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Chart 14: COVID-19 Daily Cases By County In New Mexico

Chart shows the cumulative cases of COVID-19 by county in New Mexico. Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim

Chart shows total cumulative tests of COVID-19 statewide in New Mexico, Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim

Chart shows the probability of having zero cases in Los Alamos County. Under a random (Poisson) distribution, the probability of having no cases equals the inverse of the exponential of the expected average value. The expected average value was calculated using New Mexico statewide totals, New Mexico population, and Los Alamos County population. As of March 29, the expected value for Los Alamos County


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 237

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced today 29 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health stated that the most recent cases are located in the following counties:

  • 9 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 4 new cases in McKinley County
  • 4 new cases in San Juan County
  • 3 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 4 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Valencia County

The number of deaths in the state related to COVID-19 remains at two. 

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico


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New Mexico Delegation Seeks Deployment Of Combat Support Hospital To Albuquerque To Increase State’s Patient Bed Capacity In Response To COVID-19 Pandemic

Congressional Delegation News:

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small wrote to the U.S. Secretary of Defense and the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s request for the deployment of a fully equipped Combat Support Hospital (CSH) to Albuquerque and to support the mobilization of any needed Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources (BEAR) units to New Mexico communities under strain to meet the demands of a


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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Takes Steps To Protect Nation’s Supply Of Gasoline During COVID-19 Pandemic

EPA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday several steps the Agency is taking to protect the Nation’s gasoline supply in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

EPA intends to provide additional flexibility to the marketplace to transition from winter-grade, high volatility gasoline to summer-grade low vapor pressure gasoline.

Due to the steep fall-off in gasoline demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, gasoline storage capacity is limited and more time is needed to transition the distribution system in order to come into compliance


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Chart 13: COVID-19 Daily Cases By County In New Mexico

Chart shows between March 11 and March 28 the daily cases of COVID-19 by county in New Mexico. Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim

Chart shows the cumulative cases of COVID-19 by county in New Mexico. Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim

Chart shows total cumulative tests of COVID-19 statewide in New Mexico, Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim

Chart shows total COVID-19 cases per 10,000 residents statewide in New Mexico. Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 208, Second Death

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced today 17 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the New Mexico Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 11 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Doña Ana County 
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in San Juan County 

The Department of Health reported Thursday an additional death in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

That case is:

  • ​A male in his 80s in Bernalillo County. The individual died on Friday, March 27; the individual had been hospitalized. The individual had multiple chronic underlying

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Governor Issues Proclamation For Vietnam Veterans

NMDVS News:

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has issued a message and proclamation designating Sunday, March 29: “National Vietnam War Veterans Day” in New Mexico.

“As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to take a moment to recognize our Vietnam War veterans on this day: March 29…National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

“March 29 is the day our nation recognizes the men and women who were denied a proper welcome upon returning home from their service in Vietnam.

“Today many in our nation may debate the merits of that war. However, in issuing a state proclamation declaring the day as “National


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Governor Orders Air Travelers To New Mexico To Self-Isolate

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

From The Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday issued an executive order requiring air travelers to New Mexico to self-isolate for at least 14 days to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

Air travelers who fail to voluntarily self-isolate will be subject to forced isolation or quarantine by the New Mexico Health Department, Lujan Grisham says in the order.

The majority of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico have resulted from interstate and international travel into the state.

“Because some individuals infected with COVID-19


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County Council Chair Sara Scott Issues Update On Local COVID-19 Response Following State’s Recent Actions

By Chair Sara Scott
Los Alamos County Council

In the past week, two important actions have been taken by our state government to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

These include the Stay at Home instruction issued by Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel on March 23 and the announcement by Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart (today) that schools would be closed for the remainder of the year. 

