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Mark your calendars

March 30, 2021

Lolma. For those of you not yet vaccinated, the Hopi Health Care Center released information on their upcoming drive-up vaccinations. See the flyer below for more information:

Source: Hopi DHHS

#MaskUp #Hopi #StaySafe #HHCC #HopiTimes

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Job openings in Coolidge

March 30, 2021

Blackwater Community School is currently recruiting for the following positions:

·         Teachers – must be certified

·         SPED Teacher – must be certified

·         Para Professionals

·         Bus Drivers

·         IT Supervisor/Manager

·         IT Helper

·         Truancy Specialist

·         Computer Teacher – must be certified

·         Cafeteria Attendant

·         Farming/Agricultural Helper (Part Time) no benefits

·         Night Security Guard, Part Time (2-3 nights approx.) no benefits

If you or anyone you know anyone who may be interested in one of these positions, please contact HR below:

HR Manager

Blackwater Community School

Akimel O’Otham Pee Posh Charter School

3652 East Blackwater School Road

Coolidge, AZ 85128

520-215-7910

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Updated information on COVID-19 variants

March 30, 2021

Lolma. There are new updates for variants in Arizona.

First and foremost, ASU researchers have identified a potential new variant coined the “E484K” which is explained more in the link below.

In addition, and also unsettling, President Nez announced today that the B.1.1.7 variant has been detected on the Navajo Nation.

Please continue to be safe and keep our Hopi elders safe. Kwa’kway.

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Review of variants detected in Arizona

March 26, 2021

Lolma. As many of you know, mask mandates are being lifted here in Arizona and some schools are planning to reopen. While there are arguments on both sides of the aisle, it should be noted that variants pose significant threats to our people and our Tribal leaders must be knowledgeable when making decisions to reopen our schools.

Below are some articles on the variants along with a timeline for detection in Arizona. This is a dynamic post and more information will be added as it becomes available. Kwa’kway for reading and please continue to be safe. This virus is not good for Native Americans, especially those with underlying conditions.

3/26 – First cases of the South African variant

3/12 – First case of Brazilian variant

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Updated COVID-19 information

March 26, 2021

COVID-19 Resources

  *   Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Burn Rate Calculator – Version 2 now available – The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Burn Rate Calculator (Version 2)excel icon<https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/hcp/PPE-Burn-Rate-Calculator-Version-2.xlsx> has more options for users to enter and view PPE data. Version 2 has more capability to meet the needs of large companies and facilities with complex inventory needs.

  *   COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review – CDC’s COVID Data Tracker introduces the COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review<https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html>. This webpage and newsletter highlights key data from COVID Data Tracker<https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home>, CDC’s home for COVID-19 data, along with high priority supplemental information, narrative interpretations of the data, and visualizations from the week. The Weekly Review also summarizes important trends in the pandemic and brings together CDC data and reporting in a centralized location. Sign up<https://tools.cdc.gov/campaignproxyservice/subscriptions.aspx?topic_id=USCDC_2145> to have the COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review delivered to your inbox every Friday.

  *   Updated Ventilation in Buildings – CDC recommends a layered approach to reduce exposures to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This approach includes using multiple mitigation strategies, including improvements to building ventilation, to reduce the spread of disease and lower the risk of exposure. This guidance has been updated to include the following:

To learn more, please visit: Ventilation in Buildings<https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/ventilation.html>

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Book your rooms early in Chandler for the Arizona State Fair

March 25, 2021

There was an announcement that the Arizona State Fair will move to the Wild Horse Pass grounds for this year. As you may well know, the area is wide open and has plenty of fresh air which should make fair fans at ease. Some of the die hard fans endured the long lines just to get fair food in October 2020.

This means the Native Gamblers will have twice the fun and should book hotels early as there are not very many in the surrounding area. Below are some links to articles on the issue as well as local hotels:

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3rd round of checks are being deposited

3/15/21

Polacca, Arizona

Lolma and good morning. Some of you may be waking up with an extra $1,400 in your account today as the latest round of checks started hitting accounts over the weekend. In case you are wondering about your deposit, you can check your status on the IRS.gov website.

Add a list with links:
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Latest updates on the 3rd round of stimulus checks

March 9, 2021

Below are some articles on how the latest version of the stimulus payments will be distributed.

In summary:

  • Couples who file taxes jointly and earn less than $150,000 a year and their dependents each will get full payments of $1,400.
  • “Head of household” filers, such as single parents, would see a phase-out starting at an income level of $112,500 and no payments above $120,000
  • One other change in this upcoming “stimmy” round is a household’s adult dependents, such as college students, will receive payments, after previously not being eligible.