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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 1,221 New Cases, Total Now 139,875 With 23 New Deaths And 63,232 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 1,221 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 2 more cases today … the total is now 271 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 23 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 353 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 39 new cases in Chaves County
  • 12 new cases in Cibola County
  • 27 new cases in Curry County
  • 6 new cases in De Baca County
  • 122 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 77 new cases in Eddy County
  • 12 new

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Scenes From COVID-19 Testing At Fuller Lodge Today

COVID-19 testing today at Fuller Lodge. Los Alamos County’s Emergency Management Office coordinated the event with the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH). Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Members of the New Mexico National Guard assist with the free COVID-19 testing event today at Fuller Lodge. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Upon entering Fuller Lodge, individuals sign in and receive a swab for a painless saliva test, after which a volunteer collects and tags the samples. Results will be sent by the DOH to the individual through the registration website in approximately


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New Way For Youth To Reach CYFD: Text ‘Reach NM’

CYFD Secretary Brian Blalock

CYFD News: ‘Reach NM’

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department (CYFD) has launched “Reach NM”, a new program that enables youth to contact the department’s Statewide Central Intake workers by texting 505.591.9444 to seek support and resources or report suspected abuse or neglect.

New Mexico is the first state to create a system where reports of child abuse and neglect may be taken completely by text message. 

Reach NM makes specially trained personnel available to answer questions from youth and connect them with the support they need


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 700 New Cases, Total Now 138,659 With 36 New Deaths And 61,899 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 700 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 3 more cases today … the total is now 268 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 36 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 230 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 22 new cases in Chaves County
  • 9 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 8 new cases in Curry County
  • 50 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 7 new cases in Eddy County
  • 12 new cases in

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Chart 289: COVID-19 In New Mexico Dec. 28, 2020

This chart shows the percentage of the population that have received a COVID-19 vaccination shot in each state. So far, 9.5 million doses have been allocated to the states, and of these, 1.9 million were received and administered. New Mexico was allocated 95,400 doses, of which 17,550 were received and 14,000 have been administered. Source: New York Times. Created by Eli Ben-Naim

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New Mexico Workforce Solutions Awaits Labor Department Guidance On Implementation Of CARES Act Extension

NMDWS Cabinet Secretary Bill McCamley

NMDWS News:

ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) is reviewing the CARES Act unemployment extension provisions contained in H.R. 133.

These provisions bring additional unemployment compensation to more than 160,000 New Mexicans.

“The Department of Workforce Solutions will work as hard as possible to get these extension and increases in place as soon as we receive necessary rules and funding from the U.S. Department of Labor,” NMDWS Cabinet Secretary Bill McCamley said. “We know how vital this money is to New Mexicans


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Udall, Moran Bill To Provide Fairness For New Moms In National Guard And Reserve Passes Congress

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – both members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense – have announced that their Mothers of Military Service (MOMS) Leave Act passed the Senate by a vote of 84-13 as an amendment in the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

This legislation will ensure that women serving in the U.S. National Guard and Reserve can take maternity leave without worrying about how it will affect their military service or earned retirement benefits.

The amendment now heads


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Glimpse Of What’s New In COVID-19 Research At LANL

LANL continues working to better understand and mitigate the impacts of the pandemic. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory continues its work to better understand and mitigate the impacts of the pandemic.

