A Utah company is donating sanitizer to the Navajo Nation that has been particularly hardest hit with the novel coronavirus.
Streamline Manufacturing headquartered in Lindon, Utah, is donating 3,000 gallons of hand sanitizer to the American Indian Territory that is suffering one of the highest infection rates per capita in the country. The Navajo Department of Health reported 147 deaths, 4,134 confirmed positive cases, and 21,611 negative COVID-19 cases on Friday.
The Navajo Nation has been gravely affected by a shortage of sufficient medical facilities, ICU beds, and personal protection equipment (PPE). Of particular issue is the fact that most of the Navajo Nation, with a population of 300,000 that spans an area the size of West Virginia, lacks running water, which makes basic sanitation extremely difficult, a press release stated.
John Durling, Streamline Manufacturing president and CEO, said in a prepared statement:
Our company is fortunate to be able to manufacture and donate sanitizer to a Navajo Nation that desperately needs it. We’ve felt honored to apply our corporate mission of doing good by taking part in the relief effort that’s being extended to the Navajo Nation and hope to continue rendering financial and supply support.
To learn more about the Navajo Strong initiative, email TheNavajoStrong@gmail.com.