Health Care

New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 226 New Cases, Total 189,374 With 5 New Death And 170,799 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 226 additional COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports no new cases today so the total remains at 493 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 5 more deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 84 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 41 new

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New Mexico Wildlife Center: First Baby Of 2021 Season!

The first baby born in 2021, a Eurasian Collared-Dove nestling. Courtesy/NMWC

NMWC News:

ESPAÑOLA — New Mexico Wildlife Center (NMWC) just admitted its first baby wildlife of 2021. Saturday, March 6 a Eurasian Collared-Dove was found orphaned and brought to NMWC’s wildlife hospital. It will be cared for by the wildlife rehabilitators until it is deemed releasable (likely in about one month).

This baby is just the start, with hundreds more expected to come through NMWC’s wildlife hospital in the next few months. Peak “baby season” in New Mexico usually occurs between April-August with some


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New Mexico Health Dept. Transitions To New COVID-19 Vaccination Phases … 1B And 1C Now Eligible For Vaccine

NMDOH News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced today that all New Mexicans in phases 1B and 1C of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan are now eligible for vaccine.

Until today, four groups were eligible for vaccine: 

  • Phase 1A (primarily health care workers and residents and staff of long-term care facilities)
  • New Mexicans age 75 and older
  • Educators, early childhood professionals, and school staff
  • New Mexicans with a chronic health condition

These groups remain eligible.

In addition, the following groups are now eligible: 

  • Frontline essential workers

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New Mexico Pharmacy Board Issues Notice For Electronic Prescribing Of Controlled Substance Prescriptions

NMRLD News:

SANTA FE — The Board of Pharmacy of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department is reminding practitioners and pharmacists that there are changes to state rules regarding electronic prescribing of controlled substance (EPCS) prescriptions in New Mexico.

The first change affects prescriptions to be reimbursed under Medicare Part D pursuant to the ‘Support Act’, otherwise known as the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act. 

Federal requirement:           

Effective January 1, 2021 the


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 263 New Cases, Total 189,158 With 5 New Death And 169,889 Patients Recovered

STATE News:
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 263 additional COVID-19 cases.
Los Alamos County reports 1 more case today bringing the total 493 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 5 more deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 92 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 10 new cases in Cibola County
  • 2 new cases

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County Requests Los Alamos Residents 75 & Up (Phase 1b1) Contact Social Services For COVID Vaccine Appointment

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson is requesting Los Alamos individuals who are 75 years of age and older to contact the County’s Social Services office if they have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Simpson is working with the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) to identify those in this category (Phase 1b1) who still need a vaccine appointment.

The Social Services staff is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at 505.662.8068. Simpson indicates that staff will request the individual’s name, date of birth and his/her NMDOH confirmation


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LAPS Returns To Full-time In Person Learning April 5

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

New Mexico Education Secretary Ryan Stewart announced March 8 that New Mexico schools must return to full-time in person learning by April 5.

The staff of Los Alamos Public Schools was surprised, but immediately sprang into action.

The Los Alamos School Board met in a special session March 12 to discuss reopening in person instruction on a full-time basis.

The School Board passed a resolution to return to full-time in person learning April 5 unanimously, although several members noted that LAPS does not have a choice about


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 255 New Cases, Total 188,907 With 12 New Death And 168,976 Patients Recovered

STATE News:
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 255
additional COVID-19 cases.
Los Alamos County reports two more cases today so the total is now 492 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 12 more deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 58 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 10 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 5 new

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 186 New Cases, Total 188,664 With 7 New Death And 168,191 Patients Recovered

STATE News:
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 186
additional COVID-19 cases.
Los Alamos County reports no new case today so the total remains at 490 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 7 more deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

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

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COVID Vaccine Booster Clinic Smith Auditorium Wednesday

COUNTY News:

The New Mexico Department of Health is holding a COVID-19 vaccine clinic noon to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday for second “booster” Pfizer shots.

Only booster shots will be administered. The clinic will be at Duane Smith Auditorium and participants should have already been notified of their appointment time by DOH email or text message.

No walk-ins will be accepted; participants must have an appointment.

Note: Participants may have received a text message or email stating the clinic is at Griffith Gym. That information is INCORRECT; the clinic is at Smith Auditorium on the Los Alamos High


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County Offering COVID Vaccines To Homebound Residents

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County’s Emergency Management Office, in coordination with the Social Services Office, have begun offering COVID vaccines to those who meet the current criteria for the vaccine as defined by the State of New Mexico, but who may be homebound for medical reasons and therefore unable to attend a vaccine clinic at a local facility.

Homebound residents are asked to call the Social Services Office at 505.662.8068 to arrange for their vaccination home visit. When calling, the individual will need to provide Social Services’ staff with their name, date of birth, confirmation


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Skolnik: COVID-19 – The Quintessential Global Health Issue

By RICHARD SKOLNIK
Los Alamos

(This article is adapted from a talk given to the Global Health Interest Group of the Research Institute of Children’s National Hospital)

COVID-19 is the quintessential global health issue. We can see this clearly when we look at COVID-19 through a set of global health lenses: the globalization of disease; ethics; the economic and social impacts of health issues; the relationship between human well-being and global security and freedom; and, the need for cooperation.

When it comes to the interdependent boundaryless world in which we live, I like to say that “the


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New Mexico Transportation Dept. And State Police Support Archdiocese Of SF Cancellation Of Holy Week Pilgrimages

NMDOT News:

  • “Please take care and celebrate safely at home. The department is grateful for everyone’s understanding and cooperation.” –Transportation Secretary Mike Sandoval

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), New Mexico State Police (NMSP) and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe are asking the faithful to please stay home during Holy Week.

While annual pilgrimages to El Santuario de Chimayo and Tome Hill are cherished New Mexico traditions, the events have been cancelled.

The Archdiocese made the difficult decision to cancel all pilgrimages and special processions


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 185 New Cases, Total 188,488 With 1 New Death And 167,659 Patients Recovered

STATE News:
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 185
additional COVID-19 cases.
Los Alamos County reports one new case today so the total is now 490 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 1 more deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

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

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End-Of-Life Options Act Passes New Mexico Senate

The Roundhouse in Santa Fe. Post file photo

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Today, the Senate passed legislation enabling terminally ill, mentally competent adults in New Mexico, who are given six or less months to live, the option to obtain medication allowing them to pass away peacefully.

The measure passed with a 24-17 vote and will now come back to the House to concur with Senate amendments, before heading to the Governor’s desk.

Sponsored by Rep. Debbie Armstrong (D-Albuquerque), Sen. Elizabeth “Liz” Stefanics (D-Cerrillos), Sen. Bill O’Neill (D-Albuquerque), Rep. Dayan Hochman-Vigil (D-Albuquerque),


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