Our state is also aggressively expanding access and throughput for testing; New Mexico is currently the fourth highest in testing per capita in the nation (New York Times, March 26, 2020). While understanding that


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 Udall, Heinrich: $150 Billion ‘Marshall Plan’ For Health Care System Included In Emergency Coronavirus Package

U.S. SENATE News:

  • Udall, Heinrich, and Senate Democrats secured an additional $55 billion for needs of hospitals and healthcare workers over course of negotiations
  • New Mexico and its local governments also can receive up to $1.25 billion in federal reimbursement for pandemic response costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) announced that the coronavirus emergency response bill passed by the Senate on Wednesday will provide more than $150 billion of critical relief to hospitals and health care workers across the nation in response to the COVID-19


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Chart 12: COVID-19 Daily Cases By County In New Mexico

Chart shows between March 11 and March 27 the daily cases of COVID-19 by county in New Mexico. Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim

Chart shows the cumulative cases of COVID-19 by county in New Mexico. Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim

Chart shows total COVID-19 cases statewide in New Mexico. Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim

Chart shows number of COVID-19 cases per county across New Mexico. Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 191

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico Department of Health officials today announced 55 additional positive tests for COVID-19.
Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
  • 27 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Lea County
  • 2 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Rio Arriba County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 5 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 3 new cases in San Juan County
  • 7 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 5 new cases in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Thursday reported no additional deaths in the


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PED Secretary: K-12 Schools Closed Through Academic Year

Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
bjgordon@ladailypost.com

SANTA FE — Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart hosted a virtual conference call with members of the media 10-11 a.m. today.

Early Childhood Education and Care Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky, Children, Youth and Families Secretary Brian Blalock and Indian Affairs Secretary Lynn Trujillo joined Stewart for the call.

Stewart announced that schools will remain closed through the end of this academic year in May. Educators will communicate with students online and via cell


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Changes To Council Meeting Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council meeting scheduled in Council Chambers 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 will be using a format that complies with the recent New Mexico Department of Health’s public health emergency order governing mass gatherings because of COVID-19.

Public in-person attendance Tuesday evening will not be allowed. Minimal County staff will be in attendance to present items and most Councilors will be participating by phone.

The agenda has been streamlined to focus on time-sensitive matters. Members of the public interested in watching the meeting can view the agenda


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Superintendent Responds To Governor’s Announcement

Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Public Schools

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus today sent the following letter to parents and families:

Dear LAPS Parents and Families,

Attached is today’s announcement from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Education Secretary Ryan Stewart. 

This information tracks closely with what I sent yesterday about our plan called innovative LA learning. 

Today, we are working on a special message for high school


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Health Department: COVID-19 Testings In Los Alamos April 2

NMDOH News:

Testing people sick (not needing immediate medical attention) or who have recently traveled.

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH)’s reports a COVID-19 screening Thursday, April 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or while supplies last, at Overlook Park in White Rock.

Priority screening will be provided for the following:

  • People experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 infection: fever, cough, or shortness of breath; and
  • People who have traveled from Europe (to include Italy), China, Iran, South Korea, Japan, Seattle, New York City, San Francisco and Portland.

It is critical to


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New Mexico Governor Announces K-12 School Closings Must Continue To Prevent Potential Spread Of COVID-19

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico public education will shift to a learn-at-home model as schools remain closed for the rest of the academic year, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state education and child care officials announced today.​

The decision is part of a two-pronged plan to protect New Mexicans from COVID-19 and ensure that children are protected, fed and educated and that families are supported through this crisis.

The governor previously ordered all public schools closed for three weeks, March 16-April 3, but warned at the time that an extension could be needed. It came today with


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U.S. Senators Udall And Heinrich: Coronavirus Relief Bill Provides $377 Billion In Small Business Aid

U.S. SENATE News:

“Payment Protection” loans can be used for payroll, rent, and utilities and will be forgiven and converted to grants if workers are kept on payroll

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) are highlighting that the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes major provisions to provide relief to small businesses and non-profits hurt by the coronavirus pandemic and its required public health responses.

The bill includes $377 billion in small business aid – including up


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EPA Continues Efforts To Help Increase Availability Of Disinfectant Products For Use Against Novel Coronavirus

EPA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took steps to provide additional flexibilities to manufacturers of disinfectants and other pesticides.

EPA intends for these flexibilities to increase the availability of products for Americans to use against the novel coronavirus. After meeting with stakeholders last week and discussing supply chain challenges posed by the pandemic, EPA is allowing manufacturers to obtain certain inert ingredients—or inactive ingredients like sodium chloride or glucose—from different suppliers without checking


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Chart 11: COVID-19 Daily Cases By County In New Mexico

Chart shows between March 11 and March 26 the daily cases of COVID-19 by county in New Mexico. Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim

Chart shows the cumulative cases of COVID-19 by county in New Mexico. Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim

Chart shows number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in New Mexico. Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim

Chart shows number of COVID-19 cases per county across New Mexico. Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim


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