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Updated COVID-19 Positive Cases (as of September 23, 2020)
State of New Mexico - 27,987
Total COVID-19 Related Deaths in NM - 857
New Mexico Department of Health 1-855-600-3453

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September 24, 2020 8:45 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 200 new cases, totaling 27,987
Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 200 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
28 new cases in Bernalillo County
22 new cases in Chaves County
7 new cases in Cibola County
2 new cases in Colfax County
15 new cases in Curry County
33 new cases in Doña Ana County
22 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
9 new cases in Lea County
7 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
1 new case in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
4 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
1 new case in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
6 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
8 new cases in Valencia County
11 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Lea County.
A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 857.

Previously reported numbers included two cases in Lea County that have been identified as duplicates and one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 27,987 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,270

Catron County: 9

Chaves County: 1,066

Cibola County: 413

Colfax County: 29

Curry County: 759

De Baca County: 1

Doña Ana County: 3,198

Eddy County: 735

Grant County: 112

Guadalupe County: 34

Harding County: 2

Hidalgo County: 99

Lea County: 1,349

Lincoln County: 196

Los Alamos County: 32

Luna County: 411

McKinley County: 4,304

Mora County: 7

Otero County: 251

Quay County: 74

Rio Arriba County: 386

Roosevelt County: 275

Sandoval County: 1,320

San Juan County: 3,280

San Miguel County: 103

Santa Fe County: 961

Sierra County: 44

Socorro County: 97

Taos County: 133

Torrance County: 66

Union County: 31

Valencia County: 567

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 163
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: 33
Lea County Correctional Facility: 48
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 72 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 15,669 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:
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Raton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Raton
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
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).

The 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.
New 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.

Prior Updates

September 23, 2020 7:50 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 110 new cases, totaling 27,790
Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 110 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
21 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Curry County
18 new cases in Doña Ana County
14 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
8 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
2 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
9 new cases in San Miguel County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Torrance County
3 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Eddy County.
A male in his 90s from Santa Fe County. The individual was a resident of the Las Palomas Center facility in Albuquerque.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 854.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Otero County that has been identified as a duplicate and two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in McKinley County, one in San Juan County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 27,790 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,247
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 1,044
Cibola County: 406
Colfax County: 27
Curry County: 744
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,165
Eddy County: 713
Grant County: 110
Guadalupe County: 34
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 99
Lea County: 1,342
Lincoln County: 189
Los Alamos County: 31
Luna County: 409
McKinley County: 4,300
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 247
Quay County: 73
Rio Arriba County: 386
Roosevelt County: 270
Sandoval County: 1,315
San Juan County: 3,276
San Miguel County: 103
Santa Fe County: 960
Sierra County: 43
Socorro County: 91
Taos County: 131
Torrance County: 66
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 558

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 163
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: 33
Lea County Correctional Facility: 37
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 69 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 15,586 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:
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Raton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Raton
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
The Watermark at Cherry Hills in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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).

The 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.
New 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.

September 21, 2020 10:56 AM

New Mexico Human Services Department Sec. David R. Scrase M.D. and Department of Health acting State Epidemiologist Dr. Chad Smelser to give a COVID-19 modeling and reopening gating criteria webinar update

SANTA FE – New Mexico Human Services Department Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. and Department of Health acting State Epidemiologist Dr. Chad Smelser will provide a COVID-19 modeling and reopening webinar update and take questions from the media, Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

WHAT: Data driven presentation on COVID-19 cases, modeling update, and public health reopening gating criteria status with Q & A

WHEN: Tuesday, September 22, 2020, from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. MDT

The news conference will be streamed live on the New Mexico Human Services Department’s Facebook page.

Members of the media will be able to participate remotely. If you would like the opportunity to ask questions, please RSVP to ashley.espinoza2@state.nm.us with your name and media affiliation. After your RSVP is received, you will receive more information about how to participate.

September 18, 2020 6:56 PM

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

SANTA 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.

An 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. 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
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.
The 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.

“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. 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.

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.

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 to complete the form or call 844-330-2020.

September 17, 2020 9:40 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 159 new cases, totaling 27,199
Four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 159 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
38 new cases in Bernalillo County
17 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
1 new case in Curry County
21 new cases in Doña Ana County
10 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
15 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
11 new cases in Luna County
5 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Roosevelt County
8 new cases in Sandoval County
2 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
1 new case in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Thursday reported four 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 male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 40s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Santa Fe County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 836.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Santa Fe County was a duplicate and has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 27,199 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,144
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 993
Cibola County: 407
Colfax County: 26
Curry County: 730
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,068
Eddy County: 654
Grant County: 100
Guadalupe County: 33
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 99
Lea County: 1,299
Lincoln County: 179
Los Alamos County: 29
Luna County: 388
McKinley County: 4,285
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 243
Quay County: 70
Rio Arriba County: 381
Roosevelt County: 252
Sandoval County: 1,309
San Juan County: 3,245
San Miguel County: 91
Santa Fe County: 932
Sierra County: 40
Socorro County: 82
Taos County: 128
Torrance County: 64
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 534

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 163
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: 32
Lea County Correctional Facility: 19
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 69 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 15,106 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:
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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).

The 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.
New 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.

September 17, 2020 1:04 PM

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County
575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, the Las Cruces Public School district, the Town of Mesilla, City of Anthony, City of Sunland Park and Village of Hatch.

JIC members collaborate on a weekly conference call at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. The notes compiled during that call are made available at www.las-cruces.org and www.donaanacounty.org.

Regional Hospital Resources as of September 16, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.:
(Includes Dona Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo, and Otero Counties)
Total ICU Capability Currently in Use Capacity Remaining Availability
52 108 56



Covid Patient Hospitalization


POSITIVE COVID ADMITTED 7





Ventilator Use

Vent availability 18 82 65




Regional updates:

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager www.cityofanthonynm.com Nothing new to report. Board meeting at 6 PM. Agenda is on website.

City of Sunland Park

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire

www.sunlandpark-nm.gov No report.

City of Las Cruces

Jennifer Martinez

Steve Ramirez

www.las-cruces.org Nothing new to report.

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire

Dan Trujillo

www.las-cruces.org No report.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

www.lcps.net · The LCPS School Board voted 4-1 to continue fully remote learning until the spring semester, with small groups of special education and at-promised youth introduced to in-person learning and tutoring). · Fairacres Elementary opened Tuesday, Sept. 15 after a two-week closure. Four employees at Fairacres tested positive for COVID since Aug. 14. · One Mayfield High School employee tested positive Friday, Sept. 11. Staff and the public were notified.

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

www.donaanacounty.org The Government Center re-opened to the public on September 8, 2020.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez

www.goDASO.org No report.

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker

www.donaanacounty.org/detention No report.

Village of Hatch Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD www.villageofhatch.org No report.

Town of Mesilla

Dorothy Sellers

www.mesillanm.gov Nothing new to report.

Memorial Medical Center

Ryan Perkins

www.mmclc.org Low numbers of COVID-19 are allowing the hospital to again allow visitors. Effective 9/22/20, each patient is permitted to have one visitor per day. Visiting hours are from 1 PM to 5PM. Masks are required and screenings will be performed.

MountainView Regional Medical

Center

Ben Woods

www.mountainviewregional.com No report.

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

www.nmsu.edu Everything is going well at NMSU. Zero cases of COVID over the past 2 weeks. Research projects are ongoing. Contact tracing app is operational and available in the app store and for android.

New Mexico State University Police

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen

www.nmsupolice.com Nothing new to report.

Office of Emergency Management

Cullen Combs

Amanda Bowen

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency No report.

Southern New Mexico Correctional

Facility

Lt. Carlos Reyes

https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-

new-mexico-correctional-facility/ No report.

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us No report.

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch

Authority

Hugo Costa, Executive Director

www.mvrda.org No report.

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector

Officer Joseph Barron

www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-

borders/border-patrol-sectors/el-paso-sector-texas Due to staffing constraints, CBP will not be contributing daily updates to the Joint Information Center. Occasional messages will be passed along via email as necessary.

NM Department of Health

David Morgan

www.cv.nmhealth.org Testing sites for 08-26-20 · Anthony—Public Health Office • Chaparral—La Clinica De Familia • Hatch—Ben Archer Health Center • LC—NMSU Aggie Health Center • LC—NMSU Athletic Department • LC—Blue Horizon Assisted Living • LC—Public Health Office • LC—Casa Bella Assisted Living • Sunland Park—Public Health Office • La Union—La Clinica de Familia mobile unit at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

September 16, 2020 7:44 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 119 new cases, totaling 27,041
Two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 119 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
14 new cases in Bernalillo County
10 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
2 new cases in Curry County
9 new cases in Doña Ana County
14 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
16 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
15 new cases in Roosevelt County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
10 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Socorro County
3 new cases in Taos County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Center in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 832.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Cibola County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident and has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 27,041 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,107
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 975
Cibola County: 404
Colfax County: 25
Curry County: 729
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,047
Eddy County: 645
Grant County: 99
Guadalupe County: 33
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,284
Lincoln County: 178
Los Alamos County: 29
Luna County: 377
McKinley County: 4,280
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 241
Quay County: 69
Rio Arriba County: 378
Roosevelt County: 246
Sandoval County: 1,300
San Juan County: 3,243
San Miguel County: 91
Santa Fe County: 923
Sierra County: 39
Socorro County: 82
Taos County: 128
Torrance County: 64
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 533

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 163
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: 32
Lea County Correctional Facility: 19
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 59 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 14,842 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
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Avamere at Rio Rancho
Avamere at Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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).

The 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.
New 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.

September 14, 2020 4:07 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 81 new cases, totaling 26,842
No additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 81 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
22 new cases in Bernalillo County
9 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Colfax County
5 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Lea County
15 new cases in Luna County
1 new case in Otero County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
11 new cases in Santa Fe County
11 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
The Department of Health on Monday reported no additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 remains at 823.

One case previously reported as a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Otero County Prison Facility has since been determined to be a case in Otero County and has been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 26,842 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,077
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 956
Cibola County: 403
Colfax County: 24
Curry County: 724
De Baca County: 2
Doña Ana County: 3,031
Eddy County: 625
Grant County: 99
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,264
Lincoln County: 177
Los Alamos County: 29
Luna County: 372
McKinley County: 4,266
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 240
Quay County: 69
Rio Arriba County: 374
Roosevelt County: 230
Sandoval County: 1,292
San Juan County: 3,233
San Miguel County: 91
Santa Fe County: 909
Sierra County: 39
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 124
Torrance County: 64
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 532

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 163
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: 31
Lea County Correctional Facility: 15
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 60 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 14,470 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
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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).

The 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.
New 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.

September 14, 2020 7:36 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 103 new cases, totaling 26,761
Two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 103 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

19 new cases in Bernalillo County
29 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
2 new cases in Curry County
10 new cases in Doña Ana County
5 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
14 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
8 new cases in Sandoval County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
5 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
2 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of The Rio at Las Estancias facility in Albuquerque.
A second female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Sandia Ridge Center facility in Albuquerque..
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 823.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that were identified as duplicates (one in Doña Ana County, one in Luna County) and one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Upon further investigation two cases in Doña Ana County have since been identified as detainees at the Otero County Processing Center. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 26,761 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,056
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 947
Cibola County: 403
Colfax County: 23
Curry County: 724
De Baca County: 2
Doña Ana County: 3,026

Eddy County: 624
Grant County: 99
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,261
Lincoln County: 177
Los Alamos County: 29
Luna County: 357
McKinley County: 4,266
Mora County: 7
Otero County: 238
Quay County: 69
Rio Arriba County: 374
Roosevelt County: 230
Sandoval County: 1,289
San Juan County: 3,233
San Miguel County: 91
Santa Fe County: 898
Sierra County: 39
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 124
Torrance County: 64
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 532

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 163
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: 31
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 59 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 14,407 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
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
· Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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).

The 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.
New 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.

September 11, 2020 7:28 PM


New Mexico COVID-19 update: 137 new cases, totaling 26,563
Two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 137 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
13 new cases in Bernalillo County
40 new cases in Chaves County
7 new cases in Curry County
12 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
16 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Luna County
7 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Roosevelt County
6 new cases in Sandoval County
3 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
The Department of Health on Friday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Brookdale Juan Tabo in Albuquerque.
A female in her 30s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 818.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Bernalillo County was not lab confirmed and two cases in Lea County that have been identified as out-of-state residents – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 26,563 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,024
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 907
Cibola County: 400
Colfax County: 23
Curry County: 722
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 3,001
Eddy County: 613
Grant County: 98
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,239
Lincoln County: 176
Los Alamos County: 29
Luna County: 354
McKinley County: 4,259
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 231
Quay County: 69
Rio Arriba County: 371
Roosevelt County: 225
Sandoval County: 1,277
San Juan County: 3,230
San Miguel County: 89
Santa Fe County: 888
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 124
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 529

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 161
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: 31
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 73 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 14,276 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
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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).

The 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.
New 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.

September 11, 2020 8:48 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 161 new cases, totaling 26,429
Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 161 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
27 new cases in Bernalillo County
31 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
2 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
17 new cases in Doña Ana County
21 new cases in Eddy County
7 new cases in Grant County
13 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
5 new cases in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Quay County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
4 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
11 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
The Department of Health on Thursday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 20s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 816.

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 26,429 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 6,012
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 867
Cibola County: 400
Colfax County: 23
Curry County: 715
De Baca County: 1
Doña Ana County: 2,989
Eddy County: 609
Grant County: 97
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,225
Lincoln County: 176
Los Alamos County: 29
Luna County: 350
McKinley County: 4,252
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 229
Quay County: 66
Rio Arriba County: 369
Roosevelt County: 219
Sandoval County: 1,271
San Juan County: 3,227
San Miguel County: 89
Santa Fe County: 882
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 122
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 528

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 31
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 80 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 14,120 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
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Sunset Villa Nursing Home in Roswell
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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).

The 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.
New 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.

September 9, 2020 3:16 PM

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday will testify before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, appearing remotely to share her perspective as governor on the impact of COVID-19 on New Mexico’s budget and the critical need for additional federal aid to states for pandemic recovery.

The governor will testify alongside other governors and will deliver an opening statement before taking questions from committee members.

WHAT: Gov. Lujan Grisham congressional testimony on need for federal pandemic recovery assistance

WHEN: Thursday, September 10, 10AM MT/12PM ET

Information about how to watch the remote hearing can be found at this link and the committee webpage.

September 9, 2020 3:07 PM

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County
575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, the Las Cruces Public School district, the Town of Mesilla, City of Anthony, City of Sunland Park and Village of Hatch.

JIC members collaborate on a weekly conference call at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. The notes compiled during that call are made available at www.las-cruces.org and www.donaanacounty.org.

Regional Hospital Resources
(Includes Dona Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo, and Otero Counties as of 9/8/2020 at 2 p.m. )

Currently in Use Capacity Remaining Availability Total ICU Capability 53 112 59



COVID Patient Hospitalization


POSITIVE COVID Admitted 9





Ventilator Use


Vent Availability 17 82 65




Regional updates:

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager www.cityofanthonynm.com No report. Nothing new to report.

City of Sunland Park Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire www.sunlandpark-nm.gov No report.

City of Las Cruces

Jennifer Martinez

Steve Ramirez

www.las-cruces.org Current Parks and Rec status: https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3610 At least one park is open in each district with others opening slowly. Restrooms and water fountains are not open.

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire

Dan Trujillo

www.las-cruces.org Nothing new to report.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

www.lcps.net Expanded meal distribution will continue until December. Every child has access to this food resource. Meeting of the school board scheduled for September 15, 2020 to discuss when schools will reopen for in person learning.

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

www.donaanacounty.org Government Center reopened to the public on September 8, 2020. Precautions are in place to protect the public and county employees.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez

www.goDASO.org Nothing new to report.

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker

www.donaanacounty.org/detention No report.

Village of Hatch

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD

www.villageofhatch.org No report.

Town of Mesilla Nothing new to report.

Dorothy Sellers www.mesillanm.gov

Memorial Medical Center

Ryan Perkins

www.mmclc.org Nothing new to report.

Mountain View Regional Medical

Center

Ben Woods

www.mountainviewregional.com Flu vaccine is beginning to arrive and will be distributed to MVRMC clinics. Dates for Boo to the Flu are being set. MVRMC is still in good shape as far as capacity. COVID-19 cases are lower right now.

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

www.nmsu.edu No new cases of COVID-19 this week.

New Mexico State University Police

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen

www.nmsupolice.com Nothing new to report.

Office of Emergency Management

Cullen Combs

Amanda Bowen

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency Nothing new to report.

Southern New Mexico Correctional

Facility

Lt. Carlos Reyes

https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-

new-mexico-correctional-facility/ No report.

State of NM Aging & Long-Term

Services

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program

http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us Nothing new to report.

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority Hugo Costa, Executive Director www.mvrda.org No report.

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector

Officer Joseph Barron

www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-

borders/border-patrol-sectors/el-paso-sector-texas Due to staffing constraints, CBP will not be contributing daily updates to the Joint Information Center. Occasional messages will be passed along via email as necessary.

NM Department of Health

David Morgan

www.cv.nmhealth.org Testing sites for 09-09-20 · Anthony—Public Health Office • Chaparral—La Clinica De Familia • Hatch—Ben Archer Health Center • LC—NMSU Aggie Health Center • LC—Casa Bella Assisted Living • LC—Blue Horizon Assisted Living • LC—Public Health Office • Sunland Park—Public Health Office

September 8, 2020 3:59 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 44 new cases, totaling 26,181
No additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 44 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
22 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Curry County
3 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Lea County
1 new case in Luna County
1 new case in McKinley County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported no additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 remains at 807.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Colfax County, one in Doña Ana County) and five cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Bernalillo County, one in Cibola County, two in Doña Ana County, one in McKinley County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 26,181 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,979
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 820
Cibola County: 397
Colfax County: 23
Curry County: 707
Doña Ana County: 2,955
Eddy County: 584
Grant County: 89
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,205
Lincoln County: 175
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 342
McKinley County: 4,244
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 228
Quay County: 64
Rio Arriba County: 370
Roosevelt County: 210
Sandoval County: 1,262
San Juan County: 3,220
San Miguel County: 87
Santa Fe County: 868
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 118
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 527

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 29
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 68 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 13,701 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
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Silver City Care Center in Silver City
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunny Day Assisted Living in Gallup
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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).

The 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.
New 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.

September 8, 2020 8:48 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 46 new cases, totaling 26,144
Four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 46 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

13 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
5 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
1 new case in Sandoval County
4 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in Santa Fe County
The Department of Health on Monday reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A female in her 40s from Bernalillo 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 female in her 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 807.

Previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Curry County, one in Eddy County, one in Sandoval County, one in Valencia County); three cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Chaves County, one in Eddy County, one in McKinley County); and one case in McKinley County that was identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 26,144 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,958
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 816
Cibola County: 398
Colfax County: 24
Curry County: 706
Doña Ana County: 2,955
Eddy County: 580
Grant County: 88
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,204
Lincoln County: 175
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 341
McKinley County: 4,244
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 228
Quay County: 64
Rio Arriba County: 369
Roosevelt County: 210
Sandoval County: 1,262
San Juan County: 3,218
San Miguel County: 87
Santa Fe County: 866
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 118
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 526

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 29
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 65 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 13,604 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
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Life Senior Living in Lovington
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Village Retirement Community in Roswell
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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).

The 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.
New 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.

September 6, 2020 4:15 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 66 new cases, totaling 26,107
Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 66 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

10 new cases in Bernalillo County
16 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Curry County
9 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Sandoval County
5 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
7 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from San Juan 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.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 803.

Previously reported numbers included six cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Chaves County, one in Cibola County, two in Doña Ana County, one in Eddy County, one in McKinley County); and one case in Doña Ana County that was identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 26,107 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,947
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 815
Cibola County: 398
Colfax County: 24
Curry County: 707
Doña Ana County: 2,950
Eddy County: 578
Grant County: 87
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,198
Lincoln County: 175
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 339
McKinley County: 4,240
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 227
Quay County: 64
Rio Arriba County: 369
Roosevelt County: 210
Sandoval County: 1,262
San Juan County: 3,214
San Miguel County: 87
Santa Fe County: 864
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 118
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 527

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 29
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 65 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 13,530 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
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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).

The 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.
New 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.

September 6, 2020 7:40 AM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 152 new cases, totaling 26,048
Six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 152 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
24 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Catron County
13 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Colfax County
5 new cases in Curry County
12 new cases in Doña Ana County
23 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
14 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
18 new cases in Luna County
9 new cases in McKinley County
6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Roosevelt County
2 new cases in Sandoval County
3 new cases in San Juan County
8 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Saturday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces.
A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Lea 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 second male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from McKinley County.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 800.

Previously reported numbers included six cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Bernalillo County, three in Curry County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Eddy County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 26,048 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,937
Catron County: 11
Chaves County: 800
Cibola County: 399
Colfax County: 24
Curry County: 705
Doña Ana County: 2,944
Eddy County: 575
Grant County: 87
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,192
Lincoln County: 175
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 339
McKinley County: 4,239
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 227
Quay County: 64
Rio Arriba County: 367
Roosevelt County: 210
Sandoval County: 1,261
San Juan County: 3,209
San Miguel County: 86
Santa Fe County: 857
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 118
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 526

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 29
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 68 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 13,460 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
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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).

The 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.
New 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.

September 4, 2020 4:20 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 96 new cases, totaling 25,902
Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 96 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
16 new cases in Bernalillo County
13 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Colfax County
9 new cases in Curry County
13 new cases in Doña Ana County
8 new cases in Eddy County
8 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Luna County
3 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Quay County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
2 new cases in Sandoval County
5 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Friday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 794.

Previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Chaves County, one in Luna County, two in McKinley County, one in Valencia County) and one case in Chaves County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 25,902 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,914
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 787
Cibola County: 399
Colfax County: 23
Curry County: 703
Doña Ana County: 2,933
Eddy County: 553
Grant County: 84
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,178
Lincoln County: 173
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 321
McKinley County: 4,230
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 227
Quay County: 64
Rio Arriba County: 361
Roosevelt County: 206
Sandoval County: 1,259
San Juan County: 3,206
San Miguel County: 86
Santa Fe County: 849
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 118
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 523

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 29
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 69 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 13,412 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
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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).

The 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.
New 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.

September 4, 2020 12:34 PM

The New Mexico Human Services Department’s Behavioral Health Services Division is spearheading a collaborative effort to increase the number of Certified Peer Support Workers (CPSWs) working in substance abuse and addiction recovery programs across the state. The New Mexico Office of Peer Recovery and Engagement (OPRE) and the New Mexico Workforce Connection are key partners in the initiative. The second of two virtual sessions will take place September 24-25, after a successful inaugural event that wrapped up last month.

“We are in the midst of a crisis in the state,” said Dr. Neal Bowen, director of Behavioral Health Services Division. “We do not have enough behavioral health providers—especially those who can share lived experiences of substance abuse and mental illness disorders and who can model paths for those in recovery to create meaningful lives for themselves. Evidence shows us that peers have a unique ability to do this, and so these virtual job readiness trainings are a critical component for developing the overall behavioral health workforce.”

Emerging research shows a decline in decreased substance abuse, psychotic symptoms, and hospitalizations as a result of peer support. As New Mexico is facing a shortage of behavioral health workers, this series of trainings have been developed to support greater involvement of CPSWs in the workplace. Currently, nearly 60 percent of New Mexico’s certified peers are unemployed, under-employed, or unemployed.

“The work that our peers do in the recovery process is vital,” said Melisha Montaño, OPRE program manager. “Research supports our experience that peers help individuals cope better with emotional and psychological challenges and help dispel common myths of what it means to have a mental health condition.”

“The evidence points to a real decrease in health care costs when peers are involved in the recovery process,” said secretary Bill McCamley of the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. “Peer-supported systems are effective, empowering, and a natural focus for workforce development initiatives here in New Mexico.”

Participants in the training series will be required to pre-register with the Department of Workforce Connection. Two half-day sessions will cover resumé preparation, interview skills, networking, professional ethics, and include breakout sessions for one-on-one coaching. To learn more, please contact Nathan Lawson, OPRE training coordinator, at Nathan.lawson@state.nm.us.

September 4, 2020 12:33 PM

New Mexico Secretary of Health Kathy Kunkel this week issued a public health order establishing social distancing restrictions for polling places during the fall election season.

“Election facilities must remain accessible to the public under the state’s Election Code, and as such we’ve got to ensure that everyone casting a ballot may do so safely,” Kunkel said. “There is still a risk of COVID-19 transmission no matter where we go. Our job is to make these facilities as safe as possible while strongly encouraging New Mexicans to take every precaution while casting their ballot this fall.”

Under the secretary’s order, polling locations shall allow only 25 percent of the maximum occupancy of the location or 4 voters at any one time, whichever is greater. Polling locations that are mobile units shall allow only 2 voters at a time.

Polling locations shall ensure that voters do not come within 6 feet of one another, and poll officials and staff are directed to wash and sanitize their hands frequently, while routinely cleaning all surfaces and reusable writing implements.

Poll officials and staff are directed to ensure any voters waiting outside of a polling location maintain 6 feet of physical distance from one another and avoid person-to-person contact.

Under the order, the Secretary of State is empowered to implement the above social distancing protocols and may provide additional guidance to ensure compliance. The order is attached to this news release.

Important information and deadlines for the 2020 General Election:

New Mexicans are encouraged to register to vote or update your voter registration online here.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS: Absentee ballot requests can now be made online through the Secretary of State’s website here. Oct. 20 is the deadline to request an absentee ballot. Voters should mail their completed absentee ballot back no later than Oct. 27 to ensure it arrives to their county clerks before 7 p.m. on Nov. 3.

IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING: In-person early voting locations open in each county beginning on Saturday, Oct. 17, and continue through Saturday, Oct. 31.

ELECTION DAY: Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3, with in-person polling locations open in each county from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

POLL WORKERS: New Mexicans interested in serving as poll workers may find more information here and at the Secretary of State’s website.


September 3, 2020 4:04 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 202 new cases, totaling 25,812
One additional COVID-19 death

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 202 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
37 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
22 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
2 new cases in Colfax County
14 new cases in Curry County
29 new cases in Doña Ana County
32 new cases in Eddy County
19 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
5 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
2 new cases in Sandoval County
3 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
5 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Thursday reported one additional death in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
​​A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 791.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as a duplicate and one case in San Juan County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 25,812 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,898
Catron County: 9
Chaves County: 776
Cibola County: 399
Colfax County: 22
Curry County: 694
Doña Ana County: 2,920
Eddy County: 545
Grant County: 84
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,170
Lincoln County: 173
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 321
McKinley County: 4,229
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 227
Quay County: 63
Rio Arriba County: 361
Roosevelt County: 205
Sandoval County: 1,257
San Juan County: 3,201
San Miguel County: 85
Santa Fe County: 839
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 118
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 520

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 29
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 75 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 13,283 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
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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).

The 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.
New 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.

September 3, 2020 10:46 AM

New Mexico Human Services Department Sec. David R. Scrase M.D. and Children, Youth and Families Department Sec. Brian Blalock gave a COVID-19 modeling and reopening gating criteria webinar update and took questions from the media yesterday, Wednesday, September 2.

Link to the presentation for the webinar.

https://bit.ly/2EZPAyz

To view the webinar please click on the link below:

https://youtu.be/UKxmWAEjPTo

September 2, 2020 4:10 PM

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 154 new cases, totaling 25,612
Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 154 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
24 new cases in Bernalillo County
3 new cases in Catron County
24 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Colfax County
5 new cases in Curry County
33 new cases in Doña Ana County
13 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
19 new cases in Lea County
10 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
1 new case in Sandoval County
5 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
5 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 100s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of BeeHive Homes of Farmington.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 790.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Chaves County that has been identified as a duplicate and one case in Bernalillo County that was identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 25,612 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,861
Catron County: 8
Chaves County: 754
Cibola County: 398
Colfax County: 20
Curry County: 680
Doña Ana County: 2,892
Eddy County: 513
Grant County: 84
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,151
Lincoln County: 171
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 316
McKinley County: 4,223
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 224
Quay County: 62
Rio Arriba County: 359
Roosevelt County: 204
Sandoval County: 1,255
San Juan County: 3,199
San Miguel County: 83
Santa Fe County: 828
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 78
Taos County: 116
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 515

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 29
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 71 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 13,180 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 Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Hobbs
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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).

The 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.
New 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.

September 1, 2020 7:59 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 25,460
Update includes eight additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 110 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
30 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Curry County
32 new cases in Doña Ana County
8 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
10 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
7 new cases in Sandoval County
2 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
2 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
1 new case in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported eight additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Curry County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A second male in his 60s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Roosevelt County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 787.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Quay County that has been identified as a duplicate and one case in Bernalillo County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 25,460 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,838
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 731
Cibola County: 398
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 675
Doña Ana County: 2,859
Eddy County: 500
Grant County: 83
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,132
Lincoln County: 171
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 316
McKinley County: 4,213
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 222
Quay County: 62
Rio Arriba County: 358
Roosevelt County: 201
Sandoval County: 1,254
San Juan County: 3,194
San Miguel County: 82
Santa Fe County: 823
Sierra County: 38
Socorro County: 77
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 514

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 29
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 72 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 13,073 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 Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Hobbs
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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).

The 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.
New 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.

September 1, 2020 11:02 AM

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the Department of Finance and Administration on Tuesday announced $150 million in CARES Act grants to local governments across New Mexico to cover the cost of necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency.

“The pandemic has been devastating for all of us, not least local governments and small businesses across our state,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “My administration will continue to deliver whatever resources we have and can make available to help our communities maintain essential services and respond to the public health emergency. Every applicant received funding. No one gets left behind. There is still more to do, and together we will continue fighting this virus with everything we’ve got.

The Department of Finance and Administration received 83 local government applications for $100 million made available for local governments and 66 applications for $50 million made available for small business grants via local governments.

Applications were open to almost all of New Mexico’s local governments, excluding only the city of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, which received CARES Act funds directly from the federal government.

The Department of Finance and Administration scored applications based on criteria related to local government revenue lost due to expenses made responding directly to the health crisis. The total amount requested exceeded the funds made available by the federal government; awards were therefore prorated based on need as articulated by the entity’s application. All requests for amounts less than $50,000 for direct local government grants were awarded in full.

