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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 669 New Cases, Total Now At 39,377 With 3 New Deaths And 20,562 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 669 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 40 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 3 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 185 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 31 new cases in Chaves County
  • 12 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 30 new cases in Curry County
  • 97 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 46 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe

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New Mexico State Run Museums, Historic Sites Close Oct. 23

DCA News:

In accordance with revised public health directives, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) will close its museums and historic sites to the public Friday, Oct. 23, until further notice.

The safety and well-being of employees and visitors is the DCA’s foremost concern. DCA appreciates the ongoing support and understanding of the public.

Visit www.newmexicoculture.org for virtual visits, programs, and educational opportunities.

“The fight against COVID-19 has become our state’s top priority,” DCA Cabinet Secretary Debra Garcia y Griego said. “We are closing


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Dr. Brenda Pereda Opens Los Alamos Women’s Health

Dr. Brenda Pereda

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
caclark@ladailypost.com

Dr. Brenda Pereda opened her new practice, Los Alamos Women’s Health, last week offering a full scope of OB/GYN services at Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC).

She specializes in reproductive health and wellness using culturally-appropriate and trauma-informed care for women of all ages.

“I love it here and look forward to learning more about the community,” Dr. Pereda said.

LAMC CEO John Whiteside spoke about how fortunate LAMC is to have Dr. Pereda opening her practice inside the medical center.

“We are excited


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NMPED COVID-19 Update: 13 Staff Members And 8 Students Test Positive In New Mexico Public Schools In Last 24 Hours

NMPED News:

SANTA FE — The Public Education Department Oct. 21 announced 21 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

Rapid response has been initiated, and all pertinent information has been verified with the schools and school districts.

The following new cases have been reported:

  • Three cases in Bernalillo County. All of the infected individuals are students who were last on campus Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the affected school have been notified of the positive cases.
  • One case in Curry County. The infected individual is

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Con Alma Health Foundation Seeks Hero Nominations

CAHF News:

SANTA FE — Con Alma Health Foundation seeks nominations for people who make significant contributions to the health of New Mexico.

The statewide private foundation invites you to nominate a health hero by filling out a nomination form at http://conalma.org/hero-of-health/.

Heroes can work in any field, including health-care providers, policy makers, advocates, clinicians, administrators and volunteers who improve the health of their communities. Con Alma will accept nominations until 5 p.m., Nov. 10. 

“We always look forward to hearing about individuals in our state who


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Los Alamos National Laboratory Brings Next-Generation HPC In Fight To Stop Spread Of COVID-19

Chicoma high-performance computing platform to support the nation’s response to COVID-19. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory has completed the installation of a next-generation high-performance computing platform, with aim to enhance its ongoing R&D efforts in support of the nation’s response to COVID-19.

Named Chicoma, the new platform is poised to demonstrate Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s new HPE Cray EX supercomputer architecture for solving complex scientific problems.

“As extensive social and economic impacts from COVID-19 continue to grip


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Chart 221: COVID-19 In New Mexico Oct. 21, 2020

Effective Oct. 21, the state of New Mexico revised the requirements for travelers incoming from out of state. Travelers from six low-risk states and the District of Columbia are exempt from the mandatory self quarantine requirement. For a state to be classified as a low risk, it must meet two criteria: (i) test positivity rate below 5% and (ii) seven-day average of daily diagnoses below 8 per 100,000 residents. Source: https://www.newmexico.org/covid-19-traveler-information/. Map:mapchart.net. Created by Eli Ben-Naim

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 827 New Cases, Total Now At 38,715 With 8 New Deaths And 20,332 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 827 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 40 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 8 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 292 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 27 new cases in Chaves County
  • 13 new cases in Cibola County
  • 28 new cases in Curry County
  • 172 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 42 new cases in Eddy County
  • 3 new cases in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 36 new cases

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Centerra-Los Alamos Supports Community Through Annual Donation To United Way Of Northern New Mexico

Centerra-Los Alamos continues its longtime annual support of United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) with a $10,000 contribution during a check presentation Tuesday in front of the Los Alamos Daily Post Newspaper in downtown Los Alamos. Centerra officials presenting the check to UWNNM Executive Director Cindy Padilla, from left, Environment, Safety, Health and Quality Assurance Director Rick Gandenberger, Business Management Director Graig Newell and General Manager Lennie Upshaw. This generous donation from Centerra helps support UWNNM in its mission to improve the lives of children


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New Mexico Updates High Risk States From Which Visitors And Arriving Residents Must Quarantine For 14 Days

STATE News:

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

Per the executive order intended to protect New Mexicans by minimizing the risk of spread from out-of-state travel, Washington has been added to the list of high-risk states as of today, Oct. 21.