Here’s a brief look at some of the research underway:

Infrastructure analysis and decision support

Los Alamos developed the Modeling Epidemics for Decision Support with Infrastructure Analysis (MEDIAN) to understand interdependencies between critical infrastructures and public health measures such as contact tracing and diagnostics as it relates to pandemic


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 747 New Cases, Total Now 137,968 With 30 New Deaths And 60,528 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 747 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 1 more case today … the total is now 265 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 30 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 240 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 30 new cases in Chaves County
  • 13 new cases in Cibola County
  • 4 new cases in Colfax County
  • 45 new cases in Curry County
  • 3 new cases in De Baca County
  • 56 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 44 new cases

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 609 New Cases, Total Now 137,226 With 9 New Deaths And 59,506 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 609 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 3 more case today … the total is now 264 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 9 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 125 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 34 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 8 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 74 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 49 new cases in Eddy County
  • 5 new cases in Grant

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ALTSD: Initial Round Of COVID-19 Vaccines Going To New Mexico’s Long-Term Care Facilities Beginning Sunday

ALTSD Cabinet Secretary Katrina Hotrum-Lopez

ALTSD News:

NEW MEXICO – Today Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the state’s Aging and Long-Term Services Department [ALTSD], and the Department of Health [DOH] announced that New Mexico will be one of the first states in the nation to begin vaccinating long-term care [LTC] staff and residents.

Starting Sunday, Dec. 27, CVS, Walgreens, and local pharmacy, Vida, will begin administering 15,000 Moderna vaccines at LTCs across the state. Staff and residents will need two doses of the vaccine, and both shots must be from the same manufacturer. Pharmacy


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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Lauds Inclusion Of Ventilation System Improvements For Elementary, Secondary Schools

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

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

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich introduced similar legislation, the Keeping Schools Safe Act, to improve indoor school air quality

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is lauding the inclusion of funding directed to improve air ventilation systems in elementary and secondary schools in the emergency COVID-19 relief package.

Sen. Heinrich has been championing the effort to provide funding for elementary and secondary schools to improve indoor air quality using proven technologies and reduce the transmission


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 1,465 New Cases, Total Now 136,622 With 36 New Deaths And 59,178 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 1,465 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 6 more case today … the total is now 261 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 36 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 428 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 108 new cases in Chaves County
  • 19 new cases in Cibola County
  • 34 new cases in Colfax County
  • 35 new cases in Curry County
  • 145 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 31 new cases in Eddy County
  • 13 new

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County: COVID-19 Testing Available At Fuller Lodge Tuesday

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County’s Emergency Management Office is coordinating with the State Department of Health to hold a COVID-19 testing event on Tuesday, Dec. 29th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.

Those wishing to be tested will need to register in advance at this site: https://curative.com/

Get tested for COVID-19 today | Curative

Schedule a painless, self-collected COVID-19 test at one of our 8,000+ testing sites across the country. Get results in as little as 24 hours. https://cvresults.nmhealth.org/.

Upon entering Fuller Lodge, the individual will sign in with their


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Two Informational Videos About Veteran Suicide Awareness, Prevention And Resources Now On DVS Website

‘In New Mexico: One suicide every 16 hours.’  –DVS

DVS News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) has posted two videos on its website with information about veteran suicide awareness and prevention.

One of the videos is the recorded Facebook “live” discussion Dec. 18 between DVS Healthcare Division Director Jemia Warner and New Mexico VA Health Care System Suicide Prevention Case Manager Christina Camacho. 

The second shorter video has information covered in the videotaped discussion, and more about immediate and long-term resources available for veterans at


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PED: 26 New Mexico Public Schools On COVID-19 Watchlist

PED News:

SANTA FE – Twenty-six New Mexico public school buildings appeared on the COVID-19 Watchlist in the holiday-shortened week ending Thursday, Dec. 24, signifying they had at least two Rapid Responses within a 14-day period. 

Schools On Watchlist:

ALBUQUERQUE

  • La Cueva High

ARTESIA

  • Artesia High

  • Roselawn Elementary

BELEN

  • Belen Consolidated Schools-Administration

  • Gil Sanchez Elementary

CARLSBAD

  • Carlsbad Intermediate

CLAYTON

  • Clayton High

ESPANOLA

  • Española Valley High

FRUITLAND

  • Ojo Amarillo Elementary

GALLUP

  • Gallup Central Alternative

  • Hozho Academy

  • Indian Hills Elementary


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