Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínby Mescalero Apache Tribe | March 13, 2020 12:15 pm

UPDATED: DECEMBER 11, 2020

Attention Tribal Members

REMEMBER: CALL LAW ENFORCEMENT IF YOU SEE SOMETHING OR SOMEONE SUSPICIOUS ON THE RESERVATION.

The number to Mescalero BIA Dispatch is 464-4479. Help Law Enforcement by reporting ASAP if you see something. There is little for officers to do when reporting is after the fact.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínAgain, call BIA dispatch at 464-4479 for ANY suspicious activity or person(s).

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínEveryone please stay safe and practice social distancing.  

EOC (Emergency Operation Center) NOW ACTIVE

575-464-1614

NEW update! Click here[1] to view.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThis page is dedicated to providing you and your family with the latest Tribal information as it pertains to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Here, you will find current:

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínImportant information for Tribal Employees about stimulus payment here[7]!

If you need hand sanitizer and/or cloth masks, please come by the Tribal Offices and see our Tribal Security. He will gladly help you with those items from 830am – 4pm, Monday – Friday.

List of Tribal departments providing essential services during COVID-19 pandemic here[8].

Information on Mental Health Services During COVID-19 here[9].

We are accepting donations!

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We are accepting donations of non-perishables, toiletries, or anything you feel is appropriate for individuals in self-quarantine, should the situation arise.

Items can be dropped off at the Administration side door, located at the Tribal Offices. Since the offices are closed to the public, someone will walk in the items for you.

IF monetary donation
Make check payable to: Mescalero Apache Tribe
Mail to: P.O. Box 227, Mescalero, NM 88340
Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínNote: “Coronavirus Relief Donation”

Thank you!

**REMINDER: Emergency Manager and Chief Conservation Officer, Tyner Cervantes recommends waiting for the Official Press Release on any Positive COVID-19 cases from the Governor’s Office or the New Mexico Department of Health only. Any other news reporting outlet may not have the correct information and could cause unnecessary panic within the community.**

Tribal Information

Mescalero Apache Tribe COVID-19 Test Results[10]

COVID-19 Economic Assistance Program for the Mescalero Apache Tribe[11]

COVID-19 Economic Support Payment for the Mescalero Apache Tribe[12]

Mescalero Apache Tribe Isolation Site[13]

Tribal member letter from President Aguilar[14]

NEW Executive Order 20-15

2020-11-23-New-EO-re-COVID19-Restrictions[15]Download[16]

Executive Order 20-14

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2020-11-05-Executive-Order-20-14-re-Lockdown-1[17]Download[18]

Executive Order 20-13

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2020-10-29-Executive-Order-20-13-REVISED-1[19]Download[20]

Executive Order 20-12

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2020-10-14-Executive-Order-20-12[21]Download[22]

Summary of E.O. 20-12

2020-10-14-EO-re-New-Restrictions-SUMMARY[23]Download[24]

Important Dates during E.O. 20-12

IMPORTANT-DATES-FOR-EXECUTIVE-ORDER-20-12[25]Download[26]

Executive Order 20-11

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Executive Order 20-11 9-9-20[27]Download[28]

Summary

Summary-of-Current-COVID-19-Restrictions 9-9-20[29]Download[30]

Executive Order 20-10

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Executive-Order-20-10[31]Download[32]

Mescalero Apache Tribe announces second corona virus death

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MESCALERO, NM

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínAugust 18, 2020. Earlier today, the Mescalero Apache Tribe announced the death of a Reservation resident, an elderly woman, from the corona virus (COVID-19). Tribal President Gabe Aguilar stated, “We are a small community and every death hurts. Our prayers are with the family.” The elderly woman who passed became sick several weeks ago and appeared to be on her way to a full recovery. President Aguilar commented, “She fought hard but in the end, she did not survive.”

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThis is the second death for the Tribe; the Tribe suffered its first coronavirus death, also an elderly woman, in late May. President Aguilar added, “We know the virus targets the elderly. The Tribe is doing everything we can to protect them and the community as a whole. And, we will keep working at it.” The Tribe has restricted access to the Reservation, mandated the use of facemasks in public and taken a number of other steps to curb the spread of COVID-19 on the Reservation.

The Tribe provides updates on its official website (www.blvdsource.com[33]) and Facebook page.

Executive Order 20-09

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Executive-Order-20-09-08-07-20[34]Download[35]

Summary

2020-08-07-Summary-of-New-EO-1[36]Download[37]

Executive Order 20-08

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Executive Order 20-07 and Summary

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Summary of Executive Order 20-07

Tribal Member letter from President Aguilar

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06-11-20-Tribal-Member-letter-from-President-Aguilar[38]Download[39]

Executive Order 20-06 and summary

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Executive Order Summary

06-12-20-Summary-of-EO[40]Download[41]

Mescalero Apache Tribe announces first Coronavirus death 

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MESCALERO, NM

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínMay 26, 2020. This morning, the Mescalero Apache Tribe announced the first death of a Reservation resident, an elderly woman, from the coronavirus (COVID-19). Tribal President Gabe Aguilar stated: “The individual that passed was the second resident to test positive. She was tested just hours after our first case was confirmed. It has been only a few days since the virus came to the Reservation. This virus moves quickly and targets our elders.” 

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe Tribe is entering its second day of a fourteen-day lockdown. Tribal offices and businesses on the Reservation are closed. Tribal residents will be cited if they do not comply with the lockdown. “The Tribe is being strict for a reason,” President Aguilar commented. “The Tribe has worked hard over the last two months to avoid this. I am heartbroken. The family is heartbroken. But we must keep going. We must come together to stop the virus.”

The Tribe will provide updates on its official website (www.blvdsource.com[42]) and Facebook page.

Executive Order 20-05 signed by President Aguilar

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Executive-Order-20-05-05-23-20[43]Download[44]

Mescalero Apache Tribe announces second positive test for coronavirus on the reservation

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MESCALERO, NM

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínMay 22, 2020. Last night, another Mescalero Apache Reservation resident tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is elderly and is hospitalized. This second positive case arose just hours after the Tribe’s first case.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín“At this time, we need to come together as a community. Stay home. Wear a facemask. If you are contacted for testing, then please comply. If you may have been exposed, please contact Indian Health Service or the Tribe immediately,” Tribal President Gabe Aguilar stated. He added, “Our first case was discovered because the person came in on their own – they did the right thing. You need to as well. Think about your community.”

President Aguilar indicated that the Tribe will be issuing citations for violations of the Tribe’s coronavirus restrictions. President Aguilar commented, “We will be pushing for maximum penalties. We are taking this very seriously.”

The Tribe will provide updates on its official website (www.blvdsource.com) and Facebook page.

Mescalero Apache Tribe announces first positive test for coronavirus on the reservation

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MESCALERO, NM

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínMay 21, 2020. Earlier today, the Mescalero Apache Tribe was informed that a Reservation resident tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is not exhibiting symptoms and tested voluntarily. The resident will be quarantined and monitored closely.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínPresident Gabe Aguilar asked Tribal members to stay calm: “We are doing everything we can to make sure that the individual that tested positive receives appropriate treatment and that the individual is isolated. There is no immediate threat to your safety. Please continue to follow the Tribe’s Executive Orders and health expert recommendations for social distancing, face masks, and hand washing.”

While most of Indian Country had been hit hard by the coronavirus, the Mescalero Apache Tribe was one of the only tribes in the country to have zero positive cases until today. The Tribe’s COVID-19 Response Unit has been meeting since mid-March to develop isolation plans and make other preparations. President Aguilar stated, “We were blessed to have gone so long with zero cases. I am proud of my community for stepping up. Because of your efforts to stay safe, we were able to prepare for this day.”

The Tribe will provide updates on its official website (www.blvdsource.com) and Facebook page.

Mescalero receives $13.5 million in Coronavirus Relief Funding

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MESCALERO, NM

May 14, 2020. Recently, the Mescalero Apache Tribe received $13.5 million to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The funding was provided to Mescalero through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), passed by Congress on April 22nd. The CARES Act set aside $8 billion from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (“CRF”) for specifically for tribes. The U.S. Treasury Department released 60% of the CRF funding to tribes last week. The amount of funding received by each tribe was determined by population. “The Tribe is grateful for this money. We closed our casino to stop the spread of the coronavirus in our community and in neighboring communities. Now we have almost zero revenue coming in. We have to keep our community safe until this is over – the need for this money is huge,” stated Mescalero Apache Tribal President Gabe Aguilar.
Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínMescalero advocated for flexible rules for how the CRF funding could be used. But the Treasury Department issued strict guidelines governing the use of the funding. President Aguilar noted: “The Tribe has many needs and some of these needs result indirectly from COVID-19. These are legitimate needs, but this funding cannot be used.” He continued, “I know people will think that we can spend the money on anything we want – I want it to be clear that this money is restricted to COVID-19 needs”.

In line with these guidelines, yesterday, the Mescalero Apache Tribal Council, using its CRF funds, established an economic support program where each eligible Tribal member over the age of eighteen (18) can receive a $1,000 economic support payment. “This payment can be used to pay for food, electricity and other needs. Everyone is suffering the economic impacts of COVID-19. Please apply as soon as possible,” stated President Aguilar. Payments will be made by June 1, 2020.

The remaining 40% of the tribal funding in the CRF will be allocated depending on the outcome of a lawsuit filed by several tribes against the federal government. The lawsuit revolves around the issue of whether Alaskan Native Corporations are eligible to receive funding from the CRF or not. The Treasury Department has indicated that the remaining funding will be allocated according to factors like the number of individuals employed by and the annual revenue of each tribe. Mescalero opposes the possible distribution of monies from the CRF to ANCs and previously called for the resignation of the Department of Interior’s Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, Tara Sweeney, for her involvement in efforts to include ANCs.

Application-for-Economic-Support-Payment-FINAL[45]Download[46]
20-39-Establishing-Economic-Support-Payment-Program[47]Download[48]

**Copies of the application will also be available at the Tribal Offices. APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 26, 2020 BY NOON.

Executive Order 20-04 signed by President Aguilar

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Executive-Order-20-04[49]Download[50]

Mescalero reservation roads closed to non-residents

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MESCALERO, NM

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínApril 6, 2020. Last week, Mescalero Apache Tribal President Gabe Aguilar issued Executive Order 20-02 effectively closing the Reservation to non-residents. This action comes after the Tribal President proclaimed a state of emergency at the request of the Mescalero Apache Tribal Council.

“We see what is happening in other tribal communities and across the State of New Mexico,” President Aguilar commented. He continued: “We know that people love to visit our beautiful Reservation. This is especially true during this time of year. But the Tribe must do everything it can to encourage people to stay home.”

Non-residents traveling on tribal or BIA-maintained roads, including Carrizo Canyon Road/BIA Route 4 (from the Reservation boundary line by Carrizo Lodge to Highway 70), will be stopped and escorted off the Reservation. In addition, fines and fees could be assessed. This closure does not apply to U.S. Highways 244 or 70.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínExecutive Order 20-02 remains in effect until further notice.

Executive-Order-20-02[51]Download[52]
Q&A on Executive Order 20-02[53]Download[54]

Related Tribal Information:

**MESCALERO RESIDENTS**

Lock your home and vehicles! If you see suspicious activity, report it to BIA Dispatch 575-464-4479. Burglaries are increasing around the community.

Parents: Keep your child(ren) at home with you or a responsible adult.

A reminder from Chief Vepley, Mescalero BIA

ATTENTION: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are turning to other paper products for sanitary needs. The Mescalero Utilities Department is asking that residents please refrain from flushing wipes, paper towels, disinfecting wipes and similar products down the toilet. These products are not flushable and are causing sewer clogs and backups.

May 14, 2020 Tribal Member letter from President Aguilar[55]Download[56]
April 28, 2020 Tribal Member letter from President Aguilar[57]Download[58]
Mescalero Tribal Leadership declare State of Emergency[59]Download[60]
Elderly Food Vouchers and Utility Program 03-25-20[61]Download[62]
Emergency Proclamation & Resolution[63]Download[64]
March 20, 2020 Tribal Member letter from President Aguilar[65]Download[66]
Community Mitigation Strategies for MAT[67]Download[68]

PUBLIC NOTICES from Tribal Departments & Mescalero Agencies:


Other Important Information:

Hollowman Air Force Base_News Release 03-31-20[83]Download[84]
City of Alamogordo_PSA 03-31-20[85]Download[86]

Mescalero IHS Information

COVID-19 Vaccine

Information provided the IHS area office, Dr. Reece.

COVID-19-Vaccine[87]Download[88]

“When should I test if I’m a direct COVID-19 contact?”[89]

Important Information

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Pharmacy Hours

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínPharmacy will be extending their weekday medication pickup hours: Mon-Fri 8 A.M. now through 6:30 P.M. In order to ensure all your meds are processed before arrival, we ask that you call a day ahead of time to process refills. Thank you & stay safe!