“DFA has vast experience in scoring applications and scoring them fairly,” said Acting Finance and Administration Secretary Debbie Romero. “We were able to complete an expeditious and equitable process, and we’ll keep working with local governments all across the state to make sure these essential funds get out the door.”

The awards for direct local government grants are as follows:

Entity – Award Amount

City of Alamogordo – $486,726

Village of Angel Fire – $447,932

City of Anthony – $50,000

City of Artesia – $2,661,982

City of Aztec – $218,750

City of Bayard – $556,661

City of Belen – $67,500

Town of Bernalillo – $2,233,332

City of Bloomfield – $284,375

City of Carlsbad – $90,113

Catron County – $67,500

Chaves County – $537,500

Cibola County (joint application, City of Grants, Village of Milan) – $403,125

Village of Cimarron – $8,500

Town of Clayton / Union County (joint application) – $958,456

City of Clovis – $240,061

Colfax County – $50,000

Village of Columbus – $126,692

Village of Corrales – $350,000

Village of Cuba – $35,000

Curry County – $157,717

City of Deming – $148,500

Dona Ana County – $1,400,000

Village of Eagle Nest – $86,000

Eddy County – $50,000

Town of Edgewood – $50,000

City of Elephant Butte – $50,000

City of Española – $1,197,517

Town of Estancia – $19,429

City of Farmington – $1,181,250

City of Gallup – $918,581

Grant County – $118,125

Guadalupe County (joint: City of Santa Rosa, Town of Vaughn) – $109,375

Harding County – $50,000

City of Hobbs – $928,125

Town of Hurley – $20,000

Town of Kirtland – $1,000

City of Las Cruces – $7,104,802

City of Las Vegas – $2,401,443

Lea County – $50,000

Lincoln County – $63,334

City of Lordsburg – $16,894

Incorporated County of Los Alamos – $656,250

Village of Los Lunas – $53,750

Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque – $50,000

City of Lovington – $176,341

Luna County – $173,051

Village of Maxwell – $11,000

McKinley County – $16,125,000

Mora County – $10,000

Town of Mountainair – $50,000

Otero County – $168,750

Village of Pecos – $16,000

City of Portales – $109,375

Quay County – $152,550

Village of Questa – $67,500

City of Raton – $655,075

Town of Red River – $50,000

Rio Arriba County – $1,131,511

City of Rio Rancho – $11,931,686

Roosevelt County – $50,000

City of Roswell, City of – $5,556,250

City of Ruidoso Downs – $9,700

Village of Ruidoso – $2,787,792

San Juan County – $2,042,500

San Miguel County – $214,463

Sandoval County – $253,125

Village of Santa Clara – $50,000

Santa Fe County – $10,506,939

City of Santa Fe – $17,580,958

Sierra County – $50,625

Town of Silver City – $489,375

Socorro County – $45,000

City of Socorro – $242,061

Sunland Park – $77,656

Taos County – $525,000

Village of Taos Ski Valley – $97,875

Town of Taos – $1,023,223

Village of Tijeras – $67,500

Torrance County – $116,594

Town of Springer – $8,808

City of Tucumcari – $13,221

Valencia County – $437,500

Total: $99,830,299


The grant awards for small businesses via local governments are as follows:

Entity – Award Amount

City of Artesia – $1,065,000

City of Aztec – $1,198,125

City of Bayard – $93,188

City of Belen – $117,150

Town of Bernalillo – $1,128,900

City of Bloomfield – $153,573

City of Carlsbad – $1,151,798

Catron County – $74,550

Chaves County – $337,750

Cibola County, City of Grants, Village of Milan – $2,023,500

Village of Cimarron – $18,638

Town of Clayton / Union County – Joint application – $639,000

City of Clovis – $4,260,000

Colfax County – $117,150

Village of Columbus – $186,375

Village of Corrales – $255,600

Village of Cuba – $32,802

Curry County – $322,163

City of Deming – $186,375

Dona Ana County – $3,039,750

Village of Eagle Nest – $78,278

Eddy County – $931,875

City of Espanola – $426,000

City of Farmington – $1,447,500

City of Gallup – $2,130,000

Grant County – $93,188

Guadalupe County, City of Santa Rosa, Town of Vaughn – $1,351,963

Harding County – $22,365

City of Hobbs – $658,969

Town of Hurley – $27,956

Town of Kirtland – $93,188

City of Las Cruces – $5,440,188

City of Las Vegas – $323,920

Lea County – $530,750

Lincoln County – $18,638

City of Lordsburg – $335,394

Los Alamos County, Incorporated – $1,065,000

Village of Los Lunas – $335,475

Los Ranchos de Albuquerque – $1,006,425

City of Lovington – $131,794

Luna County – $239,625

McKinley County – $2,412,500

Mora County – $11,183

Town of Mountainair – $74,273

Otero County – $1,688,750

Village of Pecos – $13,792

Quay County – $372,750

Village of Questa – $47,925

City of Raton – $718,875

Town of Red River – $213,000

City of Rio Rancho – $465,733

Roosevelt County – $239,625

City of Roswell – $1,351,000

Village of Ruidoso – $1,171,500

San Juan County – $1,061,500

Sandoval County – $965,000

Santa Fe County, City of Santa Fe, Edgewood – $3,799,688

Sierra County – $292,875

Town of Silver City – $359,438

Socorro County – $26,093

City of Socorro – $198,090

Taos County – $292,875

Town of Taos – $479,250

Village of Tijeras – $11,183

City of Tucumcari – $27,956

Valencia County – $579,000


Total: $49,963,725


Expenses were outlined explicitly in the application process to ensure they matched CARES Act requirements dictated by the federal government. New Mexico would be held liable for refund payment to the federal government should an expense not fit the specific requirements. The Department of Finance and Administration developed application questions to help ensure such repayment is not necessary.


The following are eligible expenses for local government grants:

Small business continuity grants
Child care assistance
Purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) required to conduct government business
Expenses incurred to mitigate the spread—sanitizing, public service announcements
Public health and safety personnel costs
Senior programs, corrections, police, fire and EMS

The following are eligible expenses for small business grants:

Business continuity:
Non-owner employee payroll
Rent
Scheduled mortgage payments
Insurance
Utilities
Marketing
Business redesign:
Reconfiguring physical space
Installing plexiglass barriers
Purchasing web-conferencing or other technology to facilitate work-at-home
PPE for employees
Temporary structures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

August 31, 2020 4:13 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 25,352
Update includes nine additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 73 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
17 new cases in Bernalillo County
6 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
1 new case in Curry County
8 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
4 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
8 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Quay County
1 new case in Sandoval County
6 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in San Miguel County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Monday reported nine additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 50s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 40s from Doña Ana County.
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Hidalgo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Rio Arriba County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Taos County. The individual was hospitalized.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 779.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in San Juan County) and one case in Bernalillo County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 25,352 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,809
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 727
Cibola County: 398
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 672
Doña Ana County: 2,827
Eddy County: 492
Grant County: 82
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 98
Lea County: 1,131
Lincoln County: 169
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 316
McKinley County: 4,203
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 218
Quay County: 63
Rio Arriba County: 358
Roosevelt County: 201
Sandoval County: 1,247
San Juan County: 3,192
San Miguel County: 81
Santa Fe County: 821
Sierra County: 37
Socorro County: 77
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 513

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 28
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 65 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 12,960 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 Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Hobbs
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 31, 2020 8:31 AM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 25,283
Update includes one additional COVID-19 death

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 107 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

22 new cases in Bernalillo County
28 new cases in Chaves County
6 new cases in Curry County
6 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
18 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
6 new cases in Sandoval County
1 new case in San Juan County
4 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported one additional death in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A male in his 60s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 770.

Previously reported numbers included two cases in Lea County that were not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 25,283 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,795
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 722
Cibola County: 397
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 671
Doña Ana County: 2,819
Eddy County: 486
Grant County: 79
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 97
Lea County: 1,126
Lincoln County: 168
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 315
McKinley County: 4,195
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 218
Quay County: 62
Rio Arriba County: 358
Roosevelt County: 201
Sandoval County: 1,246
San Juan County: 3,187
San Miguel County: 78
Santa Fe County: 818
Sierra County: 37
Socorro County: 77
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 511

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 281
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 28
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 66 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 12,913 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 Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Hobbs
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 28, 2020 8:04 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 25,042
Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 126 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:​
22 new cases in Bernalillo County
16 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Curry County
22 new cases in Doña Ana County
10 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
14 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
4 new cases in Luna County
8 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
2 new cases in Sandoval County
11 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Friday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque.
A female in her 30s from Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Quay County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 767.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Doña Ana County, one in Lea County, one in San Juan County) and one case in Taos County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. One case previously reported in Otero County has been identified as a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Otero County Prison Facility and has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 25,042 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,743
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 679
Cibola County: 396
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 660
Doña Ana County: 2,793
Eddy County: 476
Grant County: 79
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 97
Lea County: 1,097
Lincoln County: 166
Los Alamos County: 27
Luna County: 311
McKinley County: 4,178
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 218
Quay County: 60
Rio Arriba County: 353
Roosevelt County: 198
Sandoval County: 1,236
San Juan County: 3,177
San Miguel County: 77
Santa Fe County: 809
Sierra County: 37
Socorro County: 77
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 506

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 28
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 473
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 72 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 12,679 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 Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Avamere at Roswell in Roswell
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Grants in Grants
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mescalero Care Center in Mescalero
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Fe
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Vista Adult Residential Care in Silver City
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 28, 2020 8:01 PM

Governor announces revised emergency public health order

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health and education officials on Thursday provided a public update on the state’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, outlining a new emergency public health order and New Mexico’s preparation for a limited re-entry to in-person learning next month.

MODELING

New Mexico’s gating criteria – a measurement of the public health data reflecting the incidence and spread of COVID-19 – show the state has seen success in suppressing the virus while also maintaining essential virus-response and health care resources over the course of the late summer. Although the overall COVID-19 infections in the 20-29 and 30-39 age groups remain higher than other age ranges, the state’s decreasing and steadying test positivity rate, average case counts and hospitalizations reflect increased adherence to important COVID-safe behaviors like consistent mask-wearing and avoiding groups and extended periods of contact with others, said Human Services Secretary David Scrase, M.D.

The secretary again issued words of caution about the devastating potential health effects of the virus and the imperative to maintain safe behavior. “COVID-19 can cause very, very serious illness in people of all ages, and we’ve got to take that seriously in all aspects of our lives,” Scrase said.

PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER

Pursuant to the state’s sustained progress on suppressing the spread of the virus in recent weeks, New Mexico will permit certain relaxations of occupancy restrictions while maintaining the essential public health framework for mitigating and responding to the incidence and spread of COVID-19.

The state’s revised emergency public health order is effective Saturday, Aug. 29 and incorporates the following adjustments:
Houses of worship may operate at 40 percent of maximum occupancy of any enclosed building, an increase from 25 percent, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices. Houses of worship may, as before, conduct services outdoors or provide services through audiovisual means.
Food and drink establishments (including restaurants, breweries, wineries, distillers, cafes, coffee shops or other similar establishments) may provide indoor dining service at 25 percent of maximum occupancy, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices.
Food and drink establishments may continue to provide physically-distant outdoor dining options, carryout and delivery services, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices. Tables – inside or outside – must be spaced at least six feet apart, and no more than six patrons are permitted at a single table.
While museums with interactive and/or immersive displays, categorized as “close-contact recreational facilities,” must remain closed, museums with static displays may operate at 25 percent capacity.
Mass gatherings of more than 10 individuals are prohibited.
The order is effective through Sept. 18. A signed version of the document will be disseminated Friday, Aug 28.

“New Mexicans ought to be very proud of the progress we’ve made all together, but we’ve got to remember progress in our fight against this virus does not mean we can let our guard down,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “A sense of complacency will once again elevate the dire potential health risks for New Mexico families, neighbors and communities. We will continue to do everything we can as a state to mitigate the spread of the virus and address the awful economic consequences of this pandemic.

“The virus is looking for opportunities to spread. We must continue to do everything we can to mitigate and eliminate those opportunities. We know the path to continued success by now: Wearing masks, avoiding groups, keeping physical distance and regularly washing our hands. At the end of the day, I can’t make New Mexicans stick to these safeguards. We’ve all got to make those decisions ourselves every day – and remember that our actions impact our friends, our families, workers and businesses in our communities and our entire state. More and more of us have been making those right decisions. Let’s keep it up.”

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart provided an update Thursday as the agency works alongside school districts and charter schools statewide to ensure comprehensive COVID-19 safety and response protocols are established before any district or charter can be approved to begin limited in-person learning for K-5 age groups after Labor Day.

The Public Education Department has set requirements for re-entry to a “hybrid” model of in-person and remote learning – meaning rotating cohorts of students could potentially attend in-person classes in small groups after Labor Day upon approval from the PED. Those requirements include that the state meet its gating criteria; that the school’s county meet gating criteria for the rate of new daily COVID-19 cases and test positivity; and that the Public Education Department approve the district or charter school’s individual re-entry plan, which must include COVID-Safe Practices for students and educators as well as provisions of personal protective equipment, cleaning procedures and rapid response procedures in the event of a positive COVID-19 case.

The Public Education Department has been receiving and reviewing re-entry proposals from districts across the state in anticipation of a possible shift to permissible limited in-person learning after Labor Day. At least 24 school districts and charter schools statewide, including Albuquerque Public Schools, have notified the Public Education Department that they plan to continue in an exclusively remote learning environment for at least the near-term future.

In the interim before Labor Day, in addition to outreach to local leaders and superintendents, the Public Education Department will continue to review re-entry proposals before formally approving districts seeking to begin classes for the K-5 age groups in a hybrid model (middle school and high school age groups would follow in a similar fashion if and when health conditions warrant). The agency will provide additional training for districts to ensure all schools are fully prepared to engage in any prospective rapid responses; and will finalize cleaning and sanitation protocols for districts and establish and refine enforcement and inspection protocols with the New Mexico Department of Health and other state agencies. PED will launch an anonymous portal where violations of COVID-Safe Practices can be reported.

“Our work has been to coordinate closely with school districts and local leaders to make sure we have strict and effective protocols to prevent positive cases and to make sure we can quickly respond to any positive cases that do occur,” Stewart said. “We have been preparing extensively and I’m confident we will execute. I’ve visited school districts and with educators and local stakeholders. We are all one community and our unequivocal priority – the safety and welfare of our children and school communities – is shared. We must also, to that end, ensure personal protective equipment is available. School districts across the state have already purchased more than 3.5 million masks, and PED and DHSEM will distribute another 700,000 in the next two weeks.

“This is all in service of making it possible for districts to make the case for an in-person learning environment this fall,” he added. “Of course, the virus has radically altered our lives, and that includes our public education system, and it’s an enormous strain on families, educators and children. We’ve got to step up to provide the best and safest circumstance for them. Our focus has been and will continue to be that we effectively deliver high-quality education to our kids during this pandemic with the health-first imperative that in-person learning can only happen if and when every single precaution for students, families and school communities is in place.”

August 28, 2020 4:04 PM

Earlier this month, state Officials, under the leadership of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, announced new guidelines for long-term care facilities to expand COVID-safe visitation options for residents and their loved ones. On Friday the state announced facilities in 25 counties are now eligible based on the COVID-positivity rates in their region. Expanded visitation options include masked open-window visits and masked “chatterbox” visits for residents and their loved ones to ensure the safety of residents and facility staff workers.

Starting August 31, long-term care facilities that are not experiencing a new positive COVID-19 case or outbreak and that are located within the following 25 counties (which each have a COVID-positivity rate below 5 percent), will be able to provide additional visitation options for their residents and their loved ones:


Bernalillo


Catron


Cibola


Colfax


DeBaca


Dona Ana


Grant


Guadalupe





Harding


Lincoln


Los Alamos


McKinley


Mora


Otero


Rio Arriba


San Juan





San Miguel


Sandoval


Santa Fe


Sierra


Socorro


Taos


Torrance


Union


Valencia


The new guidelines will allow once-monthly, by-appointment, open-window visits or visits using a plexiglass barrier between a single family member and a COVID-negative resident. During the visit, all participants will need to wear masks (unless the resident has a medical condition that prohibits them from wearing a mask, in which case they will need to be 12 feet away). Staff at the facilities will need to be present if the resident is unable to maintain a safe social distance. Facilities will also be able to create outdoor visitation stations.

Eligibility criteria for the counties as well as the guidelines will be posted at cv.nmhealth.org at the end of every month.

Communities across the nation have started building plexiglass cubicles, chatterboxes and other non-traditional structures that allow face-to-face visits while keeping both family members and residents safe from the potential transmission of COVID-19. Each facility will need to oversee the creation of the cubicles, scheduling the visits and implementing the new in-person visits.

Long-term care facilities have been instructed by the Department of Health to ensure these spaces are thoroughly cleaned before and after use.

For the safety of residents and visitors, visitation will be discontinued if there is a new positive or an outbreak within a facility. These new visitation options can resume once the facility has gone two weeks without a new positive and if the county meets eligibility criteria. Visitation guidelines could change based on the positivity rate of the county.

All testing, infection control, the management of COVID-positive cases, and PPE measures remain the same.

Closed-window, virtual and telephonic visitation may continue and is encouraged. Compassionate care visits for residents at end-of-life and those with declining health is also still permitted. All screening measures must be maintained, and the state’s operative emergency public health order remains in effect in all settings. No staff member or visitor who is sick or feeling unwell should be allowed in the facility or participate in visitations.

For more information regarding the new visitation options visit cv.nmhealth.org or contact the New Mexico Department of Health’s Division of Health Improvement at 505-476-9074.

August 28, 2020 4:01 PM

The New Mexico Department of Health has published a 21-page overview document providing guidance on COVID-19, Policies for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in New Mexico. It is intended as a resource for members of the public, health care providers and employers who may have general questions about COVID-19 and the recommended guidance in responding to and protecting against the virus.

These policies reflect the recommendations of the New Mexico Department of Health and are based on a combination of CDC guidance, scientific evidence, New Mexico’s experience to date with the disease. The state has adopted a careful approach in its response to the pandemic that underscores the fact there is still limited understanding of the virus and who may be more vulnerable to significant illness and harm.

“This guidance is designed to help New Mexico understand as much as can possibly be understood about COVID-19 and the Department of Health’s guidance until a time when we have a widely administered vaccine that prevents the spread of COVID-19 among our states’ residents,” said Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel.

The document will be updated as new information becomes available and will be maintained on cv.nmhealth.org.

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August 27, 2020 9:53 AM

The City of Las Cruces would like to thank NMSU and all our community partners who are working together to educate and encourage the public on safe practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The following letter was distributed by Ruth A. Johnston, NMSU Vice Chancellor and Chief COVID-19 Officer.
The City is pleased to share this message:

NMSU, City of Las Cruces are one community facing COVID-19 together

By Ruth A. Johnston
NMSU Vice Chancellor and Chief COVID-19 Officer


After a summer spent planning and preparing, New Mexico State University welcomed more than 1,900 resident students, thousands more commuter and online students, our outstanding faculty, and a limited support workforce back to the university last week for the start of the Fall 2020 semester. Every fall, our university brings thousands of new residents to the Las Cruces community, where they contribute to our local economy and become involved with organizations and programs. Many of our students find their long-term home here in our city, joining our workforce and raising their families here.
Our campus community and our city have always been closely connected, and our efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are intertwined. The city of Las Cruces, the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce and NMSU share the same goal: to keep ourselves, each other and our shared community as healthy and safe as possible during this crisis.


The leaders of our university and our city are in frequent communication on these efforts, sharing information and ideas that benefit both organizations. We continue to explore opportunities to share innovations our researchers are developing in the areas of contact tracing, wastewater testing and increasing the COVID-19 test processing capacity for our region.


Our city created the Las Cruces Safe Promise, which asks residents to commit to showing we care about our community by remembering the actions we must take to reduce the spread, such as behaving as though we are carrying the virus, wearing a mask in public, maintaining appropriate distance from one another, and washing our hands frequently. Importantly, it also asks that we practice compassion, empathy and respect for one another, and continue to patronize local business that are also following these guidelines.


Similarly, NMSU created our Crimson Safety Commitment, an education and training program that everyone on campus – not just students – is required to take, so we are all aware of how we can help protect our community from COVID-19. We’ve established new rules on campus that everyone is expected to follow, and these mirror the actions outlined in the Las Cruces Safe Promise.


As NMSU’s Chief COVID-19 Officer, I signed the Las Cruces Safe Promise, and I’m asking our campus community to do the same. While we’re confident the majority of our students will continue to behave responsibly both on and off campus, we commit to work with you, our business and community partners, to ensure our students are complying with public health orders, meeting the expectations that we’ve set for them and ourselves, and respecting the guidelines you have in place for your businesses.


We’re all members of the greater community, and it takes the participation and commitment of everyone to reduce the risk of COVID-19 to Las Cruces and our local economy. I encourage you to take a look at our NMSU Ready return-to-campus plan, available at ready.nmsu.edu, for more information about the steps we’re taking to protect our students, employees and community. Please reach out to our NMSU COVID-19 Rapid Response Team at covid19@nmsu.edu if you have any questions, concerns or ideas.
From all of us at NMSU, thank you for your partnership in making sure we are #NMSUReady and #LasCrucesStrong.


Ruth A. Johnston, Ph.D., is vice chancellor of the New Mexico State University system and the university’s chief COVID-19 officer.
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August 26, 2020 6:16 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 24,732
Update includes five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 205 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
39 new cases in Bernalillo County
20 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
6 new cases in Curry County
20 new cases in Doña Ana County
24 new cases in Eddy County
27 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Luna County
4 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
28 new cases in Sandoval County
5 new cases in San Juan County
8 new cases in San Miguel County
6 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
4 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
A female in her 40s 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 male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho.
A male in his 100s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 755.

Previously reported numbers included eight cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Curry County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Guadalupe County, one in McKinley County, two in San Juan County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 24,732 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,668
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 647
Cibola County: 396
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 650
Doña Ana County: 2,752
Eddy County: 457
Grant County: 76
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 1,076
Lincoln County: 164
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 275
McKinley County: 4,167
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 218
Quay County: 60
Rio Arriba County: 352
Roosevelt County: 194
Sandoval County: 1,230
San Juan County: 3,162
San Miguel County: 75
Santa Fe County: 791
Sierra County: 37
Socorro County: 77
Taos County: 116
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 499

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 28
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 71 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 12,193 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 Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Vista Adult Residential Care in Silver City
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 26, 2020 4:14 PM

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County
575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, the Las Cruces Public School district, the Town of Mesilla, City of Anthony, City of Sunland Park and Village of Hatch.

JIC members collaborate on a weekly conference call at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. The notes compiled during that call are made available at www.las-cruces.org and www.donaanacounty.org.

Regional updates:

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager No report. No report.

www.cityofanthonynm.com

City of Sunland Park
Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire
www.sunlandpark-nm.gov No report.

City of Las Cruces
Jennifer Martinez
Steve Ramirez
www.las-cruces.org
Special meeting of city council on Thursday.
https://lascruces.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=179
https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3467

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire
Dan Trujillo
www.las-cruces.org
Nothing new to report.

Las Cruces Public Schools
Samantha Lewis
Kelly Jameson
www.lcps.net
KFOX reported that one staff member of LCPS tested positive for COVID-19. All protocols were followed and individuals who were in contact with that person have been notified. NM Environmental Agency has put together a report about COVID-19 exposures and the report is available on their website.

Doña Ana County
Catherine Zaharko
Luce Rubio
Jamie Michael
www.donaanacounty.org
Government Center remains closed to the public due to COVID-19.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office
Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez
www.goDASO.org Nothing new to report.

Doña Ana County Detention Center
Capt. Bryan Baker
www.donaanacounty.org/detention
No report.

Village of Hatch Nothing new to report.
Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD
www.villageofhatch.org

Town of Mesilla
Dorothy Sellers
www.mesillanm.gov
Nothing new to report.

Memorial Medical Center
Ryan Perkins
www.mmclc.org
Nothing new to report.

MountainView Regional Medical Center
Ben Woods
www.mountainviewregional.com
Nothing new to report.

New Mexico State University
Justin Bannister
www.nmsu.edu
2nd week of classes. A public dashboard about COVID-19 is available at ready.nmsu.edu. Testing for employees and students is planned. No athletics for now.

New Mexico State University Police
Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen
www.nmsupolice.com
Nothing new to report.

Office of Emergency Management
Cullen Combs
Amanda Bowen
www.donaanacounty.org/emergency
No report.

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility
Lt. Carlos Reyes
https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-new-mexico-correctional-facility/
No report.

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services
Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program
http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us
Nothing new to report.

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority
Hugo Costa, Executive Director
www.mvrda.org
No report.

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector
Officer Joseph Barron
www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-borders/border-patrol-sectors/el-paso-sector-texas Due to staffing constraints, CBP will not be contributing daily updates to the Joint Information Center. Occasional messages will be passed along via email as necessary.

NM Department of Health
David Morgan
www.cv.nmhealth.org
Testing sites for 08-26-20 • Anthony—Public Health Office • Chaparral—La Clinica De Familia • LC—Blue Horizon Assisted Living • LC—Public Health Office • LC—Casa Bella Assisted Living • Sunland Park—Public Health Office


August 26, 2020 1:15 PM

Gov. to announce amended
emergency public health order

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will host a remote news conference Thursday afternoon during which she and New Mexico health officials will discuss amendments to the state’s emergency public health order impacting food and drink establishments and houses of worship, among other changes, reflecting the state’s relative recent progress against COVID-19.

The state’s operative emergency public health order expires Friday, Aug. 28. Effective Saturday, Aug. 29, the following changes, among others, will be implemented:
Houses of worship may operate at 40 percent of maximum occupancy of any enclosed building, an increase from 25 percent, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices. Houses of worship may, as before, conduct services outdoors or provide services through audiovisual means.
Food and drink establishments (including restaurants, breweries, wineries, distillers, cafes, coffee shops or other similar establishments) may provide indoor dining service at 25 percent of maximum occupancy, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices.
Food and drink establishments may continue to provide outdoor dining options, carryout and delivery services, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices. Tables – inside or outside – must be spaced at least six feet apart, and no more than six patrons are permitted at a single table.
The governor and state health officials are scheduled to discuss these and other amendments to the public health order, as well as preparations for fall semester public schooling, on Thursday at 3 p.m. on Facebook (and in Spanish on YouTube). (The time of the press conference is subject to change.) Members of the media will be able to participate remotely. If you would like the opportunity to ask questions, please RSVP to nora.sackett@state.nm.us with your name and media affiliation. After your RSVP is received, you will receive more information about how to participate.

The state’s modeling outlook has improved in recent weeks as daily COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations have dropped from earlier in the summer; in addition, New Mexico’s testing capacity and health care resources have remained steady.

The forthcoming new emergency public health order will be effective through at least mid-September.

“I know New Mexicans are ecstatic about our recent progress against COVID-19,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “But, given what we know about this virus, we must sound a note of caution: Our progress is only as good as our willingness to stay the course. This virus is still looking for opportunities to spread. We’ve got to adhere to COVID-safe practices in our day-to-day lives to minimize and eliminate those opportunities. I am so grateful to the New Mexicans who have made sacrifices and changed their behaviors to help get us to this point. Now we must – we absolutely must – sustain it. Tomorrow we'll talk more about how far we've come and what we've still got to do, but I'm happy to announce these changes today and hope that New Mexicans feel that our hard work has begun to pay off.”

August 26, 2020 1:06 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 24,535
Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 69 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
14 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
5 new cases in Curry County
7 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Lea County
6 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.
A female in her 60s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 750.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Valencia County that has been identified as a duplicate and two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Lea County, one in McKinley County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 24,535 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,633
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 627
Cibola County: 393
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 645
Doña Ana County: 2,733
Eddy County: 433
Grant County: 76
Guadalupe County: 33
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 1,048
Lincoln County: 164
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 273
McKinley County: 4,164
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 217
Quay County: 60
Rio Arriba County: 349
Roosevelt County: 191
Sandoval County: 1,202
San Juan County: 3,158
San Miguel County: 67
Santa Fe County: 785
Sierra County: 37
Socorro County: 76
Taos County: 116
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 494

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 28
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 64 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 11,909 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 Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Vista Adult Residential Care in Silver City
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 25, 2020 11:26 AM

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Economic Recovery Council is urging small businesses that have been hard hit by the COVID-19 public health emergency to apply for an emergency loan program now available through the New Mexico Finance Authority.

The Small Business Recovery Act of 2020 set aside $400 million from the New Mexico’sSeverance Tax Permanent Fund to provide loans to New Mexico businesses and nonprofits that have experienced financial hardship during the pandemic.

“This is a great opportunity for businesses to get some critical help that could make the difference in being able to navigate through this very difficult period,” said Economic Recovery Council ChairwomanChristina Campos. “It’s so important for our recovery that our state’s small businesses get through this.”

“This is a program that is especially beneficial for small businesses that may not have been able to access federal relief or who need more flexibility. We’d love to see more businesses take advantage of what is available,” added Councilmember Jason Sandel.

Businesses may be eligible for loans of up to $75,000. The loans do not require a personal guarantee or collateral and carry an interest rate currently set at 1.625 percent, fixed for the life of the loan.

The loans can be used to cover rent, payroll, and other expenses. Among other criteria, to be eligible, applicants:
•Must be a New Mexico business or a nonprofit corporation organized under Section 501(c)3 or 501(c)6 that has closed or reduced operations due to the public health order, and
•Had annual gross revenue of less than $5 million as determined by its 2019 federal income tax return or Form 990, and
•Experienced a 30% decline in monthly gross receipts or monthly revenue in April and May of 2020 as compared to the same months in 2019.

