FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2020
In response to the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice-President executive order (No. 004-20) issued on May 12, Navajo Agricultural Products Industry (“NAPI”) will further extend the partial shutdown of operations to prevent the potential spread of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”). NAPI is a wholly-owned enterprise of the Navajo Nation that operates and maintains a commercial farm with over 300 employees.
Initially, NAPI implemented the partial shutdown of operations on March 16 and tasked to identify essential employees. All non-essential employees were released home and provided paid administrative leave for the extent of the shutdown.
On May 13, NAPI issued a statement to all current employees to further extend the partial shutdown through June 7 with no repercussions. The main office and all other locations, with the exception of Region 2 Scales, will remain closed to the public until further notice.
Region 2 Scales is a store located on the farm that sells Navajo Pride products and open to the public with the reduced hours of Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Region 2 Scales is located 6 miles south of Farmington on Highway 371 and 6 miles west on Navajo Route 3003.
NAPI will continue to closely monitor and follow the recommendations provided by health and government officials.