WMAT getting ready for second weekend lockdown

To slow the COVID-19 increases, WMAT begins a second weekend lockdown on Friday, Nov. 12 at 10 p.m. to Monday, Nov. 15 at 5 a.m. A quarantine station for those testing positive — with a letter — may take advantage of the quarantine site.

WHITERIVER — Efforts to curtail the number of rising cases of COVID-19 on the White Mountain Apache Reservation resulted in a weekend lockdown on Nov. 6. A subsequent lockdown is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 12, at 10 p.m. until Monday, Nov. 15, at 5 a.m.

This week, following the Nov. 5 lockdown, the number of positive COVID-19 cases have declined each day. The White Mountain Apache Tribe (WMAT) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) reported that reservation numbers on Monday increased to 81; dropped on Tuesday to 62; and on Wednesday, dropped to 49.

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With 20 plus years media experience, Barbara Bruce is an award winning journalist, senior reporter and monthly columnist for the White Mountain Independent.

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Keep the lockdowns, mask mandates, and vaccine mandates coming. They're working so well![unsure]

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