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Los Alamos County Emergency Manager Releases Event Code To General Public For Mass Vaccination Clinic April 25 

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County’s emergency manager has released the event code to “unlock” registration for anyone wishing to attend the April 25 large-scale vaccination clinic set to occur in partnership with Nambe Drugs.

The code is AFGKMXW and the clinic will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Griffith Gymnasium on the Los Alamos High School campus.

On April 25, 1,200 vaccines will be administered. Until all appointments are booked, every individual can register and book an appointment on April 25 by visiting the New Mexico Department of Health website: https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/

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New Mexico COVID-19 3-Day Total: 647 New Cases, Total 193,987 With 3 Deaths And 175,380 Patients Recovered

STATE News:
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced the Saturday, Sunday and Monday total of 126 new COVID-19 cases.
Los Alamos County reports 1 new case over the 3 days bringing the total to 506 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)
The 3-day update includes 3 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.
The New Mexico Department of Health reports the most recent cases April 10, 11 and 12:
  • 227 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases

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Governor Establishes New Mexico Health Care Affordability Fund, Eliminates Copays For Behavioral Health Services

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Thursday signed into law Senate Bill 317, establishing the Health Care Affordability Fund, which is dedicated to reducing the cost of health insurance and medical expenses for working families.

The bill also prohibits copays and other cost sharing for people with insurance who seek behavioral health services.

“The pandemic has highlighted the devastating economic impact of out-of-pocket medical bills that can lead to medical debt, bankruptcy and poor credit for the uninsured. This legislation is an important first step in helping 23,000


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Weekend COVID Case Counts Now Released On Mondays

STATE News:

…Saturday and Sunday COVID case counts released each Monday

SANTA FE  – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced Friday that it will no longer release a daily COVID-19 case count report on Saturdays and Sundays.

Instead, the state will provide a consolidated weekend report each Monday. Day-by-day breakdowns of case counts for Saturday and Sunday will no longer be available.

Note: NMDOH also has shifted the time frame covered by its daily Epidemiology and Response Division reports – which include the daily case count press release. Instead of reporting


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 126 New Cases, Total 193,368 With 2 Deaths And 174,849 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 126 new COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports zero new cases today so the total remains at 505 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

Today’s update includes 2 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 61 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in

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NMDOH: 1/3 Of New Mexico Adults Now Fully Vaccinated

NMDOH Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins

NMDOH News:

SANTA FE –  The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced today that one-third of New Mexicans 16 years and older are now fully vaccinated. This follows Thursday’s announcement that more than 50 percent of New Mexicans 16 years and older have received at least a first shot.

“These milestones matter,” NMDOH Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins said. “They show very clearly that our vaccination efforts are working, and that we’re moving faster than any state in the country toward herd immunity.” 

NMDOH encourages New Mexicans to register at vaccineNM.org


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Chart 391 COVID-19 In New Mexico April 9, 2021 (11 New Mexico Counties Rank In Top 25 Nationwide In Vaccinations)

This map displays the percentage of residents receiving at least one vaccine dose by county. Shown are the 25 counties where at least 50 percent of the population are vaccinated. Los Alamos ranks 5th out of 3,224 counties nationwide. Remarkably, 11 New Mexico counties rank in the top 25 nationwide, including seven in north-central New Mexico: Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe and Taos. Source: covidactnow.org. Map: mapchart.net. Created by Eli Ben-Naim


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 266 New Cases, Total 193,247 With 11 Deaths And 174,641 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 266 new COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports zero new cases today so the total remains at 505 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

Today’s update includes 11 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 94 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Chaves County
  • 8 new cases in Cibola County
  • 2 new cases

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New Mexico Students Offered Surveillance Testing For COVID … Goal To Test 1% Per Week On Voluntary Basis

PED News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) has announced that New Mexico public school students will be offered school-based COVID-19 testing opportunities as a further tool to enhance safety amid the continuing pandemic.

Student testing is completely voluntary and at no cost to students. Districts and charter schools will implement student testing programs as soon as possible but no later than the week of April 26.

Students who show proof of being fully vaccinated and students who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days will not be asked to participate. 


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NMDOH: Majority Of State Turquoise … Progress Sustained

NMDOH News:
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) today announced today the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning April 7.
Twenty New Mexico counties are now at the Turquoise Level and three at the Green Level.
The majority of the state’s counties are now at or approaching the least restrictive levels.
Ten counties are at the Yellow Level as of March 24. None are at the Red Level, signifying the highest risk.
Twelve counties advanced to a less restrictive level since the most recent biweekly map update: Chaves, Cibola, Colfax, Curry, Eddy, Harding, Lincoln,

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 222 New Cases, Total 192,989 With 3 Deaths And 174,409 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 222 new COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports 2 new cases today bringing the total 505 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

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

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 60 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 4 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola

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Heinrich Thanks New Mexico National Guard And Health Care Workers For Ramping Up Vaccine Distributions

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich meets with members of New Mexico National Guard. Courtesy photo

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich with members of the New Mexico National Guard. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) visited Tuesday with the New Mexico National Guard and health care workers assisting with efforts to help more New Mexicans receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

“We secured provisions in the American Rescue Plan to ramp up vaccine distribution and help communities and businesses recover. They mark the beginning of the end of the


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 181 New Cases, Total 192,773 With 8 Deaths And 174,338 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 181 new COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports zero new case today so the total remains 503 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

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

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 81 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new cases in Chaves County
  • 4 new cases in Cibola County
  • 3 new cases in Curry

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County, Nambe Drugs Host Mass Vaccination Clinic April 25

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County is partnering with Nambe Drugs to conduct a large-scale vaccination clinic 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 25 at Griffith Gymnasium on the Los Alamos High School campus.

The event is open to anyone to register for an appointment with the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), according to County Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson.

Simpson said she anticipates several hundred youth ages 16 to 18 may be able to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the event.

“Now that the State of New Mexico has opened the availability of the vaccine up to all phases, we have enough supply


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