Applications are being processed on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more and to apply, go to the New Mexico Finance Authority website at www.nmfinance.com

August 24, 2020 4:01 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 24,469
Update includes two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 76 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
19 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Curry County
10 new cases in Doña Ana County
9 new cases in Eddy County
9 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
4 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Monday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 747.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in San Juan County) and one case in Chaves County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 24,469 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,619
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 625
Cibola County: 392
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 640
Doña Ana County: 2,726
Eddy County: 426
Grant County: 76
Guadalupe County: 33
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 1,045
Lincoln County: 164
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 273
McKinley County: 4,159
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 216
Quay County: 60
Rio Arriba County: 347
Roosevelt County: 191
Sandoval County: 1,199
San Juan County: 3,149
San Miguel County: 67
Santa Fe County: 780
Sierra County: 37
Socorro County: 76
Taos County: 116
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 494

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 26
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 68 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 11,668 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 Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
LifeSpire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Vista Adult Residential Care in Silver City
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
West Ridge Village in Albuquerque
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
The Woodmark at Uptown 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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 24, 2020 8:17 AM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 24,396
Update includes two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 98 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
17 new cases in Bernalillo County
8 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Curry County
4 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
14 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Luna County
5 new cases in McKinley County
6 new cases in Sandoval County
6 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in San Miguel County
19 new cases in Santa Fe County
5 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 745.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (three in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 24,396 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,601
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 622
Cibola County: 392
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 638
Doña Ana County: 2,716
Eddy County: 417
Grant County: 76
Guadalupe County: 33
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 1,036
Lincoln County: 164
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 269
McKinley County: 4,157
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 215
Quay County: 60
Rio Arriba County: 345
Roosevelt County: 191
Sandoval County: 1,194
San Juan County: 3,146
San Miguel County: 67
Santa Fe County: 777
Sierra County: 37
Socorro County: 76
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 493

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 26
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 64 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 11,539 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:
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Vista Adult Residential Care in Silver City
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
The Woodmark at Uptown 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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 23, 2020 7:45 AM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 24,302
Update includes four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 213 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

86 new cases in Bernalillo County
22 new cases in Chaves County
13 new cases in Curry County
14 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
13 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
4 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
7 new cases in Sandoval County
10 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
11 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
9 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Saturday reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Guadalupe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Hidalgo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 743.

Previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Lea County, one in Roosevelt County, one in San Juan County, one in Santa Fe County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 24,302 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,587
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 614
Cibola County: 392
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 635
Doña Ana County: 2,713
Eddy County: 415
Grant County: 76
Guadalupe County: 33
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 1,022
Lincoln County: 164
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 265
McKinley County: 4,152
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 215
Quay County: 60
Rio Arriba County: 345
Roosevelt County: 191
Sandoval County: 1,188
San Juan County: 3,140
San Miguel County: 62
Santa Fe County: 758
Sierra County: 37
Socorro County: 76
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 488

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

The 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: 324
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 26
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 68 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 11,458 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:

Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Vista Adult Residential Care in Silver City
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
The Woodmark at Uptown 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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 21, 2020 8:16 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 24,095
Update includes five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 150 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
32 new cases in Bernalillo County
12 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
3 new cases in Curry County
14 new cases in Doña Ana County
11 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
19 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
7 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in San Miguel County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
5 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Friday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Sandia Ridge Center facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Sandia Ridge Center facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 40s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Rio Rancho Center facility in Rio Rancho.
A female in her 90s from Sandoval County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Rio Rancho Center facility in Rio Rancho.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 739.

Previously reported numbers included two cases in Bernalillo County that have been identified as duplicates; three cases that were not lab confirmed (two in Bernalillo County, one in Curry County); and one case in Otero County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 24,095 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,502
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 593
Cibola County: 392
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 621
Doña Ana County: 2,699
Eddy County: 408
Grant County: 76
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 1,010
Lincoln County: 162
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 264
McKinley County: 4,148
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 213
Quay County: 60
Rio Arriba County: 343
Roosevelt County: 188
Sandoval County: 1,181
San Juan County: 3,131
San Miguel County: 61
Santa Fe County: 748
Sierra County: 36
Socorro County: 76
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 479

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

The 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: 323
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 65 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 11,312 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:
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Harmony Residential Care in Rio Rancho
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
The Woodmark at Uptown 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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 21, 2020 9:05 AM

New Mexico Human Services Department Sec. David R. Scrase M.D. and

Department of Health acting State Epidemiologist Dr. Chad Smelser

gave a COVID-19 modeling and reopening gating criteria webinar update


New Mexico Human Services Department Sec. David R. Scrase M.D. and Department of Health acting State Epidemiology Dr. Chad Smelser gave a COVID-19 modeling and reopening gating criteria webinar update and took questions from the media, Thursday, August 20.



Attached please find the presentation for the webinar.



To view the webinar please click on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNUlfOB3Zsg

August 20, 2020 3:56 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 23,951
Update includes five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 208 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

59 new cases in Bernalillo County
14 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
8 new cases in Curry County
23 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
27 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
7 new cases in Quay County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
8 new cases in Roosevelt County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
7 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
14 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
6 new cases in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Thursday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 734.

Previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, two in Doña Ana County, one in Lea County, one in Sandoval County, one in Taos County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 23,951 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,474
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 581
Cibola County: 391
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 619
Doña Ana County: 2,685
Eddy County: 397
Grant County: 75
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 991
Lincoln County: 161
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 263
McKinley County: 4,141
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 212
Quay County: 58
Rio Arriba County: 336
Roosevelt County: 185
Sandoval County: 1,176
San Juan County: 3,123
San Miguel County: 58
Santa Fe County: 736
Sierra County: 36
Socorro County: 75
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 474

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

The 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: 323
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

As of today, there are 74 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 11,145 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:

Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Paz Senior Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rehab Center of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
The Woodmark at Uptown 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).

The 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.

New 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.

August 20, 2020 12:30 PM

Media contact:
Catherine Zaharko
Doña Ana County
575-525-5801
catherinez@donaanacounty.org

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, the Las Cruces Public School district,the Town of Mesilla, City of Anthony, City of Sunland Park and Village of Hatch.


REGIONAL HOSPITAL RESOURCES AS OF 8/19/2020 12:00 PM
Including Dona Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo, and Otero Counties.
Chart best view in this format:
https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3434

Currently In Use Capacity Remaining Availability Total ICU Capability 47 112 65



COVID Patient Hospitalization


POSITIVE COVID ADMITTED 17





Ventilator In Use


Vent Availability 17 82 65




JIC members collaborate on a weekly conference call at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. The notes compiled during that call are made available at www.las-cruces.org and www.donaanacounty.org.

Regional updates:

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez,
Anthony Police Dept. Oscar Dominguez,
City Manager
All going well. No exposures to COVID-19 in PD. PPE supplies are good.
www.cityofanthonynm.com
No report.

City of Sunland Park
Capt. Dennis Schoen,
Sunland Park Fire
www.sunlandpark-nm.gov
No report.

City of Las Cruces
Jennifer Martinez
Steve Ramirez
www.las-cruces.org
Nothing new to report.

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire
Dan Trujillo
www.las-cruces.org
Nothing new to report.

Las Cruces Public Schools
Samantha Lewis
Kelly Jameson
www.lcps.net
Nothing new to report.

Doña Ana County
Catherine Zaharko
Luce Rubio
Jamie Michael
www.donaanacounty.org
Government Center remains closed to the public due to COVID-19.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office
www.goDASO.org
Good on PPE at DASO.

Doña Ana County Detention Center
Capt. Bryan Baker
www.donaanacounty.org/detention
No report.

Village of Hatch
Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD
www.villageofhatch.org
No report.
Town of Mesilla
Dorothy Sellers
www.mesillanm.gov
Nothing new to report.

Memorial Medical Center
Ryan Perkins
www.mmclc.org
No report.

MountainView Regional Medical Center
Ben Woodswww.
mountainviewregional.com
Still in strong position managing COVID-19 patients and other patients as well.

New Mexico State University
Justin Bannister
www.nmsu.edu
Today’s the day! Welcome to the start of our fall semester. This is not the boisterous kickoff we have enjoyed in years past, but hearing the band practicing on the Horseshoe at our Las Cruces campus this week and seeing students around campus, sporting masks in Aggie crimson or fun colors, I saw and felt the excitement for the start of something new. We’ve done a lot to prepare for this day, and now our real work begins.We’re learning to live in a world where COVID-19 remains a threat, so we must temper our excitement with caution. We can’t let our guard down, but we cantake steps that we know will reduce our risk, like wearing our masks at all times in public places (including outdoors), washing our hands frequently, keeping a 6-foot distance between ourselves and others, and disinfecting surfaces that we touch a lot.Self-check and self-report tool onlineAlong with those steps, please conduct your

daily self-check through our online portal, available on the home page and the ready.nmsu.edusite, to help with screening and contact tracing. We need every student, faculty, staff member and visitor to perform this daily self-check and if you wish register locations visited on any of our campuses. This helps Aggie Health & Wellness and other campus contact tracers identify additional potential contacts in the case you contract the virus. The online portal is also the place to report a positive testfor COVID-19. You’ll be prompted to supply all of the information that our contact tracers need, and you’ll get guidance on the next steps you should take to help protect our Aggie community.New cases of COVID-19 are trendingdown in our state and our communities, and we have the power to help continue that downward trend. To continue our proactive testing efforts, we’re partnering with the NM Department of Health to offer more opportunities for asymptomatic COVID-19 testing on our Las Cruces campus from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 25-27 and Sept. 1-3. All collections are voluntary and are by appointment only –and they are open for all faculty, staff, and students who are participating in on-campus face to face classes, coming to campus for work or school, or living in residence halls.There is no charge for the testing, but insurance information will be collected.You can make an appointment by calling the Aggie Health & Wellness Center at 575-646-1512between 8 and 11:30 a.m. or 1 and 5 p.m. weekdays.Mandatory supervisor, faculty and staff

training Don’t forget, all supervisors must complete a Managing the Return to the Workplace module in addition to the Return to Campus employee training module. These modules will cover our protocols for your employees’ return to campus, and will help us reduce the risk of infection as the level of on-site activities increases.We’ve also got optional telework trainings available for employees and supervisors, designed to help you navigate the Alternative Work Arrangement policy and learn the best practices for working remotely or managing a remote workforce.Delays and hiccups require patience and kindness Preparing for the fall semester has required an enormous amount of strategy, logistical planning, project management, and implementation. In any environment as complex as a university campus, there are bound to be plans that must be shifted or revised. We’ve run into some snags that we’re working to fix –for example, we had hoped to have tents in place at the Las Cruces campus for our outdoor classroom spaces on day one; however, we’re still awaiting delivery of those structures. We are expecting set up by early September and we’ll keep you updated on them as our timeline becomes more clear.Similarly, great effort has been made to assign classrooms and ensure that every learning

space is ready to accommodate the new occupancy requirements for social distancing –but if you find that your classroom space is not configured correctly or supplies need to be restocked, please contact your building monitor or your department head. They can submit a request for additional modifications or supplies to AskFS@nmsu.edu. For the branch campuses, please contact your Facilities staff.#NMSUReady plan updates for Aug. 19Here’s a summary of the updates we made to the NMSU Ready plan this week. There’s also a table on page 4 of the plan PDF that tracks previous changes and additions. (Page numbers refer to the downloadable PDF.)•Updated contact information for the Education Abroad program (p. 9 | Student Travel)•Added a link to find building monitor contact info for buildings on the Las Cruces campus (p. 16 | Classroom Spaces)•Added that fall sports are postponed until spring (p. 19 | Athletics Readiness)•Updated information about vending machines with COVID-19 safety supplies (p. 23 | Supplies)•Clarified that Zuhl and Branson libraries are closed to the general public at this time (p. 26 | Guidelines for Campus Visitors)Please take a moment today and reflect on why

we’re here –why we’ve made this massive shift in how we operate. We’re here for our students, and we’re committed to making NMSU strong. We’ve worked to create an environment that seeks to balance the need for a rich and engaging college experience for our students with the need to protect the health and safety of each of those students, our faculty and our staff. It will continue to be a learning experience for all of us, and we pledge to be flexible and adjust our plans to reflect new information. We are in this together.As always, we welcome your questions and feedback at covid19@nmsu.edu. Please join our next online town hall session Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 3 p.m., via Zoom or Panopto. Visit president.nmsu.eduto submit your questions ahead of time.Let’s start this semester off strong. Go Aggies! New Mexico State University PoliceDeputy Chief Andrew Bowenwww.nmsupolice.comToday is 1stday of school on campus.

Office of Emergency Management
Cullen Combs
Amanda Bowen
www.donaanacounty.org/emergency
Nothing new to report.

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility
Lt. Carlos Reyes
https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-new-mexico-correctional-facility/
No report.
State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services
Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez,
Ombudsman Program
http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us
Nothing new to report.

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority
Hugo Costa, Executive Director
www.mvrda.org
Noreport.

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector
Officer Joseph Barron
www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-borders/border-patrol-sectors/el-paso-sector-texas
Dueto staffing constraints, CBP will not be contributing daily updates to the Joint Information Center. Occasional messages will be passed along via email as necessary.

NM Department of Health
David Morgan
www.cv.nmhealth.org
Testing sites for 08-19-20•Anthony—Public Health Office•Chaparral—La Clinica De Familia•LC—Blue Horizon Assisted Living•LC—Public Health Office•LC—Casa Bella Assisted Living•Sunland Park—Public Health Office


August 19, 2020 4:00 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 23,749
Update includes six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 174 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
33 new cases in Bernalillo County
19 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
8 new cases in Curry County
16 new cases in Doña Ana County
15 new cases in Eddy County
25 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
2 new cases in Luna County
4 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
10 new cases in Sandoval County
10 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Union County
3 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 30s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Taos County. The individual has underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 729.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Valencia County that has been identified as a duplicate; two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Lea County, one in McKinley County); and one case in Lea County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident - these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 23,749 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,416
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 567
Cibola County: 388
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 611
Doña Ana County: 2,664
Eddy County: 394
Grant County: 72
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 965
Lincoln County: 160
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 259
McKinley County: 4,134
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 211
Quay County: 51
Rio Arriba County: 331
Roosevelt County: 177
Sandoval County: 1,172
San Juan County: 3,116
San Miguel County: 56
Santa Fe County: 723
Sierra County: 34
Socorro County: 75
Taos County: 116
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 31
Valencia County: 468

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

The 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: 323
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 94 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 10,976 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:
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Atria Vista del Rio in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
The Woodmark at Uptown 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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 18, 2020 7:39 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 23,579
Update includes five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 79 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
20 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Colfax County
6 new cases in Curry County
7 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
12 new cases in Lea County
6 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
1 new case in Sandoval County
2 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Taos County
2 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.
A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Bonney Family Home in Gallup.
A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 723.

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 23,579 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,383
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 548
Cibola County: 385
Colfax County: 19
Curry County: 603
Doña Ana County: 2,648
Eddy County: 379
Grant County: 72
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 942
Lincoln County: 157
Los Alamos County: 23
Luna County: 257
McKinley County: 4,131
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 211
Quay County: 51
Rio Arriba County: 327
Roosevelt County: 176
Sandoval County: 1,162
San Juan County: 3,106
San Miguel County: 55
Santa Fe County: 711
Sierra County: 34
Socorro County: 75
Taos County: 116
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 30
Valencia County: 466

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

The 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: 320
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 111 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 10,802 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:
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown 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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 17, 2020 3:55 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 23,500
Update includes four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 95 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
29 new cases in Bernalillo County
6 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Curry County
11 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
9 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
4 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
2 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
6 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Valencia County
6 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
The Department of Health on Monday reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Sandia Ridge Center.
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Curry 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.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 718.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County) and one case in Lea County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 23,500 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,365
Catron County: 6
Chaves County: 544
Cibola County: 383
Colfax County: 18
Curry County: 597
Doña Ana County: 2,640
Eddy County: 376
Grant County: 72
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 93
Lea County: 930
Lincoln County: 157
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 257
McKinley County: 4,125
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 209
Quay County: 50
Rio Arriba County: 326
Roosevelt County: 175
Sandoval County: 1,161
San Juan County: 3,104
San Miguel County: 55
Santa Fe County: 701
Sierra County: 34
Socorro County: 75
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 30
Valencia County: 464

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

The 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: 320
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 119 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 10,602 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:
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown 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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 16, 2020 10:14 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 23,408
Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 113 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

22 new cases in Bernalillo County
11 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
3 new cases in Curry County
12 new cases in Doña Ana County
9 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Harding County
19 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
4 new cases in Quay County
9 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 20s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 714.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in McKinley County, one in Quay County, one in Rio Arriba County); one case that was not lab confirmed in Bernalillo County; and two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in Bernalillo County, one in Santa Fe County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 23,408 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,337
Catron County: 6
Chaves County: 538
Cibola County: 381
Colfax County: 18
Curry County: 594
Doña Ana County: 2,630
Eddy County: 373
Grant County: 72
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 2
Hidalgo County: 90
Lea County: 922
Lincoln County: 155
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 257
McKinley County: 4,121
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 209
Quay County: 50
Rio Arriba County: 326
Roosevelt County: 175
Sandoval County: 1,158
San Juan County: 3,102
San Miguel County: 53
Santa Fe County: 695
Sierra County: 34
Socorro County: 75
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 30
Valencia County: 460

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

The 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: 314
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 109 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 10,391 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:

Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown 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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 15, 2020 4:34 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 23,302
Update includes eight additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 146 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
19 new cases in Bernalillo County
9 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
8 new cases in Curry County
17 new cases in Doña Ana County
12 new cases in Eddy County
14 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
17 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
6 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
5 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
6 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Saturday reported eight additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Cibola County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Grants.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Rio Arriba County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 711.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Lea County, one in McKinley County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 23,302 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,318
Catron County: 6
Chaves County: 527
Cibola County: 380
Colfax County: 18
Curry County: 591
Doña Ana County: 2,618
Eddy County: 364
Grant County: 72
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 90
Lea County: 903
Lincoln County: 151
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 257
McKinley County: 4,120
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 207
Quay County: 47
Rio Arriba County: 327
Roosevelt County: 175
Sandoval County: 1,158
San Juan County: 3,093
San Miguel County: 53
Santa Fe County: 686
Sierra County: 34
Socorro County: 75
Taos County: 115
Torrance County: 63
Union County: 30
Valencia County: 456

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

The 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: 314
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 113 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 10,391 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:
Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown 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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 14, 2020 4:01 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 23,160
Update includes six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 175 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

40 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
14 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
8 new cases in Curry County
30 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
14 new cases in Lea County
6 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
17 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Quay County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
12 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in San Miguel County
9 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Friday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.
A male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 703.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Eddy County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 23,160 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,303
Catron County: 6
Chaves County: 518
Cibola County: 377
Colfax County: 18
Curry County: 583
Doña Ana County: 2,602
Eddy County: 352
Grant County: 72
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 90
Lea County: 890
Lincoln County: 150
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 256
McKinley County: 4,104
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 204
Quay County: 44
Rio Arriba County: 323
Roosevelt County: 170
Sandoval County: 1,152
San Juan County: 3,084
San Miguel County: 51
Santa Fe County: 681
Sierra County: 32
Socorro County: 75
Taos County: 114
Torrance County: 62
Union County: 30
Valencia County: 449

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

The 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: 314
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

As of today, there are 125 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 10,182 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:

Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Tender Heart Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown 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).

The 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.

New 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.

August 14, 2020 2:25 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 22,987
Update includes two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 177 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

38 new cases in Bernalillo County
19 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
6 new cases in Curry County
21 new cases in Doña Ana County
15 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
14 new cases in Lea County
14 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
10 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Quay County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
3 new cases in San Juan County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Torrance County
5 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center

The Department of Health on Thursday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A female in her 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from Rio Arriba County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 697.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Eddy County, one in Lea County); two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Doña Ana County, one in Roosevelt); and one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 22,987 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,264
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 504
Cibola County: 374
Colfax County: 18
Curry County: 575
Doña Ana County: 2,572
Eddy County: 350
Grant County: 72
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 90
Lea County: 876
Lincoln County: 144
Los Alamos County: 24
Luna County: 255
McKinley County: 4,087
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 204
Quay County: 41
Rio Arriba County: 323
Roosevelt County: 169
Sandoval County: 1,149
San Juan County: 3,072
San Miguel County: 46
Santa Fe County: 672
Sierra County: 32
Socorro County: 75
Taos County: 112
Torrance County: 62
Union County: 30
Valencia County: 446

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

The 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: 314
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4

As of today, there are 128 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 9,980 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:

Advantage Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Good Samaritan Society Socorro in Socorro
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Lovington Healthcare in Lovington
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Ravenna Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown 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).

The 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.

New 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.

August 12, 2020 4:20 PM

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports fraudulent exemption cards are being distributed to the public that assert the holder of the card is exempt from wearing a facemask despite public health orders requiring it. These cards falsely purport to be issued by NMDOH and the U.S. Department of Justice. Anyone fraudulently creating and/or using these cards could result in being charged with a 4th degree felony.

The card, prominently displaying both the NMDOH and U.S. Department of Justice logos, claims denial of the cardholder access to a business or organization despite not wearing a facemask will result in a fine – the opposite of all current orders in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The card is not officially recognized by the Department of Health. The U.S. Department of Justice has declared similar messaging distributed nationwide to be fraudulent.

“People lying about a medical condition to get out of wearing a facemask literally puts their lives and that of those around them at risk,” said Department of Health Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel. “New Mexicans deserve to feel safe out in public, and fraudulent messaging like this is both illegal and potentially dangerous to people’s health.”

COVID-19 is proving to cause unpredictable and potentially severe complications in random cases of otherwise seemingly healthy people to include damage to the heart, liver or kidneys. The virus is also known to cause severe illness for older adults or those with underlying conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health understand wearing masks may not be possible for some residents to include

The deaf or hard of hearing
People with intellectual or developmental disabilities
Younger children for extended periods of time

All individuals in the state are required to wear a mask or other multilayer face covering unless instruction from a healthcare provider can be provided.

The Department of Health is working with the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General to ensure anyone issuing fraudulent exemption cards is prosecuted appropriately.

If you are a citizen who wishes to report violations of public health or executive orders, you can do so anonymously by emailing covid.enforcement@state.nm.us. When submitting a complaint, please be sure to provide the following:

Date and time of observed violation
City and County
Business name and address

August 12, 2020 4:11 PM

JIC NOTES
OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, the Las Cruces Public School district, the Town of Mesilla, City of Anthony, City of Sunland Park and Village of Hatch. JIC members collaborate on a weekly conference call at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. The notes compiled during that call are made available at www.las-cruces.organd www.donaanacounty.org.

Regional updates:
City of Anthony
Chief Vanessa Ordoñez

Anthony Police Dept.
Oscar Dominguez,
City Manager
No report.
Nothing new to report.

www.cityofanthonynm.com
City of Sunland Park Capt. Dennis Schoen
Sunland Park Fire
www.sunlandpark-nm.gov

No report.
City of Las Cruces
Jennifer Martinez
Steve Ramirez
www.las-cruces.org
Nothing New

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire
Dan Trujillo
www.las-cruces.org
Nothing new to report.

Las Cruces Public Schools
Samantha Lewis
Kelly Jameson
www.lcps.net
Today is the 1st day back for students. Working on COVID-19 screening for staff and students.

Doña Ana County
Catherine Zaharko
Luce Rubio
Jamie Michael
www.donaanacounty.org
Government Center remains closed to the public due to COVID-19.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office
www.goDASO.org
No report.

Doña Ana County Detention Center
Capt. Bryan Baker
www.donaanacounty.org/detention
No report.

Village of Hatch
The Village of Hatch conducted a testing site last Saturday with DOH. Low turnout.

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD
www.villageofhatch.org

Town of Mesilla
Dorothy Sellers
www.mesillanm.gov
Nothing new to report.

Memorial Medical Center
Ryan Perkins
www.mmclc.org
Friday will be the last day for the test and go testing site at MMC. MMC will communicate to the public that they will no longer be testing.

MountainView Regional Medical Center
Ben Woods
www.mountainviewregional.com
Nothing new to report.

New Mexico State University
Justin Bannister
www.nmsu.edu
Out of state students arrived and quarantined for 14 days.
In state students are arriving. Masks are required on campus. NMSU will be helping with COVID-19 testing.
More to come.

•We’re moving into the final stretch of our preparations for the start of classes next week. We hope you are ready to teach, learn, work or research, whether you are on campus, remote, or some of both.Today on our Las Cruces campus, installation began for our new vending machines, which will contain hand sanitizer, latex gloves, reusable and disposable masks, safety glasses, disinfectant wipes and other items. These supplies are offered without charge to NMSU employees through Aggie ID, and paid for by CARES Act funding through a central index. In addition to reusable masks purchased for and distributed to students at no cost by ASNMSU,

Housing & Residential Life, Aggie Stampede, and other organizations and departments, reusable masks will also be available for purchase by students at select vending machines in Corbett Center Student Union.We’re expecting the vending machines to be operational later this week.By now, I certainly hope all of our faculty and staff have read and re-read our NMSU Ready plan and completed our Return to Campus Training. Supervisors, please be sure that your teams are familiar with the individual plans created for your unit, and that everyone understands the procedures that are in place for reporting a positive COVID-19 test, replenishing cleaning supplies for classrooms, and other situations that may arise.Supervisors, if you have questions or need more information, this month’s Lunch & Learn topic is “AreYOU Ready? NMSU at Your Service,” and offersan extended conversation to discuss what you need to know to be ready for fall and return to campus. Leaders from Facilities & Services, Environmental Health Safety & Risk Management, Aggie Health &Wellness Center, and Information & Communication Technologies will review parts of our NMSU Ready plan, provide resources, and be available to answer your questions. The session is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, and you can register at https://bit.ly/LunchAndLearn08122020.

I want to thank our faculty who participated in the first faculty Q&A session yesterday, led by faculty who make up our various Rapid Response tiger teams. Another session is planned for Monday, Aug. 17, at 3 p.m., to continue the conversation, and you can find the Zoom link and submit your questions ahead of time at provost.nmsu.edu/faculty-qa. I hope you’ll join in to learn more about the topics most pressing for faculty and to hear answers to your questions.Self-check and self-report tool onlineAs a reminder, each member of our NMSU community needs to screen their health for COVID-19 symptoms daily. We developed an online self-check and self-reporting portal, available on the homepageand the ready.nmsu.edusite, to help with screening and contact tracing. Students, faculty,staff and visitors are encouraged to perform a daily self-check and register locations visited on all of our campuses to help Aggie Health & Wellness and other campus contact tracers to identify additional potential contacts.#NMSUReady plan updates for Aug. 11Here’s a summary of the updates we made to the NMSU Ready plan this week. There’s also a table on page 4 of the plan PDF that tracks previous changes and additions. (Page numbers refer to the downloadable PDF.)

Expanded the section on travel guidelines to include more details and resource links (p. 8 | Travel)•Added information about an online self-check and self-reporting portalnow available (p. 12 | Using Data)•Updated points of contact for reporting COVID-19 at community college campuses (pp. 13 & 25 | Using Data& Reporting)•Clarified how to report issues with classroom configuration or supplies to Facilities & Services (p. 16 | Classroom Spaces)•Added information about the Dining Sanitation Team and its work to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 (p. 21 | Dining)•Added details about daily cleaning protocols undertaken by F&S custodial teams (p. 22 | Cleaning for Prevention)•Clarified that any student must report a positive test to Aggie Health and Wellness Center immediately. (p. 25 | Reporting)•Added the expectation that vendors and contractors visiting campus must complete a visitor commitment form for vendors (p. 26 | Visitors)An important part of our success as we bring students back to our campuses this fall relies on the personal responsibility of our students, faculty, staff and visitors. It’s up to each and every oneof us to help keep ourselves, our fellow Aggies, and the surrounding communities in which we live and work as safe as we can. I’m asking you, as faculty and staff, to model this behavior for our students, and
for everyone to encourage others to follow our safety guidelines.

New Mexico State University Police
Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen
www.nmsupolice.com
Nothing new to report.

Office of Emergency Management
Cullen Combs
Amanda Bowen
www.donaanacounty.org/emergency
Nothing new to report.

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility
Lt. Carlos Reyes
https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-new-mexico-correctional-facility/
No report.

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services
Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez,
Ombudsman Program
http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us
Nothing new to report.

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority
Hugo Costa, Executive Director
www.mvrda.org
No report.

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector
Officer Joseph Barron
www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-borders/border-patrol-sectors/el-paso-sector-texas
Due to staffing constraints, CBP will not be contributing daily updates to the Joint Information Center.
Occasional messages will be passed along via email as necessary.

NM Department of Health
David Morgan
www.cv.nmhealth.org
Testing sites for 08-12-20


Anthony Public Health Office
Las Cruces-Blue Horizon Assisted Living
Las Cruces-Casa Bella Assisted Living

Las Cruces-Public Health Office
Sunland Park-Public Health Office

August 12, 2020 12:50 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 22,643
Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 202 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
36 new cases in Bernalillo County
13 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
6 new cases in Curry County
50 new cases in Doña Ana County
14 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
33 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
10 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
17 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
4 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 50s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from McKinley County.
A male in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 693.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Lea County that has been identified as a duplicate and two cases in Eddy County that were not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 22,643 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,196
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 475
Cibola County: 371
Colfax County: 18
Curry County: 564
Doña Ana County: 2,517
Eddy County: 318
Grant County: 71
Guadalupe County: 32
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 90
Lea County: 830
Lincoln County: 130
Los Alamos County: 23
Luna County: 255
McKinley County: 4,067
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 203
Quay County: 34
Rio Arriba County: 318
Roosevelt County: 167
Sandoval County: 1,142
San Juan County: 3,064
San Miguel County: 45
Santa Fe County: 658
Sierra County: 32
Socorro County: 75
Taos County: 109
Torrance County: 61
Union County: 30
Valencia County: 432

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

The 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: 313
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4
As of today, there are 134 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 9,612 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 and acute care facilities:
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center in Taos
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown 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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 10, 2020 4:01 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 22,444
Update includes five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 132 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
26 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
6 new cases in Curry County
19 new cases in Doña Ana County
5 new cases in Eddy County
23 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
11 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
4 new cases in Sandoval County
3 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
5 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
14 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Monday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 20s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 40s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.
A male in his 50s from Sierra County. The individual was hospitalized.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 690.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in Bernalillo County, one in Lea County, one in Santa Fe County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 22,444 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,161
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 462
Cibola County: 369
Colfax County: 18
Curry County: 558
Doña Ana County: 2,466
Eddy County: 306
Grant County: 71
Guadalupe County: 31
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 90
Lea County: 798
Lincoln County: 128
Los Alamos County: 23
Luna County: 254
McKinley County: 4,057
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 203
Quay County: 34
Rio Arriba County: 318
Roosevelt County: 166
Sandoval County: 1,137
San Juan County: 3,047
San Miguel County: 44
Santa Fe County: 654
Sierra County: 32
Socorro County: 75
Taos County: 109
Torrance County: 61
Union County: 30
Valencia County: 428

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

The 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: 313
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 3
As of today, there are 127 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 9,428 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:
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Heartfelt Manor in Roswell
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Saint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center in Taos
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown 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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 7, 2020 8:24 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 21,965
Update includes six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 197 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
32 new cases in Bernalillo County
8 new cases in Chaves County
14 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
17 new cases in Curry County
50 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Eddy County
12 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
4 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Roosevelt County
9 new cases in Sandoval County
11 new cases in San Juan County
8 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Union County
6 new cases in Valencia County
9 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Friday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque.
A female in her 50s 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 male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces.
A male in his 60s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 675.

Previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Lea County, one in Roosevelt County, one in Socorro County, one in Valencia County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 21,965 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 5,059
Catron County: 5
Chaves County: 419
Cibola County: 361
Colfax County: 17
Curry County: 533
Doña Ana County: 2,398
Eddy County: 284
Grant County: 71
Guadalupe County: 31
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 89
Lea County: 740
Lincoln County: 118
Los Alamos County: 20
Luna County: 241
McKinley County: 4,037
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 199
Quay County: 34
Rio Arriba County: 313
Roosevelt County: 160
Sandoval County: 1,126
San Juan County: 3,037
San Miguel County: 42
Santa Fe County: 626
Sierra County: 31
Socorro County: 72
Taos County: 106
Torrance County: 61
Union County: 29
Valencia County: 404

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

The 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: 306
Otero County Prison Facility: 280
Otero County Processing Center: 159
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 472
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 3
As of today, there are 132 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 9,166 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 and acute care facilities:
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Ladera Center in Albuquerque
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center in Taos
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown 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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 5, 2020 4:05 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 21,566
Update includes nine additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 229 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
45 new cases in Bernalillo County
12 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
13 new cases in Curry County
44 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
27 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Luna County
16 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
8 new cases in Rio Arriba County
8 new cases in Roosevelt County
7 new cases in Sandoval County
10 new cases in San Juan County
9 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
3 new cases in Taos County
8 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported nine additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A 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 had underlying conditions and was a resident of Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque.
A second male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Princeton Place facility.
A third male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Union County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation.
A male in his 90s from Union County. The individual was a resident of Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 667.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as a duplicate; one case in Chaves County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident; and one case in Santa Fe County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers also included one case reported as an NMCD inmate at the Otero County Prison Facility that has been determined to be an NMCD inmate at the Lea County Correctional Facility, as well as seven cases (three in Bernalillo County, three in Cibola County, one in Sandoval County) reported in respective county totals that have since been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 21,566 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 4,989
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 395
Cibola County: 345
Colfax County: 15
Curry County: 506
Doña Ana County: 2,315
Eddy County: 269
Grant County: 70
Guadalupe County: 31
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 88
Lea County: 706
Lincoln County: 113
Los Alamos County: 20
Luna County: 240
McKinley County: 4,025
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 195
Quay County: 34
Rio Arriba County: 306
Roosevelt County: 152
Sandoval County: 1,111
San Juan County: 3,017
San Miguel County: 42
Santa Fe County: 610
Sierra County: 31
Socorro County: 73
Taos County: 102
Torrance County: 60
Union County: 28
Valencia County: 389

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

The 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: 291
Otero County Prison Facility: 279
Otero County Processing Center: 159
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 5
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 470
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 3
As of today, there are 138 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 8,828 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 and acute care facilities:
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Life Spire Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio Rancho
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center in Taos
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown 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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 5, 2020 10:46 AM

New Mexico launches recovery loan fund
$400 million in loan funds now available for New Mexico small businesses

SANTA FE – The Small Business Recovery Loan Fund for New Mexico small businesses opened on August 5, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday.

The online application is available at http://www.nmfinance.com.

The Small Business Recovery Act of 2020 allocates $400 million in funds from the New Mexico State Severance Tax Fund to provide loans to New Mexico businesses and nonprofits that have experienced financial hardship due to the public health order resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is a cornerstone of our state’s response to the economic crisis unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “Businesses across our state have suffered as a direct result of the public health emergency – customers are concerned about safety, employees are worried about their well-being and our economy has been battered. The state’s wealth can be put to no better purpose right now than the assistance of so many dedicated business-owners, whose lives and livelihoods have been upended, who have done everything they can to keep customers and workers and our communities safe. I will continue to deliver everything in my power to New Mexicans who continue to fight this virus and work to stay afloat.”

The bipartisan legislation was sponsored by Sens. John Sapien, Jacob Candelaria and Sander Rue and Reps. Marian Matthews and Daymon Ely in June’s special legislative session.

“When times are tough, we pull together and invest in ourselves to get through,” said Sen. Candelaria. “The Small Business Recovery Act loan program directs funds belonging to New Mexicans to help small business across our state weather this economic storm, and hopefully come out stronger on the other end.”

“It's an honor to have been a sponsor of the $400 million investment in our hard-working New Mexico small businesses,” said Rep. Matthews. “With the help of the loans, our small business owners will create jobs and survive the most challenging business environment we’ve ever seen. Our job now is to help them help all of us by buying – compra – local!”

Eligible businesses and nonprofits may borrow two times their average monthly expenses up to a maximum of $75,000. The measure sets the interest rate at one-half the prime rate on the day the loan is made. The initial loan period is three years, with interest-only payments for the first three years.

The loan program is limited to businesses and nonprofits with 2019 annual gross revenue of less than $5 million and whose 2020 April and May income dropped 30 percent or more compared to the same month in 2019.

The New Mexico Finance Authority is administering the Small Business Recovery Loan Fund.

The online application and more information on the program can be found at www.nmfinance.com.

Businesses seeking additional information and assistance through programs made available by the state of New Mexico may dial the state’s COVID-19 non-emergency information hotline at 833-551-0518 and select option 2. They may also visit gonm.biz.

August 4, 2020 4:00 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 21,340
Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 214 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
67 new cases in Bernalillo County
17 new cases in Chaves County
6 new cases in Cibola County
10 new cases in Curry County
34 new cases in Doña Ana County
9 new cases in Eddy County
23 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
5 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
8 new cases in Sandoval County
5 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Union County
8 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Sandia Ridge Center facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of Beehive Homes in Farmington.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 658.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, two in Doña Ana County, one in Luna County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 21,340 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 4,947
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 384
Cibola County: 345
Colfax County: 14
Curry County: 493
Doña Ana County: 2,272
Eddy County: 267
Grant County: 68
Guadalupe County: 31
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 88
Lea County: 679
Lincoln County: 110
Los Alamos County: 20
Luna County: 238
McKinley County: 4,009
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 193
Quay County: 34
Rio Arriba County: 298
Roosevelt County: 144
Sandoval County: 1,104
San Juan County: 3,008
San Miguel County: 42
Santa Fe County: 602
Sierra County: 30
Socorro County: 73
Taos County: 99
Torrance County: 60
Union County: 28
Valencia County: 381

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

The 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: 282
Otero County Prison Facility: 279
Otero County Processing Center: 159
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 470
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 3
As of today, there are 133 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 8,685 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 and acute care facilities:
The Adobe in Las Cruces
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belen
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo
Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Sunview in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center in Taos
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown 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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 3, 2020 4:12 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 21,130
Update includes one additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 117 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
18 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Curry County
27 new cases in Doña Ana County
5 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
14 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
9 new cases in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
5 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
1 new case in Sandoval County
1 new case in San Juan County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
2 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
The Department of Health on Monday reported one additional death in New Mexico related to COVID-19. It is:
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 655.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Curry County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Otero County – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 21,130 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 4,879
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 367
Cibola County: 340
Colfax County: 14
Curry County: 483
Doña Ana County: 2,240
Eddy County: 258
Grant County: 68
Guadalupe County: 31
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 88
Lea County: 656
Lincoln County: 109
Los Alamos County: 20
Luna County: 235
McKinley County: 4,004
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 188
Quay County: 33
Rio Arriba County: 296
Roosevelt County: 142
Sandoval County: 1,096
San Juan County: 3,003
San Miguel County: 42
Santa Fe County: 597
Sierra County: 30
Socorro County: 73
Taos County: 99
Torrance County: 60
Union County: 27
Valencia County: 373

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

The 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: 282
Otero County Prison Facility: 279
Otero County Processing Center: 159
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 470
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 3
As of today, there are 131 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 8,463 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 and acute care facilities:
The Adobe in Las Cruces
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center in Taos
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown 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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 3, 2020 9:07 AM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 21,016
Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 226 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
61 new cases in Bernalillo County
15 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
22 new cases in Curry County
35 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Eddy County
16 new cases in Lea County
6 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
5 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
1 new csae in Quay County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
13 new cases in Sandoval County
3 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
19 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
12 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 40s from Chaves County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 654.

Previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Curry County, one in Lea County, two in McKinley County and one in Roosevelt County); and one case in Bernalillo County that was determined to be an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 21,016 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 4,860
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 362
Cibola County: 336
Colfax County: 14
Curry County: 480
Doña Ana County: 2,214
Eddy County: 253
Grant County: 67
Guadalupe County: 31
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 88
Lea County: 641
Lincoln County: 105
Los Alamos County: 20
Luna County: 226
McKinley County: 4,002
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 184
Quay County: 32
Rio Arriba County: 294
Roosevelt County: 141
Sandoval County: 1,095
San Juan County: 3,002
San Miguel County: 42
Santa Fe County: 595
Sierra County: 29
Socorro County: 73
Taos County: 98
Torrance County: 60
Union County: 27
Valencia County: 369

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

The 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: 279
Otero County Prison Facility: 279
Otero County Processing Center: 159
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 470
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 3
As of today, there are 127 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 8,343 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 and acute care facilities:
The Adobe in Las Cruces
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center in Taos
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown 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).

The 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.
New 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.

August 1, 2020 7:47 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 20,796
Update includes nine additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 210 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
68 new cases in Bernalillo County
15 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
8 new cases in Curry County
11 new cases in Doña Ana County
5 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
21 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Luna County
11 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
14 new cases in Sandoval County
5 new cases in San Juan County
15 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
2 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Union County
3 new cases in Valencia County
13 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Saturday reported nine additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque.
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque.
A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Welbrook Senior Living in Las Cruces.
A male in his 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Lea County.
A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 651.

Previously reported numbers included eleven cases that have been identified as duplicates (three in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, two in Curry County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Eddy County, one in McKinley County, two in Sandoval County); one case in Doña Ana County that was not lab confirmed; and two cases in Doña Ana County that have been identified as out-of-state residents – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 20,796 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 4,800
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 348
Cibola County: 333
Colfax County: 13
Curry County: 459
Doña Ana County: 2,178
Eddy County: 247
Grant County: 67
Guadalupe County: 31
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 88
Lea County: 626
Lincoln County: 99
Los Alamos County: 20
Luna County: 225
McKinley County: 3,999
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 183
Quay County: 31
Rio Arriba County: 294
Roosevelt County: 140
Sandoval County: 1,082
San Juan County: 2,999
San Miguel County: 41
Santa Fe County: 576
Sierra County: 29
Socorro County: 73
Taos County: 96
Torrance County: 59
Union County: 27
Valencia County: 357

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

The 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: 279
Otero County Prison Facility: 279
Otero County Processing Center: 159
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 470
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 3
As of today, there are 134 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 8,286 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 and acute care facilities:
The Adobe in Las Cruces
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center in Taos
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
The Woodmark at Uptown 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).

The 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.
New 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.

July 30, 2020 5:25 PM

State renews emergency public health order

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials on Thursday announced the state of New Mexico will extend its emergency public health order and keep intact existing public health restrictions and guidelines while the state continues to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The emergency public health order retains the state’s public health prohibition on mass gatherings and keeps in place temporary indoor occupancy restrictions for certain businesses, particularly indoor “close-contact” businesses such as restaurants and gyms.

Also unchanged is the statewide requirement that all individuals wear face coverings in public and that business operators require customers to wear face coverings upon entrance.

The governor will likewise renew her executive order mandating a temporary quarantine for individuals traveling into the state.

The statewide rolling 7-day case average continues to press the bounds of its highest point since the outset of the pandemic, having increased 41% since July 1; the 7-day average has been steadily increasing since mid-June. The state’s rate of spread – expressed as an r-effective, signifying the average number of subsequent infections one infection will reproduce – remains above 1, meaning cases will continue to grow. Three of the state’s five public health regions – the northwest, southwest and southeast – have r-effective numbers of 1.6, 1.2 and 1.2, according to the Medical Advisory Team. The metro and northeast regions both had r-effective numbers of 0.9 as of Tuesday.

After decreasing from May to mid-June, New Mexico’s reported COVID-19 fatalities are once again rising week-over-week – the state Department of Health reported 36 COVID-19 deaths the week ending July 25 and has reported 25 already this week, through Wednesday. While ventilator usage has remained steady, according to the state Medical Advisory Team, COVID-19 hospitalizations have also risen in aggregate since early July.

“We’re still not where we need to be as a state, but we are seeing some hopeful signs of stabilization,” said Human Services Secretary David Scrase, M.D. “Unfortunately, stabilizing at a high level of daily case counts will result in sustained pressure on state resources, will result in too many illnesses and too much risk. We’ve got to stay the course and drive down the spread of infection in our state. We all know the steps we can take to do that: Stay home, avoid groups of people, wear a mask, keep six feet apart from others and wash your hands frequently. Every New Mexico life is important; every single one. That’s why we’re all fighting so hard.”

Rapid responses conducted by the state Environment Department and other state agencies continue to increase, with 215 rapid responses to places of employment where COVID-19 exposure occurred during the week of July 20-26. The prior week saw 185 rapid responses, and the week prior to that saw 175. Almost a quarter of the state’s rapid responses for occupational exposure – 48 the week of July 20-26 – were reported in the food industries (restaurants, grocery stores and food manufacturing facilities).

“We continue to work around the clock to respond to positive cases in the workplace,” said Environment Department Cabinet Secretary James Kenney. “We are grateful for the cooperation of the vast majority of New Mexico employers, who are taking steps to protect employees and customers. But we can do better – stay home, avoid gatherings and wear a mask when you go out. You, too, can help protect employees of New Mexico businesses.”

The extended public health order streamlines the categories of business operations. Wineries and distilleries will now be classified alongside other food and drink establishments such as restaurants, meaning they may operate under the same requirements: Outdoor and patio seating is permitted while indoor seating and service is not and outdoor tables must be separated by six feet of distance, among other COVID-Safe Practices required for restaurants and eateries.

“Personal behavior is the essential factor right now,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “Countless New Mexicans have made so many incredible sacrifices to reduce the spread of the virus in their communities – and yet too many New Mexicans are still gathering in groups, not wearing face coverings and taking undue risks. The state’s public health requirements reflect everything we know to work in reducing the opportunity for the virus to spread. In short, we have everything in place that can and will get our state back to a better and steadier place in our fight against this virus – if and only if New Mexicans make and continue to make the right individual and collective decisions. We’ve got to keep on the right track to ensure our students and educators can get back in the classroom this school year. I want to encourage New Mexicans in the strongest possible terms: We cannot let our guard down.”

The emergency public health order signed by Health Secretary Kathyleen Kunkel is effective for 30 days through Aug. 28. That order is attached to this news release. An updated executive order pertaining to mandatory quarantine for individuals arriving in the state will be disseminated upon its execution.

New Mexicans seeking food, economic or health care help – or personal help in any number of areas – are encouraged to visit http://www.newmexico.gov/i-need-assistance/.

New Mexico small businesses seeking assistance applying for the various programs established by the state may call the state’s information hotline, 1-833-551-0518, and select option #2.

July 30, 2020 4:01 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 20,388
Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 255 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
63 new cases in Bernalillo County
17 new cases in Chaves County
12 new cases in Cibola County
6 new cases in Curry County
22 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
15 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
1 new case in Luna County
35 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
7 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
14 new cases in Sandoval County
22 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
15 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Union County
4 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Thursday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual 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 San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 635.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Curry County – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 20,388 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 4,688
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 317
Cibola County: 318
Colfax County: 13
Curry County: 431
Doña Ana County: 2,139
Eddy County: 239
Grant County: 66
Guadalupe County: 31
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 85
Lea County: 596
Lincoln County: 91
Los Alamos County: 18
Luna County: 220
McKinley County: 3,977
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 178
Quay County: 31
Rio Arriba County: 292
Roosevelt County: 134
Sandoval County: 1,063
San Juan County: 2,986
San Miguel County: 41
Santa Fe County: 550
Sierra County: 28
Socorro County: 73
Taos County: 91
Torrance County: 59
Union County: 25
Valencia County: 346

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

The 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: 266
Otero County Prison Facility: 278
Otero County Processing Center: 159
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 4
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 470
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 3
As of today, there are 156 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 8,015 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 and acute care facilities:
The Adobe in Las Cruces
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
The Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center in Taos
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
Wheatfields Senior Living in Clovis
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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).

The 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.
New 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.

July 29, 2020 5:35 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 20,136
Update includes six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 352 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
87 new cases in Bernalillo County
14 new cases in Chaves County
11 new cases in Cibola County
16 new cases in Curry County
38 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
10 new cases in Lea County
9 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Luna County
8 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
9 new cases in Roosevelt County
17 new cases in Sandoval County
18 new cases in San Juan County
11 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
2 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
9 new cases in Valencia County
76 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque.
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Avamere Rehabilitation at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque.
A female in her 60s from Chaves County.
A male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Bonney Family Home in Gallup.
A male in his 60s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 632.

Previously reported numbers included two cases in Bernalillo County that have been identified as duplicates; five cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (three in Chaves County, two in Doña Ana County); and three cases that were reported as being among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center that have since been identified as Cibola County residents – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 20,136 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 4,627
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 300
Cibola County: 306
Colfax County: 13
Curry County: 426
Doña Ana County: 2,118
Eddy County: 236
Grant County: 65
Guadalupe County: 31
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 85
Lea County: 581
Lincoln County: 88
Los Alamos County: 17
Luna County: 218
McKinley County: 3,942
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 176
Quay County: 31
Rio Arriba County: 285
Roosevelt County: 131
Sandoval County: 1,049
San Juan County: 2,964
San Miguel County: 40
Santa Fe County: 535
Sierra County: 28
Socorro County: 71
Taos County: 89
Torrance County: 59
Union County: 24
Valencia County: 342

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

The 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: 266
Otero County Prison Facility: 278
Otero County Processing Center: 159
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 2
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 469
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 3
As of today, there are 158 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 7,817 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 and acute care facilities:
The Adobe in Las Cruces
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center in Taos
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, 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.
New 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.

July 28, 2020 5:40 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 19,791
Update includes seven additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 301 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
80 new cases in Bernalillo County
21 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
15 new cases in Curry County
22 new cases in Doña Ana County
9 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
25 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
18 new cases in Luna County
16 new cases in McKinley County
6 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
15 new cases in Sandoval County
20 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
14 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
2 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
14 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported seven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.
A female in her 60s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 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 626.

Previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, three in Doña Ana County, one in McKinley County); two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in McKinley County, one in Taos County); and four cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (two in Chaves County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Eddy County) – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers also included eighteen cases (two in Bernalillo County, fourteen in Cibola County, one in McKinley County, one in Sandoval County) reported in respective county totals that have since been determined to be among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 19,791 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 4,542
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 289
Cibola County: 292
Colfax County: 13
Curry County: 410
Doña Ana County: 2,082
Eddy County: 233
Grant County: 65
Guadalupe County: 31
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 85
Lea County: 571
Lincoln County: 79
Los Alamos County: 17
Luna County: 215
McKinley County: 3,934
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 174
Quay County: 31
Rio Arriba County: 281
Roosevelt County: 122
Sandoval County: 1,032
San Juan County: 2,946
San Miguel County: 40
Santa Fe County: 524
Sierra County: 27
Socorro County: 71
Taos County: 87
Torrance County: 58
Union County: 24
Valencia County: 333

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

The 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: 193
Otero County Prison Facility: 277
Otero County Processing Center: 159
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 25
Lea County Correctional Facility: 2
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 469
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility: 1
As of today, there are 160 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 7,657 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 and acute care facilities:
The Adobe in Las Cruces
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center in Taos
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working.
New 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.

July 27, 2020 4:04 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 19,502
Update includes five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 467 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
62 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
8 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
16 new cases in Curry County
76 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
25 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
7 new cases in Luna County
13 new cases in McKinley County
21 new cases in Otero County
6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
7 new cases in Roosevelt County
9 new cases in Sandoval County
12 new cases in San Juan County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Torrance County
6 new cases in Valencia County
170 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Monday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Sandia Ridge Center facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Montebello on Academy facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 100s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.
A male in his 50s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 619.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, two in Lea County, one in McKinley County) and five cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (two in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Grant County, one in San Juan County) – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers did not include two cases that were thought to be out-of-state residents but have since been determined to be New Mexico residents and have been added to their respective county totals, one in Bernalillo County and one in Chaves County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 19,502 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 4,466
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 270
Cibola County: 302
Colfax County: 13
Curry County: 395
Doña Ana County: 2,064
Eddy County: 225
Grant County: 63
Guadalupe County: 29
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 85
Lea County: 546
Lincoln County: 75
Los Alamos County: 17
Luna County: 197
McKinley County: 3,921
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 168
Quay County: 31
Rio Arriba County: 280
Roosevelt County: 117
Sandoval County: 1,018
San Juan County: 2,926
San Miguel County: 39
Santa Fe County: 510
Sierra County: 26
Socorro County: 71
Taos County: 86
Torrance County: 56
Union County: 23
Valencia County: 319

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

The 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: 175
Otero County Prison Facility: 277
Otero County Processing Center: 159
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 24
Lea County Correctional Facility: 2
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 469
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility: 1
As of today, there are 159 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 7,459 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 and acute care facilities:
The Adobe in Las Cruces
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center in Taos
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working.
New 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.

July 27, 2020 2:36 PM

Gov. Lujan Grisham approves $178 million of CARES Act funding for small businesses, tribal and local governments
$150 million for local governments and small business,
$28 million for tribal governments

SANTA FE – The office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday announced that applications have gone out for $178 million of CARES Act funding for tribal and local governments. $28 million is available for tribal government grants and $150 million is available for city and county grants. These funds can cover costs that are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency for the period beginning on March 1, 2020, through December 30, 2020.

$50 million of the local government allocation is designated for the establishment of local grant programs to support small businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. The local government grant program will also enable cities and counties to make more child care options available for parents whose children’s school schedules have been impacted by the health emergency.

The CARES Act provided funds to state, territorial, local, and tribal governments to respond directly to the emergency, such as by addressing medical or public health needs, as well as expenditures incurred to respond to second-order effects of the emergency, such as by providing economic support to those suffering from employment or business interruptions due to COVID-19-related business closures.

“This unprecedented public health and economic crisis has caused a tremendous strain on local governments and on small businesses across our state,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “In particular, I am pleased that this grant money is available to support restaurants, retailers, and other small businesses in New Mexico that have been impacted by the emergency.”

The tribal applications went out July 10, 2020, and are due back July 29, 2020. These applications for funding will be reviewed and scored with award letters going out to the entities within 10 business days of the application closing date.

The local government applications went out Friday and are due back August 7, 2020. These will also be reviewed within 10 business days with award letters going out on or before August 21, 2020.

The local government grants can be used for:
Purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) required to conduct government business
Expenses incurred to mitigate the spread—sanitizing, public service announcements
Public health and safety personnel costs
Senior programs
Corrections
Police
Fire/EMS
Necessary expenses as stated in the Coronavirus Relief Fund Guidance
Small Business Continuity Grants
Child care assistance
Housing/rental assistance

July 26, 2020 10:10 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 19,042
Update includes seven additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 266 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

91 new cases in Bernalillo County
7 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
22 new cases in Curry County
26 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
18 new cases in Lea County
8 new cases in Lincoln County
5 new cases in Luna County
14 new cases in McKinley County
5 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
15 new cases in Sandoval County
4 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
15 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
3 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
2 new cases in Union County
12 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported seven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A female in her 60s from Bernalillo 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 male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from Rio Arriba County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s 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 614.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that were duplicates (one case in Bernalillo County, one case in Doña Ana County, one case in McKinley County, one case in Valencia County), two cases that were not lab confirmed (one case in Guadalupe County, one in Lincoln County) and seven cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (three cases in Bernalillo County, three cases in Doña Ana County, one case Lea County) – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers did not include one case that was thought to be an out-0f-state resident that has since been determined to be a New Mexico resident and has been added to San Juan County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 19,042 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 4,405
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 267
Cibola County: 294
Colfax County: 12
Curry County: 379
Doña Ana County: 1,990
Eddy County: 221
Grant County: 63
Guadalupe County: 29
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 85
Lea County: 523
Lincoln County: 75
Los Alamos County: 16
Luna County: 190
McKinley County: 3,909
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 147
Quay County: 31
Rio Arriba County: 275
Roosevelt County: 110
Sandoval County: 1,009
San Juan County: 2,915
San Miguel County: 39
Santa Fe County: 497
Sierra County: 26
Socorro County: 71
Taos County: 84
Torrance County: 52
Union County: 23
Valencia County: 313

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

The 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: 5
Otero County Prison Facility: 277
Otero County Processing Center: 159
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 24
Lea County Correctional Facility: 2
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 467
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility: 1
As of today, there are 144 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 7,349 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 and acute care facilities:

The Adobe in Las Cruces
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center in Taos
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:

Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working.
New 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.

July 24, 2020 5:08 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 18,475
Update includes five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 317 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

96 new cases in Bernalillo County
18 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
10 new cases in Curry County
42 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
15 new cases in Lea County
17 new cases in Lincoln County
8 new cases in Luna County
24 new cases in McKinley County
11 new cases in Otero County
6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
11 new cases in Sandoval County
12 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Union County
10 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility
The Department of Health on Friday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident at The Rio at Las Estancias facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites facility in Albuquerque and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Curry County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 601.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents ( one case in Chaves County, one case in Lea County, one case in Otero County, one case in San Juan County) and one case in Lea County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 18,475 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 4,227
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 252
Cibola County: 287
Colfax County: 11
Curry County: 345
Doña Ana County: 1,906
Eddy County: 213
Grant County: 64
Guadalupe County: 27
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 85
Lea County: 479
Lincoln County: 64
Los Alamos County: 16
Luna County: 183
McKinley County: 3,868
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 137
Quay County: 28
Rio Arriba County: 267
Roosevelt County: 104
Sandoval County: 983
San Juan County: 2,901
San Miguel County: 36
Santa Fe County: 474
Sierra County: 22
Socorro County: 68
Taos County: 82
Torrance County: 52
Union County: 21
Valencia County: 295

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 276
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 24
Lea County Correctional Facility: 2
Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 467
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility: 1
As of today, there are 161 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 7,156 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 and acute care facilities:

The Adobe in Las Cruces
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center in Taos
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:

Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working.
New 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.

July 23, 2020 4:16 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 18,163
Update includes five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 343 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

126 new cases in Bernalillo County
6 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Cibola County
7 new cases in Curry County
31 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
3 new cases in Hidalgo
33 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Luna County
26 new cases in McKinley County
7 new cases in Otero County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Roosevelt County
16 new cases in Sandoval County
21 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
1 new case in Socorro County
7 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
3 new cases in Union County
9 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
1 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Thursday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites facility in Albuquerque and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 40s from Lea 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.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 596.

Previously reported numbers included seven cases that have been identified as a duplicates (one case in Bernalillo County, four cases in Doña Ana County, one case in Sandoval County, one case in Valencia County) two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents ( one case in Doña Ana County, one case in Eddy County) – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers did not include one case that was thought to be an out-0f-state resident that has since been determined to be a New Mexico resident and has been added to Luna County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 18,163 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 4,131
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 235
Cibola County: 283
Colfax County: 11
Curry County: 335
Doña Ana County: 1,864
Eddy County: 207
Grant County: 63
Guadalupe County: 27
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 84
Lea County: 465
Lincoln County: 47
Los Alamos County: 16
Luna County: 175
McKinley County: 3,844
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 127
Quay County: 28
Rio Arriba County: 261
Roosevelt County: 101
Sandoval County: 972
San Juan County: 2,890
San Miguel County: 35
Santa Fe County: 462
Sierra County: 22
Socorro County: 68
Taos County: 81
Torrance County: 52
Union County: 17
Valencia County: 285

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 276
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 24
Lea County Correctional Facility: 2
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 466
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 167 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 7,056 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 and acute care facilities:

The Adobe in Las Cruces
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa Contenta Assisted Living in Rio Rancho
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center in Taos
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:

Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working.
New 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.

July 22, 2020 4:07 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 17,828
Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 316 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

89 new cases in Bernalillo County
7 new cases in Chaves County
7 new cases in Cibola County
2 new cases in Curry County
53 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
20 new case in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Luna County
35 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Mora County
7 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
15 new cases in Sandoval County
8 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
19 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Taos County
14 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 591.

Previously reported numbers included one case that has been identified as a duplicate in Bernalillo County, three cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one case in Bernalillo County, one case in Doña Ana County, one case in Otero County) and one case in Curry County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 17,828 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 4,005
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 229
Cibola County: 278
Colfax County: 11
Curry County: 328
Doña Ana County: 1,838
Eddy County: 202
Grant County: 59
Guadalupe County: 26
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 81
Lea County: 431
Lincoln County: 44
Los Alamos County: 16
Luna County: 168
McKinley County: 3,818
Mora County: 6
Otero County: 120
Quay County: 28
Rio Arriba County: 256
Roosevelt County: 95
Sandoval County: 957
San Juan County: 2,869
San Miguel County: 36
Santa Fe County: 456
Sierra County: 21
Socorro County: 67
Taos County: 74
Torrance County: 51
Union County: 14
Valencia County: 278

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 276
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 24
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 465
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 178 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 6,974 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 and acute care facilities:

The Adobe in Las Cruces
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Sierra Springs Assisted Living in Los Lunas
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center in Taos
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:

Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working.
New 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.