Canopies at IHS

We have now installed a few covered parking spots for curbside medication pick-up, as well as a few covered spots for patients being seen in clinic. Please be aware that each canopy is meant to fit 2 cars. There is 1 canopy for an over-sized truck at the farthest shaded spot. Please be careful when pulling your car in, as our new painted parking lines have been realigned for the canopies.

Mescalero IHS COVID screening requests for asymptomatic patients:

Starting on Monday, June 22, MSU will provide “drive-through” testing for COVID at our back upstairs/north parking lot. These appointments will be SCHEDULED, as there will be 4 available appointments for 9 A.M., and 4 appointments for 9:15 A.M. These appointments will be available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (that are not federal holidays). Please call our nurse triage line via our main phone number, 464-4441, if you need to schedule an appointment to test for Covid-19.

Mescalero IHS is conducting COVID-19 testing!

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 8am – 4:30pm

*COVID testing on Wednesday’s are 1pm-4:30pm*

Mescalero Hospital will be going back to its former schedule of Wednesday morning closures. This will start on Wednesday, June 3.

Metformin

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThere has been community concern about the recall of metformin. We would like to remind you that medication recalls involve specific numbered lots. This is important because the recalled metformin lots are NOT ones that we carry– our specific numbered lots of metformin have NOT been recalled. Please pass this on to anyone you know who is concerned about this. Thank you!

Dental Care at Mescalero IHS

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Mescalero IHS has offered PORCH VISITS and/or DRIVE THRU dental checks & fluoride for children due to family needs during online schooling. For more information, call dental at 464-3832.

CDC update as of 5/12: Learn to minimize your COVID risk if you are in a higher-risk group. This includes those with diabetes, asthma, lung disease, liver disease, kidney disease with dialysis, and more.

Find out more!
http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/groups-at-higher-risk.html[90]

Reminder from IHS Referral Dept.: Please call them directly at 464-3804 within 72 hours of any ER visit. Emergency rooms do not always notify us of your visit. Thank you!

Prenatal Care

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Care of your baby begins before they are even conceived! See the below NIH resource on pre-pregnancy and pregnancy care for information to read. Mescalero IHS Hospital is still completing prenatal care due to this being an essential service at all times. Call our hospital’s nurse triage line at 464-4441 to ask questions and schedule your prenatal visits.

http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/preconceptioncare[91]

Referrals and Drop Offs at IHS

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Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínIf you are coming to MSU and only need to pick up a referral or drop off a bill, you can use our Curbside Medication Pick-Up parking spots! You won’t even need to leave your car during the process. Please call PRC if you have any other questions about your referral(s).

  1. Call PRC ahead of time to verify your referral is ready for pick-up (if applicable).
  2. When you arrive, park at a spot marked “Curbside medication pick-up”.
  3. The front door attendant will notify our curbside runner when anyone arrives in a curbside medication parking spot.
  4. The runner will come to your car to provide your information to our referral department.
  5. The runner will then come back to your car w/ your printed referral (if applicable).

Curbside Medication at IHS

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As of the morning of Wed, April 1– curbside medication pickup has started. You will not need to leave your car during the entire process.

  1. Please call pharmacy ahead of time at 575-464-3844 to order your medications. That way they can let you know if they are currently backlogged for medication wait time.
  2. When you arrive, park at a spot marked “Curbside medication pick-up”.
  3. The front door attendant will notify our curbside runner when anyone arrives in a curbside medication parking spot.
  4. The runner will come to your car w/ a form to privately verify your information w/ pharmacy.
  5. The runner then will come back to your car w/ your medication bag.
  6. You will be required to sign off that you checked your medication bag prior to leaving.

Learn how to use Cloth Face Coverings here[92].

Related Information from Mescalero IHS:

CDC: What You Can Do: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/what-you-can-do.html[93]

How to cope with job stress:Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/mental-health-non-healthcare.html[94]

CDC recommendation for wearing gloves:Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/gloves.html[95]

How to Remove Gloves_CDC[96]Download[97]
Gloves Are No Enough_CDC[98]Download[99]
IHS letter to President[100]Download[101]
Coping-with-stress-3-30-20[102]Download[103]
Mescalero-IHS-COVID-19-Parenting-3-30-20[104]Download[105]
Mescalero’s COVID-19 Process 03-25-20[106]Download[107]

State of New Mexico Information

New Mexico Corona Virus updates here[108].

Testing Locations in New Mexico here[109].

Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center public health alerts here[110].

State of New Mexico Data page for COVID-19:

 cv.nmhealth.org/dashboard[111].

COVID Safe Practices for New Mexicans here[112].

Environment Department releases updated COVID-19 Watchlist

List includes New Mexico businesses with two or more rapid responses within the last 14 days

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has updated its daily COVID-19 Watchlist, which includes New Mexico places of employment that have had two or more rapid responses in the last 14 days. There are currently 65 establishments on the watchlist.

A rapid response is initiated when the state learns of a positive COVID-19 case in the workplace. NMED or the state agency initiating the rapid response will offer direction to organizations regarding testing, quarantining and isolating, disinfecting, and COVID-Safe Practices. 

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist allows the public to make more informed decisions when patronizing establishments and also assists NMED’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau and other state and local regulatory agencies in evaluating whether organizations are complying with state public health orders and COVID-Safe Practices. State regulatory agencies may initiate compliance investigations and/or exercise enforcement in situations where these organizations fail to adhere to required practices. 

Beginning Friday, October 23, certain places of employment that have four rapid responses within the last 14 days will be required to cease operations for two weeks to prevent further spread of COVID-19. These facilities will also be listed online. This closure requirement will apply to food and drink establishments, close-contact businesses as defined in the public health order, retail spaces, places of lodging and other places of business presenting an extreme public health risk as determined by the Department of Health. 

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe current Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist is listed below and posted . For the latest information on COVID-19 in New Mexico, visit http://cv.nmhealth.org/. 

View list here[113].

New Mexico COVID-19 update for Wednesday, December 9: 1,759 new cases, totaling 112,950

Thirty-four additional COVID-19 deaths

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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 601 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 49 new cases in Chaves County
  • 20 new cases in Cibola County
  • 10 new cases in Colfax County
  • 29 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 119 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 35 new cases in Eddy County
  • 10 new cases in Grant County
  • 6 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 6 new cases in Hidalgo County
  • 55 new cases in Lea County
  • 10 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 11 new cases in Luna County
  • 111 new cases in McKinley County
  • 5 new cases in Mora County
  • 30 new cases in Otero County
  • 2 new cases in Quay County
  • 53 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 9 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 106 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 209 new cases in San Juan County
  • 14 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 124 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 4 new cases in Sierra County
  • 26 new cases in Socorro County
  • 9 new cases in Taos County
  • 2 new cases in Union County
  • 65 new cases in Valencia County
  • 1 new case among individual held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility
  • 2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
  • 3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
  • 3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
  • 15 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Roswell Correctional Center

The Department of Health on Wednesday reported thirty-four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

  • A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A second male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of The Watermark at Cherry Hills facility in Albuquerque.
  • A second female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A second male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 40s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mission Arch Center facility in Roswell.
  • A male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Mission Arch Center facility in Roswell.
  • A second male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 90s from Chaves County. The individual was a resident of the Mission Arch Center facility in Roswell.
  • A male in his 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 50s from Eddy County.
  • A female in her 80s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation facility.
  • A female in her 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 40s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 50s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 60s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A second male in his 60s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was a resident of the Pacifica Senior Living facility in Santa Fe.
  • A male in his 70s from Sierra County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences.
  • A female in her 80s from Sierra County. The individual was a resident of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences.
  • A male in his 90s from Sierra County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences.
  • A male in his 80s from Socorro County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 40s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 50s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 70s from Valencia County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,823.
Previously reported numbers included nine cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Chaves County, one in Colfax County, one in Curry County, one in Eddy County, three in Sandoval County, one in Socorro County) and two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Lincoln County, one in Sandoval County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 112,950 COVID-19 cases:
Bernalillo County: 31,963Catron County: 51Chaves County: 5,537Cibola County: 1,841Colfax County: 351Curry County: 3,494De Baca County: 69Doña Ana County: 14,998Eddy County: 3,392Grant County: 590Guadalupe County: 186Harding County: 7Hidalgo County: 204Lea County: 5,031Lincoln County: 897Los Alamos County: 189Luna County: 2,100McKinley County: 7,987Mora County: 60Otero County: 1,743Quay County: 287Rio Arriba County: 1,614Roosevelt County: 1,128Sandoval County: 6,196San Juan County: 7,211San Miguel County: 538Santa Fe County: 6,037Sierra County: 430Socorro County: 729Taos County: 951Torrance County: 388Union County: 152Valencia County: 3,717
County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 417
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 430
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 46

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 229
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 116
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 154
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 135
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 95
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 471
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 131
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 225
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 177
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 58
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

As of today, there are 917 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.
As of today, there are 40,058 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.
The Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care facilities:

  • Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Albuquerque Grand Senior Living
  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
  • Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
  • The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
  • The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
  • Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Alamogordo
  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
  • Aspen Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
  • Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
  • Avamere at Rio Rancho
  • Avamere at Roswell
  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes Deming
  • BeeHive Homes Farmington
  • BeeHive Homes Gallup
  • BeeHive Homes Roswell
  • BeeHive Homes Portales
  • BeeHive Homes San Pedro in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes Volcano Cliffs in Albuquerque
  • Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
  • Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
  • Brookdale Santa Fe
  • Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
  • Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
  • Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
  • Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
  • Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
  • Care Free Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
  • Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
  • Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
  • Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
  • Casa de Rosa in Albuquerque
  • Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
  • Casa Mis Abuelos in Albuquerque
  • Casa Real in Santa Fe
  • Casa Sandia in Albuquerque
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Cielos Abiertos Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Colfax Long Term Care Center in Springer
  • Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • El Castillo in Santa Fe
  • Elite Senior Care Kathryn House in Albuquerque
  • Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
  • Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
  • Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
  • Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
  • Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
  • Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
  • Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
  • Good Samaritan Society Grants
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Good Samaritan Society Socorro
  • Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
  • Hannett House in Albuquerque
  • Haven Care – Birch House in Albuquerque
  • Haven Care – Cottonwood House in Albuquerque
  • Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
  • Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
  • Hilldale House in Albuquerque
  • Ladera Center in Albuquerque
  • Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
  • Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • The Legacy at Santa Fe
  • Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
  • Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
  • Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
  • Life Care Center in Farmington
  • Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
  • Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
  • Mariah House in Albuquerque
  • Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
  • Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
  • The Montecito in Santa Fe
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Rio Rancho
  • Mountain View Manor in Albuquerque
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
  • New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
  • North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
  • Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
  • Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
  • Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Pueblo of Isleta Assisted Living & Memory Care Facility
  • Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Rio Rancho Center
  • Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
  • Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
  • Sandia View Cottonwood Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
  • Shady Pines Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
  • Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
  • Silver City Care Center in Silver City
  • Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation in Los Alamos
  • South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
  • Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
  • St. Anthony’s Healthcare in Clovis
  • Sundance Home in Gallup
  • Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
  • Sunshine Assisted Living in Tucumcari
  • The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
  • Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
  • Taos Living Center
  • Taos Retirement Village
  • Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
  • The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
  • The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
  • Village Retirement Community in Roswell
  • Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
  • Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
  • Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
  • West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
  • Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
  • White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
  • Willow Manor in Deming
  • Willow Wood Assisted Living in Albuquerque

The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.
The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.
Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.
New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).
Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:

  • Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;
  • Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
  • Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes;
  • Patients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínNew Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.

Taxation and Revenue responds to pandemic, budget challenges

Modified enforcement, improvements to customer service and technology 

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department is continuing to find ways to improve its service to New Mexicans amid the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínCabinet Secretary Stephanie Schardin Clarke presented the Department’s Fiscal Year 2022 general fund budget request of $62.8 million to the Legislative Finance Committee on Friday, Dec. 4. 

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín“Obviously, this has been an extremely challenging year. Yet even with all the hurdles put in their way, Taxation and Revenue employees accomplished a great deal,” said Schardin Clarke.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínDespite budget restraints imposed in the current fiscal year, Schardin Clarke pointed out that the Department has moved forward on initiatives to improve its service to the public and took steps to ease the financial stress that the pandemic has imposed on many New Mexicans.

The following are a few of the initiatives: 

  • While the Motor Vehicle Division has had to limit operations to minimize the spread of COVID-19, it has made more services available online, including license renewals for drivers 79 and older and commercial license holders.  First-time vehicle registrations and title transfers will soon be available online, as well.  Interactive voice response technology now allows some MVD transactions to be completed by phone. A pilot project starting later this month will allow customers to renew vehicle registrations at automated kiosks in some retail locations.
  • Response times at the taxpayer customer service phone line have greatly improved with the deployment of new technology.
  • Taxpayers who owe outstanding balances can now create their own payment plans through the Taxpayer Access Point, the Department’s self-service portal.
  • A modernization project at the Property Tax Division is automating processes that previously had to be conducted manually and is providing better coordination between the state and counties.
  • An ongoing overhaul of the Combined Reporting System for gross receipts taxes, compensating taxes and withholding will create separate, targeted returns for those programs, making it easier for taxpayers to file. The project also will update TAP with a more user-friendly interface.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínUnderstanding that many taxpayers were under financial stress this year, the Department temporarily suspended its most aggressive enforcement actions and has made it easier for them to enter into managed audits, a program that helps taxpayers voluntarily comply with their tax obligations. Filing deadlines were extended for several tax programs, and under legislation passed in this summer’s special session, taxpayers have additional time to pay certain taxes without incurring penalty and interest.

