During the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Navajo Nation, Lanea was a part of the first response team to assist the Health Command Center as a support staff operating the Navajo Nation Coronavirus hotline. In due time, she was reassigned to the Gallup Strike Team.
“My duties began with street outreach as a Strike team Leader. My colleague and I shared COVID-19 prevention education at various businesses in Gallup. I have also assisted at the staging post in both Thoreau and Standing Rock, NM. I now assist at COVID-19 drive-up testing sites throughout the Gallup Service Area and provide patient education to those who receive testing.”
A typical day for Lanea is similar to other front-line workers, laboring tirelessly to help the Navajo Nation in the response to COVID-19 pandemic. Long days are full of inventory, sanitizing, separating food, packaging boxes, loading them for pick up or delivery, and curbside deliveries. She also participates in various trainings on how better to help the communities she serves.