July 21, 2020 6:49 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 17,517
Update includes ten additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 307 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

60 new cases in Bernalillo County
11 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
11 new cases in Curry County
49 new cases in Doña Ana County
9 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
32 new case in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
10 new cases in Luna County
16 new cases in McKinley County
7 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
47 new cases in Rio Arriba County
9 new cases in Sandoval County
19 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported ten additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from Grant County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Lincoln County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 40s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 588.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (one case in Bernalillo County, one case Rio Arriba County, two cases in Santa Fe County) and one case that has been identified as out-of-state resident in Santa Fe County – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 17,517 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 3,920
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 223
Cibola County: 271
Colfax County: 11
Curry County: 327
Doña Ana County: 1,786
Eddy County: 196
Grant County: 55
Guadalupe County: 26
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 80
Lea County: 411
Lincoln County: 41
Los Alamos County: 16
Luna County: 165
McKinley County: 3,783
Mora County: 3
Otero County: 113
Quay County: 26
Rio Arriba County: 251
Roosevelt County: 92
Sandoval County: 942
San Juan County: 2,861
San Miguel County: 34
Santa Fe County: 436
Sierra County: 21
Socorro County: 67
Taos County: 71
Torrance County: 51
Union County: 14
Valencia County: 264

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 276
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 22
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 461
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 154 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 6,870 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 and acute care facilities:

The Adobe in Las Cruces
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
GoodLife Senior Living in Carlsbad
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell
Taos Living Center in Taos
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:

Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working.
New 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.

July 20, 2020 4:00 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 17,215
Update includes seven additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 255 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

88 new cases in Bernalillo County
15 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Cibola County
18 new cases in Curry County
22 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
10 new cases in Luna County
13 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Roosevelt County
14 new cases in Sandoval County
8 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
16 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
9 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Monday reported seven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of The Rio at Las Estancias facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s from Cibola 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 male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 578.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one case in Chaves County, one case Curry County, one case in Doña Ana County), five cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one case in Bernalillo County, three cases in Curry County, one case in Roosevelt County) and three cases that were not lab confirmed (onecase in Bernalillo County, one case in Doña Ana County, one case in Valencia County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 17,215 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 3,861
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 212
Cibola County: 267
Colfax County: 11
Curry County: 316
Doña Ana County: 1,737
Eddy County: 187
Grant County: 53
Guadalupe County: 24
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 78
Lea County: 379
Lincoln County: 38
Los Alamos County: 14
Luna County: 155
McKinley County: 3,767
Mora County: 3
Otero County: 106
Quay County: 24
Rio Arriba County: 205
Roosevelt County: 92
Sandoval County: 933
San Juan County: 2,842
San Miguel County: 34
Santa Fe County: 433
Sierra County: 21
Socorro County: 67
Taos County: 71
Torrance County: 51
Union County: 14
Valencia County: 260

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 276
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 22
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 461
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 154 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 6,814 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 and acute care facilities:

The Adobe in Las Cruces
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
El Castillo in Santa Fe
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences
North Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Retreat Healthcare in Rio Rancho
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Taos Living Center in Taos
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
White Sands Healthcare in Hobbs
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:

Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working.
New 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.

July 20, 2020 7:11 AM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 16,971
Update includes two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 241 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
99 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Curry County
30 new cases in Doña Ana County
8 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
35 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
11 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
14 new cases in Sandoval County
6 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
1 new case in Socorro County
1 new case in Torrance County
5 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 50s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 571.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Bernalillo County that has been identified as a duplicate and five cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (two in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Doña Ana County, one in San Juan County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 16,971 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 3,775
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 197
Cibola County: 262
Colfax County: 11
Curry County: 302
Doña Ana County: 1,717
Eddy County: 181
Grant County: 49
Guadalupe County: 24
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 78
Lea County: 378
Lincoln County: 36
Los Alamos County: 14
Luna County: 145
McKinley County: 3,754
Mora County: 3
Otero County: 102
Quay County: 22
Rio Arriba County: 199
Roosevelt County: 89
Sandoval County: 919
San Juan County: 2,834
San Miguel County: 32
Santa Fe County: 417
Sierra County: 20
Socorro County: 65
Taos County: 69
Torrance County: 51
Union County: 14
Valencia County: 252

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 276
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 22
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 461
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 161 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 6,764 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 and acute care facilities:
The Adobe in Las Cruces
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Taos Living Center in Taos
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working.
New 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.

July 19, 2020 7:36 AM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 16,736
Update includes four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 280 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
99 new cases in Bernalillo County
8 new cases in Chaves County
11 new cases in Curry County
46 new cases in Doña Ana County
5 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
10 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Luna County
19 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
10 new cases in Sandoval County
20 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
11 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
1 new case in Socorro County
1 new case in Torrance County
6 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals being held by federal agencies at Otero County Prison Facility
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
13 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Saturday reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a patient at the Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
A male in his 70s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.
A female in her 80s in Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 569.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Curry County that was not lab confirmed – this has now been corrected. Previously reported numbers did not include one case that was thought to be an out-0f-state resident that has since been determined to be a New Mexico resident and has been added to San Juan County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 16,736 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 3,679
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 197
Cibola County: 259
Colfax County: 11
Curry County: 301
Doña Ana County: 1,688
Eddy County: 173
Grant County: 47
Guadalupe County: 24
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 78
Lea County: 343
Lincoln County: 34
Los Alamos County: 14
Luna County: 144
McKinley County: 3,743
Mora County: 3
Otero County: 100
Quay County: 22
Rio Arriba County: 195
Roosevelt County: 86
Sandoval County: 905
San Juan County: 2,829
San Miguel County: 31
Santa Fe County: 407
Sierra County: 19
Socorro County: 64
Taos County: 69
Torrance County: 50
Union County: 14
Valencia County: 247

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 276
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 22
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 461
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 160 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 6,736 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 and acute care facilities:
The Adobe in Las Cruces
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Taos Living Center in Taos
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
​Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.​;
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working.
New 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.

July 18, 2020 10:44 AM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 16,456
Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 319 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

111 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Colfax County
9 new cases in Curry County
36 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
11 new cases in Lea County
5 new cases in Luna County
16 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
6 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
37 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
12 new cases in Sandoval County
26 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
7 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Taos County
25 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Friday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A male in his 40s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 565.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in Doña Ana County, one in McKinley County) – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers did not include one case in Doña Ana County that was thought to be an out-of-state resident that has since been determined to be a New Mexico resident and has been added to Doña Ana County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 16,456 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 3,578
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 189
Cibola County: 259
Colfax County: 11
Curry County: 291
Doña Ana County: 1,645
Eddy County: 168
Grant County: 47
Guadalupe County: 24
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 77
Lea County: 333
Lincoln County: 32
Los Alamos County: 14
Luna County: 140
McKinley County: 3,724
Mora County: 3
Otero County: 96
Quay County: 22
Rio Arriba County: 193
Roosevelt County: 84
Sandoval County: 895
San Juan County: 2,808
San Miguel County: 30
Santa Fe County: 396
Sierra County: 17
Socorro County: 63
Taos County: 69
Torrance County: 49
Union County: 14
Valencia County: 241

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 9
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 459
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 166 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 6,654 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 and acute care facilities:

The Adobe in Las Cruces
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Taos Living Center in Taos
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:

Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

July 16, 2020 4:27 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 16,138
Update includes five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 300 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
103 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
4 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
11 new cases in Curry County
39 new cases in Doña Ana County
13 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
4 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
23 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
2 new cases in Luna County
20 new cases in McKinley County
5 new cases in Otero County
9 new cases in Rio Arriba County
15 new cases in Sandoval County
16 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
9 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Taos County
11 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Thursday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Sandia Ridge Center facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 70s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Grants.
A female in her 40s 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 female in her 90s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Cedar Ridge Inn facility in Farmington.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 562.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Socorro County that has been identified as a duplicate and two cases in Chaves County that have been identified as out-of-state residents – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 16,138 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 3,464
Catron County: 4
Chaves County: 188
Cibola County: 259
Colfax County: 10
Curry County: 282
Doña Ana County: 1,610
Eddy County: 167
Grant County: 46
Guadalupe County: 24
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 76
Lea County: 322
Lincoln County: 32
Los Alamos County: 14
Luna County: 135
McKinley County: 3,709
Mora County: 2
Otero County: 89
Quay County: 19
Rio Arriba County: 156
Roosevelt County: 83
Sandoval County: 883
San Juan County: 2,782
San Miguel County: 29
Santa Fe County: 389
Sierra County: 17
Socorro County: 64
Taos County: 65
Torrance County: 49
Union County: 14
Valencia County: 217

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 7
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 459
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 170 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 6,578 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 and acute care facilities:
The Adobe in Las Cruces
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

July 16, 2020 8:49 AM

Top 10 “Best Practices” to control CV-19.
1. KNOW HOW IT SPREADS!
• There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
• The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
• The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
a. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
b. Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
c. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
d. Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
2. Wear a Mask!!!
• The CDC is recommending that everyone wear a cloth mask when they go out in public.
• Experts say the homemade masks won’t protect someone from getting sick, but they can help prevent the spread of the disease by those with the virus.
https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/local/2020/07/06/las-cruces-city-council-extends-mayors-emergency-face-mask-order/5388510002/
3. Wear Your Face Covering Correctly!
• Wash your hands before putting on your face covering
• Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
• Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face
• Make sure you can breathe easily
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wear-cloth-face-coverings.html
4. Wash Your Hands!!!
People should wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/index.html
5. Mandatory 14-day quarantine for all out of state travelers by air or vehicle.
If you are arriving in, New Mexico, from out-of-state, you must self-quarantine for 14-days. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has issued an executive order requiring all out-of-state visitors to New Mexico to self-isolate for at least 14 days to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Travelers who fail to voluntarily self-isolate will be subject to forced isolation or quarantine by the New Mexico Health Department.
Exemptions to the requirement still apply in the following cases:
• Airline employees on travel for work
• Individuals performing public safety or public health functions
• Emergency first responders
• Health care workers
• Military personnel
• Individuals employed by a federal agency or a national defense contractor
• Individuals arriving to New Mexico pursuant to a court order
• Individuals employed or contracted by an essential business traveling into the state to conduct business activities
https://www.governor.state.nm.us/2020/03/27/gov-lujan-grisham-orders-self-isolation-for-air-travelers-to-n-m/
6. Avoid Close Contact!
• Inside your home: Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
− If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
• Outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
− Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
− Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
− Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/social-distancing.html
The question remains, “What’s the safest gathering size to slow the coronavirus?” Answer: “There isn't one!”
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/03/what-is-safest-gathering-size-coronavirus-wrong-question/#close
7. Clean and Disinfect!
• Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
• If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
• Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.
8. Monitor Your Health Daily!
• Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
o Especially important if you are running essential errands, going into the office or workplace, and in settings where it may be difficult to keep a physical distance of 6 feet.
• Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
o Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
• Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.
9. Prepare for Possible Illness!
• Consider members of the household who may have an increased risk for severe illness.
• Choose a room in your house that can be used to separate sick household members from others.
Generations in the household
• Those who are at an increased risk for severe illness: take additional precautions. Make sure you have access to several weeks of medications and supplies in case you need to stay home. Stay at home if possible.
• Children: How to keep kids healthy. Notify your child’s school or daycare if your child becomes sick with COVID-19.
• Take care of the emotional health of your household members, including yourself.
If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and can recover at home. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. • Keep track of your symptoms. • If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get emergency medical care immediately.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/checklist-household-ready.html
10. Take Care of Your Mental Health!
You may experience increased stress during this pandemic. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. Don’t wait, seek help!
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

July 15, 2020 4:38 PM

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Status

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department continues to observe its Phase 2 status for parks and recreational programs that follows COVID-19 safe practices and the State Public Health Order (https://cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/7.13.20-PHO.pdf) still in place which includes:
Wearing face coverings in public settings except when eating, drinking, or swimming.
Practicing social distancing.
Limiting the numbers of people gathering to five or fewer.
Phase 3 of the Parks & Recreation Department plan for reopening more public parks and adding services is on hold indefinitely due to the local increase in COVID-19 positive cases.

The following information is current as of Monday, July 13, 2020. Park schedule updates are available at www.las-cruces.org/COVID19ParkSchedule.

Open trails and public parks: The following are currently open with restrictions outlined for wearing masks or face coverings (to be worn in public settings even while exercising per current public health order), group size and social distancing:
All City trails
Klein Park (City Council District 1)
Tony Gomez Park/Frenger Park (City Council District 2)
Las Cruces Dog Park (City Council District 3)
La Llorona Park (City Council District 4)
Twin Parks (City Council District 5)
Desert Trails Community Park (City Council District 6)
Pools
Regional Aquatic Center
Limited lane and channel use and gym use by reservation only.
Mask or face coverings must be worn while exercising in the gym.
Masks do not need to be worn while swimming.
Frenger Pool
Limited lane use by reservation only.
Masks do not need to be worn while swimming.
Youth programs

The 2020 Summer Recreation Program began on July 13 and continues to Friday, August 7. Program and activities comply, as applicable, with the Governor’s COVID Safe Practices guidelines set out in the “All Together New Mexico: COVID-Safe Practices for Individuals and Employers.” (https://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-safe-practices/)
Masks must be worn during the camp.
Hand washing stations will be provided.
For more information about the 2020 Summer Recreation Program, go to www.las-cruces.org/1906/Summer-Recreation-Program.

Closed specialty parks and facilities until further notice:
City parks (except those designated open; no services including water fountains and restrooms).
Skate park.
BMX track.
Athletic ballfields.
East Mesa Recreation Center.
Frank O’Brien Papen Center.
Meerscheidt Recreation Center.

Operational closures until further notice:
Sports practice, league play, and tournaments on all City facilities (athletic fields and parks).
Parks permits are not being issued due to restrictions on group gatherings.
Youth and adult programming (except limited Summer Recreation Program. Go to www.las-cruces.org/1906/Summer-Recreation-Program for 2020 Summer Recreation Program information).
All fitness classes.
Juvenile Citation Program (JCP) activities.
Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) program activities.
Administration offices are closed.
For more information, visit www.las-cruces.org/COVID19ParkSchedule. Contact Parks & Recreation Department Administration Offices at 575/541-2550 or email at CLCEngage@las-cruces.org.

July 15, 2020 4:35 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 15,841
Update includes six additional COVID-19 deaths

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

162 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
4 new cases in Curry County
35 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
8 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
12 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
7 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
14 new cases in Sandoval County
24 new cases in San Juan County
29 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
2 new cases in Taos County
8 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana 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 had underlying conditions.
A male in his 30s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 557.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in McKinley County, one in Santa Fe County) these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 15,841 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 3,362
Catron County: 3
Chaves County: 186
Cibola County: 256
Colfax County: 10
Curry County: 271
Doña Ana County: 1,571
Eddy County: 154
Grant County: 44
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 75
Lea County: 299
Lincoln County: 29
Los Alamos County: 13
Luna County: 133
McKinley County: 3,689
Mora County: 2
Otero County: 84
Quay County: 19
Rio Arriba County: 147
Roosevelt County:83
Sandoval County: 867
San Juan County: 2,766
San Miguel County: 28
Santa Fe County: 380
Sierra County: 17
Socorro County: 65
Taos County: 61
Torrance County: 49
Union County:14
Valencia County: 206

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 7
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 459
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 174 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 6,496 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 and acute care facilities:

The Adobe in Las Cruces
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:

Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

July 14, 2020 8:44 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 15,514
Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 227 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

65 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
5 new cases in Curry County
49 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
6 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
4 new cases in Luna County
22 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
6 new cases in Sandoval County
12 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
6 new cases in Union County
6 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 30s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 551.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Eddy County, one in Mora County, one in San Juan County) and one case in Socorro County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. July 13’s update included reporting the death of a male in his 90s from San Juan County who was reported to have no underlying conditions - the individual did have underlying conditions, we regret the typo. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 15,514 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 3,200
Catron County: 3
Chaves County: 184
Cibola County: 253
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 267
Doña Ana County: 1,536
Eddy County: 150
Grant County: 41
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 75
Lea County: 291
Lincoln County: 25
Los Alamos County: 13
Luna County: 132
McKinley County: 3,679
Mora County: 2
Otero County: 83
Quay County: 17
Rio Arriba County: 140
Roosevelt County:81
Sandoval County: 853
San Juan County: 2,742
San Miguel County: 28
Santa Fe County: 352
Sierra County: 16
Socorro County: 65
Taos County: 59
Torrance County: 49
Union County:14
Valencia County: 198

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 7
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 458
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 171 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 6,429 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 and acute care facilities:

The Adobe in Las Cruces
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:

Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

July 13, 2020 7:44 PM

The City of Las Cruces City Council and Administration endorses the actions of the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) in calling for the immediate closure of the Las Cruces Walmart Store located on Rinconada Boulevard, in order to keep Las Crucens safe as they shop for essential items locally. Read the NMED statement here

During the weekend, the NMED’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau posted notice of “imminent and substantial endangerment to employees and the public” at the RinconadaBoulevard Walmart store after four employees tested positive for COVID-19.

In a News Release issued July 11, the NMED stated the test results of rapid response testing for the virus identified that four employees tested positive during a three-week time span.

The State is urging customers who visited the Las Cruces Walmart since June 22 and any other residents who believe they may have been exposed to seek testing. Testing is widely available across the state, and testing locations and times can easily be easily identified by visiting the following website:  https://cvprovider.nmhealth.org/directory.html.

The City of Las Cruces would like to reiterate the importance of adhering to the Governor’s Health Order and COVID-safe practices like regular hand washing, wearing a mask, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, staying home and avoiding unnecessary travel, no mass gatherings (to include parties), covering coughs or sneezes, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects, getting tested if you feel you have symptoms or have been around those who may be infected, and self-quarantine when necessary.

July 13, 2020 5:53 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 15,291
Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 264 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
59 new cases in Bernalillo County
17 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
11 new cases in Curry County
82 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
2 new new cases in Hidalgo County
5 new cases in Lea County
6 new cases in Luna County
24 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
9 new cases in Sandoval County
21 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
4 new cases in Taos County
6 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Monday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 80s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a patient at Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 50s from McKinley County.
A male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual has no underlying conditions and was a resident of Crane’s Roost Care Home facility in Aztec.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 548.

Previously reported numbers included one case that was a duplicate in San Juan County – this has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 15,291 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 3,134
Catron County: 3
Chaves County: 179
Cibola County: 251
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 262
Doña Ana County: 1,487
Eddy County: 144
Grant County: 35
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 74
Lea County: 285
Lincoln County: 24
Los Alamos County: 12
Luna County: 128
McKinley County: 3,657
Mora County: 3
Otero County: 79
Quay County: 16
Rio Arriba County: 139
Roosevelt County: 79
Sandoval County: 847
San Juan County: 2,731
San Miguel County: 27
Santa Fe County: 341
Sierra County: 16
Socorro County: 66
Taos County: 57
Torrance County: 49
Union County: 8
Valencia County: 192

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 7
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 458
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 172 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 6,363 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 and acute care facilities:
The Adobe in Las Cruces
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

July 13, 2020 5:53 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 15,291
Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 264 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
59 new cases in Bernalillo County
17 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
11 new cases in Curry County
82 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
2 new new cases in Hidalgo County
5 new cases in Lea County
6 new cases in Luna County
24 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
9 new cases in Sandoval County
21 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
4 new cases in Taos County
6 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Monday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 80s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a patient at Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 50s from McKinley County.
A male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual has no underlying conditions and was a resident of Crane’s Roost Care Home facility in Aztec.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 548.

Previously reported numbers included one case that was a duplicate in San Juan County – this has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 15,291 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 3,134
Catron County: 3
Chaves County: 179
Cibola County: 251
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 262
Doña Ana County: 1,487
Eddy County: 144
Grant County: 35
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 74
Lea County: 285
Lincoln County: 24
Los Alamos County: 12
Luna County: 128
McKinley County: 3,657
Mora County: 3
Otero County: 79
Quay County: 16
Rio Arriba County: 139
Roosevelt County: 79
Sandoval County: 847
San Juan County: 2,731
San Miguel County: 27
Santa Fe County: 341
Sierra County: 16
Socorro County: 66
Taos County: 57
Torrance County: 49
Union County: 8
Valencia County: 192

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 7
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 458
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 172 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 6,363 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 and acute care facilities:
The Adobe in Las Cruces
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

July 13, 2020 5:52 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 15,291
Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 264 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
59 new cases in Bernalillo County
17 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
11 new cases in Curry County
82 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
2 new new cases in Hidalgo County
5 new cases in Lea County
6 new cases in Luna County
24 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
9 new cases in Sandoval County
21 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
4 new cases in Taos County
6 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Monday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 80s from Chaves County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a patient at Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 50s from McKinley County.
A male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual has no underlying conditions and was a resident of Crane’s Roost Care Home facility in Aztec.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 548.

Previously reported numbers included one case that was a duplicate in San Juan County – this has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 15,291 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 3,134
Catron County: 3
Chaves County: 179
Cibola County: 251
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 262
Doña Ana County: 1,487
Eddy County: 144
Grant County: 35
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 74
Lea County: 285
Lincoln County: 24
Los Alamos County: 12
Luna County: 128
McKinley County: 3,657
Mora County: 3
Otero County: 79
Quay County: 16
Rio Arriba County: 139
Roosevelt County: 79
Sandoval County: 847
San Juan County: 2,731
San Miguel County: 27
Santa Fe County: 341
Sierra County: 16
Socorro County: 66
Taos County: 57
Torrance County: 49
Union County: 8
Valencia County: 192

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 7
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 458
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 172 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 6,363 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 and acute care facilities:
The Adobe in Las Cruces
The Aristocrat Assisted Living Center in Alamogordo
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Sierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

July 13, 2020 1:30 PM

State re-enacts certain public health restrictions
Indoor seating at restaurants, breweries prohibited;
state parks accessible only to residents of New Mexico

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday announced a new public health emergency order re-enacting emergency public health restrictions on high-contact indoor environments where face-coverings are not worn in order to slow the rising spread of COVID-19 across the state. The public health order declaring the state's renewed public health protections is effective today, Monday, July 13th – a copy of the document is attached here.​ The order is effective through July 30.

New Mexico’s statewide cases of COVID-19 and rolling average of cases have risen and continue to rise. In the past two weeks, the state has seen 3,049 new positive cases of COVID-19, representing 20.2% of the total positive cases statewide over the course of the pandemic. These trends are similar to frightening upticks creating health care and hospital resource shortages in neighboring states and across the country.

The new public health order prohibits indoor dining at restaurants, which had been permitted at a limited capacity in the state since June 1. Also restricted is indoor seating at breweries, which had been permitted at a limited capacity since June 15.

Both restaurants and breweries may operate outdoor seating at 50 percent of the maximum occupancy as determined by fire code. Restaurants may continue to operate carry out, pickup and delivery services. Breweries may continue to operate curbside pickup services.

Additionally, gyms and other close contact businesses like tattoo shops and salons are now limited to 25 percent of the maximum occupancy as determined by the fire code.

The public health order has also been amended to restrict out-of-state visitors at New Mexico state parks. Visitors to state parks must demonstrate proof of residency or will not be permitted entry. According to New Mexico State Parks, visitors must show one of the following to demonstrate residency: a valid New Mexico license plate, New Mexico driver’s license or ID card, New Mexico vehicle registration, federal document attesting to residency, or military identification. In order to ensure compliance with the new public health order, State Parks will further modify days and hours of operation for a handful of parks due to continued visitation from out of state residents and the additional staff time needed to enforce the public health order. Visitors can check the list of state parks currently operating here.

The state’s mandate that all individuals must wear face-coverings in public – in effect since May 16 – has been strengthened to additionally require individuals to wear face-coverings while exercising. This requirement includes those exercising at indoor gyms and fitness centers. Operators of those establishments, like operators of other essential businesses, must require customers to wear face-coverings; violators will be subject to a fine.

“We knew when we began our methodical reopening process that we would be introducing risk, and to counter that risk we would all have to amend our behavior and take every individual precaution to begin to live in a COVID-positive world and sustain that process,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “Unfortunately, our state’s dramatically rising case numbers reflect that those behavior modifications and precautions have either not been taken seriously or taken up by enough people. The virus has been unleashed: Too many of us are still not wearing masks. Too many of us are still congregating in groups, taking risks with our own lives and endangering the health of our family members, our neighbors and our state. This virus does not discriminate. But we know prolonged exposure without face-coverings – as is the case in high-contact indoor settings – is a significant risk factor. And if we are to safely reopen our schools this fall, if we are to prevent further illness and hospitalization and death in our state, we must eliminate as much of the risk as we can. We flattened the curve in this state once. We’ll do it again.

“I know this news is a tough pill to swallow for many New Mexicans,” the governor added. “This public health crisis has been an overwhelming challenge for all of us – not least business-owners and workers whose lives and livelihoods have been upended as this virus spreads. But as I’ve said many times throughout this pandemic: We will not wait, as a state, for the worst to occur to make the hard decisions. We will not wait for rising cases to turn into rising hospitalizations and deaths as in our neighboring states.

“I am grateful to every New Mexican who is doing everything possible to slow this virus down. What we’re learning from the increase of COVID-19 cases across the state is that it’s going to take all of us together to put this virus in its place and allow us to really be able to move on with our lives. The best way to take care of our families and our economy is to take care of each other. Please wear facemasks. Please don’t gather in large groups without them. Please keep physical distance from others, and practice those healthy habits we were raised on. Emergency public health orders aren’t about controlling lives; they’re about saving lives. Getting this virus under control means being able to reopen our businesses, getting our kids back in schools and reuniting families with their loved ones in nursing homes. We have proven we can flatten the curve once; the only way we’ll flatten it again and get back to the lives we want to lead is pulling together.”

“COVID-19 cases in New Mexico are climbing at an alarming rate. We’re seeing an increase in younger people under 30 years of age that are testing positive for the virus – it has almost tripled in rate. Young people are not invincible – the first known COVID-19 related lung transplant was performed on a patient in Chicago in her 20s,” said Human Services Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. “Her lungs became so damaged she could not survive without support from machines and received a double-lung transplant on June 5. We know that human to human contact is spreading the coronavirus therefore if you want to see our economy recover, save 33,000 lives, and protect yourself: remain vigilant. Stay at home, wash your hands, clean surfaces, cough into a tissue, everyone needs to wear a face mask in public, and maintain social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet.”

“There has been significant community spread in our state since New Mexico opened more businesses,” said Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel, “and that spread has not been sufficiently mitigated with COVID-safe behaviors like face-coverings. Without those behaviors and strategies being uniformly adopted, the best way to reduce transmission is to reduce the opportunity for spread. We will all help each other through this.”

July 12, 2020 7:42 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 15,028
Update includes two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 262 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
111 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Curry County
32 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
11 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
20 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
4 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
17 new cases in Sandoval County
24 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
9 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
8 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from San Juan County.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 545.

Previously reported numbers included seven cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in Bernalillo County, six in Doña Ana County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 15,028 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 3,076
Catron County: 3
Chaves County: 162
Cibola County: 249
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 251
Doña Ana County: 1,404
Eddy County: 140
Grant County: 33
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 72
Lea County: 280
Lincoln County: 24
Los Alamos County: 12
Luna County: 122
McKinley County: 3,634
Mora County: 3
Otero County: 77
Quay County: 16
Rio Arriba County: 139
Roosevelt County: 79
Sandoval County: 838
San Juan County: 2,711
San Miguel County: 26
Santa Fe County: 337
Sierra County: 14
Socorro County: 64
Taos County: 53
Torrance County: 49
Union County: 8
Valencia County: 186

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 7
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 458
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 170 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 6,322 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 and acute care facilities:
The Adobe in Las Cruces
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Welbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

July 10, 2020 6:08 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 14,549
Update includes six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 301 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
73 new cases in Bernalillo County
7 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
8 new cases in Curry County
44 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
8 new cases in Hidalgo County
32 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Luna County
33 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
5 new cases in Otero County
8 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
11 new cases in Sandoval County
31 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
20 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
7 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Friday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Camino Healthcare facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual was a resident of the Little Sisters of the Poor facility in Gallup.
A male in his 70s in Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and was a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Otero County Prison Facility.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield.
A second male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 539.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as a duplicate and two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 14,549 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 2,886
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 158
Cibola County: 245
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 235
Doña Ana County: 1,350
Eddy County: 125
Grant County: 30
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 72
Lea County: 262
Lincoln County: 19
Los Alamos County: 11
Luna County: 115
McKinley County: 3,600
Mora County: 1
Otero County: 72
Quay County: 12
Rio Arriba County: 136
Roosevelt County: 78
Sandoval County: 813
San Juan County: 2,659
San Miguel County: 25
Santa Fe County: 322
Sierra County: 14
Socorro County: 62
Taos County: 51
Torrance County: 47
Union County: 8
Valencia County: 175

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 6
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 457
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 151 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 6,181 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 and acute care facilities:
The Adobe in Las Cruces
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bloomfield
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Center in Rio Rancho
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

July 9, 2020 5:24 PM

State to re-enact certain public health restrictions
Indoor seating at restaurants, breweries prohibited;
state parks accessible only to residents of New Mexico

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday announced the state of New Mexico will re-enact emergency public health restrictions on high-contact indoor environments where face-coverings are not worn in order to slow the rising spread of COVID-19 across the state.

A new emergency public health order declaring the state’s renewed public health protections will be effective Monday, July 13.

New Mexico’s statewide cases of COVID-19 and rolling average of cases have risen and continue to rise. In the past two weeks, the state has seen 3,068 new positive cases of COVID-19, representing 21.5% of the total positive cases statewide over the course of the pandemic. These trends are similar to frightening upticks creating health care and hospital resource shortages in neighboring states and across the country.

The new public health order will prohibit indoor dining at restaurants, which had been permitted at a limited capacity in the state since June 1. Also restricted will be indoor seating at breweries, which had been permitted at a limited capacity since June 15.

Both restaurants and breweries may operate outdoor seating at 50 percent of the maximum occupancy as determined by fire code. Restaurants may continue to operate carry out, pickup and delivery services. Breweries may continue to operate curbside pickup services.

The public health order will also be amended to restrict out-of-state visitors at New Mexico state parks. Visitors to state parks must demonstrate proof of residency or will not be permitted entry. According to New Mexico State Parks, visitors must show one of the following to demonstrate residency: a valid New Mexico license plate, New Mexico driver’s license or ID card, New Mexico vehicle registration, federal document attesting to residency, or military identification. In order to ensure compliance with the new public health order, State Parks will further modify days and hours of operation for a handful of parks due to continued visitation from out of state residents and the additional staff time needed to enforce the public health order. Visitors can check the list of state parks currently operating here.