The new fiscal year will bring a large change to New Mexico’s tax system: destination-based sourcing for gross receipts taxes. Currently, most business use their business location to determine the location in which they will report and use the corresponding tax rate, or in the case of internet-based sellers, the statewide GRT rate. Starting July 1, 2021, tax on most transactions including remote sales will be based on the rate at the location where goods are delivered.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe change, enacted under 2019 legislation, will allow cities and counties to share directly in tax revenue generated by internet and other remote sales.

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State begins wastewater surveillance at CYFD, correctional facilities

Monitoring sewage allows for early detection of COVID-19, prioritization of testing

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Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThis week, the state began its initial phase of the New Mexico Wastewater Surveillance System (NMWSS), a COVID-19 wastewater monitoring program at congregate settings, in the southwest region of New Mexico.  

This innovative approach led by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and done in cooperation with other state agencies and local governments allows for early detection of COVID-19 in congregate facilities and helps prioritize the use of individual-based testing resources (e.g. nasal swab testing).  

Included in the initial effort are several federal, state and local correctional and Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) facilities.  

“My administration will continue to use every resource at our disposal to track and stop this virus, to prevent outbreaks and illness and to save New Mexican lives,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “And we will innovate and create our own new resources and programs to execute that mission, as well.” 

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín“The Environment Department is on the cutting edge of using science and innovation to improve public health outcomes for New Mexicans,” said NMED Cabinet Secretary James Kenney. “The pandemic has called for unprecedented levels of collaboration among government agencies, and we appreciate the cooperation of state and local agencies to aid in protecting vulnerable populations during our fight against COVID.” 

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín“It’s terrific that Cabinet Secretary Kenney made this effort a priority for his Department,” said CYFD Cabinet Secretary Brian Blalock. “Information provided by this testing will help CYFD streamline our own decision-making so we can put our testing resources where we need them most and provide the safest possible environment in our facilities.” 

“Our agency is grateful for the Environment Department’s diligent efforts in launching this collaborative testing program,” said New Mexico Corrections Cabinet Secretary Alisha Tafoya Lucero. “This is an exciting opportunity to detect COVID early in our facilities, driving testing strategies to protect our staff and inmate populations.” 

NMED and its contractor ERG will collect samples twice a week from these facilities. The samples will be analyzed for concentrations of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 illness. Since the virus is excreted in bodily fluids before an infected person experiences symptoms, this data can be used as an early indicator of spread in the facility and a trigger to initiate testing of individuals at the facility. Wastewater surveillance also detects when the virus is shed by asymptomatic individuals.  

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe southwest region was selected for this initial phase due to its high positivity rates and lower-than-average rates of testing. The program may expand to other areas of the state and other types of facilities as resources allow. 

More information about wastewater surveillance is available .  

NMDOH introduces oral fluid tests to southeast test sites

Curative tests will alleviate wait times

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SANTA FE – The Department of Health and Curative are further expanding their COVID-19 testing partnership to include ten locations in southeast New Mexico.

In addition to the six locations across the state, two sites in southeast New Mexico will now provide the less invasive, oral fluid tests. The sites are already established under the Public Health Offices and have been providing nasopharyngeal tests to the public since testing began. Those tests will be exchanged next week for the Curative tests in Artesia, Carlsbad, Hobbs, Roswell, Clovis, Ft. Sumner, Lovington, Portales, Ruidoso and Tucumcari. A list of the testing days and times for each location can be found here.[114]

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínMostly non-medical DOH employees will be staffing the sites. The oral swabs are self-collected and do not require a medical professional to administer them. 

“The Curative partnership has provided many benefits to the department and the people of New Mexico,” said incoming Secretary of Health Tracie Collins M.D. “Our hard working, DOH employees are freed up to assist the public with other health initiatives like administering flu shots and eventually the COVID vaccine. In addition, the tests are much less invasive, and the public are seeing faster result times. We hope to expand our Curative partnership even further as early as next week.”

“We are grateful for the Department of Health and the work they are doing to mitigate the spread,” said Curry County Manager Lance A. Pyle “We know there have been challenges with the citizens of Curry County waiting for days and days to receive their test results and the state recognizes and acknowledges that frustration. Those tests have to travel all the way to Santa Fe before they can be processed by the state lab. The Curative tests are picked up at the end of the day and flown to out-of-state, Curative labs for processing and people are getting their results much faster which will allow our residents to isolate, take care of themselves, recover and get back to work.” Curative is a California research company that created the first oral fluid test in the United States. As with all COVID-19 tests in New Mexico, these tests will be administered for free; clients must pre-register at curative.com[115].

Department of Health county map update: 32 counties operating at Red Level beginning Dec. 2

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SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map[116] for the two-week period beginning Dec. 2, with 32 counties at the Red Level at one county at the Yellow Level.

No counties meet the criteria to operate[117] at the Green Level at present.

The color-coding of the map, in accordance with the state’s amended emergency public health order[118], will be updated biweekly on Wednesdays. The next update is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 16. It and other associated demographic COVID-19 data are available at cv.nmhealth.org.

San Miguel County meets the criteria for operating at the Yellow Level from Dec. 2 through at least Wednesday, Dec. 16. Under the requirements of the state’s emergency public health order, when a county moves to a less restrictive level, the requirements of the less restrictive level take effect immediately.

A rising positivity rate has pushed Los Alamos County to the Red Level. Under the requirements of the state’s emergency public health order, when a county moves to a more restrictive level, the requirements of the more restrictive level must be enacted within 48 hours.

The state has transitioned to a county-by-county system in which key health metrics – the per-capita incidence of new COVID-19 cases and average test positivity within county borders – will determine the level of public health risk and requirement for each county.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe color-coded tier system – Red Level, Yellow Level and Green Level – is intended to enable counties to shed burdensome restrictions and provide local communities the flexibility to operate more day-to-day activities as soon as public health data show the virus is retreating within their borders.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe public health order, the red-to-green framework and frequently asked questions are all available at cv.nmhealth.org/redtogreen[119], where New Mexicans can also view the test positivity rate and new case incidence for each county as of Dec. 2.

The requirements for each level are available below and at cv.nmhealth.org[120].

GREEN LEVEL:

Counties at the Green Level have both a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period, andĐổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than or equal to 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions

Essential retail spaces: 50% of maximum capacity

Food and drink establishments: 50% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining

Close-contact businesses: 50% of maximum capacity

Outdoor recreational facilities: 50% of maximum capacity (unless required to have less capacity under the state’s COVID-Safe Practices)

Close-contact recreational facilities: Remain closed

**All other businesses:Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín 50% of maximum capacity

Houses of worship:Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 50% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises

Places of lodging: 75% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 40% of maximum occupancy for all others; 10 guests maximum for vacation rentals

Mass gatherings limit: 20 persons, 100 vehicles

YELLOW LEVEL:

Counties at the Yellow Level have either a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period, orĐổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than or equal to 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail):Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions

Essential retail spaces: 25% of maximum capacity or 125 customers at one time, whichever is smaller

Food and drink establishments:Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín 25% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoors dining; any establishment serving alcohol must close by 10 p.m. each night

Close-contact businesses: 25% of maximum capacity or 20 customers at one time, whichever is smaller

Outdoor recreational facilities:Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín 25% of maximum capacity (unless required to have less capacity under the state’s COVID-Safe Practices)

Close-contact recreational facilities:Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín Remain closed

**All other businesses: 25% of maximum capacity or 125 customers at one time, whichever is smaller

Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 25% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises

Places of lodging: 60% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 25% of maximum occupancy for all others; 5 guests maximum for vacation rentals

Mass gatherings limit: 10 persons; 25 vehicles

RED LEVEL:

Counties at the Red Level are those with a new COVID-19 case incident rate of greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period and an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period greater than 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail):Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín No capacity restrictions but must limit operations to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions

Essential retail spaces: 25% of maximum capacity or 75 customers at one time, whichever is smaller

Food and drink establishments: No indoor dining permitted; 25% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining; any establishment serving alcohol must close by 9 p.m. each night

Close-contact businesses:Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín 25% of maximum capacity or 10 customers at one time, whichever is smaller

Outdoor recreational facilities: 25% of maximum capacity (unless required to have less capacity under the state’s COVID-Safe Practices)

Close-contact recreational facilities: Remain closed

**All other businesses: 25% of maximum capacity or 75 customers at one time, whichever is smaller

Houses of worship:Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 25% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises

Places of lodging: 40% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 25% of maximum occupancy for all others; 5 guests maximum for vacation rentals

Mass gatherings limit: 5 persons, 10 vehicles

Categories and definitions within the public health order:

Essential businesses (non-retail): These are any business or nonprofit entity falling within one or more of the following categories:

  • Health care operations including hospitals, walk-in-care health facilities, pharmacies, medical wholesale and distribution, home health care workers or aides for the elderly, emergency dental facilities, nursing homes, residential health care facilities, research facilities, congregate care facilities, intermediate care facilities for those with intellectual or developmental disabilities, supportive living homes, home health care providers, drug and alcohol recovery support services, and medical supplies and equipment manufacturers and providers;
  • Homeless shelters, food banks, and other services providing care to indigent or needy populations;
  • Childcare facilities;
  • Farms, ranches, and other food cultivation, processing, or packaging operations;
  • Infrastructure operations including, but not limited to, public works construction, commercial and residential construction and maintenance, self-storage facilities, airport operations, public transportation, airlines, taxis, private transportation providers, transportation network companies, water, gas, electrical, oil drilling, oil refining, natural resources extraction or mining operations, nuclear material research and enrichment, those attendant to the repair and construction of roads and highways, gas stations, solid waste collection and removal, trash and recycling collection, processing and disposal, sewer, data and internet providers, data centers, technology support operations, and telecommunications systems;
  • Manufacturing operations involved in food processing, manufacturing agents, chemicals, fertilizer, pharmaceuticals, sanitary products, household paper products, microelectronics/semiconductor, primary metals manufacturers, electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturers, and transportation equipment manufacturers;
  • Services necessary to maintain the safety and sanitation of residences or essential businesses including security services, towing services, custodial services, plumbers, electricians, and other skilled trades;
  • Veterinary and livestock services, animal shelters and facilities providing pet adoption, daycare, or boarding services;
  • Media services;
  • Utilities, including their contractors, suppliers, and supportive operations, engaged in power generation, fuel supply and transmission, water and wastewater supply;
  • Crematoriums, funeral homes and cemeteries;
  • Banks, credit unions, insurance providers, payroll services, brokerage services, and investment management firms;
  • Businesses providing mailing and shipping services;
  • Laboratories and defense and national security-related operations supporting the United States government, a contractor to the United States government, or any federal entity;
  • Professional services, such as legal or accounting services, but only where necessary to assist in compliance with legally mandated activities; and
  • Logistics, and also businesses that store, transport, or deliver groceries, food, materials, goods or services directly to residences, retailers, government institutions, or essential businesses.

Essential retail spaces:Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín These include grocery stores, supermarkets, food banks, farmers’ markets and vendors who sell food, convenience stores, and other businesses that generate more than one-third of their revenue from the sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet food, animal feed or supplies, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other consumable food and drink products; automobile repair facilities, bike repair facilities, and retailers who generate the majority of their revenue from the sale of automobile or bike repair products; hardware stores; laundromats; and dry cleaner services.

Food and drink establishments: These are restaurants, breweries, wineries, distillers, cafes, coffee shops, or other similar establishments that offer food or drink.

Close-contact businesses:Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín These are barbershops, hair salons, tattoo parlors, nail salons, spas, massage therapy services, esthetician clinics, tanning salons, guided raft tours, guided balloon tours, bowling alleys and ice skating rinks.

Outdoor recreational facilities: These are outdoor golf courses, public swimming pools, ski basins, youth programs, youth livestock shows, horseracing tracks, botanical gardens, and outdoor zoos.

Close-contact recreational facilities: These are indoor movie theaters, indoor museums with interactive displays or exhibits and other similar venues, miniature golf, arcades, amusement parks, aquariums, casinos, concert venues, professional sports venues, event venues, bars, dance clubs, performance venues, go-kart courses, automobile racetracks, adult entertainment venues, and other places of recreation or entertainment. For purposes of the public health order, a bar is defined as any business that generated more than half of its revenue from the sale of alcohol during the preceding fiscal year.

