May 31, 2021

San Carlos Apache Tribe nearly halts spread of coronavirus

PERIDOT, Ariz. (AP) — Several small beige-colored buildings sit along the entrance to the hospital on the San Carlos Apache reservation.
People were being screened for COVID-19 symptoms before they could go inside. Lately, only one of the screening buildings remains as coronavirus cases declined in the southeastern Arizona community.
The San Carlos Apache Tribe has seen a dramatic turnaround over the past year when one-third of its on-reservation population was infected with the coronavirus. The