Planting with students
Kindergarten students from the local Chinle Elementary School learn to plant in the demonstration garden near the Visitor Center.  Students and their families will be able to water and care for the plants all summer.  The students will then harvest the fruits and vegetables to share with their families.

Current Updates


Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020‐021 - Rescinding the Stay at Home (Shelter in Place) Public Health Emergency Orders and Implementing a “Safer at Home” Public Health Emergency Order, Restating the Requirements for “Drive‐in” Gatherings, Restating the daily and weekend curfew hours, and Reminding Visitors and Tourists Not to Travel to the Navajo Nation

Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-020 - Public Health Emergency Order Implementing the Navajo Nation Reopening Plan and Declaring "Orange Status"

The Navajo Nation will be transitioning back to greater business activity on a gradual basis. To this end, the Navajo Nation has drafted the Navajo Nation Reopening Plan. The Plan, among other things, provides a color-coded "reopening status schedule," which will guide reopening of businesses in a safe manner. Failure to comply with any provision of this Order constitutes an imminent threat and menace to public health.

Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-019 - Public Health Emergency Order Regarding Updated Daily Curfew Hours and 32-Hour Weekend Lockdown

Navajo Nation residents shall be at home during curfew hours, except in the event of an emergency. Essential Businesses, including all stores, gas stations, restaurants and drive-through food establishments shall be closed.

Please visit the official website for more updates from the Navajo Nation Government.


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Last updated: August 19, 2020

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 588
Chinle, AZ 86503


(928) 674-5500

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