Houses of worship:Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín These are any church, synagogue, mosque, or other gathering space where persons congregate to exercise their religious beliefs.

Places of lodging:Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín These are hotels, motels, RV parks, and short-term vacation rentals.

Mass gatherings: These are any public gathering, private gathering, organized event, ceremony, parade, funeral, or any other grouping that brings together a specified number of individuals in a single room or connected space, confined outdoor space, or open outdoor space. “Mass gatherings” also include coordinated events in which individuals gather in vehicles. “Mass gatherings” do not include the presence of any number of individuals where those individuals regularly reside. “Mass gathering” does not include individuals who are public officials or public employees in the course and scope of their employment.

**All other businesses: These are any entities that are not identified explicitly as an “essential business,” “house of worship,” “outdoor recreational facility,” “food and drink establishment,” “place of lodging” or “close-contact recreational facility.” Examples would include non-essential retail spaces like a clothing store, a gym, a group fitness class or a personal training service, among others.

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 2,330 new cases, totaling 99,419

Twenty-one additional COVID-19 deaths

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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 2,330 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 895 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 78 new cases in Chaves County
  • 37 new cases in Cibola County
  • 15 new cases in Colfax County
  • 50 new cases in Curry County
  • 198 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 38 new cases in Eddy County
  • 4 new cases in Grant County
  • 6 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 1 new case in Hidalgo County
  • 105 new cases in Lea County
  • 9 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 9 new cases in Los Alamos County
  • 20 new cases in Luna County
  • 97 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Mora County
  • 76 new cases in Otero County
  • 7 new cases in Quay County
  • 41 new cases in Rio Arriba County
  • 21 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 178 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 105 new cases in San Juan County
  • 19 new cases in San Miguel County
  • 181 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Sierra County
  • 17 new cases in Socorro County
  • 10 new cases in Taos County
  • 7 new cases in Torrance County
  • 3 new cases in Union County
  • 92 new cases in Valencia County
  • 7 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
  • 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe Department of Health on Tuesday reported twenty-one additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

  • A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 90s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Mission Arch Center facility in Roswell.
  • A female in her 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Retirement Ranches facility in Clovis.
  • A male in his 70s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second male in his 80s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A second male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 70s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 50s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 60s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A female in her 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 70s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 90s from Roosevelt County.
  • A male in his 20s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 1,589.

The ten ZIP codes across the state with the most COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Dec. 1, are:

  • 87121 – 175
  • 87105 – 129
  • 87507 – 95
  • 87120 – 75
  • 87114 – 73
  • 87123 – 63
  • 87124 – 56
  • 87031 – 55
  • 88260 – 51
  • 88340 – 47

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínPreviously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Chaves County, two in Cibola County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Rio Arriba County) and one case in Rio Arriba County that was not lab confirmed. Five cases previously reported in Union County have been determined to be among NMCD inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County and are not reported as such. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 99,419 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 27,678

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínCatron County: 37

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínChaves County: 4,844

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínCibola County: 1,692

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínColfax County: 246

Curry County: 3,243

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínDe Baca County: 44

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínDoña Ana County: 13,684

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínEddy County: 3,029

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínGrant County: 513

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínGuadalupe County: 139

Harding County: 6

Hidalgo County: 187

Lea County: 4,399

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínLincoln County: 790

Los Alamos County: 155

Luna County: 1,976

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínMcKinley County: 7,225

Mora County: 36

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínOtero County: 1,493

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínQuay County: 254

Rio Arriba County: 1,364

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínRoosevelt County: 1,015

Sandoval County: 5,394

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínSan Juan County: 6,155

San Miguel County: 439

Santa Fe County: 5,341

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínSierra County: 345

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínSocorro County: 640

Taos County: 851

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínTorrance County: 324

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínUnion County: 113

Valencia County: 3,132

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 385
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 426
  • Otero County Processing Center: 194
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 44

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 205
  • Guadalupe County Correctional Facility: 89
  • Lea County Correctional Facility: 146
  • Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 112
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 62
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 473
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 104
  • Roswell Correctional Center: 223
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 167
  • Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County: 2
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

As of today, there are 909 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.

As of today, there are 33,458 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care facilities:

  • Adobe Assisted Living in Las Cruces
  • Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Albuquerque Grand Senior Living
  • Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
  • Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
  • The Aldea House – Heaven Sent LLC in Albuquerque
  • The Arbors of Del Rey in Las Cruces
  • Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation
  • The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces
  • Atria Vista Del Rio in Albuquerque
  • Avamere at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
  • Avamere at Rio Rancho
  • Avamere at Roswell
  • Aztec Healthcare in Aztec
  • Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • BeeHive Homes Raton
  • BeeHive Homes Deming
  • BeeHive Homes Roswell
  • BeeHive Homes Portales
  • BeeHive Homes of San Pedro in Albuquerque
  • Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
  • Blue Horizon Boutique Assisted Living & Memory Care in Las Cruces
  • Brookdale Santa Fe
  • Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
  • Brookdale Valencia Albuquerque
  • Buena Vista Senior Care in Albuquerque
  • Calibre Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
  • Camino Retirement Homes in Albuquerque
  • Carefree Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
  • Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
  • Casa Palo Duro in Albuquerque
  • Casa de Palomas in Albuquerque
  • Casa de Paz in Rio Rancho
  • Casa de Rosa in Albuquerque
  • Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
  • Casa Mis Abuelos in Albuquerque
  • Casa Real in Santa Fe
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Cielos Abiertos Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
  • Cuesta Manor in Albuquerque
  • Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
  • El Castillo in Santa Fe
  • Elite Senior Care Kathryn House in Albuquerque
  • Elmcroft of Quintessence in Albuquerque
  • Fairwinds Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
  • Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
  • Golden Hands Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
  • Good Life Senior Living in Artesia
  • Good Life Senior Living in Carlsbad
  • Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs
  • Good Life Memory Care Los Lunas
  • Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
  • Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare in Alamogordo
  • Good Samaritan Society Grants
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
  • Good Samaritan Society Socorro
  • Haciendas of Grace Village in Las Cruces
  • Hannett House in Albuquerque
  • Haven Care – Birch House in Albuquerque
  • Haven Care – Fir House in Albuquerque
  • Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
  • Hilldale House in Albuquerque
  • Ladera Center in Albuquerque
  • Laguna Rainbow Care Center in Casa Blanca
  • Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • Landmark at Desert Gardens in Hobbs
  • Landsun Unit of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
  • Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
  • La Vida Llena Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • The Legacy at Santa Fe
  • Life Spire Assisted Living Rio Rancho
  • Life Spire Assisted Living Albuquerque
  • Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
  • Life Care Center in Farmington
  • Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
  • Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
  • Mariah House in Albuquerque
  • Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
  • Mi Casa Bonita in Santa Fe
  • Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
  • Mission Arch Center in Roswell
  • The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
  • The Montecito in Santa Fe
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Rio Rancho
  • The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
  • New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences
  • North Ridge Care Center in Albuquerque
  • Odelia Healthcare (Camino Healthcare) in Albuquerque
  • Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
  • Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
  • Princeton Place in Albuquerque
  • Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
  • The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
  • Retirement Ranches in Clovis
  • Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
  • The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
  • Rio Rancho Center
  • Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
  • Sandia Senior Suites in Albuquerque
  • Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas
  • Shady Pines Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Sierra Healthcare Center in Truth or Consequences
  • Sierra Vista Retirement Community in Santa Fe
  • Silver City Care Center in Silver City
  • Skies Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation in Los Alamos
  • South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
  • Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
  • St. Anthony’s Healthcare in Clovis
  • Stardust Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
  • The Suites at Rio Vista in Rio Rancho
  • Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
  • Taos Living Center
  • Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Tercer Cielo Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
  • Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation in Las Vegas
  • The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
  • The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
  • Village Retirement Community in Roswell
  • Vista Hermosa in Santa Fe
  • Vista Sandia Assisted Living in Albuquerque
  • The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
  • Welbrook Senior Living Farmington
  • Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
  • West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
  • Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis
  • White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
  • Willow Manor in Deming
  • Willow Wood Assisted Living in Albuquerque

The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare.Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.

The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.

Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínNew Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:

  • Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;
  • Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
  • Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes;
  • Patients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínNew Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.

State announces tiered ‘Red to Green’ system for N.M. counties in next phase of COVID-19 response

Framework enables counties to reopen further when meeting key health metrics

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SANTA FE – In an effort designed to provide local communities the flexibility to operate more day-to-day activities, the state of New Mexico will transition to a tiered county-by-county COVID-19 risk system on Dec. 2, enabling local communities to shed burdensome restrictions as soon as public health data show the virus is retreating within their borders.

The shift in the state’s “reopening” framework will come after a two-week “reset” period, in which state health officials enacted the most heightened level of statewide public health restrictions upon places of business and day-to-day activities in an effort to blunt the spread of COVID-19 all across New Mexico.

“The county-by-county framework enables counties, and the businesses and nonprofits within their borders, to operate with fewer restrictions when they slow the spread of the virus and drive down test positivity rates,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “It’s been a difficult year and an especially difficult past month. We must remain as vigilant as ever to contain and beat the virus; we also must look for ways to lessen the burden on our communities wherever possible, while never swerving from our top priority – protecting New Mexicans and saving lives.”

An amended emergency public health order, installing the new framework with an effective date of Wednesday, Dec. 2, is attached to this news release.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe operative requirements of the state’s two-week “reset”[121] will be in effect through Dec. 2.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe spread of COVID-19 remains a statewide emergency. Hospitals and health care providers all across New Mexico have reported great strain in responding to the escalating illness and mortality caused by the continued spread of the virus.

The county-by-county framework will permit counties – and the businesses and nonprofit entities within their borders – to operate under less restrictive public health measures when health metrics demonstrating the extent of the virus’ spread and test positivity within those counties are met.

In order to prevent and mitigate the effects of the spread of the virus, and to ameliorate the unsustainable resultant strain placed upon the state’s health care system and personnel, counties where the virus is more prevalent will operate under more restrictive public health measures. Likewise, counties where the virus has been or is being suppressed will operate under less restrictive measures.

Counties will operate under one of three levels: Red, signifying very high risk; Yellow, signifying high risk; and Green, signifying medium risk.

The New Mexico Department of Health maintains an official map displaying each county’s current level[122] on its designated COVID-19 webpage, cv.nmhealth.org[120]. To capture an average over a period of time that accurately conveys the state of the spread of the virus in each county, the agency updates this map every other Wednesday.

When a county fails to meet the specified metrics for a given level upon the biweekly update of the map, it will begin operating at the next most restrictive level within 48 hours. When a county meets the specific metrics for a less restrictive level, the county may begin operating at that level of restrictions upon immediate effect of the department’s biweekly update of the map.

The two key health metrics that will used to determine where a county sits within the tiered framework are pulled identified within the state’s gating criteria[123], the set of public health data points tracked and measured by the state Medical Advisory Team and others: The per-capita incidence of new COVID-19 cases and average COVID-19 test positivityĐổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín over a statistically meaningful period of time. These are also the same metrics the state has used to classify counties for the purposes of gauging the risk level for limited public school reopenings and limited nursing home visitations.

As of Monday, Nov. 30, 32 of the state’s 33 counties are at the Red Level. At this level, almost every category of business or nonprofit entity may operate – but with limited capacity and reduced operations, owing to the very high risk of viral spread.

The map will next be updated Wednesday, Dec. 2, and every other Wednesday thereafter.

The public health requirements for each level – and reminders about definitions of businesses and other entities within the state’s emergency public health order – are attached to this news release and available at cv.nmhealth.org/redtogreen[124].

NOTE: The state’s announcement of the tiered system Friday, Nov. 27, identified gyms as “close-contact businesses.” In the emergency public health order, attached to this news release, gyms are re-categorized into the catch-all category for businesses not identified elsewhere in the public health order, meaning that, at the Red Level, they may operate at up to 25 percent of maximum occupancy or 75 individuals at one time, whichever is smaller.

“Nothing about this virus has changed,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “And what we can all do to fight it – and to help members of our local communities avoid infection and get back to more safe day-to-day activities – hasn’t changed either. Avoid gatherings. Wear a facemask. Avoid spending time with non-household members. Stay at home whenever – whenever – you can. These are best and indeed our only tools as we seek to prevent and minimize the illness and suffering and death so many of our neighbors in this state continue to grapple with.”

No matter a county’s level, the following requirements remain in place statewide:

  • Facemasks are required to be worn in public.
  • Businesses that accrue a significant number of positive COVID-19 cases within their workforce in a two-week span are subject to temporary closure by the Department of Health.
    • An essential business may be permitted to continue operating if the Department of Health and Environment Department determine the business is a necessary provider of goods or services within the community in light of geographic considerations.
    • Businesses that test each employee every two weeks and regularly provide contact training data to the Environment Department shall not be subject to closure under this framework
    • This applies only to food and drink establishments; close-contact businesses; places of lodging; retail spaces; and other other businesses which members of the public regularly visit.
    • The closure process is triggered if four or more rapid responses occur within a 14-day period.
  • Businesses and nonprofits must adhere to the state’s COVID-Safe Practices[125].