The state’s mandate that all individuals must wear face-coverings in public – in effect since May 16 – will be strengthened to additionally require individuals to wear face-coverings while exercising. This requirement includes those exercising at indoor gyms and fitness centers. Operators of those establishments, like operators of other essential businesses, must require customers to wear face-coverings; violators will be subject to a fine.

“We knew when we began our methodical reopening process that we would be introducing risk, and to counter that risk we would all have to amend our behavior and take every individual precaution to begin to live in a COVID-positive world and sustain that process,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “Unfortunately, our state’s dramatically rising case numbers reflect that those behavior modifications and precautions have either not been taken seriously or taken up by enough people. The virus has been unleashed: Too many of us are still not wearing masks. Too many of us are still congregating in groups, taking risks with our own lives and endangering the health of our family members, our neighbors and our state. This virus does not discriminate. But we know prolonged exposure without face-coverings – as is the case in high-contact indoor settings – is a significant risk factor. And if we are to safely reopen our schools this fall, if we are to prevent further illness and hospitalization and death in our state, we must eliminate as much of the risk as we can. We flattened the curve in this state once. We’ll do it again.

“I know this news is a tough pill to swallow for many New Mexicans,” the governor added. “This public health crisis has been an overwhelming challenge for all of us – not least business-owners and workers whose lives and livelihoods have been upended as this virus spreads. But as I’ve said many times throughout this pandemic: We will not wait, as a state, for the worst to occur to make the hard decisions. We will not wait for rising cases to turn into rising hospitalizations and deaths as in our neighboring states.

“I am grateful to every New Mexican who is doing everything possible to slow this virus down. What we’re learning from the increase of COVID-19 cases across the state is that it’s going to take all of us together to put this virus in its place and allow us to really be able to move on with our lives. The best way to take care of our families and our economy is to take care of each other. Please wear facemasks. Please don’t gather in large groups without them. Please keep physical distance from others, and practice those healthy habits we were raised on. Emergency public health orders aren’t about controlling lives; they’re about saving lives. Getting this virus under control means being able to reopen our businesses, getting our kids back in schools and reuniting families with their loved ones in nursing homes. We have proven we can flatten the curve once; the only way we’ll flatten it again and get back to the lives we want to lead is pulling together.”

“COVID-19 cases in New Mexico are climbing at an alarming rate. We’re seeing an increase in younger people under 30 years of age that are testing positive for the virus – it has almost tripled in rate. Young people are not invincible – the first known COVID-19 related lung transplant was performed on a patient in Chicago in her 20s,” said Human Services Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. “Her lungs became so damaged she could not survive without support from machines and received a double-lung transplant on June 5. We know that human to human contact is spreading the coronavirus therefore if you want to see our economy recover, save 33,000 lives, and protect yourself: remain vigilant. Stay at home, wash your hands, clean surfaces, cough into a tissue, everyone needs to wear a face mask in public, and maintain social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet.”

“There has been significant community spread in our state since New Mexico opened more businesses,” said Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel, “and that spread has not been sufficiently mitigated with COVID-safe behaviors like face-coverings. Without those behaviors and strategies being uniformly adopted, the best way to reduce transmission is to reduce the opportunity for spread. We will all help each other through this.”

July 9, 2020 5:20 PM

New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 238 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

97 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
20 new cases in Curry County
21 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
7 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
20 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
17 new cases in San Juan County
11 new cases Sandoval County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
6 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Thursday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

A male in his 60s 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. The individual was a resident of the Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 70s from Curry County.
A female in her 30s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 30s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 533.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in McKinley County, one in Sandoval County) and two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in Santa Fe County, one in Valencia County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 14,251 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 2,816

Catron County: 2

Chaves County: 151

Cibola County: 244

Colfax County: 9

Curry County: 227

Doña Ana County: 1,306

Eddy County: 122

Grant County: 29

Guadalupe County: 20

Harding County: 1

Hidalgo County: 64

Lea County: 230

Lincoln County: 18

Los Alamos County: 11

Luna County: 113

McKinley County: 3,567

Otero County: 67

Quay County: 12

Rio Arriba County: 128

Roosevelt County: 76

Sandoval County: 802

San Juan County: 2,628

San Miguel County: 23

Santa Fe County: 302

Sierra County: 14

Socorro County: 61

Taos County: 51

Torrance County: 47

Union County: 8

Valencia County: 168

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 6
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 457
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 154 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 6,118 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 and acute care facilities:

Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:

Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

July 9, 2020 11:04 AM

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County
575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, the Las Cruces Public School district, the Town of Mesilla, City of Anthony, City of Sunland Park and Village of Hatch.

JIC members collaborate on a weekly conference call at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. The notes compiled during that call are made available at www.las-cruces.org and www.donaanacounty.org.

Regional Hospital Resources (Including Dona Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo, and Otero County.) as of 7/7/2020 11:30 a.m.:


Currently in Use Capacity Remaining Availability
Total ICU Capability 62 112 50




COVID Patient Hospitalization


POSITIVE COVID ADMITTED 13





Ventilator Use


Vent Availability 12 84 72




Regional updates:

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager Chief Ordonez asked about enforcement of the ordinance to mandate wearing of masks and suggested that law enforcement across the county get together to coordinate how that will look. Nothing new to report.

www.cityofanthonynm.com

City of Sunland Park

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire

www.sunlandpark-nm.gov No report.

City of Las Cruces

Jennifer Martinez

Steve Ramirez

www.las-cruces.org At Monday’s city council meeting the council voted unanimously to extend the use of face masks as long as the Governor’s order is in place. Parks and recreation’s updates are included. http://las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3113 http://las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3102

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire

Dan Trujillo

www.las-cruces.org No report.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

www.lcps.net · Finalizing Return Plan. · Special Board meeting on the 14th to present the Return Plan to the Board. · www.returnplan.lcps.net

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

www.donaanacounty.org The Government Center remains closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich

www.goDASO.org No report.

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker

www.donaanacounty.org/detention No report.

Village of Hatch Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD www.villageofhatch.org Nothing new to report. Questions about enforcement of wearing of masks.

Town of Mesilla

Dorothy Sellers

www.mesillanm.gov Nothing new to report.

Memorial Medical Center

Ryan Perkins

www.mmclc.org No report.

MountainView Regional Medical

Center

Ben Woods

www.mountainviewregional.com No report.

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

www.nmsu.edu As we prepare for our return to campus in a little over six short weeks, we’re keenly aware that the COVID-19 pandemic is not the only crisis that the NMSU system, our Aggie community, and our world are facing. In addition to this health emergency, we are experiencing a global economic crisis, as well as a movement for true change to address the racism and inequity experienced by people of color in our society. It was in the context of this third crisis that we heard from a Black member of our Aggie community who felt that our NMSU Ready plan didn’t do enough to make them feel included. Our opening letter called out our status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution – a designation from the U.S. Department of Education that we are proud to have earned. But this individual correctly pointed out that any statement about our inclusive community should make students and employees of all backgrounds feel seen and included.

Adding “Minority-Serving Institution” – a broader way to define our Department of Education designation – to our letter is a small change, but words matter. Representation matters. We want all of our students and our employees to know that they belong to our NMSU community, and our mission is to serve them all. #NMSUReady plan updates for July 7 In response to feedback, planning, and new information, we’ve uploaded another update to the NMSU Ready plan, available now on the ready.nmsu.edu site. You’ll find a table on page 4 that tracks previous changes and additions. Here are the key updates this week: · We added language to clarify that the NMSU system is both a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution (p. 2). · We added information about personal accountability and COVID-19 (p. 6). · We added details about how the NMSU system plans to respond to a surge in COVID-19 cases (p. 9). · We added clarification on how students are encouraged to report a positive test for COVID-19 (p. 17). Town Hall coming up Thursday President John Floros and I, along with members of our Rapid Response Team, will host a virtual town hall at 3 p.m. this Thursday. We’ll start with updates about the NMSU Ready plan and our return to campus. President Floros will then provide a detailed update about changes to our budget. You are welcome to submit your questions in advance of the session. Tune in to watch on Zoom or Panopto. You can also catch up on previous town halls, including transcriptions, here.

Signs and Informational Posters In addition to temporary signage being installed by Facilities & Services, we’ve created some printable informational posters that now available for download at ready.nmsu.edu. These include information about our NMSU rules and expectations regarding face coverings, social distancing, behavior in classrooms and between classes, and more. We’ll continue to add new signs in the coming weeks, outlining NMSU’s COVID-19 Safety Commitment, a checklist for daily self-monitoring, and other important topics.

New Mexico State University Police

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen

www.nmsupolice.com Nothing new to report.

Office of Emergency Management

Cullen Combs

Amanda Bowen

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency Nothing new to report.

Southern New Mexico Correctional

Facility

Lt. Carlos Reyes

https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-

new-mexico-correctional-facility/ No report.

State of NM Aging & Long-Term

Services

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program

http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us Nothing new to report.

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch

Authority

Hugo Costa, Executive Director

www.mvrda.org No report.

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector

Officer Joseph Barron www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-borders/border-patrol-sectors/el-paso-sector-texas Due to staffing constraints, CBP will not be contributing daily updates to the Joint Information Center. Occasional messages will be passed along via email as necessary.

NM Department of Health

David Morgan

www.cv.nmhealth.org Testing Sites for 7-8-20: Blue Horizon Assisted Living Casa Bella Assisted Living Public Health Office

July 8, 2020 5:00 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 14,017
Update includes eight additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 290 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
99 new cases in Bernalillo County
14 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
6 new cases in Curry County
53 new cases in Doña Ana County
9 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
12 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
23 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
16 new cases in Sandoval County
18 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
8 new cases in Valencia County
5 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported eight additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 50s from Bernalillo County.
A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second 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 male in his 40s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 527.

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 14,017 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 2,717
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 147
Cibola County: 243
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 207
Doña Ana County: 1,285
Eddy County: 116
Grant County: 27
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 62
Lea County: 223
Lincoln County: 16
Los Alamos County: 11
Luna County: 113
McKinley County: 3,548
Otero County: 65
Quay County: 9
Rio Arriba County: 124
Roosevelt County: 74
Sandoval County: 793
San Juan County: 2,612
San Miguel County: 23
Santa Fe County: 293
Sierra County: 14
Socorro County: 61
Taos County: 51
Torrance County: 47
Union County: 8
Valencia County: 163

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 6
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 456
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 154 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 6,051 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

July 7, 2020 9:58 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 13,727
Update includes four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 221 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
88 new cases in Bernalillo County
6 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
2 new cases in Curry County
24 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
7 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
8 new cases in Luna County
12 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
9 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
7 new cases in Sandoval County
34 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
8 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 40s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 519.

Previously reported numbers included one case in McKinley County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident and has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 13,727 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 2,618
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 133
Cibola County: 242
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 201
Doña Ana County: 1,233
Eddy County: 107
Grant County: 24
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 61
Lea County: 211
Lincoln County: 14
Los Alamos County: 11
Luna County: 112
McKinley County: 3,525
Otero County: 63
Quay County: 8
Rio Arriba County: 119
Roosevelt County: 74
Sandoval County: 776
San Juan County: 2,594
San Miguel County: 23
Santa Fe County: 283
Sierra County: 14
Socorro County: 61
Taos County: 49
Torrance County: 48
Union County: 8
Valencia County: 155

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 6
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 451
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 133 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 5,986 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Juan Tabo Place in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

July 7, 2020 9:54 PM

Gov. Lujan Grisham signs measure to help
small businesses recover from COVID-19

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday delivered hundreds of millions of dollars for low-interest, low-risk loans to help small New Mexico businesses recover financially from COVID-19.

The Small Business Recovery Act of 2020 allocates $400 million from the state’s $5 billion Severance Tax Permanent Fund for loans to small New Mexico businesses and nonprofits and almost $50 million for loans to local governments.

Eligible businesses and nonprofits may borrow two times their average monthly expenses up to a maximum of $75,000. The measure sets the interest rate at one-half the prime rate on the day the loan is made. The initial loan period is three years.

“Small businesses are the backbone of New Mexico’s economy and the lifeblood of our communities. They’ve suffered greatly from this unprecedented pandemic emergency, and our state and our economy suffer with them,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “I will fight for small businesses and their recovery every single day and this measure, putting our state’s wealth to work in getting them back on their feet, is a significant step in the right direction.”

The loan program is limited to businesses and nonprofits with 2019 annual gross revenue of less than $5 million and whose April or May income dropped 30 percent or more compared to the same month in 2019.

For a local government to be eligible, it must have experienced at least a 10 percent decline in operating revenue in fiscal year 2020 due to the economic impacts of the coronavirus disease.

The New Mexico Finance Authority will administer the program.

The legislation also freezes employer contribution rates to the unemployment compensation trust fund through December 31, 2021, stopping expected increases that would have taken effect next year.

The legislation, sponsored by Sens. John Sapien, Jacob Candelaria and Sander Rue and Reps. Marian Matthews and Daymon Ely, passed the Senate 26-11 and the House 59-5 during June’s special legislative session.

“I commend the governor and the state legislators for actively helping small businesses with a very needed relief aid package at this difficult time,” said Theresa A. Carson, president and CEO of the African American Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce. “This could be the lifeline for many small businesses to get them through this pandemic.”

“The COVID-19 Pandemic has hurt small businesses and disproportionately affected Hispanic and minority-owned businesses here in New Mexico,” said Ernie C'deBaca, president and CEO of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. “Many of these businesses did not receive the funding from federal programs that they needed in order to operate. The $400 million of low-interest loans provided by the Small Business Recovery Act of 2020 is a significant step to help small and minority-owned businesses in New Mexico get back on their feet as we reopen the economy.”

“SB3 stands for the simple idea that the greatest asset in New Mexico’s economic recovery is our people, and the businesses owned by our friends and family,” Sen. Candelaria said. “Difficult economic times lay ahead there can be no doubt. SB3 ensures that our state will be there to lend a stabilizing and supportive hand, using funds endowed by New Mexicans for New Mexicans at the time of their greatest need. The loan program this bill creates is a first of its kind in state history and represents the commitment this governor and this Legislature have to charting the course of New Mexico’s economic recovery for the better.”

“Big challenges require big responses. This may be the biggest stimulus New Mexico has ever passed, but we’re facing a huge economic upheaval,” Rep. Matthews said. “Some 170,000 New Mexicans are receiving unemployment. Our almost 200,000 small businesses, including thousands of mom-and-pop shops, are facing incredible challenges through no fault of their own. The Small Business Recovery Act is a lifeline to our small business community, and an investment in rebuilding our economy and providing jobs for hardworking New Mexicans. It reflects our faith in our people and our future and a commitment to moving forward.”

July 7, 2020 9:25 AM

New Mexico travel restrictions in effect

SANTA FE – The state of New Mexico is under a mandatory health advisory issued by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

Anyone crossing a border into the state must adhere to the New Mexico public health travel restrictions as outlined in Executive Order 2020-054, seen here, until further notice.

Be aware: Businesses and law enforcement agencies are strictly enforcing the following restrictions for in and out of state travelers.

Below you will find some frequently asked questions and answers.

Are the borders closed in New Mexico?

No. The surrounding borders are not closed. State roads remain open.

Will travelers with out of state plates be stopped by law enforcement or turned away at the borders?

No. Unless law enforcement has reason to believe you are breaking the law or not adhering to the health advisory, you will not be stopped or forced to leave the state.

Does everyone in New Mexico have to wear a mask?

Yes. Mask-wearing is mandatory in public for all individuals over the age of two, except when eating, drinking or exercising.

Is there a punishment if I choose not to wear a mask?

Yes. If caught without a mask in public, you are subject to a $100 fine.

What if I live in New Mexico and I want to travel out of state? Do I have to self-quarantine when I return?

The mandatory health advisory is very clear. If you cross over the borders of New Mexico, you must self-quarantine for 14 days when you return home.

Are there any exceptions to the quarantine order?
Yes. Persons who are employed or contracted by an essential business traveling into the state to conduct business activities, persons employed by airlines, those performing public safety or public health functions, military personnel, federal employees, those employed by a federal agency or national defense contractor, emergency first responders, health care workers, those arriving in the state pursuant to a court order do not have to quarantine for 14 days or for the duration of their time in the state, whichever is shorter, though all should follow COVID-safe best practices: Wear a face-covering in public and keep physical distance from others and limit travel outside of the home or place of lodging to only the essentials.

What if I take my family camping in a different state and we spend our time outdoors, away from other people, adhering to social distancing? Do we all have to self-quarantine when we return?

Yes. Even if you spend time outdoors, wearing masks and social distancing in another state, you must self-quarantine when you return to New Mexico for 14 days.

Do out of state visitors have to self-quarantine even if they own a home in New Mexico?

Yes. If visitors or part-time residents plan to stay in New Mexico longer than two weeks for any reason, you must self-quarantine for the first 14 days when coming in from another state.

If you are staying in New Mexico for fewer than two weeks, you also must self-quarantine for the duration of your stay or up to 14 days, whichever is shorter. (For example, if you plan to stay at a hotel for two nights before leaving the state, you must self-quarantine for the duration of your stay.)

Does that apply to people in RV’s as well?

Yes. Travelers must self-quarantine wherever they are staying.

What if travelers are simply passing through New Mexico to get to another destination in a different state?

This is not a time to shop for souvenirs, visit state parks or sightsee. Please recognize that if you are traveling amid a global pandemic you are bringing the risk of a highly contagious and lethal virus with you and taking it with you as you go. You must wear a face-covering if you are in public while in the state. Please limit your activities to only the essentials.

What if I’m a trucker and have to make deliveries in New Mexico?

Most trucking services fall under the logistical transporting functions incorporated in the essential businesses of the state’s operative emergency public health order and are exempt from the quarantine requirement. But all visitors in the state are still required to wear face-coverings and follow COVID-safe best practices.

The NMDOT sincerely appreciates your cooperation.

July 6, 2020 4:11 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 13,507
Update includes two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 253 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
60 new cases in Bernalillo County
6 new cases in Chaves County
8 new cases in Cibola County
6 new cases in Curry County
85 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
17 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
3 new cases in Luna County
12 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
8 new cases in Sandoval County
18 new cases in San Juan County
8 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
5 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Monday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 515.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Doña Ana County, one in Eddy County) – those have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 13,507 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 2,531
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 127
Cibola County: 241
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 199
Doña Ana County: 1,211
Eddy County: 104
Grant County: 24
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 60
Lea County: 204
Lincoln County: 14
Los Alamos County: 9
Luna County: 104
McKinley County: 3,514
Otero County: 60
Quay County: 7
Rio Arriba County: 110
Roosevelt County: 72
Sandoval County: 769
San Juan County: 2,560
San Miguel County: 22
Santa Fe County: 275
Sierra County: 14
Socorro County: 61
Taos County: 49
Torrance County: 48
Union County: 8
Valencia County: 151

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 6
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 450
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 129 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 5,902 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa de Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Desert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobbs
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

July 5, 2020 5:11 PM

Special City Council Meeting on Monday to Discuss Extending the Mayor’s Emergency Proclamation on Face Coverings

Las Cruces City Council has scheduled a special meeting for Monday, July 6, immediately following the regularly scheduled Council Meeting at 1 p.m. Council will discuss a resolution to extend the Mayor’s Emergency Proclamation 2020-05 (read here) related to the requiring of wearing face coverings by both patrons and employees when appropriate social distancing of six feet cannot be maintained between individuals of the business inside the City limits of Las Cruces.

As part of the Mayor’s Emergency Proclamation, business owners who violate this proclamation will face a $100 fine for every individual within the place of business found not to be wearing an appropriate face covering, but fines shall not exceed $500 per occurrence.

The Mayor’s Emergency Proclamation is set to expire Monday July 6. The Council can vote to extend for such additional periods of time as determined necessary by City Council.

On March 27, City Council approved an emergency declaration ordinance that provides the mayor and mayor pro-tem the authority to take immediate action for the protection of life and property, and for the preservation of public peace, safety, health, welfare, and for the continuity of efficient government operations.

The special Council meeting will be conducted via video conference, televised on CLC-TV Comcast channel 20, online at CLCTV.com, and at YouTube.com/clctv20.

The health, safety and well-being of Las Cruces residents and businesses remains a top priority for City Council and the leadership in Las Cruces.

In an effort to seek public input through video conferences, City Council asks residents who may have comments, concerns, or questions for any regularly scheduled or special council meeting or work session to please e-mail their City Councilor as follows:

District 1 – Councilor Kasandra A. Gandara at: kgandara@las-cruces.org
District 2 – Councilor Tessa Abeyta-Stuve at: tstuve@las-cruces.org
District 3 – Councilor Gabriel Vasquez at: gvasquez@las-cruces.org
District 4 – Councilor Johana Bencomo at: jbencomo@las-cruces.org
District 5 – Councilor Gill M. Sorg at: gsorg@las-cruces.org
District 6 – Councilor Yvonne M. Flores at: yflores@las-cruces.org
Mayor Ken Miyagishima at: mayor@las-cruces.org

July 5, 2020 5:09 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 13,256

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 203 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
65 new cases in Bernalillo County
8 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Curry County
38 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
15 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Luna County
20 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
1 new case in Sandoval County
28 new cases in San Juan County
8 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Torrance County
4 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Sunday reported no additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 remains at 513.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in McKinley County, one in Sandoval County); one case in San Juan County that was not lab confirmed; and five cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in Bernalillo County, four in Doña Ana County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 13,256 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 2,471
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 120
Cibola County: 233
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 193
Doña Ana County: 1,128
Eddy County: 103
Grant County: 24
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 59
Lea County: 187
Lincoln County: 13
Los Alamos County: 8
Luna County: 101
McKinley County: 3,502
Otero County: 58
Quay County: 6
Rio Arriba County: 106
Roosevelt County: 71
Sandoval County: 761
San Juan County: 2,542
San Miguel County: 22
Santa Fe County: 267
Sierra County: 14
Socorro County: 60
Taos County: 48
Torrance County: 48
Union County: 8
Valencia County: 146

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 6
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 448
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 119 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 5,860 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
The Rio at Las Estancias in Albuquerque
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

July 5, 2020 12:28 AM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 13,063
Update includes two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 291 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
79 new cases in Bernalillo County
8 new cases in Chaves County
10 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Curry County
56 new cases in Doña Ana County
10 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
4 new cases in Hidalgo County
25 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Luna County
34 new cases in McKinley County
7 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
8 new cases in Sandoval County
21 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
2 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
4 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Saturday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
A female in her 50s 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.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 513.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Doña Ana County, one in McKinley County); one case in Chaves County that was not lab confirmed; and one case in Rio Arriba County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 13,063 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 2,410
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 112
Cibola County: 231
Colfax County: 10
Curry County: 190
Doña Ana County: 1,094
Eddy County: 102
Grant County: 22
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 58
Lea County: 172
Lincoln County: 13
Los Alamos County: 8
Luna County: 97
McKinley County: 3,483
Otero County: 58
Quay County: 6
Rio Arriba County: 106
Roosevelt County: 70
Sandoval County: 761
San Juan County: 2,515
San Miguel County: 22
Santa Fe County: 259
Sierra County: 14
Socorro County: 60
Taos County: 48
Torrance County: 46
Union County: 8
Valencia County: 140

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 6
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 448
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 121 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 5,845 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

July 3, 2020 8:30 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 12,776
Update includes eight additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 257 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
55 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Chaves County
7 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Curry County
40 new cases in Doña Ana County
8 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
5 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
11 new cases in Luna County
42 new cases in McKinley County
7 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Roosevelt County
12 new cases in Sandoval County
23 new cases in San Juan County
7 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
11 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility
The Department of Health on Friday reported eight additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
A female in her 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was a resident of the Jim Wood Home in Hatch.
A male in his 40s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.
A male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s in Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and was being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility.
A male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 511.

Previously reported numbers included one case in San Juan County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – this has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 12,776 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 2,331
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 105
Cibola County: 221
Colfax County: 10
Curry County: 186
Doña Ana County: 1,039
Eddy County: 92
Grant County: 21
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 54
Lea County: 147
Lincoln County: 13
Los Alamos County: 8
Luna County: 93
McKinley County: 3,450
Otero County: 51
Quay County: 6
Rio Arriba County: 106
Roosevelt County: 68
Sandoval County: 753
San Juan County: 2,494
San Miguel County: 22
Santa Fe County: 253
Sierra County: 13
Socorro County: 60
Taos County: 46
Torrance County: 43
Union County: 8
Valencia County: 136

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 149
Torrance County Detention Facility: 43
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: 6
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 447
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 130 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 5,802 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

July 2, 2020 10:30 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 12,520
Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 248 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
97 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
19 new cases in Curry County
42 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
5 new cases in Hidalgo County
8 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Luna County
14 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
9 new cases in Sandoval County
12 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
9 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
8 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
The Department of Health on Thursday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
A female in her 50s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Camino Healthcare facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 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.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 503.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in McKinley County, two in Santa Fe County) and one case in Curry County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 12,520 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 2,277
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 100
Cibola County: 214
Colfax County: 10
Curry County: 182
Doña Ana County: 999
Eddy County: 84
Grant County: 20
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 54
Lea County: 142
Lincoln County: 12
Los Alamos County: 8
Luna County: 82
McKinley County: 3,408
Otero County: 44
Quay County: 6
Rio Arriba County: 105
Roosevelt County: 62
Sandoval County: 740
San Juan County: 2,472
San Miguel County: 22
Santa Fe County: 246
Sierra County: 13
Socorro County: 60
Taos County: 43
Torrance County: 43
Union County: 8
Valencia County: 132

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 148
Torrance County Detention Facility: 32
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: 6
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 444
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 127 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 5,627 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

July 2, 2020 2:56 PM

The New Mexico Department of Health will provide drive up screening for the COVID-19 virus on Friday, July 3rd at the Health’s Las Cruces Public Health Office, 1170 N. Solano Drive from 7 - 10 a.m.

Residents are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling 575-528-5063. Staff can accept those without an appointment - but only while supplies last.

Testing is available to New Mexico residents regardless if they have COVID-19 symptoms or not. Residents, however, should particularly consider being tested if they have any combination of the following symptoms: cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.

All testing is still FREE OF CHARGE to anyone getting the test, and anyone can get tested, whether they have insurance or not.

For more information about the testing event, contact the Portales Public Health Office at 575-356-4453.

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

July 1, 2020 4:34 PM

State extends emergency public health order
Gov. issues severe warning about rising cases, transmission rate;
New Mexico at risk of re-enacting public health restrictions

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday extended the state’s emergency public health order through July 15 and issued a severe warning about the risk of New Mexico being forced to re-enact more severe public health restrictions in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 across the state.

Reflecting the rising case count and COVID-19 transmission rate in all regions of the state, the state’s amended emergency public health order does not enact any additional easings of public health restrictions intended to mitigate the spread of the virus. The governor and state health officials signaled last week that “Phase Two” of the state’s reopening would be on hold until public health conditions warrant further relaxations of restrictions and the state’s gating criteria could once again be met.

The governor at a news conference warned New Mexicans that the spread of COVID-19 in New Mexico and beyond – with visitors continuing to come into the state and New Mexicans traveling and returning without adherence to the state’s public health requirements and advisories – presents the possibility that the state will this month be forced to reinstitute certain business closures to protect the health and safety of residents as well as the state’s health care capacity.

State officials expressed concern about rising positivity among younger cohorts of New Mexicans. This week the largest group of news cases is among individuals in the 20-to-29-year-old age group (27 percent of new cases), according to the Department of Health, and over the past seven days, the second-highest group of new cases is among individuals from age 30-to-39 (19.9 percent of new cases).

New Mexicans are once again urged to restrict travel outside of the home to the bare minimum. In order to underscore the importance of wearing face-coverings for all emergent and necessary travel outside of the home, the governor announced that the state will aggressively enforce the mandatory face-covering requirement for all residents in public places. In accordance with state law, violators will be subject to a $100 fine. In addition, retailers will now be required to ensure that their customers are wearing face coverings in order to enter store premises.

COVID-19 cases are rising precipitously in neighboring states and indeed across the U.S. Therefore the governor today announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all out-of-state travelers into New Mexico, whether traveling by air or by vehicle. Hotels and other places of lodging are expected to enforce the 14-day travel quarantine for any out-of-state visitors and report non-compliance to state health authorities. That executive order is attached.

With the Fourth of July set for this weekend, the governor and state health officials once again urged New Mexicans to avoid all public gatherings and celebrate the holiday from home, in a safe and physically distant manner. Anything less – including attending parades organized by some municipalities across the state – presents an urgent risk to public health and represents a violation of the state public health order, which is punishable by a monetary fine.

“I want to be as clear as I can possibly be: New Mexico, in this moment, still has the power to change the terrible trajectory of this virus,” the governor said. “But our time is limited. And we are staring down the barrel of what Texas, Arizona and many other hard-hit states are grappling with.

“I want absolutely nothing less than to move backward, to re-enact restrictions on certain activities, but I am prepared to do it to protect the health and safety of New Mexicans. Indeed we all must be prepared for the potential reality of once again adjusting our lives and livelihoods to protect ourselves and our communities and our state from this heinous virus. COVID-19 hasn’t gone anywhere. We can either choose, all together, to wear face-coverings and keep physical distance from others and protect our state from this virus and move forward in a COVID-positive world – or we can become the next Texas or Arizona. I know which option I choose, and the actions of my administration in enforcing COVID-Safe Practices will unequivocally reflect that.

“Let me be clear again: Based on what we know about how this virus spreads and incubates, we expect our recent uptick in cases to continue. But we will know – if New Mexicans adhere to public health restrictions, if New Mexicans stay home to the greatest extent possible, if New Mexicans wear face-coverings – that we are once again headed in the right direction if and when we see our cases and transmission rate stabilize in the coming weeks. I am optimistic New Mexicans will heed this warning and get us to that place. But if we do not see that, if too many New Mexicans and out-of-state visitors use this upcoming holiday weekend as an opportunity to partake in dangerous congregating behavior, we will not hesitate to re-enact some public health restrictions, and we will be moving backward in our fight against this virus, point blank.”

