public Health Emergency was declared by the Hopi Tribe and the Hopi Emergency Response Team (HERT) was stood up. Just four days later, on March 22, 2020, the Hopi Tribe received notification of three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tuba City. This led to the Stay-At-Home Order for all residents as a means to limit the spread and control the virus, thus, preserving the peace and order of the Hopi Tribe.

With more than 100 cases of COVID-19 identified on the Hopi Reservation in the month of July 2020, the Original Stay- At-Home Order from March 23, 2020, was extended to the end of August of that same year. During that time the hospitalization rate averaged more than 20 patients per day and the positivity in testing did not show any signs that the virus was letting up. The war was one of a community against a virus and the battles were between the medical community and individuals fighting a deadly disease attacking their bodies.

In June 2020, a nightly curfew was put into effect throughout the Hopi Reservation and unnecessary travel to, from, and across the reservation was halted. The Stay-At-Home Order was extended to July 2020 and in these two years, a total of six Stay-At-Home Orders have been issued.

While the protection of public health requires a focus on numerical data: the current 14-day test positivity rate at 8%, more than 6,123 patients vaccinated, and a total of 2,638 cases in the past two years, we cannot forget that behind every number is a person. And behind every person affected is a family, some doing their best to prevent the spread of disease within their household, some mourning the loss of their parent, or grandparent. And behind all these stories are the men and women who day in and day out, whether the positivity rate is high or not, mask up, and serve as doctors, nurses, and staff, and first responders to keep the battle lines drawn. They work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that there is hope for each patient who many times cannot be comforted by their loved ones due to safety protocols.

As we reach this milestone in this pandemic, we salute these brave men and woman who often provide more than they ever knew they had within them during this time of disaster.

The information by villages presented below is released by the Hopi Department of Health & Human Services, and the data shown reflects patients tested at the Hopi Health Care Center and at the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation specifically on Hopi tribal members. The data here includes state-wide data from other facilities such as Flagstaff, Winslow, Phoenix or other hospitals.

The Department of Health & Human Services does not have full access to the full recovery rate data and the number of deceased patients.

This graph demonstrates the active cases and is stratified by village (includes tribal members residing off reservation).

Currently there are 100 active cases that are defined as persons that have had a positive test result or symptom onset in the last 14 days. In this graph, the “Total Cases” bar is all villages combined and should be excluded from the remainder of the graph. This graph is useful in isolating where the virus is most active at the current moment.

As of:7-Day14-Day
June 8, 2022Total Number
Test Positivity
41
22.40%
100
26.39%

Quick Links to the COVID-19 Response

Here is a quick overview of the COVID-19 statistics on a national, state, and local level:

As of June 8, 2022

 

United States

Arizona

Navajo County

Coconino County

Cases

84,913,618

2,077,346

39,055

45,095

Deaths

1,004,732

30,372

911

479

 SOURCETCRHCC COVID-19 Vaccination Information   CDC COVID Data Tracker   Arizona Dept. of Health COVID-19 Data Dashboard

The information below provides a glimpse of the current numbers in those respective villages.

Total Positive Cases of COVID-19

by Hopi Villages

Updated June 8, 2022

 

COVID-19 Positives 

Last 14-Days

COVID-19 Positives

Cumulative Total

Most Recent Case

Kyakotsmovi

4

311

June 1, 2022

Oraibi

0

37

February 28, 2022

Polacca (Walpi-Shitchumovi-Tewa)

18

657

June 7, 2022

Mishongnovi

5

203

June 6, 2022

Sipaulavi

1

116

May 27, 2022

Shungopavi

6

413

June 6, 2022

Yuweh-Loo-Pahki

0

12

January 13, 2021

Bakabi

8

110

June 7, 2022

Hotevilla

15

351

June 7, 2022

Keams Canyon

7

221

June 7, 2022

Flagstaff

0

6

March 29, 2022

Moenkopi

28

342

June 6, 2022

Phoenix

1

7

May 25, 2022

Winslow

0

12

December 6, 2021

Prescott

0

1

July 20, 2020

Tuba City

5

10

June 7, 2022

Teesto

Williams

Jeddito

Holbrook

0

0

1

1

2

1

1

1

October 7, 2021

May 21, 2022

May 28, 2022

May 27, 2022

TOTAL

100

2814

 
  • Data includes all state-wide data from facilities such as the Hopi Health Care Center, Flagstaff, Winslow, Phoenix or other hospitals. + Includes Village member(s) retested positive.

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

Stay Home. Stay Safe. Save Lives.

Hopi Health Care Center COVID Resources (Click Here for PDF)

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Executive Orders & Tribal Directives

Public Health Information

Hopi Tribal Government Announcements in Response to COVID-19

Individuals with questions regarding permissible operations and/or activities including setting up donation sites during the time frame of the Stay-at-Home order are asked to call the “Hopi Incident Command Line”.

Hopi Tribal Government Announcements in Response to COVID-19

Public Health Information/Educational Material

Tribal Program Operations/Closures

Village Operations/Closures

School Operations/Closures

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