Health Care

NMPED COVID-19 Update: 8 Staff Members And 10 Students Test Positive In New Mexico Public Schools In Last 24 Hours

NMPED News:

SANTA FE — The Public Education Department announced Friday 18 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:

  • Two cases in Chaves County. The infected individuals are staff members who were last on school property Oct. 2 and Oct. 6. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the affected school have been notified of the positive cases.
  • Three cases in Curry County. Two of the infected individuals

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Los Alamos County Offers New Drive Thru, Drop Off Ballot Service In Municipal Building Parking Lot Beginning Monday

COUNTY News:

The above graphic depicts the traffic flow that will be in place Oct. 12 to Nov. 3 providing an option to voters wishing to drive-up and drop-off their Absentee Ballot for the General Election.

Motorists are encouraged to use Iris Street for easy access to turn into the Municipal Building Parking Lot, where Election Poll Workers will accept their ballot through the vehicle’s driver-side window and deposit it into a secured ballot box, monitored by the Los Alamos County Clerk and her staff.

This option is presented in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and does not pre-empt voters


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National Fire Prevention Week: Test Smoke Alarms

ARC News:

SANTA FE — National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 4-10, and the New Mexico Chapter of the American Red Cross urges residents to test their smoke alarms and practice their escape plan as home fires continue during COVID-19.

Since February, the American Red Cross New Mexico Chapter has responded to more than 187 home fires in the State of New Mexico to assist more than 502 people with urgent needs like emergency lodging, financial assistance, and recovery planning. The nation’s most frequent disaster, home fires are most often caused by cooking, according to the National Fire Protection


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 488 New Cases, Total Now At 32,241 With 3 New Deaths And 18,335 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 488 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 36 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:

  • 135 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 41 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 10 new cases in Curry County
  • 81 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 28 new cases in Eddy County
  • 4 new cases in Grant County
  • 2 new cases in Hidalgo County
  • 36 new cases

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NMPED Provides $332K In School Nutrition Grants

NMPED News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Public Education Department has awarded 53 grants to school districts across the state to expand programs that purchase food directly from local farmers, food hubs or cooperatives and distributors.

The grants, which total $332,000, align with the department’s and the Student Success and Wellness Bureau’s goal of ensuring that New Mexico children have access to high-quality, healthful school meals. The announcement coincides with National Farm to School Month, which celebrates the importance of fresh, local foods in school-based feeding programs.


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Free Drive-Thru Adult Flu Shot Clinic Sullivan Field Saturday

COMMUNITY News:

The Los Alamos Heart Council and Los Alamos Medical Center are pleased to sponsor a Free Flu Shot Clinic 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Sullivan Field parking lot.

We will be administering the standard adult flu vaccine in a drive-through configuration that will not require you to get out of your car. Sorry, we cannot inoculate children. While this is a first come, first serve clinic, we have many hundreds of doses and ask attendees not to begin arriving before 7:30 a.m. as that will interfere with set up and conduct of the clinic.

We will be asking attendees to adhere to the following


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NMAA Postpones Fall Sports Per Governor’s Orders

Interview today with New Mexico Activities Association Executive Director Sally Marquez. Courtesy/NMAA

NMAA News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Due to the announcement this afternoon from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham that interscholastic athletics cannot take place during the Fall Semester because of COVID-19 related public health concerns, the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) has been forced to postpone its Volleyball, Cross Country and Fall Golf seasons.

“This is an extremely sad day for students across New Mexico,” NMAA Executive Director Sally Marquez said. “We were planning and hoping


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 387 New Cases, Total Now At 31,756 With 3 New Deaths And 18,045 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 387 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 36 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:

  • 101 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 25 new cases in Chaves County
  • 6 new cases in Cibola County
  • 65 new cases in Curry County
  • 57 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 14 new cases in Eddy County
  • 2 new cases in Grant County
  • 2 new cases in Guadalupe County
  • 1 new case

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Natalie Aulwes Earns Girl Scouts National Gold Award

Girl Scout national gold award winner Natalie Aulwes. Courtesy photo

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

Natalie Aulwes, a 2020 Los Alamos High School graduate, has a lot of ties in the local Girl Scout program and recently made her mark on the national level in earning the Girl Scouts National Gold Award.