A reminder: Pursuant to the most recent executive order, the negative test quarantine exemption is no longer in effect.


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New Mexico Public Education Department Supported Workshops Designed To Help Parents

NMPED News:

SANTA FE — The Public Education Department urges New Mexico parents to participate in a new series of virtual workshops designed to help them prioritize self-care and support their children in remote learning.

The workshop series was funded by PED and created by CNM Ingenuity, an outreach program of Central New Mexico Community College. The sessions, described in more detail here, are open to all New Mexicans at no cost and are available in English and Spanish. 

The series consists of three workshops:

  • “Survival 101 for Parents As Virtual School Partners” provides insights into the

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Annual Statewide Prostate Cancer Conference Goes Virtual

PCSANM News:

This year’s Prostate Cancer Support Association of New Mexico (PCSANM) free state-wide conference is going virtual.

Titled “Your Path”, the conference is 9 a.m. to noon, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14. Each day will feature a different agenda, which has been designed to simultaneously attract men and women who want to learn about the options for prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. But also, physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants serving in remote practices throughout this large and very rural state.

Registration is easy. Simply to go www.pcsanm.org and click “Register


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New Mexico Governor, Officials Detail COVID Crackdown

Courtesy/NMDOH

Courtesy/NMDOH

From the Office of the Governor:

  • Hotspot businesses to be temporarily closed; retail hours limited; safety requirements for food and drink establishments enhanced
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health and workplace safety officials today announced new enhanced mitigation efforts to crack down on COVID-19 throughout New Mexico, a targeted and moderated approach that is intended to break the chain of escalating statewide infections and prevent the virus from overwhelming state hospitals without enacting wholesale business closings.

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Scenes From In-Person Early Voting In White Rock

Voters and volunteers adhere to COVID-safe practice during early voting today at the White Rock Municipal Complex, 139 Longview Dr. Early voting runs through Oct. 31. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

In-person early voting underway today at the White Rock Municipal Complex on Longview Drive. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 599 New Cases, Total Now At 37,896 With 7 New Deaths And 20,165 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 599 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County has 2 new case today bringing the total to 40 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 7 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 154 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 26 new cases in Chaves County
  • 9 new cases in Cibola County
  • 45 new cases in Curry County
  • 136 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 21 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 1 new case in

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NMDWS Offices Closed To Public Until Further Notice

NMDWS Secretary Bill McCamley

NMDWS News:

ALBUQUERQUE — In light of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in New Mexico, all New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) offices will remain closed to the public until further notice.

Office closures include New Mexico Workforce Connection Centers and Labor Relations Division offices.

Work search requirements also will be waived until further notice for all Unemployment Insurance claimants.

“With the recent record spike in cases resulting in high hospitalizations, the decision has been made to give New Mexicans more time before


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NMPED COVID-19 Update: 38 Staff And 10 Students Test Positive In New Mexico Public Schools In Last 72 Hours

NMPED News:

SANTA FE — The Public Education Department announced Monday 48 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 72 hours.

Rapid response has been initiated, and all pertinent information has been verified with the schools and school districts.

The following new cases have been reported:

  • 10 cases in Bernalillo County. Two of the infected individuals are students who were last on campus Oct. 1 and Oct. 7. The other eight infected individuals are staff members who were last on school property Oct. 1, 7, 12, 13, 14 and Oct. 15. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 518 New Cases, Total Now At 37,302 With 1 New Death And 20,001 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 518 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 38 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 1 new death in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 123 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 30 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 20 new cases in Curry County
  • 102 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 20 new cases in Eddy County
  • 4 new cases in Grant County
  • 30 new cases in Lea County
  • 11 new cases in Lincoln

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