“The scientific data is very concerning, new cases of coronavirus are spiking up and the virus has the ability to be transmitted even from people with no symptoms, which has made it extremely difficult to manage from a public health perspective,” said New Mexico Human Services Department Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. “Until we have a vaccine that can be widely applied and provide immunity, most of us are still at risk. This is not the time to relax. New Mexicans need to take sensible measures and not let their guard down. The virus hasn’t changed: stay at home as much as you can, wear a face mask, maintain 6 feet of social distancing when in public and wash your hands often.”

The amended public health order is attached to this news release.

July 1, 2020 4:25 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 12,276
Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 130 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
38 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Chaves County
2 new cases in Curry County
9 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
2 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Luna County
17 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
38 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Union County
3 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a patient at the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 500.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident – this has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 12,276 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 2,178
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 95
Cibola County: 212
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 165
Doña Ana County: 957
Eddy County: 82
Grant County: 19
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 49
Lea County: 134
Lincoln County: 11
Los Alamos County: 8
Luna County: 80
McKinley County: 3,395
Otero County: 43
Quay County: 6
Rio Arriba County: 101
Roosevelt County: 59
Sandoval County: 731
San Juan County: 2,460
San Miguel County: 21
Santa Fe County: 240
Sierra County: 12
Socorro County: 60
Taos County: 43
Torrance County: 43
Union County: 8
Valencia County: 124

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 147
Torrance County Detention Facility: 32
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: 6
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 444
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 127 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 5,514 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

June 30, 2020 8:51 PM

TOMORROW: Governor, health officials to give
press update on COVID-19 efforts

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a remote news conference tomorrow, Wednesday, July 1 to provide an update on COVID-19 efforts in New Mexico and the existing public health order.

WHAT: Remote news conference regarding New Mexico’s COVID-19 effort
WHEN: Wednesday, July 1, 3:30 P.M.

The news conference will be streamed live on the governor’s Facebook page.

A simultaneous interpretation of the news conference in Spanish will be streamed live on YouTube​.

Members of the media will be able to participate remotely. If you would like the opportunity to ask questions, please RSVP to nora.sackett@state.nm.us with your name and media affiliation. After your RSVP is received, you will receive more information about how to participate.

June 30, 2020 8:50 PM

Measure stabilizes state finances amid revenue shortfall

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday authorized an amended Fiscal Year 2021 state budget, using her line-item veto authority to restore legislative cuts to public education and other areas while employing state reserves, spending reductions and federal monies to patch a revenue shortfall caused by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The governor, in signing House Bill 1, vetoed more than $30 million in budget cuts, restoring funding that had been slated for reduction for public school support, culturally and linguistically relevant instructional materials, the Opportunity Scholarship and more.

The revised budget for fiscal year 2021, which begins Wednesday, totals $7.22 million, down from the $7.6 billion plan approved in February. Overall, recurring general fund appropriations were reduced by roughly $415 million for Fiscal Year 2021; non-recurring general fund appropriations were reduced by roughly $102 million in Fiscal Year 2020 and $184 million in Fiscal Year 2021.

State reserves in the new budget stand at 11.3 percent.

“My administration has from day one emphasized the importance of expanding the state’s reserves; I am glad to have done that work on the front end because it has given us needed flexibility as we move forward,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “In our fiscal approach, the ultimate goal will always be a responsible and responsive budget and a state government that meets New Mexicans directly where their needs are.”

The governor enabled the use of $750 million from the federal CARES Act for revenue backfill. The governor also announced her decision to allocate funding from the federal legislation in order to provide $140 million for COVID-19 direct expenditures in the state, $150 million for city and county grants and $28 million for tribal government grants.

Though the governor advocated for retaining a greater percentage of pay increases for educators, after approving the budget bill sent to her by the Legislature, educators will receive 1 percent pay raises.

House Bill 1 authorizes the Department of Finance and Administration to reduce state agency budgets an additional 2 percent if general fund revenues are insufficient.

“Given the crisis that has enveloped us and the hard decisions that have had to be made, I’m proud that we have prudently, wisely used all our resources to maintain our forward trajectory, especially for education, while also keeping a clear eye on the future,” the governor said. “These are difficult decisions to make, and again, I congratulate the Legislature for its diligent work amid unprecedented conditions on behalf of New Mexicans. This budget includes hundreds of millions in investments in small businesses and local governments and economies and preserves much of the essential progress we have begun to make in our public education system as we begin to navigate a new global economic reality.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused countless hardships all across our state, and our state finances are no exception” the governor said. “Let me be clear: The work of rebuilding our state economy has only begun. We face another serious shortfall next year, but we will not be deterred from our work building a more robust and inclusive economy than ever before as we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic with everything we’ve got.

“I want New Mexicans to know: We have heard you, and this state will invest in you and deliver for you throughout this crisis, throughout the recovery process and into the bright future we will build together on the other side.”

June 30, 2020 8:47 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 12,147
Update includes four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 168 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
36 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
10 new cases in Curry County
21 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
19 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
28 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
8 new cases in Sandoval County
17 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
5 new cases in Valencia County
5 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Sunday reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
A male in his 70s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s 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. The individual was a resident of the Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the BeeHive Homes facility in Farmington.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 497.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Bernalillo County that has been identified as a duplicate; one case in Bernalillo County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident; and one case in Sierra County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 12,147 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 2,143
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 94
Cibola County: 212
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 163
Doña Ana County: 949
Eddy County: 80
Grant County: 18
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 49
Lea County: 132
Lincoln County: 11
Los Alamos County: 8
Luna County: 79
McKinley County: 3,375
Otero County: 42
Quay County: 6
Rio Arriba County: 98
Roosevelt County: 59
Sandoval County: 728
San Juan County: 2,422
San Miguel County: 21
Santa Fe County: 237
Sierra County: 11
Socorro County: 60
Taos County: 42
Torrance County: 43
Union County: 7
Valencia County: 121

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 146
Torrance County Detention Facility: 32
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: 5
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 443
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 127 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 5,393 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

June 29, 2020 4:08 PM

Gov. signs bipartisan tax bill
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday signed into law a significant relief and support measure for individuals, businesses and local governments under financial strain during the COVID-19 pandemic.
House Bill 6 includes three areas of relief.
First, the bill temporarily waives interest and penalties on late tax payments so that individuals and businesses that have been unable to make timely payments will not fall further into tax debt. Taxpayers must still file their tax returns timely, but payment may follow at later date.
“The financial pain caused by COVID-19 is real. This bill will help New Mexicans who through no fault of their own were unable to pay their taxes on time,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “It will help local governments, and it will help small businesses, all of whom have been suffering the dreadful effects of this pandemic. I have said all along through this crisis: New Mexico will deliver for its people, for its workers, and for its families. And we will continue that work every single day, fighting to keep New Mexicans safe and to make them whole and see our state through this crisis.”
Penalty and interest waivers are available as follows:
Tax Program
Taxes Due these Dates Are Eligible for Penalty and Interest Relief
Deadline to File Tax Returns to Avoid Late Filing Penalty
Deadline to Pay in Full to Qualify for Relief
Personal Income Tax and Corporate Income Tax
April 15, 2020 – July 15, 2020
July 15, 2020
April 15, 2021
Withholding Tax
March 25, 2020 – July 25, 2020
July 25, 2020
April 25, 2021
Gross Receipts Tax/Compensating Tax
March 25, 2020 – July 25, 2020
Original due dates
April 25, 2021
Property Tax
April 10, 2020 – May 10, 2020
N/A
May 10, 2021
Second, the bill doubles state gross receipts tax distributions from online sales that municipalities and counties will receive in the coming fiscal year from $24 to $48 million. The distributions will be divided among counties and municipalities based on population.
The state began taxing internet sales on July 1, 2019, but local option taxes will not take effect on internet sales until July 1, 2021. In the meantime, these distributions allow local governments to share in the revenue from internet sales taxation.
The distributions may revert to the lower level if the federal government provides additional aid to local governments during the fiscal year.
“This bill will provide relief to cities and counties around New Mexico whose budgets have been hard hit by the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and that aren’t sharing in the revenues from increased online shopping,” said Taxation and Revenue Secretary Stephanie Schardin Clarke.
Third, the bill exempts federal CARES Act payments to certain New Mexico health care providers from gross receipts taxes so that more of that funding can be used for direct services to New Mexicans in need of healthcare.
The bill also includes a technical change so that New Mexico’s treatment of corporate net operating losses will continue to follow the federal treatment prior to the CARES Act.
“The sudden and drastic economic turn caused by the pandemic hit a lot of New Mexicans hard,” said Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth, a bill sponsor. “The relief offered through this bill will give taxpayers an additional year to recover financially without having to worry about tax penalties and interest. And, given the massive fiscal hits to our local governments, distributing an additional $24 million to our cities and counties from internet sales is critical relief to help avoid massive cuts and layoffs.”
“One of the most effective ways state government can support New Mexicans and local businesses struggling amid the pandemic is to provide them the flexibility they need,” said Rep. Christine Chandler, a co-sponsor. “With this bill we’ve taken a creative approach to provide that flexibility and support, helping hardworking New Mexicans get through this extremely challenging time. I want to thank the governor for her leadership and for signing this important bill today.”

June 29, 2020 3:42 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 11,982
Update includes one additional COVID-19 death

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 173 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
45 new cases in Bernalillo County
6 new cases in Chaves County
11 new cases in Curry County
35 new cases in Doña Ana County
9 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
6 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Luna County
11 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Sandoval County
13 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
1 new case in Torrance County
11 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility
The Department of Health on Sunday reported one additional death in New Mexico related to COVID-19. The case is:
​A female in her 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 493.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Doña Ana County that has been identified as a duplicate – this has now been corrected. Previously reported numbers did not include one case in Lea County that was thought to be an out-of-state resident that has since been determined to be a New Mexico resident and has been added to Lea County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 11,982 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 2,109
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 89
Cibola County: 211
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 153
Doña Ana County: 929
Eddy County: 78
Grant County: 18
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 49
Lea County: 113
Lincoln County: 11
Los Alamos County: 8
Luna County: 77
McKinley County: 3,347
Otero County: 41
Quay County: 6
Rio Arriba County: 96
Roosevelt County: 57
Sandoval County: 720
San Juan County: 2,405
San Miguel County: 21
Santa Fe County: 234
Sierra County: 12
Socorro County: 60
Taos County: 40
Torrance County: 43
Union County: 7
Valencia County: 116

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 146
Torrance County Detention Facility: 32
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: 5
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 438
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 119 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 5,296 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Good Samaritan Society in Las Cruces
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
Sandia Ridge Center in Albuquerque
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

June 28, 2020 6:01 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 11,809
Update includes one additional COVID-19 death

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 192 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

45 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Chaves County
3 new case in Cibola County
6 new cases in Curry County
27 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
6 new cases in Luna County
28 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
34 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
1 new case in Valencia County
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Sunday reported one additional death in New Mexico related to COVID-19. The case is:

A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 492.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County and one in Otero County) – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers did not include one case that was thought to be an out-of-state resident that has since been determined to be a New Mexico resident and has been added to San Juan County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 11,809 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 2,064
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 83
Cibola County: 211
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 142
Doña Ana County: 895
Eddy County: 69
Grant County: 18
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 46
Lea County: 106
Lincoln County: 11
Los Alamos County: 8
Luna County: 73
McKinley County: 3,336
Otero County: 38
Quay County: 6
Rio Arriba County: 93
Roosevelt County: 57
Sandoval County: 716
San Juan County: 2,392
San Miguel County: 21
Santa Fe County: 228
Sierra County: 12
Socorro County: 59
Taos County: 40
Torrance County: 42
Union County: 7
Valencia County: 105

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 146
Torrance County Detention Facility: 32
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: 4
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 438
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 114 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 5,264 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 and acute care facilities:

Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:

Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

June 28, 2020 10:14 AM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 11,619
Update includes two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 209 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
37 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Cibola County
4 new cases in Curry County
24 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
7 new cases in Hidalgo County
6 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Luna County
23 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
7 new cases in Sandoval County
78 new cases in San Juan County
8 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
1 new case in Taos County
3 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Saturday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
A male in his 90s from Cibola County. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Grants.
A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 491.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Bernalillo County that was determined to be an out-of-state resident – this has now been corrected. Previously reported numbers did not include three cases that were thought to be out-of-state residents that have since been determined to be New Mexico residents and have been added to San Juan County. One case was previously incorrectly reported as an individual being held by federal agencies at the Luna County Detention Center and has been corrected and added to Luna County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 11,619 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 2,021
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 79
Cibola County: 207
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 136
Doña Ana County: 868
Eddy County: 66
Grant County: 18
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 46
Lea County: 100
Lincoln County: 11
Los Alamos County: 7
Luna County: 67
McKinley County: 3,309
Otero County: 35
Quay County: 6
Rio Arriba County: 93
Roosevelt County: 55
Sandoval County: 713
San Juan County: 2,357
San Miguel County: 20
Santa Fe County: 218
Sierra County: 12
Socorro County: 59
Taos County: 39
Torrance County: 41
Union County: 7
Valencia County: 104

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 146
Torrance County Detention Facility: 32
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: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 435
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 122 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 5,251 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

June 26, 2020 5:09 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 11,408
Update includes four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 225 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
50 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
7 new cases in Curry County
36 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
5 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
74 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
4 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Union County
2 new cases in Valencia County
7 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Friday reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
A female in her 20s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 50s 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 female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 489.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Rio Arriba County, one in Sandoval County); two cases that were not lab confirmed (one in San Juan County, one in Torrance County); and five cases that were determined to be out-of-state residents (one in Hidalgo County, four in McKinley County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 11,408 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 1,987
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 79
Cibola County: 206
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 132
Doña Ana County: 842
Eddy County: 62
Grant County: 17
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 39
Lea County: 94
Lincoln County: 11
Los Alamos County: 7
Luna County: 64
McKinley County: 3,287
Otero County: 35
Quay County: 6
Rio Arriba County: 91
Roosevelt County: 55
Sandoval County: 706
San Juan County: 2,276
San Miguel County: 20
Santa Fe County: 210
Sierra County: 11
Socorro County: 59
Taos County: 38
Torrance County: 41
Union County: 7
Valencia County: 101

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

The 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: 2
Luna County Detention Center: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 146
Torrance County Detention Facility: 32
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: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 434
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 128 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 5,149 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

June 25, 2020 9:55 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 11,192
Update includes five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 207 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
60 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
2 new cases in Curry County
46 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
3 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
7 new cases in Luna County
37 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
9 new cases in Sandoval County
18 new cases in San Juan County
3 new case in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Thursday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Camino Healthcare facility in Albuquerque.
A male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Cedar Ridge Inn facility in Farmington.
A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the BeeHive Homes of Farmington facility in Farmington.​
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 485.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as not lab confirmed (one in Bernalillo County, one in Luna County, one in Sandoval County and one in Socorro County) and one case in Bernalillo County that was determined to be an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 11,192 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 1,937
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 71
Cibola County: 204
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 125
Doña Ana County: 806
Eddy County: 63
Grant County: 17
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 40
Lea County: 89
Lincoln County: 9
Los Alamos County: 7
Luna County: 63
McKinley County: 3,215
Otero County: 34
Quay County: 5
Rio Arriba County: 89
Roosevelt County: 55
Sandoval County: 701
San Juan County: 2,268
San Miguel County: 18
Santa Fe County: 206
Sierra County: 9
Socorro County: 59
Taos County: 37
Torrance County: 42
Union County: 6
Valencia County: 99

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

The 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: 2
Luna County Detention Center: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 146
Torrance County Detention Facility: 32
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: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 427
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 135 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 5,047 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Blue Horizon Assisted Living in Las Cruces
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

June 25, 2020 9:16 AM

Governor, health officials to give
press update on COVID-19 efforts

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a remote news conference tomorrow, Thursday afternoon, to provide an update on COVID-19 efforts in New Mexico and the existing public health order.

WHAT: Remote news conference regarding New Mexico’s COVID-19 effort
WHEN: Thursday, June 25, 3 P.M.

The news conference will be streamed live on the governor’s Facebook page.

A simultaneous interpretation of the news conference in Spanish will be streamed live on YouTube​.

Members of the media will be able to participate remotely. If you would like the opportunity to ask questions, please RSVP to nora.sackett@state.nm.us with your name and media affiliation. After your RSVP is received, you will receive more information about how to participate.

June 25, 2020 9:16 AM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 10,990
Update includes four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 156 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
34 new cases in Bernalillo County
4 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
8 new cases in Curry County
21 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
7 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
24 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
8 new cases in Sandoval County
14 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
2 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility
14 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Village at Alameda facility in Albuquerque
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was a resident of the Village at Alameda facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 90s from Colfax County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 480.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Valencia County) and one case in Bernalillo County that was determined to be an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers did not include one case that was thought to be an out-of-state resident but has been determined to be a New Mexico resident and has been added to San Juan County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 10,990 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 1,879
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 69
Cibola County: 200
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 123
Doña Ana County: 760
Eddy County: 61
Grant County: 17
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 39
Lea County: 86
Lincoln County: 8
Los Alamos County: 7
Luna County: 57
McKinley County: 3,179
Otero County: 33
Quay County: 5
Rio Arriba County: 86
Roosevelt County: 54
Sandoval County: 693
San Juan County: 2,250
San Miguel County: 18
Santa Fe County: 203
Sierra County: 7
Socorro County: 58
Taos County: 37
Torrance County: 40
Union County: 6
Valencia County: 98

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

The 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: 2
Luna County Detention Center: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 146
Torrance County Detention Facility: 32
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: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 426
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 149 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 4,984 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Bear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

June 23, 2020 5:32 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 10,838
Update includes seven additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 147 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
20 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Cibola County
4 new cases in Curry County
6 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Luna County
50 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Sandoval County
41 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Torrance County
6 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported seven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
A female in her 80s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Grants.
A male in his 90s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Grants.
A male in his 70s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Taos County. The individual was a patient at Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 476.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Roosevelt County, one in Santa Fe County) and one case in Chaves County that was determined to be an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 10,838 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 1,848
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 65
Cibola County: 198
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 115
Doña Ana County: 740
Eddy County: 58
Grant County: 17
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 39
Lea County: 79
Lincoln County: 7
Los Alamos County: 7
Luna County: 57
McKinley County: 3,155
Otero County: 32
Quay County: 5
Rio Arriba County: 82
Roosevelt County: 53
Sandoval County: 685
San Juan County: 2,235
San Miguel County: 18
Santa Fe County: 202
Sierra County: 7
Socorro County: 58
Taos County: 35
Torrance County: 38
Union County: 5
Valencia County: 97

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

The 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: 2
Luna County Detention Center: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 146
Torrance County Detention Facility: 30
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: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 412
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 141 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 4,874 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Belen Meadows in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa De Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
La Vida Llena in Albuquerque
Legacy Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Wellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

June 23, 2020 8:33 AM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 10,694

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 128 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
22 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
1 new case in Curry County
16 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
11 new cases in Hidalgo County
8 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Luna County
32 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
6 new cases in Sandoval County
11 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Monday reported no additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 remains at 469.

Previously reported numbers did not include one case that was thought to be an out-of-state resident but has been determined to be a New Mexico resident and has been added to Bernalillo County. Previously reported numbers included nine cases reported among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility that have been corrected to be reported among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 10,694 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 1,828
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 66
Cibola County: 197
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 111
Doña Ana County: 734
Eddy County: 56
Grant County: 17
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 39
Lea County: 75
Lincoln County: 7
Los Alamos County: 7
Luna County: 55
McKinley County: 3,105
Otero County: 32
Quay County: 5
Rio Arriba County: 79
Roosevelt County: 54
Sandoval County: 681
San Juan County: 2,194
San Miguel County: 18
Santa Fe County: 201
Sierra County: 7
Socorro County: 58
Taos County: 35
Torrance County: 36
Union County: 5
Valencia County: 97

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

The 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: 2
Luna County Detention Center: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 146
Torrance County Detention Facility: 24
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: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 412
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 139 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 4,742 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Belen Meadows in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa De Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Casa Real in Santa Fe
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Genesis Uptown Rehabilitation Center
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
La Vida Llena in Albuquerque
Legacy Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Pacifica Senior Living Center Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Prime Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Wellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

June 22, 2020 2:27 PM

New Mexico Human Services Department Sec. David R. Scrase M.D. gave a COVID-19 modeling and reopening gating criteria webinar update

SANTA FE – New Mexico Human Services Department Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. provided a COVID-19 modeling and reopening webinar update and took questions from the media, Friday, June 19.

Attached please find the presentation for the webinar and the article discussed.

To view the webinar please click on the link below:
https://youtu.be/isejjkunUQk.

June 22, 2020 11:12 AM

JIC Notes June 22, 20202
Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County

575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org



OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, the Las Cruces Public School district, the Town of Mesilla, City of Anthony, City of Sunland Park and Village of Hatch.

JIC members collaborate on a daily conference call at 10 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The notes compiled during that call are made available at www.las-cruces.org and www.donaanacounty.org.



Regional updates:

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager www.cityofanthonynm.com Chief Ordonez-1100 am food distribution in Anthony. City employee testing (7:30 – 9:00)

City of Sunland Park

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire

www.sunlandpark-nm.gov Capt Schoen – All personnel will return to work (PD) as of today.

City of Las Cruces

Jennifer Martinez

Steve Ramirez

www.las-cruces.org Jennifer Martinez – sent link http://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3017 for drought/COVID fireworks restrictions. Will not have electric light parade, might have fireworks (working on safety plan), if possible

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire Dan Trujillo – nothing to report

Dan Trujillo www.las-cruces.org

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

www.lcps.net Kelly Jameson: Summer workout began, phase I started. Board meeting on Thursday, w/reentry plan. Aug 12 – School planning to start again

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

www.donaanacounty.org Not available

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich

Robyn Gojkovich – nothing to report

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker

www.donaanacounty.org/detention Not available

Village of Hatch

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD

www.villageofhatch.org Chief Thornton – Nothing to report

Town of Mesilla

Dorothy Sellers

www.mesillanm.gov Not available

Memorial Medical Center

Ryan Perkins

www.mmclc.org Not available

MountainView Regional Medical

Center

Ben Woods No update

www.mountainviewregional.com

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

www.nmsu.edu Not available

New Mexico State University Police

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen

www.nmsupolice.com Nothing to report

Office of Emergency Management

Cullen Combs

Amanda Bowen

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency Cullen Combs: Working existing process as planned

Southern New Mexico Correctional

Facility

Lt. Carlos Reyes

https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-

new-mexico-correctional-facility/ Not available

State of NM Aging & Long-Term

Services

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program

http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us Nothing to report

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch

Authority

Hugo Costa, Executive Director

www.mvrda.org Not available

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector

Officer Joseph Barron

www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-

borders/border-patrol-sectors/el-paso-sector-texas Due to staffing constraints, CBP will not be contributing daily updates to the Joint Information Center. Occasional messages will be passed along via email as necessary.

NM Department of Health

David Morgan Not available

www.cv.nmhealth.org

June 21, 2020 8:36 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 10,565
Update includes three additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 136 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
13 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Cibola County
2 new cases in Curry County
18 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
1 new case in Lea County
5 new cases in Luna County
30 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
11 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
1 new case in Valencia County
41 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Sunday also reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
A female in her 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 469.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been determined to be out-of-state residents (one in Otero County, one in San Juan County, one in Santa Fe County) – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers did not include two cases that were thought to be out-of-state residents but have been determined to be New Mexico residents and have been added to McKinley County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 10,565 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 1,805
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 64
Cibola County: 196
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 110
Doña Ana County: 718
Eddy County: 53
Grant County: 17
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 28
Lea County: 67
Lincoln County: 7
Los Alamos County: 7
Luna County: 54
McKinley County: 3,073
Otero County: 31
Quay County: 5
Rio Arriba County: 79
Roosevelt County: 53
Sandoval County: 675
San Juan County: 2,183
San Miguel County: 18
Santa Fe County: 196
Sierra County: 5
Socorro County: 56
Taos County: 33
Torrance County: 36
Union County: 5
Valencia County: 96

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

The 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: 2
Luna County Detention Center: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 284
Otero County Processing Center: 146
Torrance County Detention Facility: 24
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: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 403
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 134 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 4684 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Belen Meadows in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa De Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Genesis Uptown Rehabilitation Center
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
La Vida Llena in Albuquerque
Legacy Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Pacifica Senior Living Center Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Prime Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Wellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

June 20, 2020 6:26 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 10,430
Update includes two additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 172 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

15 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new cases in Cibola County
1 new cases in Colfax County
7 new cases in Curry County
10 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
8 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Luna County
30 new cases in McKinley County
7 new cases in Rio Arriba County
10 new cases in Sandoval County
8 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Torrance County
1 new cases in Valencia County
9 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
55 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Saturday also reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:

A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 466.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that were determined to be out-of-state residents in Doña Ana County, two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Cibola County and one in Roosevelt County) – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers did not include one case that was thought to be an out-of-state resident that has since been identified as a New Mexico state resident and one case has been added to McKinley County; and one case previously classified as suspect, but has since been lab confirmed and one case has been added to Torrance County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 10,430 positive tests for COVID-19:

Bernalillo County: 1,792
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 64
Cibola County: 194
Colfax County: 9
Curry County: 108
Doña Ana County: 700
Eddy County: 51
Grant County: 16
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 26
Lea County: 66
Lincoln County: 7
Los Alamos County: 7
Luna County: 49
McKinley County: 3,041
Otero County: 32
Quay County: 5
Rio Arriba County: 79
Roosevelt County: 53
Sandoval County: 672
San Juan County: 2,173
San Miguel County: 18
Santa Fe County: 193
Sierra County: 5
Socorro County: 55
Taos County: 33
Torrance County: 36
Union County: 5
Valencia County: 96

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

The 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: 2
Luna County Detention Center: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 284
Otero County Processing Center: 146
Torrance County Detention Facility: 24
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: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 362
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 145 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 4,628 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 and acute care facilities:

Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Belen Meadows in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa De Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Genesis Uptown Rehabilitation Center
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
La Vida Llena in Albuquerque
Legacy Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Pacifica Senior Living Center Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Prime Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Wellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:

Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

June 19, 2020 3:53 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 10,260
Update includes eight additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 112 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

15 new cases in Bernalillo County
3 new cases in Chaves County
6 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Curry County
10 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
3 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Luna County
22 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
7 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Sandoval County
17 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Valencia County
5 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
The Department of Health on Friday also reported eight additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:

A female in her 80s from Cibola County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Grants.
A male in his 70s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized and had no underlying conditions.
A female in her 40s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from McKinley County.
A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.
A male in his 60s in Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Otero County Prison Facility.
A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had no underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 464.

Previously reported numbers included two cases that were determined to be out-of-state residents in Doña Ana County, two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County and one in Doña Ana County), and one case in Bernalillo County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 10,260 positive tests for COVID-19:

Bernalillo County: 1,777
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 64
Cibola County: 194
Colfax County: 8
Curry County: 101
Doña Ana County: 692
Eddy County: 49
Grant County: 16
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 26
Lea County: 58
Lincoln County: 7
Los Alamos County: 7
Luna County: 47
McKinley County: 3,009
Otero County: 32
Quay County: 5
Rio Arriba County: 73
Roosevelt County: 54
Sandoval County: 662
San Juan County: 2,165
San Miguel County: 18
Santa Fe County: 188
Sierra County: 5
Socorro County: 55
Taos County: 33
Torrance County: 34
Union County: 5
Valencia County: 95

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

The 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: 2
Luna County Detention Center: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 146
Torrance County Detention Facility: 24
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: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 307
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 147 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 4,512 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 and acute care facilities:

Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Belen Meadows in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa De Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Genesis Uptown Rehabilitation Center
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
La Vida Llena in Albuquerque
Legacy Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Pacifica Senior Living Center Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Prime Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Wellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:

Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

June 19, 2020 1:21 PM

NM small businesses to get donated face coverings
State partners with business groups on project
SANTA FE -- The state of New Mexico is partnering with various business organizations to give 171,000 cloth face coverings to small businesses around the state for free distribution to workers and customers who don’t have their own.
The masks, manufactured by the apparel company Hanes. were donated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency with distribution coordinated by the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in partnership with the Association of Commerce and Industry and local chambers of commerce.
The department received 171,000 cloth masks and delivered 60,000 of them to Albuquerque on Thursday. The rest will be delivered around the state by next week, said Secretary Bianca Ortiz-Wertheim.
“Gov. Lujan Grisham is committed to opening up New Mexico and doing so safely. Face masks are an important tool to making this happen,” Secretary Ortiz-Wertheim said. “ The Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is pleased to support this goal, and we’re grateful to the Association of Commerce and Industry and our many Chambers of Commerce who are assisting in distributing these cloth masks across the state,” she said.
“As we reopen New Mexico, it is important that our local businesses have the equipment they need to keep their employees and customers safe. We are grateful for the partnership with the state of New Mexico and our local chambers in helping to get these masks to businesses all over the state,” said Rob Black, president and CEO of New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry.

June 19, 2020 1:20 PM

ALBUQUERQUE — The State of New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, Human Services Department and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) are working together in a public-private partnership to feed more than 3,000 New Mexicans who are food insecure due to the pandemic.
Since the start of the pandemic, with assistance from tribal communities, the National Guard, food banks and pantries, private food distributors, churches and nonprofits, the State of New Mexico has helped facilitate delivery of more than 2 million pounds of food to New Mexicans who are food insecure. Deliveries have included donations, food from grants and food purchased using Federal and State emergency funds. These collaborations developed during the pandemic can serve as a roadmap to bring a new level of responsiveness to combat food insecurity across the State for years to come.
The state received 120,000 pounds of food, supplies, and use of delivery vehicles from Latter-Day Saints volunteers on Tuesday morning to feed at least 3,000 people from rural and frontier communities, seniors and the general public.
“As New Mexico’s tribal communities continue to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 it is heartening to see the generosity of our neighbors,” said Indian Affairs Secretary Lynn Trujillo. “This week’s delivery of over 120,000 pounds of food to Albuquerque’s urban native population by the Church of Latter Day Saints is greatly appreciated. Working alongside our sister-agencies and philanthropic organizations, our state continues to be responsive and effective in our relief efforts in tribal communities.”
Those experiencing financial hardship through the pandemic can find resources at https://www.newmexico.gov/i-need-assistance/. If you wish to help your neighbors during these uncertain times, please contact the food bank that serves your county to be matched up to opportunities close to home. To learn how you can help, please visit http://www.nmfoodbanks.org or https://www.rrfb.org.