More testing, fewer closures: State launches proactive testing, contact tracing agreement for essential businesses

Businesses conducting 100% percent employee testing will not be considered for closure

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In an effort to increase proactive COVID-19 testing of New Mexico’s workforce and avoid additional temporary restrictions on essential businesses, the New Mexico Departments of Health and Environment have implemented a voluntary surveillance testing and contact tracing  to enable businesses to prevent mandatory 14-day closures triggered by state rapid responses to COVID-19 cases.

The agreement requires essential businesses to conduct regular COVID-19 testing among staff, as well as assist the Department of Health in contact tracing efforts. If positive cases are discovered as a result of this testing, the resulting rapid response will not count toward the mandatory 14-day closure requirement in the current public health order.

“We’re empowering businesses to stay open by contributing to critical public health efforts,” said Environment Department Cabinet Secretary James Kenney. “By incentivizing businesses to participate in a regular surveillance testing program, we are keeping New Mexicans safe, slowing the spread of COVID-19, and preventing additional closures of essential businesses.”

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín“Proactive testing is an essential tool in combating the spread of this virus,” said Department of Health Acting Secretary Billy Jimenez. “Partners in the private sector through these agreements will make a significant and positive impact in curbing COVID-19 in New Mexico.”

To participate in the program, a business must submit to both departments a plan that details surveillance testing and contact tracing efforts the establishment will undertake at a business location. A plan must be submitted for each business location.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe agreements not only allow essential businesses to avoid a 14-day mandatory closure, it also clears a path for businesses currently closed to be allowed to reopen before the 14-day period is over.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínRapid response data will still be counted toward inclusion on the Environment Department’s Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist and included in the daily rapid response data posted at .

New Mexico must reset

N.M. hits ‘reset,’ re-enacting most heightened level of statewide public health restrictions[126]

Department of Health announces ‘Red to Green’: COVID-19 testing surge across southern N.M. 

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SANTA FE – – The state of New Mexico has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to launch a dramatically expanded COVID-19 testing effort across southern New Mexico with the goal of driving down positivity rates to turn “red” counties to “green” and restore the economy of the region.

Beginning Thursday, Nov. 5, the Department of Health will establish 12 new testing sites across southern counties, where skyrocketing positivity rates indicate the virus is spreading rapidly. ​

“We are working around the clock to expand New Mexico’s testing capacity,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “Testing in New Mexico has been and will always be free. It must be accessible and easy. We’re always working on improving that. And together we will beat back this awful virus.”

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín“More testing does not lead to more cases,” said Lt. Gov. Howie Morales. “More testing helps us identify who is positive and ensure they are informed and are isolated before they spread the virus throughout the community. Testing is an important tool in helping us cut down the spread. I know Southern New Mexico wants to get back to work. Getting tested is an essential step in getting from ‘red’ to ‘green,’ and getting kids safely back in school and more workers safely back to work. The state of New Mexico is grateful to our federal partners for helping to coordinate this important effort in our fight against the virus.”

The following new testing sites will be operational as of Thursday, Nov. 5. Residents must pre-register for a test at www.doineedacovid19test.com[127].

Las Cruces: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.,New Mexico State University, at 3305 Williams Avenue (Parking Lot #100), Las Cruces, NM 88003

Clovis: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.,Clovis Community College Gymnasium, 417 Schepps Blvd, Clovis, NM 

Hobbs: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ralph Tasker Arena, 800 N Jefferson St, Hobbs, NM 88240

Carlsbad: Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín3 p.m. to 7 p.m.,New Mexico State University – Carlsbad, 1500 University Dr, Carlsbad, NM 

Portales: Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín3 p.m. to 7 p.m.,Eastern NM University, Greyhound Stadium (Home Parking Lot), 1751 West University Drive, Portales, NM 88130

Socorro: Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín3 p.m. to 7 p.m.,NM Tech, 801 Leroy Pl (Intersection of Leroy Pl and College Ave), Socorro, NM

Roswell: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.,Fifth Judicial District Courthouse, 400 N Virginia Ave, Roswell, NM

Ruidoso: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.,Fire Station 1, 541 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM

Sunland Park/Santa Teresa: Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín3 p.m. to 7 p.m.,Sunland Park Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM

Hatch: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.,Hatch Community Center, 837 NM-187, Hatch, NM 

Deming: Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín3 p.m. to 7 p.m.,Valley Learning Center, 2300 E Pine St, Deming, NM 88030

Alamogordo: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.,Alamogordo Civic Center, 800 E 1st St, Alamogordo, NM

The state of New Mexico and its testing partners have processed more than 1.1 million tests since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínVisit cv.nmhealth.org[128] for more information on testing sites, behavioral health resources and the state of New Mexico’s pandemic response.

Staying safe, reducing stress during COVID-19

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Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínSANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state behavioral health officials on Tuesday highlighted resources to support New Mexicans during the ongoing health emergency.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín“For many, the pandemic is a source of fear, anxiety, and uncertainty – but there is plenty we can do to take care of ourselves and our loved ones,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “And it’s essential that we take time for genuine self-care. That’s how we’ll find the calm and stability to weather this time – together.”

“Even when we’re quarantining, we’re still all in this together,” said New Mexico Behavioral Health Collaborative CEO Bryce Pittenger. “Please reach out to mental health providers, faith or community leaders, and other people you trust during this time. When we stay connected, we stay strong.”

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínKey tips include:

Healthy Daily Habits

  • Limit your viewing of repetitive news media; consider setting one or two times during the day to check media, and then take a break for more positive thoughts and activities.
  • Help children stay connected with friends through virtual means.
  • View news on prevention and treatment efforts by visiting New Mexico’s COVID-19 webpage (cv.nmhealth.org) or the Centers for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov).
  • Find time and space to talk about your fears and concerns with other adults.
  • Exercise (in a COVID-safe manner).
  • Read with children, help them write letters to family or friends they miss.
  • Plan unstructured time to relax, talk, and play with family members.

Talk to Your Children About the Coronavirus

To make them feel safe 

Having conversations with your children allows you to know what they understand and what they might not. It also helps them develop a deeper understanding of the situation through questions and open dialogue, so everyone can be on the same page. 

To know the crisis’ impact on them 

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented and traumatic event that affects everyone – but it doesn’t affect us all the same way. It’s important to understand what your child is feeling and thinking. 

To help them understand what is happening 

Ask your children what they know, what they think, what they feel about the situation. If a child asks, “Are people dying?” say yes. Don’t lie, but remember to tell them that most people recover – and that very smart people are working on developing medicines (vaccines) that will keep us safe.

For more resources including tips for parents, behavioral health support, easy ways to explain COVID to children and young adults, and free tutoring for students K-12, visit 

Self-Care

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínSelf-care is not selfish, nor is it an emergency response plan to be activated when stress becomes overwhelming. Instead, healthy self-care can renew our spirits and help us become more resilient. Think of self-care as having three basic aspects: 

Awareness

The first step is to seek awareness. This requires us to slow down and focus inwardly to determine how we are feeling, what our stress level is, what types of thoughts are going through our minds, and whether our behaviors and actions are consistent with who we want to be. 

Balance

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe second step is to seek balance in all areas of life including work, personal and family life, rest, and leisure. We are more productive when we have had opportunities to rest and relax. Becoming aware of when we are losing balance gives us an opportunity to change. 

Connection

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe final step is connection. It involves building connections and supportive relationships with co-workers, friends, family, and community. One of the most powerful stress-reducers is social connection.

Reach Out for Help

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínIf you need to talk, please reach out – call 1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474). If you want to text with a peer support worker use the NMCONNECT app available on smartphones. And if you’re considering taking drastic steps, please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (1-888-628-9454 para Español).

N.M. updates high-risk states under quarantine order 

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SANTA FE – The state of New Mexico, pursuant to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s  requiring quarantine for out-of-state visitors arriving from high-risk states, on Wednesday, Oct. 21, amended the list of states from which visitors and arriving residents must quarantine.

Per the executive order intended to protect New Mexicans by minimizing the risk of spread from out-of-state travel, Washington has been added to the list of high-risk states as of Oct. 21. A reminder: pursuant to the most recent executive order, the negative test quarantine exemption is no longer in effect. Any individual arriving in New Mexico from any high-risk state must quarantine for a period of 14 days or for the duration of their stay in the state, whichever is shorter, regardless of any negative COVID-19 test.

As of Oct. 21, the list of high-risk states is as follows: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The state amends the list every Wednesday according to the state-by-state health conditions as defined in the executive order; the updated information is maintained on the  and is disseminated each week in English and Spanish to city and county officials who manage airports within the state. Information regarding traveling can also be found on the .

STATE QUARANTINE ORDER

High-risk states:Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín Persons who have arrived in New Mexico from states with a 5% positivity rate or greater over a 7-day rolling average, or a positive test rate greater than 80 per 1 million residents, must physically separate from others in a residence or place of lodging for at least 14 days from the date of their entry into New Mexico or for the duration of their presence in the state, whichever is shorter.

Lower-risk states: Persons arriving from states with a 5% positivity rate or lower over a 7-day rolling average, or a positive test rate lower than 80 per 1 million residents, are not required to self-quarantine. Self-quarantine is still advised for persons arriving from these states, and persons arriving from these lower-risk states are advised to be tested for COVID-19 within 5 to 7 days of their arrival in the state.

COMPLIANCE

Individuals who are quarantined upon arrival into the state from a high-risk state may leave the residence or place of lodging in which they are self-quarantining only for the purposes of medical care. 

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínSelf-quarantining individuals should not allow others into the residence or place of lodging in which they are quarantined except for those providing medical care, emergency response or other individuals designated by the Department of Health. Family or household members may visit a quarantined person, but those visitors must then self-quarantine themselves for a period of no less than 14 days.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínNon-compliant individuals are subject to involuntary quarantine by the New Mexico Department of Health under the Public Health Emergency Response Act.

PED-supported workshops designed to help parents[129]

Gov. announces renewed public health regulations, reiterates that more will come if alarming rise of COVID-19 is not slowed

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SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday announced the state of New Mexico will implement, and in some cases re-implement, several public health regulations later in the week to stem the alarming rise of COVID-19 illnesses statewide[130]. 

The governor also reiterated[131] her stark[132] warnings from recent weeks[133] – as COVID-19 infections have spread rapidly throughout all regions of the state[134], including an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations – that New Mexico may in the near future be compelled to re-enact even more stringent public health controls to blunt the spread of the highly infectious and potentially lethal virus, which has already killed almost 1,000 New Mexicans. 

“Without a vaccine, we have only a few tools against this awful, invisible enemy,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “We must wear our masks. We must avoid large groups of people. We must limit our travel outside of the home, particularly our time in enclosed indoor spaces. When we do these things, we can crush the virus, and we protect our families, our communities and our state from being overrun by illness. But the virus is booming in New Mexico right now. The increases we’ve seen here are some of the worst in the entire United States this fall. This kind of overwhelming and dramatic statewide spread signals one thing: Too many of us, succumbing to COVID fatigue, are no longer using those tools. We’re no longer taking those precautions. We are giving the virus too many opportunities to spread. And the enemy is taking advantage.

“When the community spread of the virus becomes uncontrollable – and we are fast approaching that point – our only option is to simply shut down those opportunities for the virus. We’ve made so much progress to sustain reopenings and our limited, safe in-person learning efforts – but that progress is rapidly disappearing. Rollbacks will mean more economic turmoil for so many workers and business owners in our state who have already suffered and sacrificed so much. But it is our only chance to prevent more devastating illness and to save lives. No one wants to come to that point. I detest the very thought of it. We have got to turn it around and fast. So I once again urge, with my whole heart, that New Mexicans in every corner of the state, city leaders, county leaders, business leaders, community leaders all take up the mantle of fighting this invisible enemy, of requiring and encouraging safe behavior, of asking more of ourselves to protect New Mexico. The crisis is not over. The virus is still with us. Let’s step it up, all together, once again.”

The state has missed its reopening gating criteria[135] – a measure of the spread of the virus that signals whether additional day-to-day activity is safe and can be permitted – for several weeks. Absent an improvement in those data, the state of New Mexico will once again restrict indoor dining service and significantly roll back maximum occupancy allowances at other retail and dining establishments.

The state’s operative emergency public health order will expire Friday, Oct. 16; it will be extended, with amendments. 

The governor and state health officials will, effective Friday, Oct. 16, append the following changes to the public health order and associated public health guidance documents:

TEMPORARY CLOSING TIME

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínAny food or drink establishment in New Mexico serving alcohol must close at 10:00 p.m. each night. The governor’s Economic Recovery Council, which has advised her administration on re-opening strategies to strengthen and sustain the state’s workforce and economy through this crisis, made the recommendation for this mandatory closing time. 