Aulwes received the award as a result of her service projects, which included constructing a new helicopter pad at Pajarito Mountain to transport injured patients out of the ski area and hosting a workshop to introduce young girls to STEM  (science, technology,


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United Way Of Northern New Mexico Sharing And Receiving Community Support

Facilitator Camilla Bustamante, PhD. MPH., left, speaks to the UWNNM Board gathered in January for their annual retreat at the McCurdy Ministries Community Center in Española. Seated from far right, Chair Liddie Martinez, Executive Director Cindy Padilla, Treasurer John Sarrao, Christopher Madrid, Secretary Michelle Harkey-Wilde, Steven Renfro and James Mountain. Board members not pictured, Cindy Rooney, Carol A. Clark (taking photo), Stephen Boerigter, Christopher Madrid, John Whiteside, Mike Lippiatt and Barb Ricci. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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NMDOH Urges All New Mexicans To Get Annual Flu Shot

NMDOH News:
…Everyone 6 months & older should get a shot
SANTA FE – With flu season underway and expected to continue through early May, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is urging all New Mexicans to get their flu shot this year.
“This year, it is more important than ever to get your flu shot,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said. “Now is the best time to get your flu shot.”
“Getting your flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and loved ones from the complications, hospitalizations, or death that influenza can cause,” said Dr. Chris Novak, NMDOH Public Health Medical Director. 

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Fifty Flu Shots Available At Betty Ehart Friday

LARSO News:

The Betty Ehart Senior Center still has 50 flu shots available for a free drive thru clinic (with proof of insurance) Friday.

Community members 50 and older are welcome 12:30-1 p.m., while supplies last.

Call 505.662.8920 for information and bring proof of insurance.

Those who receive a flu shot will be given a $10 coupon from Albertsons.


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LAPS Unveils Safer Bus Transportation For Students

LAPS rolls out 12 new school buses with enhanced safety features: ‘no student left behind’ button, higher quality disc brakes, an anti-roll system, better mirror visibility and easier access for bus drivers to engage student lights. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools unveils the arrival of 12 new school buses. 

New safety features include the “no student left behind” button, higher quality disc brakes, an anti-roll system, better mirror visibility and easier access for bus drivers to engage student lights.  

“We are pleased with the new safety features on all 12 buses and


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Chart 208: COVID-19 In New Mexico Oct. 8

This chart shows the change in number of diagnoses during a two week period by county. The percentages indicate change in number of diagnoses for the two week period ending Oct. 8 compared with the two week period ending Sept. 23. The statewide figure is highlighted, while counties with less than 20 diagnoses are not shown. The number of new COVID-19 cases statewide nearly doubled, in what was the worst two week period since June. Source: New Mexico Department of Health. Photo by El Ben-Naim

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NMPED Provides $332K In School Nutrition Grants

NMPED Secretary Ryan Stewart

NMPED News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Public Education Department has awarded 53 grants to school districts across the state to expand programs that purchase food directly from local farmers, food hubs or cooperatives and distributors.

The grants, which total $332,000, align with the department’s and the Student Success and Wellness Bureau’s goal of ensuring that New Mexico children have access to high-quality, healthful school meals. The announcement coincides with National Farm to School Month, which celebrates the importance of fresh, local foods in school-based


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NMPED COVID-19 Update: 4 Staff Members And 11 Students Test Positive In New Mexico Public Schools In Last 24 Hours

NMPED COVID-19 update:

SANTA FE – The Public Education Department today announced 15 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:

  • One case in Bernalillo County. The infected individual is a staff member who was last on school property Oct. 2. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the affected school have been notified of the positive case.
  • Four cases in Curry County. All of the infected individuals

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 426 New Cases, Total Now At 31,372 With 2 New Deaths And 17,766 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 426 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 36 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

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

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

  • 120 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 35 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 20 new cases in Curry County
  • 70 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 27 new cases in Eddy County
  • 2 new cases in Grant County
  • 1 new

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