June 19, 2020 10:04 AM

The State of New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, Human Services Department and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) are working together in a public-private partnership to feed more than 3,000 New Mexicans who are food insecure due to the pandemic.

Since the start of the pandemic, with assistance from tribal communities, the National Guard, food banks and pantries, private food distributors, churches and nonprofits, the State of New Mexico has helped facilitate delivery of more than 2 million pounds of food to New Mexicans who are food insecure. Deliveries have included donations, food from grants and food purchased using Federal and State emergency funds. These collaborations developed during the pandemic can serve as a roadmap to bring a new level of responsiveness to combat food insecurity across the State for years to come.

The state received 120,000 pounds of food, supplies, and use of delivery vehicles from Latter-Day Saints volunteers on Tuesday morning to feed at least 3,000 people from rural and frontier communities, seniors and the general public.

“As New Mexico’s tribal communities continue to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 it is heartening to see the generosity of our neighbors,” said Indian Affairs Secretary Lynn Trujillo. “This week’s delivery of over 120,000 pounds of food to Albuquerque’s urban native population by the Church of Latter Day Saints is greatly appreciated. Working alongside our sister-agencies and philanthropic organizations, our state continues to be responsive and effective in our relief efforts in tribal communities.”

Those experiencing financial hardship through the pandemic can find resources at https://www.newmexico.gov/i-need-assistance/. If you wish to help your neighbors during these uncertain times, please contact the food bank that serves your county to be matched up to opportunities close to home. To learn how you can help, please visit http://www.nmfoodbanks.org or https://www.rrfb.org.

June 18, 2020 5:17 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 10,153
Update includes four additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 94 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

13 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Cibola County
5 new cases in Curry County
9 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Eddy County
1 new case in Lincoln County
12 new cases in Luna County
20 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Quay County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Thursday also reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:

A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Genesis Uptown Rehabilitation Center.
A female in her 30s from McKinley County. The individual had no underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from Sandoval County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 456.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that were determined to be out-of-state residents: ( two in Bernalillo County, one in McKinley County and one in Otero County), one case that has been identified as duplicate in San Juan County, and one case in Santa Fe County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 10,153 positive tests for COVID-19:

Bernalillo County: 1,763
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 61
Cibola County: 188
Colfax County: 8
Curry County: 97
Doña Ana County: 685
Eddy County: 49
Grant County: 16
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 23
Lea County: 55
Lincoln County: 7
Los Alamos County: 7
Luna County: 44
McKinley County: 2,987
Otero County: 30
Quay County: 5
Rio Arriba County: 66
Roosevelt County: 54
Sandoval County: 656
San Juan County: 2,148
San Miguel County: 18
Santa Fe County: 184
Sierra County: 5
Socorro County: 55
Taos County: 33
Torrance County: 34
Union County: 5
Valencia County: 94

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

The 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: 2
Luna County Detention Center: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 141
Torrance County Detention Facility: 24
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: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 307
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 157 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 4,439 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 and acute care facilities:

Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Belen Meadows in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa De Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Genesis Uptown Rehabilitation Center
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
La Vida Llena in Albuquerque
Legacy Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Pacifica Senior Living Center Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Prime Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Wellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:

Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

June 17, 2020 4:03 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 10,065
Update includes five additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 138 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
20 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Curry County
18 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Lea County
20 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
8 new cases in Sandoval County
13 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Valencia County
30 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
8 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Wednesday also reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Village at Alameda facility.
A female in her 70s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 40s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50s in Otero County. The individual was hospitalized and was a federal inmate at the Otero County Prison Facility.
A male in his 70s in Sierra County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 452.

Previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County, two in San Juan County, one in Santa Fe County) and one case in McKinley County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 10,065 positive tests for COVID-19:

Bernalillo County: 1,752
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 61
Cibola County: 186
Colfax County: 8
Curry County: 92
Doña Ana County: 676
Eddy County: 48
Grant County: 16
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 23
Lea County: 55
Lincoln County: 6
Los Alamos County: 7
Luna County: 32
McKinley County: 2,968
Otero County: 31
Quay County: 4
Rio Arriba County: 61
Roosevelt County: 53
Sandoval County: 651
San Juan County: 2,140
San Miguel County: 16
Santa Fe County: 182
Sierra County: 4
Socorro County: 55
Taos County: 33
Torrance County: 34
Union County: 5
Valencia County: 94

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

The 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: 2
Luna County Detention Center: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 138
Torrance County Detention Facility: 24
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: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 306
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 161 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 4,351 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Belen Meadows in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa De Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Genesis Uptown Rehabilitation Center
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
La Vida Llena in Albuquerque
Legacy Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
Pacifica Senior Living Center Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Prime Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Princeton Place in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Wellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

June 17, 2020 12:49 PM

Governor includes business and tax relief, public safety reform, election changes, other items for special session

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will ask the New Mexico Legislature to consider tax relief for individuals, loans for small businesses and local governments, police reform and election improvements, among other topics, when it meets in a special session beginning Thursday.

Lawmakers will be asked to consider those bills in addition to modifying the state budget that takes effect July 1, the main purpose of the special session.

As a result of the global pandemic, projected state revenues declined steeply following the legislative session earlier this year, leaving a gap estimated at more than $2 billion. The executive budget framework includes cuts to state agency budgets, grants to local governments and sovereign nations and a preservation of a portion of the pay raises that had been scheduled for educators while using the state’s unprecedented reserves and federal funding to patch the budget hole created by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among the non-budget measures the governor supports and will ask the Legislature to take up are proposals requiring police officers to wear body cameras, banning chokehold restraints, and making police disciplinary history a matter of public record. Those measures have gained traction across the nation in the wake of the May 25 murder of George Floyd, a black man who died while a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly 9 minutes.

Additionally the governor will support a proposal to create a state commission by statute to explore the issue of qualified immunity.

“This is not the end of the reform work we must take up – on public safety and racial injustice or on budgetary matters,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “The focus of this special session is relatively narrow given the economic crisis and the public health concerns about gathering for an extended period of time – but we must begin to address both the financial and human rights emergencies of this moment and put ourselves in a position to evaluate and enact broader structural reform in the next regular session of the Legislature.

“New Mexico families, workers and businesses have been suffering as a result of this pandemic, and it is our duty not merely to shore up the state budget – although that is imperative – but to deliver them whatever immediate relief we can as a state. We must assure New Mexicans, all together, that this state will take care of its own, will meet the needs of its families and workers, and we can serve as a national example of a targeted, sustainable, balanced recovery.

“I look forward to and anticipate bipartisan cooperation and expeditious work with the Legislature this week, as well as the professionalism and diligence New Mexicans have come to expect from this group of legislators,” the governor added.

The governor also supports, as part of her “call,” a proposal to promote and ensure the security and timeliness of remote voting during the pendency of a public health emergency like a pandemic. New Mexico’s election code currently requires voters to request an absentee ballot before one can be issued. The proposal to be taken up by the Legislature will give county clerks the authority to send a ballot to registered voters with a current mailing address and will allow voters and election administrators to track their ballots through the mail delivery system to help ensure timely delivery of their ballots, among other changes.

Tax relief for small businesses and individuals impacted by the pandemic will also be on the call. Specifically, the governor will ask the Legislature to waive penalties and interest for small businesses and individuals who have been unable to make timely property tax and gross receipts tax payments due to the economic impact of the pandemic.

Additionally, she will ask the Legislature to approve a proposal to direct the State Investment Officer to invest a portion of the state’s multibillion-dollar Severance Tax Permanent Fund to support loans to small businesses and municipalities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The low-interest, long-term loans would help municipalities meet budget shortfalls and get businesses back on their feet following COVID-19-related closures.

The governor will also ask the Legislature to temporarily endorse gubernatorial flexibility and authority to assist businesses amid a public health emergency or pandemic – for example, to potentially allow liquor delivery or electronic notary services.

The legislative session will begin at noon Thursday.

The police and public safety reform proposal will be sponsored by Sen. Joseph Cervantes and Rep. Micaela Cadena.

The proposal regarding a commission to evaluate qualified immunity will be sponsored by Speaker Brian Egolf.

The election modification proposal will be sponsored by Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto and Rep. Linda Trujillo.

The severance tax support for small businesses and municipalities proposal will be sponsored by Sen. Jacob Candelaria, Sen. John Sapien, Rep. Daymon Ely and Rep. Marian Matthews.

The tax relief proposal will be sponsored by Sen. Peter Wirth and Rep. Christine Chandler.

The proposal regarding gubernatorial authority to permit flexibility in allowing liquor delivery and other potential items will be sponsored by Sen. Mary Kay Papen and Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas.

June 16, 2020 4:41 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 9,933
Update includes seven additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 88 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
27 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Cibola County
6 new cases in Curry County
3 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Eddy County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
5 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Luna County
13 new cases in McKinley County
9 new cases in Sandoval County
6 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Tuesday also reported seven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
A male in his 80s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Grants.
A male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Little Sisters of the Poor facility in Gallup.
A male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of Beehive Homes in Farmington.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 447.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Doña Ana County that was not lab confirmed – this has now been corrected. Previously reported numbers did not include one case that was previously reported as an out-of-state resident but has since been determined to be a New Mexico resident and has been added to Valencia County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 9,933 positive tests for COVID-19:

Bernalillo County: 1,733
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 59
Cibola County: 186
Colfax County: 8
Curry County: 89
Doña Ana County: 659
Eddy County: 48
Grant County: 16
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 23
Lea County: 49
Lincoln County: 6
Los Alamos County: 7
Luna County: 32
McKinley County: 2,949
Otero County: 30
Quay County: 4
Rio Arriba County: 59
Roosevelt County: 53
Sandoval County: 642
San Juan County: 2,129
San Miguel County: 16
Santa Fe County: 178
Sierra County: 4
Socorro County: 55
Taos County: 33
Torrance County: 34
Union County: 5
Valencia County: 93

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

The 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: 2
Luna County Detention Center: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 108
Torrance County Detention Facility: 24
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: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 298
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 156 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 4,217 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Belen Meadows in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa De Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Genesis Uptown Rehabilitation Center
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
La Vida Llena in Albuquerque
Legacy Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Pacifica Senior Living Center Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Prime Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Wellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

June 16, 2020 4:41 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 9,933
Update includes seven additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 88 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
27 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Cibola County
6 new cases in Curry County
3 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Eddy County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
5 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Luna County
13 new cases in McKinley County
9 new cases in Sandoval County
6 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Tuesday also reported seven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
A male in his 80s from Cibola County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Grants.
A male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Little Sisters of the Poor facility in Gallup.
A male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and was a resident of Beehive Homes in Farmington.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 447.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Doña Ana County that was not lab confirmed – this has now been corrected. Previously reported numbers did not include one case that was previously reported as an out-of-state resident but has since been determined to be a New Mexico resident and has been added to Valencia County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 9,933 positive tests for COVID-19:

Bernalillo County: 1,733
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 59
Cibola County: 186
Colfax County: 8
Curry County: 89
Doña Ana County: 659
Eddy County: 48
Grant County: 16
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 23
Lea County: 49
Lincoln County: 6
Los Alamos County: 7
Luna County: 32
McKinley County: 2,949
Otero County: 30
Quay County: 4
Rio Arriba County: 59
Roosevelt County: 53
Sandoval County: 642
San Juan County: 2,129
San Miguel County: 16
Santa Fe County: 178
Sierra County: 4
Socorro County: 55
Taos County: 33
Torrance County: 34
Union County: 5
Valencia County: 93

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

The 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: 2
Luna County Detention Center: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 108
Torrance County Detention Facility: 24
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: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 298
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 156 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 4,217 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Bear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in Albuquerque
BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
BeeHive Homes of Gallup in Gallup
Belen Meadows in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa De Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Genesis Uptown Rehabilitation Center
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
La Vida Llena in Albuquerque
Legacy Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Pacifica Senior Living Center Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Prime Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Wellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

June 16, 2020 4:40 PM

All Hands, New Mexico!
Connecting job seekers to businesses with immediate job openings

(Albuquerque, NM) – As the state continues its efforts for economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) and New Mexico Workforce Connection Centers (NMWC) are here to help businesses quickly fill their vacant positions with skilled workers they can depend on through the initiative All Hands, New Mexico!
“As Governor Lujan Grisham oversees the re-opening of New Mexico’s economy safely it is important for New Mexicans to know what jobs are now available,” said NMDWS Cabinet Secretary Bill McCamley. “Getting back to work means earning a paycheck and providing needed services so that our communities stay healthy as we recover economically.”

Businesses across New Mexico who are looking to hire workers to meet a surge in demand for well-qualified workforce talent can quickly post their positions by filing out a short hiring intake form on the NMDWS website at https://www.dws.state.nm.us/COVID-19-Post-Jobs. Local NMWC Business Representatives will work closely with each business to ensure all job posting information is collected, search for qualified candidates within the New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System, conduct any necessary screening, and help employers shorten the hiring process.

All Hands, New Mexico! is designed to connect New Mexico workers with New Mexico businesses that have urgent hiring needs. Many talented job seekers who lost their job or had hours reduced as a result of COVID-19 and are looking for their next career opportunity may register within the New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System at www.jobs.state.nm.us. Here, a job seeker can upload their resume, highlight their transferable skills, and list previous work experience that NMWC Business Representatives will utilize in their search for qualified candidates to recommend to the businesses they are assisting.

The New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System is a one-stop online resource for information on identifying a career path and looking for, applying for, and obtaining a job. Job seekers may also set up a Virtual Recruiter within the system that will provide real-time alerts to well-matched job opportunities in their region of choice.

“COVID-19 recovery requires we do all we can to support our businesses in reopening as quickly and safely as possible,” said Tracey Bryan, Chair of the New Mexico State Workforce Board. “The workforce system has become the single best source for identifying potential talent, based upon the unprecedented number of people who filed unemployment claims and are now seeking employment assistance through the New Mexico Workforce Connection. This includes thousands of experienced workers, some facing unemployment for the first time, who are ready to get back to work and start a new chapter in their careers.”

Businesses may also obtain information from NMWC on available resources to support upskilling and/or providing training to existing workers, assistance with interviewing, hosting virtual job fairs, and more. To learn more, contact the local NMWC office near you at https://www.dws.state.nm.us/en-us/Office-Locations.

June 15, 2020 4:12 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 9,845
Update includes five additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 132 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
13 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
3 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in Doña Ana County
17 new cases in Hidalgo County
2 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Luna County
25 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
8 new cases in Sandoval County
26 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Taos County
29 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Monday also reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
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. The individual was a patient at the Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
A female in her 90s from McKinley County. The individual was a resident of Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.
A female in her 60s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 440.

Previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Doña Ana County, one in McKinley County, three in Sandoval County); four cases that were not lab confirmed (two in Bernalillo County, one in Curry County, one in San Juan County); and one case in Sandoval County that was determined to be an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 9,845 positive tests for COVID-19:

Bernalillo County: 1,705
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 59
Cibola County: 185
Colfax County: 8
Curry County: 83
Doña Ana County: 657
Eddy County: 47
Grant County: 16
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 20
Lea County: 44
Lincoln County: 6
Los Alamos County: 7
Luna County: 29
McKinley County: 2,936
Otero County: 30
Quay County: 4
Rio Arriba County: 59
Roosevelt County: 53
Sandoval County: 634
San Juan County: 2,123
San Miguel County: 16
Santa Fe County: 173
Sierra County: 4
Socorro County: 55
Taos County: 33
Torrance County: 34
Union County: 5
Valencia County: 89

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

The 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: 2
Luna County Detention Center: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 108
Torrance County Detention Facility: 24
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: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 295
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 161 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 4,160 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Aztec Health Care in Aztec
Bear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in Albuquerque
Beehive Homes in Farmington
Belen Meadows in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa De Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Genesis Uptown Rehabilitation Center
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
La Vida Llena in Albuquerque
Legacy Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Pacifica Senior Living Center Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Prime Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Wellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington
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. Get tested. 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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

June 15, 2020 9:26 AM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 9,723
Update includes four additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 104 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

12 new cases in Bernalillo County
3 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
4 new cases in Curry County
13 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Eddy County
1 new case in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
1 new case in Luna County
16 new cases in McKinley County
14 new cases in Sandoval County
15 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in Valencia County
5 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility
14 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility

The Department of Health on Sunday also reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:

A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Camino Healthcare facility in Albuquerque.
A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 435.

Previously reported numbers included one case in McKinley County that has been identified as a duplicate and one case in Otero County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 9,723 confirmed cases of COVID-19:

Bernalillo County: 1,693
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 59
Cibola County: 184
Colfax County: 7
Curry County: 81
Doña Ana County: 658
Eddy County: 47
Grant County: 16
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 3
Lea County: 42
Lincoln County: 6
Los Alamos County: 7
Luna County: 27
McKinley County: 2,912
Otero County: 29
Quay County: 4
Rio Arriba County: 60
Roosevelt County: 53
Sandoval County: 630
San Juan County: 2,098
San Miguel County: 16
Santa Fe County: 170
Sierra County: 4
Socorro County: 55
Taos County: 32
Torrance County: 34
Union County: 5
Valencia County: 89

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

The 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: 2
Luna County Detention Center: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 108
Torrance County Detention Facility: 24

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: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 266
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

As of today, there are 162 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 4,114 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 and acute care facilities:

Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Aztec Health Care in Aztec
Bear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in Albuquerque
Beehive Homes in Farmington
Belen Meadows in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Brookdale Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa De Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Genesis Uptown Rehabilitation Center
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
La Vida Llena in Albuquerque
Legacy Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Pacifica Senior Living Center Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Prime Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Wellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington

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.

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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:

Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.

New 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.

June 12, 2020 4:15 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 9,526
Update includes six additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 162 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

18 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Chaves County
7 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Curry County
7 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
3 new cases in Lea County
49 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
2 new cases in Sandoval County
38 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Luna County Detention Center
6 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility
13 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility

The Department of Health on Thursday also reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:

A male in his 70s from Cibola County. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Grants.
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual was a resident of Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.
A male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 80s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the Cedar Ridge Inn facility.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 426.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Bernalillo County and two cases in Doña Ana County that have been determined to be out-of-state residents – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 9,526 positive tests for COVID-19:

Bernalillo County: 1,669
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 53
Cibola County: 180
Colfax County: 5
Curry County: 71
Doña Ana County: 637
Eddy County: 46
Grant County: 17
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 2
Lea County: 38
Lincoln County: 5
Los Alamos County: 6
Luna County: 20
McKinley County: 2,870
Otero County: 30
Quay County: 4
Rio Arriba County: 60
Roosevelt County: 53
Sandoval County: 609
San Juan County: 2,081
San Miguel County: 16
Santa Fe County: 165
Sierra County: 3
Socorro County: 55
Taos County: 32
Torrance County: 34
Union County: 5
Valencia County: 87

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

The 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: 2
Luna County Detention Center: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 98
Torrance County Detention Facility: 19

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: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 252
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

As of today, there are 179 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 3,983 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 and acute care facilities:

Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Aztec Health Care in Aztec
Bear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in Albuquerque
Beehive Homes in Farmington
Belen Meadows in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa De Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Genesis Uptown Rehabilitation Center
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
La Vida Llena in Albuquerque
Legacy Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Pacifica Senior Living Center Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Prime Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Wellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington

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.

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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:

Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.

New 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.

June 12, 2020 9:15 AM

Summer Meal Hours to Change June 17

Las Cruces Public Schools and Families and Youth, Inc. (FYI) will adjust the hours of breakfast and lunch distribution beginning June 17 to safeguard personnel against rising summer temperatures.

Starting Wednesday, summer meal distribution will be available between the hours of 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at all 19 school sites:

Alameda Elementary - 1325 N. Alameda Blvd.
Central Elementary - 105 Alameda Blvd.
Cesar Chavez Elementary - 5250 Holman Rd.
Conlee Elementary - 1701 Boston Dr.
Desert Hills Elementary - 280 Roadrunner Pkwy
Doña Ana Elementary - 5551 Camino De Flores
Hermosa Heights Elementary - 1655 E. Amador Ave.
Hillrise Elementary - 1400 Curnutt St.
Loma Heights Elementary - 1600 E. Madrid Ave.
Lynn Middle School - 950 S. Walnut St.
MacArthur Elementary - 655 4th St.
Mesa Middle School - 7225 N Jornada Rd.
Mesilla Elementary - 2362 Calle Del Sur
Mesilla Park Elementary - 955 W. Union Ave.
Picacho Middle School – 1040 N. Motel Blvd.
Tombaugh Elementary - 226 Carver Rd.
University Hills Elementary - 2005 S. Locust St.
Valley View Elementary - 915 California Ave.
Vista Middle School – 4465 Elks Dr.
FYI will staff meal distribution at the following locations during the same schedule:

El Crucero Permanent Housing
Hadley Park
Radium Springs Community Resource Center
Doña Ana Community Resource Center
Spitz Park / Country Club Estates
Jason Jiron Park
Las Cruces High School
Meerscheidt Recreation Center
Parque De Cura/Ramon Ortiz, Mesilla
Tortugas Park
Rose Village Park
Valley View Park
Klien Park
Albert Johnson Park
Sagecrest Park
Gus Vlachakis Park
Sunset Hill Park
East Mesa Recreation Center
Joe Reyna Community Center
Organ Community Resource Center
Metro Verde Splash Pad
Las Colinas Arroyo Park

For additional news and information on Las Cruces Public Schools, visit www.lcps.net.

June 11, 2020 5:49 PM

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday announced the state’s emergency public health order will be amended to permit a limited reopening for breweries this weekend followed by a broader reopening on Monday, June 15.

Under the amended order, which is attached and will be effective Friday, June 12, breweries may offer outdoor and patio seating at 50 percent of maximum occupancy as determined by the fire code. The following stipulations apply:

No service may be provided in indoor seating areas.
Outdoor service may be provided only to patrons who are seated.
Tables must be placed at least 6 feet from one another.
No more than six patrons may be seated at any single table.
No bar or counter seating is permitted.
“A soft reopening this weekend will give these businesses a chance to properly train staff and implement COVID-safe practices before Monday’s broader reopening,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham.

Bars – defined as food and beverage service establishments that derived more than 50 percent of their revenue in the prior calendar year from the sale of alcoholic beverages – are not included in this provision and may not operate outdoor or patio services at present.

A new public health order to take effect Monday, June 15, will allow breweries to resume indoor service at 50 percent occupancy as determined by fire code. Bar and counter seating will still be prohibited, and these businesses will be required to comply with COVID-safe practices for restaurants, which are available here and downloadable here. This includes a requirement to offer customers the opportunity to record their names and phone numbers or email addresses, along with the date and time of their visit, and retain such records for at least four weeks.

As they reopen, all businesses must operate in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices for their industry, which can be found in “All Together New Mexico: COVID-Safe Practices for Individuals and Employers.” The state’s COVID-Safe Practices now include restrictions and guidelines for drive-in events, such as theaters or holiday fireworks shows.

The amended public health order is attached to this news release and will be executed Friday, June 12.

The changes are part of New Mexico’s phased reopening plan, which began by reopening the businesses and services that required the least personal contact. Moving from phase to phase depends on meeting certain benchmarks – called “gating criteria” – that measure steady progress toward containing spread of COVID-19. The state is currently in Phase 1 of that reopening plan. Modeling reports from the state are regularly posted here.

Workers can make reports about suspected unsafe work environments in the state to nmenv-osha@state.nm.us.

June 11, 2020 4:22 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 9,367
Update includes ten additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 121 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
31 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
18 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Lea County
8 new cases in Luna County
14 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
8 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
17 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
The Department of Health on Thursday also reported ten additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Jim Wood Home in Hatch.
A male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a patient at the Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
A second male in his 80s from McKinley County.
A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual was a resident of the Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington.
A female in her 90s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Beehive Homes in Farmington.
A second female in her 90s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Beehive Homes in Farmington.
A male in his 50s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Cedar Ridge Inn facility in Farmington.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 420.

Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County and one in Torrance County); two cases that have been determined to be out-of-state residents (one in Bernalillo County and one in Doña Ana County); and one case in Santa Fe County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers did not include two cases that were thought to be out-of-state residents that have since been identified as New Mexico state residents: one case has been added to Doña Ana County and one case has been added to McKinley County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 9,367 positive tests for COVID-19:

Bernalillo County: 1,651
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 52
Cibola County: 172
Colfax County: 6
Curry County: 68
Doña Ana County: 632
Eddy County: 45
Grant County: 16
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 1
Lea County: 35
Lincoln County: 5
Los Alamos County: 6
Luna County: 20
McKinley County: 2,822
Otero County: 28
Quay County: 4
Rio Arriba County: 60
Roosevelt County: 51
Sandoval County: 607
San Juan County: 2,043
San Miguel County: 16
Santa Fe County: 161
Sierra County: 3
Socorro County: 55
Taos County: 31
Torrance County: 34
Union County: 5
Valencia County: 86

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 275
Otero County Processing Center: 92
Torrance County Detention Facility: 18
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: 1
Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 239
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 189 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 3,899 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 and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Aztec Health Care in Aztec
Bear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in Albuquerque
Beehive Homes in Farmington
Belen Meadows in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa De Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Genesis Uptown Rehabilitation Center
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
La Vida Llena in Albuquerque
Legacy Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Pacifica Senior Living Center Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Prime Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Wellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington
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.

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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New 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.

June 11, 2020 10:22 AM

TODAY: Governor, health officials to give
press update on COVID-19 efforts, public health order

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a remote news conference today, Thursday afternoon, to provide an update on COVID-19 efforts in New Mexico and the existing public health order.

WHAT: Remote news conference regarding New Mexico’s COVID-19 efforts and public health emergency order
WHEN: Thursday, June 11, 3 P.M.

The news conference will be streamed live on the governor’s Facebook page.

A simultaneous interpretation of the news conference in Spanish will be streamed live on YouTube​.

June 10, 2020 4:05 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 9,250
Update includes six additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 147 additional cases of COVID-19. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

12 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
4 new cases in Curry County
27 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Lea County
50 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
1 new case in Sandoval County
34 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
3 new cases in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Wednesday also reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:

A female in her 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a patient at the Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
A male in his 50s from McKinley County.
A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 50 from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.
A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 410.

Previously reported numbers included one case in Bernalillo County that has been identified as a duplicate and one case in Doña Ana County that has been determined to be an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 9,250 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 1,623
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 50
Cibola County: 170
Colfax County: 6
Curry County: 68
Doña Ana County: 615
Eddy County: 42
Grant County: 15
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 1
Lea County: 34
Lincoln County: 5
Los Alamos County: 6
Luna County: 12
McKinley County: 2,807
Otero County: 28
Quay County: 4
Rio Arriba County: 59
Roosevelt County: 46
Sandoval County: 604
San Juan County: 2,034
San Miguel County: 16
Santa Fe County: 160
Sierra County: 3
Socorro County: 55
Taos County: 31
Torrance County: 35
Union County: 5
Valencia County: 84

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

The 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: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 273
Otero County Processing Center: 92
Torrance County Detention Facility: 18

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: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 222
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

As of today, there are 197 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 3,806 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 and acute care facilities:

Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Artesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Artesia
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Aztec Health Care in Aztec
Bear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in Albuquerque
Beehive Homes in Farmington
Belen Meadows in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa De Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Genesis Uptown Rehabilitation Center
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
La Vida Llena in Albuquerque
Legacy Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Pacifica Senior Living Center Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Prime Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Wellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington

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.

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, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:

Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.

New 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.

June 9, 2020 5:42 PM

The New Mexico Hospitality Association (NMHA) and the state’s hospitality and tourism industry announced today the launch of the New Mexico Safe Promise campaign. The initiative invites all New Mexicans to make a personal commitment to follow COVID-19 Safe Practices to help make New Mexico the safest place for its families, workers, and customers. This initiative is about local communities supporting each other to ensure that all New Mexicans are self-accountable to abide by best practice safety standards. To make the New Mexico Safe Promise, visit NMSafePromise.org.

The New Mexico Safe Promise campaign was developed in response to the coronavirus pandemic and in conjunction with the safe reopening of businesses throughout the state through practices aligned with New Mexico Department of Health Ordinances and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. This initiative hopes to unify the entire state of New Mexico through the protection of the health of its communities, residents, and customers.

By making the New Mexico Safe Promise, our fellow New Mexicans commit to:

· Use a face covering while in public

· Stay six feet from others

· Stay home when sick

· Wash their hands frequently and follow recommended hygiene practices

· Participate in any COVID-19 related training made available at their workplace

“Since safety, cleanliness, and customer service have always been hallmarks of the hospitality and tourism industry, these new standards are building on values our industry is well known for,” said Visit Las Cruces Executive Director Rochelle Miller-Hernandez. “Making Las Cruces safe for everyone is a communitywide effort, and our industry plans to lead by example when it comes to ensuring our beautiful city and state are safe for citizens and customers alike.”

As businesses begin reopening, New Mexicans can begin planning their next adventure by exploring the wonders of the state from home through virtual, interactive activities. From soaring in a hot air balloon and exploring art and cultural centers to browsing the works of Georgia O’Keeffe or taking a virtual hike through national parks and monuments, visitors can explore what New Mexico has to offer through a virtual setting from the comfort and safety of their home. For more information on virtual tours, classes, live streams, and more, visit www.newmexico.org/virtual-tours.

For more information on the New Mexico Safe Promise campaign and to make the promise, visit NMSafePromise.org. For updates on travel restrictions, directives, and closures in New Mexico, visit www.newmexico.org/covid-19-traveler-information.

ABOUT NEW MEXICO HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION:

New Mexico Hospitality Association is a nonprofit (501c6) that is focused on serving its members and all segments of the hospitality industry. The association delivers decades of combined experience to lead public policy and workforce development strategy for a more prosperous economy. The association represents member interests at the state and national level, cultivates professional development, and targets opportunities to incubate and foster long-term job and wealth creation statewide. The association’s members are true investors and play a crucial role in growing tourism and New Mexico’s economy. For more information, visit https://newmexicohospitality.org.

June 9, 2020 4:02 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 9,105
Update includes four additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 47 additional positive tests for COVID-19. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

12 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Cibola County
2 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Lea County
12 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
4 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility

The Department of Health on Tuesday also reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:

A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque.
A male in his 30s from Cibola 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 San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 40