“New Mexico hotels and restaurants and our hospitality employees have suffered more from COVID than any other sector,” said Allan Affeldt, hotel and restaurant owner and member of the Economic Recovery Council. “In spite of that, the overwhelming majority of hotels and restaurants are in support of the state’s COVID-Safe Practices and are doing our best to keep our guests and staff safe so our economy can recover faster. Unfortunately, there are some restaurants and bars that blatantly disregard public safety by operating late and in gross violation of safe practices and common sense. These business owners threaten the survival of all businesses in the state and the health of their customers and staff. These problems nearly all occur after hours, when some restaurants are simply acting as bars, where spread of the virus is not inhibited. Because of this, I and many of my fellow hotel and restaurant operators are in full support of a temporary limit on operating hours for late-night restaurants and bars. Together we can get all New Mexico businesses open sooner if we take these simple steps to help limit viral spread.”

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínOther states – including Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina and Washington – have enacted similar closing times for places of business selling alcohol in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in those establishments[136]. The state, which issues liquor and restaurant licenses to food and drink establishments, will rigorously enforce this requirement.

HOTEL OCCUPANCY 

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínMaximum occupancy restrictions will be reduced to 60 percent for places of lodging that have completed the N.M. Safe Certified training program[137] and to 25 percent for places of lodging that have not completed the training program – a reduction of maximum occupancy from 75 percent and 50 percent, respectively.

QUARANTINE

The governor will amend her executive order[138] that requires a period of mandatory self-quarantine for individuals arriving into New Mexico from out of state. Individuals arriving from “higher-risk states,” or those with a test positivity rate exceeding 5 percent and a test positivity rate higher than 80 per 100,000 residents, will no longer be exempt from the period of mandatory self-quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their arrival into New Mexico. All individuals arriving from those higher-risk states – a list of which is updated each Wednesday at cv.nmhealth.org/travel-recommendations[139] – must self-quarantine for a period of no less than 14 days or for the duration of their stay in New Mexico, whichever is shorter.

MASS GATHERINGS

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínMass gatherings of more than 5 individuals are once again prohibited. Previously the state had allowed gatherings of more than 10 individuals. A “mass gathering” is defined as any public or private gathering, organized event, ceremony, parade, organized amateur contact sport, or other grouping that brings together individuals in an indoor or outdoor space. 

The governor and state health officials are scheduled to discuss the extended public health order and other COVID-19 data in the state’s regular COVID-19 public update Thursday; additional details about that event will be disseminated later this week.

State of New Mexico encourages residents to ‘stay inside the triangle,’ limit daily activities outside the home

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SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials this week once again reminded New Mexicans to limit their travel outside of the home in order to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín“Every time we leave the house, we take a risk, because the virus is out there, and it is an awful, invisible enemy,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “But if and when we must go out, we should think about how to minimize the number of places we visit, the things we do, the people we come into contact with. If we limit ourselves to three trips or places to go or things to do each day – or fewer! – we will ultimately reduce the opportunities for catching and spreading the virus. And it will make an enormous difference in our state’s overall health and well-being and permit us to get more students safely back in the classroom and more New Mexicans safely back to work.”

New Mexicans are encouraged to think about categorizing their limited daily travel outside the home into the following categories:

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínCOVID-safe self-care options can include going for a solo walk or a run, walking the dog, visiting a park, taking a hike alone or with a small group — all while practicing social distancing from others and wearing a facemask.

The following public health restrictions and guidelines remain in place:

  • Masks are required in all public settings in New Mexico for the benefit of public health.
  • Gatherings of more than 10 are not permitted.
  • A period of self-quarantine is mandatory for visitors and New Mexicans returning from out-of-state from most U.S. states.​[140]

“There’s a safer option and a less-safe option for everything we do outside of the home,” said Human Services Secretary David Scrase, M.D. “I hope all New Mexicans choose the safer option: Takeout or delivery instead of dining in, ordering online instead of browsing through the aisles of a store, visiting a family member or friend over the phone or the computer instead of spending time indoors and in person, going for a jog alone with a mask instead of hiking with a large group of friends. Of course, staying home in the first place is always the safest choice. If more of us make these choices, the safer decisions, we will see fewer illnesses in our state, and we will begin to once again turn the tide in our fight against this virus.”

SNAP benefits

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Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínIndividuals seeking to apply for SNAP benefits may apply online through www.yes.state.nm.us[141] or by phone at 1-800-283-4465.

The Human Services Department provides services and benefits to more than 1 million New Mexicans through several programs including: the Medicaid Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child Support Program, and several Behavioral Health Services.

State amends guidance for small groups in exercise setting, outdoor activities

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Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínSANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday announced the state will update its guidance within the emergency public health order to permit small groups in exercise settings and safe outdoor activities for New Mexicans.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínAn amended emergency public health order, which is in effect through mid-October, will permit youth sports conditioning and skills development, with no more than 10 individuals in any one group, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices[142]. Competitive contact play remains off-limits.

In addition, New Mexicans may overnight camp at most state parks in groups of no more than 10. That change will be effective Oct. 1. 

Other changes include:

  • Pick-your-own pumpkin patches will be permitted to operate in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices for agri-tourism businesses[143]
  • Ice skating rinks may operate for athletic training and practice by reservation only
  • Swimming pools may open with no more than 10 individuals in a pool at any one time; previously swimming pools were permitted only to provide lane swimming.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe state’s full complement for COVID-Safe Practices for different industries and activities, compiled with the assistance of the Economic Recovery Council and industry leaders, is available here[144].

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín“We all want to keep making progress in combating the virus,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “New Mexicans have done incredible work. These changes are hopefully an opportunity for families and kids to safely enjoy more activities. But we’ve got to keep making the right decisions – keep wearing face coverings, keep avoiding large groups and contact with others – and avoid a false sense of security. The results are clear: A safer state, safer communities and fewer dangerous illnesses in New Mexico. We can keep up the great work, I am confident, and my goal will be to make additional moves in this direction this fall.”​

New Mexico’s progress in slowing the incidence and spread of COVID-19 has continued, with the statewide 7-day rolling average of daily cases at 90 as of Sept. 15, well below the gating criteria target of 168[145]. The statewide rate of spread, or r-effective, remains below 1, meaning the virus is spreading slower and not exponentially. Although the state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations remain significantly lower than earlier this summer, the southeast region made up the highest percentage of hospital admissions last week, according to the state Medical Advisory Team[146].

COVID-19 TESTING:

The state of New Mexico would like to remind residents that testing for COVID-19 is free and available to all at Department of Health offices and testing sites, many of which have expanded hours of availability. Information about those sites is available at cv.nmhealth.org[147].

CENSUS:

The state also reminds New Mexicans that a complete count of state residents for the 2020 Census is essential to ensuring billions in federal funds — for education, food assistance, roadway infrastructure, health care and more – are provided for New Mexicans over the next decade. The Census is simple, secure and important – please visit my2020census.gov[148] to complete the form or call 844-330-2020.

Department of Health announces COVID-19 testing now open to all workers in New Mexico

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SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announces COVID-19 testing for all workers in the state.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínFor more information visit the Department of Health’s COVID-19 website, http://cv.nmhealth.org/[149] updated daily with the latest testing numbers, our testing location directory[150] and the ability to track cases by zip code.

New Mexicans can continue to call the Department of Health’s coronavirus hotline at 855-600-3453 with health-related questions.  For non-health-related questions or concerns call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov[151].

Retailers, businesses shall require employees to wear face coverings

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Employers, public need to be prepared for reopening

SANTA FE— Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday urged business owners to begin preparing for the first phase of reopening New Mexico while the state continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínDepartment of Health Secretary Kathyleen Kunkel has amended the state public health emergency order clarifying some of the steps businesses must take in order to operate. 

  • Beginning Wednesday, May 6, all large grocery and large retail spaces (those greater than 50,000 square feet in size) and all restaurants currently operating curbside and delivery service will be required to ensure that all employees have at least cloth face coverings.
  • All employees must wear their face coverings in the workplace at all times when in the presence of others.
  • Beginning Monday, May 11, all essential businesses of any size currently operating under the public health order must also comply with the face covering requirement.
  • All employers are strongly encouraged to acquire the face coverings for all employees over the next week, in preparation for a potential Phase One reopening in mid-May. Otherwise they may not be able to operate in compliance with state requirements.
  • Retailers will not be required to provide face coverings for customers but are encouraged to post signage strongly encouraging customers to wear their own masks. Retailers at their own discretion may require customers to wear masks.

The administration last week issued a set of COVID-safe practices for all employers and an additional set for all retailers (see attached). Other COVID-safe requirements and best practices specific to other industries are under development.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe governor last week extended her stay-at home order to May 15, with modifications allowing some limited, additional retail and recreational opportunities. Further reopening will depend on businesses and individuals doing their part to keep their neighbors safe in order to meet gating criteria.

“If New Mexicans don’t behave safely, we won’t be able to reopen more than we have. Every single one of us has to do their part,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham.

Auto insurers in New Mexico refund premiums due to driving less

Click here [152]for more info.

Related State Information:

Healthcare Coverage: Applies to EVERYONE off and on the reservation[153]Download[154]
Evictions: For residents living OFF THE RESERVATION ONLY[155]Download[156]
Warning about COVID-19 Scams[157]Download[158]
NMDOT discourages shopping in groups[159]Download[160]
Special-Grocery-Hours-to-accommodate-seniors[161]Download[162]
  • Individuals Experiencing Financial Hardship, click here[163].
  • Video: Homemade face coverings[164]
  • State to use emergency alert system for important communications[165]

National Information

Current Virus updates from the CDC with guidelines and recommendations here[166].

Testing Information provided by CDC here[167].

Click here[168] for CDC recommendations for Halloween!

How to Make Your own Face Covering

CDC guidance on determining when someone is recovered:Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín  http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/disposition-in-home-patients.html[169]

Guidelines to follow from the CDC on how to clean and disinfect your home.

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A Few Important Reminders about Coronaviruses and Reducing the Risk of Exposure:

  • Coronaviruses on surfaces and objects naturally die within hours to days. Warmer temperatures and exposure to sunlight will reduce the time the virus survives on surfaces and objects.Normal routine cleaning with soap and water removes germs and dirt from surfaces. It lowers the risk of spreading COVID-19 infection.
  • Disinfectants kill germs on surfaces. By killing germs on a surface after cleaning, you can further lower the risk of spreading infection. EPA-approved disinfectants are an important part of reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19. If disinfectants on this list are in short supply, alternative disinfectants can be used (for example, 1/3 cup of bleach added to 1 gallon of water, or 70% alcohol solutions).
  • Store and use disinfectants in a responsible and appropriate manner according to the label. Do not mix bleach or other cleaning and disinfection products together–this can cause fumes that may be very dangerous to breathe in. Keep all disinfectants out of the reach of children.
  • Do not overuse or stockpile disinfectants or other supplies. This can result in shortages of appropriate products for others to use in critical situations.
  • Always wear gloves appropriate for the chemicals being used when you are cleaning and disinfecting. Additional personal protective equipment (PPE) may be needed based on setting and product. For more information, see CDC’s website on Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities.
  • Practice social distancing, wear facial coverings, and follow proper prevention hygiene, such as washing your hands frequently and using alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.

CDC recommends guidelines whenever running essential errands during stay at home order

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínClick here[170] for more details!

National Indian Health Board

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínNIHB helps answer some of the most asked questions regarding testing in Indian country. Learn more about vulnerable populations, caring for elders, what the difference is between social distancing, isolation, and quarantine and much more. Read more here[171].

Related National Information:

COVID-19-Noncongregate-Shelter-FAQ[172]Download[173]
Fact Sheet_COVID-19-Non-congregate-Sheltering[174]Download[175]
FBI-Public Service Announcement _Scams[176]Download[177]
  • Families Living in Close Quarters with Extended Family: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/living-in-close-quarters.html[178]
  • Sharing the Facts: Stop the Spread of Rumors[179]
  • Prevent Getting Sick: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html[180]
  • Public Health Recommendations for Community-Related Exposure: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/public-health-recommendations.html[181]
  • If you are Sick: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/[182]
  • Caring for Someone at Home: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/care-for-someone.html[183]

School Information

School-Closure-Extension-FAQ[184]Download[185]
Early-Childhood-Resources[186]Download[187]
Requirements-and-Recommendations-to-Support-Homeless-Students[188]Download[189]

Related Education Information:


Attention Tribal Employees

This section is for Tribal Employees who may not receive important information in a timely manner as it pertains to their department.

NMDWS applies for “Lost Wages Assistance” funds

(Albuquerque, NM) – Today, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) submitted an application to the United States Federal Emergency Management Administration for funding that would provide an additional $300 per week payments to New Mexicans receiving Unemployment benefits. U.S. Department of Labor guidance allows for existing Unemployment Trust Fund payments delivered by NMDWS to count as 25% matching funds for the program. 

