The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has been disrupting society and Indigenous communities. Washington Editor Jourdan Bennett-Begaye gives us the updated numbers that show the impact on tribal communities.
Indian Country Today has been reporting on COVID-19 since late February. The virus first hit the Navajo Nation in the remote and small community of Chilchinbeto, Ariz. In Wyoming the virus has made its way into the Wind River community.
Today's newscast is a roundtable with Indian Country Today reporter Aliyah Chavez, Savannah Maher, tribal affairs reporter for Wyoming Public Radio and Cindy Yurth, you assistant editor for the Navajo Times.
Read our Indian Country's COVID-19 syllabus for all our coverage of COVID-19. It contains links to Trackers for the world, the United States, and the number of cases in Indian Country. The tracker is updated daily.
- The Food and Drug Administration talks about food safety during COVID-19
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, "it seems unlikely that COVID-19 can be transmitted through food – additional investigation is needed."