“Politics don’t matter in a crisis; my focus and our state’s focus has been and will continue to be delivering resources to New Mexicans in need,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “I maintain that a Congressional aid package is needed to bolster unemployment funds for New Mexicans, but we will take every opportunity to help families and workers throughout this pandemic.”

“Governor Lujan Grisham is asking all of us to work together and find any resources to help New Mexicans through this tough time,” said Bill McCamley, Secretary of the New Mexico Workforce Solutions Department. “Though it is unclear at this time when funding will become available, or how much funding is available, the Department will work hard to distribute funds to New Mexicans as quickly as possible. Our friends and neighbors need resources to pay for rent, utilities, food, childcare, and many other services and we will get as much money as possible into their pockets.”

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínNMDWS looks forward to receiving a response from FEMA to begin planning and implementing the distribution of additional funds quickly to New Mexicans who need it. There is no need for claimants to contact NMDWS at this time. We will announce more information once it becomes available.   

News release provided by NMDWS.

Work search waiver scheduled to end on July 18th

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Claimants on PUA will not be required to search for work

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín(Albuquerque, NM) – In March, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) waived the work search requirements for Unemployment Insurance claimants who had lost their job or had hours reduced as a result of COVID-19. This waiver will end on July 18, 2020.

Claimants receiving benefits will be required to verify that at least two work searches occurred each week when submitting their certification. In upcoming weeks, NMDWS in coordination with New Mexico Workforce Connection offices, will be providing guidance, training, and workshop options to claimants that will satisfy the work search requirement for the week in which they attend.

Individuals receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) – the self-employed, independent contractors, and gig economy workers – are not required by federal law to conduct work searches and will continue to receive a waiver. While the U.S. Department of Labor requires work searches for claimants receiving standard unemployment benefits, they have not instituted the same requirement for claimants on PUA.

In addition to the above change, NMDWS is advising all claimants that the last payable week for Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), an additional benefit of $600 per week, will be the week ending July 25, 2020.

Statement from NMDWS Cabinet Secretary Bill McCamley on overpayment letters sent to PUA claimants

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Beginning the final week of May, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions began issuing notice of overpayment letters to recipients of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits. The U.S. Department of Labor requires that the Department issue letters when Unemployment Insurance (UI) fraud is suspected. As such, the letter uses strong language that suggests adverse actions are going to be taken against the claimant and these notices are automatically generated by our Tax & Claims System. Because this process is automated, several received the letter for reasons that do not rise to the level of intentional fraud. For example, PUA claimants who did not provide 2019 tax documents received the notification. The notices were also generated for PUA claimants who may have mistakenly listed an income total that varied from their tax documents.

On behalf of the agency, I sincerely apologize that the notices caused concern and frustration at an already stressful time. To provide clarification on what claimants need to do next, we are sending out direct communication that provides guidance on how individuals can provide the Department with the information necessary to clear any pending issues or alleviate a hold on their claim. Although notices are necessary and required to avoid a misuse of taxpayer resources, where appropriate, we can supplement and/or replace them with clarifying information that helps claimants comply with all aspects of UI requirements.

Our work over the past several months has always been focused on getting New Mexicans the benefits and resources to which they are entitled as quickly as we can. But we can always do better and are committed to begin an examination of how we can communicate more clearly and effectively to New Mexicans in this troubling time. 

Bill McCamley

Secretary, New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions

NMDWS receives grant for employment recovery for displaced workers

All CARES Act benefits are 100% federally funded

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Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín(Albuquerque, NM) – The U.S. Department of Labor has approved a National Dislocated Worker Grant in the amount of $3 million to the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS). The funding will provide employment recovery for displaced workers significantly affected by the spread of COVID-19, which will ultimately enable businesses and New Mexico residents to begin to recover from the negative economic impact to our state.

With funding received from the grant, NMDWS has identified several areas of focus:

  • Addressing shortage of healthcare workers in the state. Allocating funds to be utilized in providing training for needed workers to respond to the health crisis, including direct care and public health response (ie, contact tracing, outreach);
  • Partnership with the New Mexico Economic Development Department to provide customized training for businesses who plan to re-tool their operations, ie, manufacture PPE, sanitizing equipment/supplies, or training on deep cleaning techniques to meet demand statewide; and
  • Partnership with the Bernalillo County Commissioners and the Central Workforce Development Board to address employment for non-violent offenders scheduled for early release due to COVID-19. A transitional jobs program will be initiated to promote successful transition into work, including case management, job readiness, soft skill development, and training.

“The proposed funds will support New Mexico businesses and job seekers as they innovate job site practices to promote healthy and productive workplaces, as well as target individuals who – with additional training and education – could bolster their earning potential,” said NMDWS Deputy Secretary Yolanda Montoya-Cordova.

13 weeks of extended Unemployment benefits now available

All CARES Act benefits are 100% federally funded

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(Albuquerque, NM) – An additional 13 weeks of benefits is available to individuals who have exhausted their regular state Unemployment Insurance claim with a benefit year that ended on or after July 1, 2019.

The additional weeks of benefits are provided by Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). Once a claimant’s benefit year ceases, they can then establish a new benefit year to requalify for regular unemployment.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínPEUC is for individuals who have exhausted 26 weeks of regular Unemployment Insurance benefits; are able to work, available to work, and actively seeking work; or are partially unemployed.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínEligible individuals will receive the same amount of Unemployment Insurance benefits as the previous weeks they received. They will also receive Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), an additional $600 to their weekly benefits up until July 25, 2020 (Max. $1,061 in New Mexico).

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), FPUC, and PEUC benefits are 100% federally funded and employers will not be charged for any benefits paid under a CARES Act program.

There are two ways to file for PEUC:

  • Online by going to the New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System at www.jobs.state.nm.us[196]. Individuals can then access the UI Tax & Claims System.
    • On the left navigation menu, individuals will click on “Apply for Federal Extension Benefits”
  • By phone at 1-877-664-6984. The department will continue to operate under extended hours for the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center with the hours of  7am – 7pm Monday through Friday.

If an individual qualifies for benefits under regular state unemployment Insurance they will not be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

REMINDER:Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín It is not necessary to call the Department to confirm that your claim has been filed or to check the status. If there are any unresolved issues impacting your claim or if we have questions, we will contact you.

Important note: None of the benefits described above, nor unemployment benefits of any kind, are available to employees who quit without good work-related cause, refuse to return to work, or refuse to receive full-time pay. Refusing to return to work could result in a disqualification for benefit eligibility. Attempts to collect unemployment benefits after quitting a job without good work-related cause is considered to be fraud. The CARES Act specifically provides for serious consequences for fraudulent cases including fines, confinement, and an inability to receive future unemployment benefits until all fraudulent claims and fines have been repaid. Employers are encouraged to utilize the New Hire system to report those employees who fail to return to work.

Additional information for workers affected by COVID-19, including frequently asked questions, can be found at www.dws.state.nm.us/COVID-19-Info[197]. For the latest announcements and updates, follow NMDWS on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

New Guidance about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Beneficiaries from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul

Find out more!
Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín“The Treasury Department launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for eligible individuals who do not normally file a tax return, and also announced that it would begin making automatic payments. However, for some people receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration–specifically those who have dependent children under the age of 17–it is to their advantage to go to this portal to ensure they also get the $500 per dependent Economic Impact Payment. I encourage them to do this as soon as possible, and want to provide the following details:

People who receive Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability insurance benefits and who did not file a tax return for 2018 or 2019 and who have qualifying children under age 17 should now go to the IRS’s webpage at www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments[198] to enter their information instead of waiting for their automatic $1,200 Economic Impact Payment. By taking proactive steps to enter information on the IRS website about them and their qualifying children, they will also receive the $500 per dependent child payment in addition to their $1,200 individual payment. If Social Security beneficiaries in this group do not provide their information to the IRS soon, they will have to wait to receive their $500 per qualifying child.

The same new guidance also applies to SSI recipients, especially those who have qualifying children under age 17. To receive the full amount of the Economic Impact Payments you and your family are eligible for, go to the IRS’s Non-Filers: Enter Payment InfoĐổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín page at www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments[198] and provide information about yourself and your qualifying children.

Additionally, any new beneficiaries since January 1, 2020, of either Social Security or SSI benefits, who did not file a tax return for 2018 or 2019, will also need to go to the IRS’s Non-FilersĐổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tín website to enter their information.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínLastly, for Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability beneficiaries who do not have qualifying children under age 17, you do not need to take any action with the IRS. You will automatically receive your $1,200 economic impact payment directly from the IRS as long as you received an SSA-1099 for 2019.

For SSI recipients who do not have qualifying children under age 17, we continue to work closely with Treasury in our efforts to make these payments automatically. Please note that we will not consider Economic Impact Payments as income for SSI recipients, and the payments are excluded from resources for 12 months.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínThe eligibility requirements and other information about the Economic Impact Payments can be found here: www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center[199]. In addition, please continue to visit the IRS at www.irs.gov/coronavirus[200] for the latest information.

Đổi thẻ đổi thưởng uy tínWe will continue to update Social Security’s COVID-19 web page at www.socialsecurity.gov/coronavirus/[201] as further details become available.”

To get more Social Security news, follow the Press Office on Twitter @SSAPress[202]

Related Employee Information:

MEMO-return-to-work-on-monday-june-8[203]Download[204]
Memo-to-Employees-05-24-20[205]Download[206]
Extension of Furloughs 04-28-20[207]Download[208]
Access to Tribal Offices 04-21-20[209]Download[210]
Release of Non-Essential Employees 03-20-2020[211]Download[212]

Endnotes:
  1. here: http://blvdsource.com/13443/mescalero-emergency-operations-center-e-o-c-public-notice/
  2. Mescalero IHS: #mescaleroihsinformation
  3. Tribal: #tribalinformation
  4. State: #stateinformation
  5. National: #nationalinformation
  6. local School information: #schoolinformation
  7. here: #newguidance
  8. here: http://blvdsource.com/11932/departments-providing-essential-services-during-covid-19-pandemic/
  9. here: http://blvdsource.com/mental-health-during-covid-19-epidemic/
  10. Mescalero Apache Tribe COVID-19 Test Results: http://blvdsource.com/13630/mescalero-apache-tribe-covid-19-test-results-69/
  11. COVID-19 Economic Assistance Program for the Mescalero Apache Tribe: http://blvdsource.com/13636/covid-19-economic-assistance-program-for-the-mescalero-apache-tribe/
  12. COVID-19 Economic Support Payment for the Mescalero Apache Tribe: http://blvdsource.com/13612/covid-19-economic-support-payment-for-the-mescalero-apache-tribe/
  13. Mescalero Apache Tribe Isolation Site: http://blvdsource.com/13577/mescalero-apache-tribe-isolation-site/
  14. Tribal member letter from President Aguilar: http://blvdsource.com/13203/tribal-member-letter-from-president-aguilar-2/
  15. 2020-11-23-New-EO-re-COVID19-Restrictions: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-11-23-New-EO-re-COVID19-Restrictions.pdf
  16. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-11-23-New-EO-re-COVID19-Restrictions.pdf
  17. 2020-11-05-Executive-Order-20-14-re-Lockdown-1: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-11-05-Executive-Order-20-14-re-Lockdown-1.pdf
  18. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-11-05-Executive-Order-20-14-re-Lockdown-1.pdf
  19. 2020-10-29-Executive-Order-20-13-REVISED-1: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-10-29-Executive-Order-20-13-REVISED-1.pdf
  20. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-10-29-Executive-Order-20-13-REVISED-1.pdf
  21. 2020-10-14-Executive-Order-20-12: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-10-14-Executive-Order-20-12.pdf
  22. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-10-14-Executive-Order-20-12.pdf
  23. 2020-10-14-EO-re-New-Restrictions-SUMMARY: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-10-14-EO-re-New-Restrictions-SUMMARY.pdf
  24. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-10-14-EO-re-New-Restrictions-SUMMARY.pdf
  25. IMPORTANT-DATES-FOR-EXECUTIVE-ORDER-20-12: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/IMPORTANT-DATES-FOR-EXECUTIVE-ORDER-20-12.pdf
  26. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/IMPORTANT-DATES-FOR-EXECUTIVE-ORDER-20-12.pdf
  27. Executive Order 20-11 9-9-20: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-09-09-Revising-EO-20-09-and-20-10.pdf
  28. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-09-09-Revising-EO-20-09-and-20-10.pdf
  29. Summary-of-Current-COVID-19-Restrictions 9-9-20: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-09-09-Summary-of-Current-COVID-19-Restrictions.pdf
  30. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-09-09-Summary-of-Current-COVID-19-Restrictions.pdf
  31. Executive-Order-20-10: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Executive-Order-20-10.pdf
  32. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Executive-Order-20-10.pdf
  33. www.blvdsource.com: http://www.blvdsource.com/
  34. Executive-Order-20-09-08-07-20: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Executive-Order-20-09-08-07-20.pdf
  35. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Executive-Order-20-09-08-07-20.pdf
  36. 2020-08-07-Summary-of-New-EO-1: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-08-07-Summary-of-New-EO-1.pdf
  37. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-08-07-Summary-of-New-EO-1.pdf
  38. 06-11-20-Tribal-Member-letter-from-President-Aguilar: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/06-11-20-Tribal-Member-letter-from-President-Aguilar.pdf
  39. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/06-11-20-Tribal-Member-letter-from-President-Aguilar.pdf
  40. 06-12-20-Summary-of-EO: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/06-12-20-Summary-of-EO.pdf
  41. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/06-12-20-Summary-of-EO.pdf
  42. www.blvdsource.com: http://www.blvdsource.com
  43. Executive-Order-20-05-05-23-20: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Executive-Order-20-05-05-23-20.pdf
  44. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Executive-Order-20-05-05-23-20.pdf
  45. Application-for-Economic-Support-Payment-FINAL: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Application-for-Economic-Support-Payment-FINAL.pdf
  46. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Application-for-Economic-Support-Payment-FINAL.pdf
  47. 20-39-Establishing-Economic-Support-Payment-Program: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/20-39-Establishing-Economic-Support-Payment-Program.pdf
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  49. Executive-Order-20-04: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Executive-Order-20-04.pdf
  50. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Executive-Order-20-04.pdf
  51. Executive-Order-20-02: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Executive-Order-20-02-03-24-2020.pdf
  52. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Executive-Order-20-02-03-24-2020.pdf
  53. Q&A on Executive Order 20-02: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Questions-on-Executive-Order-20.02-03-30-20.pdf
  54. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Questions-on-Executive-Order-20.02-03-30-20.pdf
  55. May 14, 2020 Tribal Member letter from President Aguilar: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/20200515_085628-772x1024.jpg
  56. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/20200515_085628-772x1024.jpg
  57. April 28, 2020 Tribal Member letter from President Aguilar: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Dear-Tribal-Members-04-28-20-1-scaled.jpg
  58. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Dear-Tribal-Members-04-28-20-1-scaled.jpg
  59. Mescalero Tribal Leadership declare State of Emergency: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-03-20-Press-Release-Emergency-Declaration.pdf
  60. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-03-20-Press-Release-Emergency-Declaration.pdf
  61. Elderly Food Vouchers and Utility Program 03-25-20: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Elderly-Food-Vouchers-and-Utility-Program-03-25-20.pdf
  62. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Elderly-Food-Vouchers-and-Utility-Program-03-25-20.pdf
  63. Emergency Proclamation & Resolution: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-03-19-Emergency-Proclamation-Resolution-EXECUTED.pdf
  64. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-03-19-Emergency-Proclamation-Resolution-EXECUTED.pdf
  65. March 20, 2020 Tribal Member letter from President Aguilar: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Tribal-Member-letter-2020-03-20.pdf
  66. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Tribal-Member-letter-2020-03-20.pdf
  67. Community Mitigation Strategies for MAT: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Comm.-Mitigation-Strategies-for-MAT.pdf
  68. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Comm.-Mitigation-Strategies-for-MAT.pdf
  69. Public Defender PUBLIC NOTICE (11-09-20): http://blvdsource.com/13460/public-defender-public-notice/
  70. Gas Company PUBLIC NOTICE (11-06-20): http://blvdsource.com/13457/gas-company-public-notice/
  71. Social Services PUBLIC NOTICE (11-09-20): http://blvdsource.com/13454/social-services-public-notice/
  72. Tribal Finance (Accounting) PUBLIC NOTICE (11-09-20): http://blvdsource.com/13450/tribal-finance-public-notice/
  73. Tribal Maintenance PUBLIC NOTICE (11-09-20): http://blvdsource.com/13446/tribal-maintenance-public-notice/
  74. Tribal Court PUBLIC NOTICE (11-09-20): http://blvdsource.com/13435/mescalero-tribal-court-public-notice/
  75. VAWA memo (07-29-20): http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/VAWA-memo-07-29-20.pdf
  76. Gas Company NEW TEMP HOURS (07-28-20): http://blvdsource.com/12735/gas-company-temp-hours/
  77. Tribal Court NEW TEMP HOURS (07-28-20): http://blvdsource.com/12723/tribal-court-temp-hours/
  78. Tribal Court PUBLIC NOTICE (06-23-20): http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Mescalero-Tribal-Court-public-notice-06-23-20.pdf
  79. Mescalero Education Department (06-23-20): http://blvdsource.com/12547/new-information-from-the-mescalero-education-department/education-dept-public-notice-06-23-20/
  80. Tribal Court Announcement (05-27-20) : http://blvdsource.com/12344/tribal-court-opening-for-bonds/
  81. First COVID-19 confirmed case in Lincoln County, NM: http://www.ruidoso-nm.gov/news-info/first-covid-19-case-confirmed-in-lincoln-county
  82. http://www.env.nm.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020-05-22-Food-permits-suspended-.pdf: http://www.env.nm.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020-05-22-Food-permits-suspended-.pdf
  83. Hollowman Air Force Base_News Release 03-31-20: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Hollowman-AFB-NEWS-RELEASE-03-31-20-785x1024.jpeg
  84. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Hollowman-AFB-NEWS-RELEASE-03-31-20-785x1024.jpeg
  85. City of Alamogordo_PSA 03-31-20: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/City-of-Alamogordo-PSA-03-31-20-799x1024.jpg
  86. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/City-of-Alamogordo-PSA-03-31-20-799x1024.jpg
  87. COVID-19-Vaccine: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/COVID-19-Vaccine.jpg
  88. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/COVID-19-Vaccine.jpg
  89. “When should I test if I’m a direct COVID-19 contact?”: http://blvdsource.com/13524/when-should-i-test-if-im-a-direct-covid-19-contact/
  90. http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/groups-at-higher-risk.html: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/groups-at-higher-risk.html
  91. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/preconceptioncare: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/preconceptioncare
  92. here: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
  93. http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/what-you-can-do.html: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/what-you-can-do.html
  94. http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/mental-health-non-healthcare.html: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/mental-health-non-healthcare.html
  95. http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/gloves.html: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/gloves.html
  96. How to Remove Gloves_CDC: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/CDC-How-to-Remove-Gloves.pdf
  97. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/CDC-How-to-Remove-Gloves.pdf
  98. Gloves Are No Enough_CDC: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/CDC-gloves-not-enough.png
  99. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/CDC-gloves-not-enough.png
  100. IHS letter to President: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/IHS-letter-03-29-20-.png
  101. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/IHS-letter-03-29-20-.png
  102. Coping-with-stress-3-30-20: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Coping-with-stress-3-30-20.jpg
  103. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Coping-with-stress-3-30-20.jpg
  104. Mescalero-IHS-COVID-19-Parenting-3-30-20: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Mescalero-IHS-COVID-19-Parenting-3-30-20.pdf
  105. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Mescalero-IHS-COVID-19-Parenting-3-30-20.pdf
  106. Mescalero’s COVID-19 Process 03-25-20: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Mescalero-IHS-Process-03-25-20.pdf
  107. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Mescalero-IHS-Process-03-25-20.pdf
  108. here: http://cv.nmhealth.org/
  109. here: http://cvprovider.nmhealth.org/directory.html
  110. here: http://www.aastec.net/services-programs/public-health-alerts/#coronavirus
  111. cv.nmhealth.org/dashboard: http://cv.nmhealth.org/dashboard
  112. here: http://indd.adobe.com/view/3f732e94-0164-424d-9ac6-a0ace27e70c8
  113. here: http://www.env.nm.gov/rapid-response-data/
  114. here.: /owa/
  115. curative.com: http://curative.com/
  116. statewide COVID-19 map: http://cvprovider.nmhealth.org/public-dashboard.html
  117. meet the criteria to operate: http://cv.nmhealth.org/public-health-orders-and-executive-orders/red-to-green/
  118. state’s amended emergency public health order: http://cv.nmhealth.org/public-health-orders-and-executive-orders/
  119. cv.nmhealth.org/redtogreen: http://cv.nmhealth.org/public-health-orders-and-executive-orders/red-to-green/
  120. cv.nmhealth.org: http://cv.nmhealth.org/
  121. operative requirements of the state’s two-week “reset”: http://cv.nmhealth.org/public-health-orders-and-executive-orders/
  122. maintains an official map displaying each county’s current level: http://cvprovider.nmhealth.org/public-dashboard.html
  123. state’s gating criteria: http://cvmodeling.nmhealth.org/
  124. cv.nmhealth.org/redtogreen: http://cv.nmhealth.org/public-health-orders-and-executive-orders/red-to-green/
  125. state’s COVID-Safe Practices: http://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-safe-practices/
  126. N.M. hits ‘reset,’ re-enacting most heightened level of statewide public health restrictions: http://blvdsource.com/13484/n-m-hits-reset-re-enacting-most-heightened-level-of-statewide-public-health-restrictions/
  127. www.doineedacovid19test.com: http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001hT5-YGR7HAZPvD8dAmIc13XSJNQ4YLyV3Lzp8wtsTlFjoilNKj9SedPXLsPPGVr9BHP1vk9VIu2xpCi57Nx58NVulYaON3EhNw3wW6diJH8G7GAnyRfNHdY1ZRssjF2QXoDG-ijY7AEMChKyi9sy8JRrhWcYKL1z&c=ubt_S0mYDhH97W83i2zKDptilvbWbYqdD7rA5Kf9tlueD9JxQEme2w==&ch=35r0R-NukgvI8qDy0mUq26IfRjyI_ssyJOVkvI1qVwaLTuAa5c9AwQ==
  128. cv.nmhealth.org: http://cv.nmhealth.org/
  129. PED-supported workshops designed to help parents: http://blvdsource.com/13219/ped-supported-workshops-designed-to-help-parents/
  130. alarming rise of COVID-19 illnesses statewide: http://cvmodeling.nmhealth.org/public-health-gating-criteria-for-reopening-nm/
  131. reiterated: http://www.facebook.com/GovMLG/videos/641842976514749/
  132. her stark: http://www.facebook.com/GovMLG/videos/3621444654552523/
  133. warnings from recent weeks: http://www.facebook.com/GovMLG/videos/364362091371749/
  134. spread rapidly throughout all regions of the state: http://cvmodeling.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2020/10/WebCOVID-19EpiUpdate2020_10_06.pdf
  135. state has missed its reopening gating criteria: http://cvmodeling.nmhealth.org/public-health-gating-criteria-for-reopening-nm/
  136. to slow the spread of COVID-19 in those establishments: http://www.env.nm.gov/nmed-resources-for-covid-19/
  137. N.M. Safe Certified training program: http://nmsafecertified.org/
  138. her executive order: http://cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Executive-Order-2020-063.pdf
  139. cv.nmhealth.org/travel-recommendations: http://cv.nmhealth.org/travel-recommendations/
  140. A period of self-quarantine is mandatory for visitors and New Mexicans returning from out-of-state from most U.S. states.​: http://cv.nmhealth.org/travel-recommendations/
  141. www.yes.state.nm.us: http://www.yes.state.nm.us/
  142. in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices: http://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-safe-practices/covid-safe-practices-for-youth-sports-and-programs/
  143. COVID-Safe Practices for agri-tourism businesses: http://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-safe-practices/agritourism-establishments/
  144. is available here: http://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-safe-practices/
  145. criteria target of 168: http://cvmodeling.nmhealth.org/public-health-gating-criteria-for-reopening-nm/
  146. according to the state Medical Advisory Team: http://cvmodeling.nmhealth.org/
  147. cv.nmhealth.org: http://cv.nmhealth.org/
  148. my2020census.gov: http://my2020census.gov/
  149. http://cv.nmhealth.org/: http://cv.nmhealth.org/
  150. our testing location directory: http://cvprovider.nmhealth.org/directory.html
  151. newmexico.gov: http://www.newmexico.gov/
  152. here : http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Press-Release-Premium-Refunds.pdf
  153. Healthcare Coverage: Applies to EVERYONE off and on the reservation: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/the-right-to-health-care-4-14-20.png
  154. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/the-right-to-health-care-4-14-20.png
  155. Evictions: For residents living OFF THE RESERVATION ONLY: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/stay-in-your-home-4-14-20.png
  156. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/stay-in-your-home-4-14-20.png
  157. Warning about COVID-19 Scams: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Warn-about-COVID-19-Scams.pdf
  158. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Warn-about-COVID-19-Scams.pdf
  159. NMDOT discourages shopping in groups: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/NMDOT_discourages_shopping_in_groups.pdf
  160. Download: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/NMDOT_discourages_shopping_in_groups.pdf
  161. Special-Grocery-Hours-to-accommodate-seniors: http://blvdsource.com/wp-content/uploads/Special-Grocery-Hours-to-accomdate-seniors.pdf
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  163. here: http://www.newmexico.gov/i-need-assistance/
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