Health Care

New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 306 New Cases, Total 186,460 With 18 New Deaths, 153,376 Patients Recovered

STATE News:
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 306 additional COVID-19 cases.
Los Alamos County reports no new case today so the total remains at 485 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 18 more deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 102 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 8 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 5 new

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NMDOH On Vaccination Update, J&J Fetal Tissue Issue

NMDOH News:

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced this morning that at this stage, nearly 25 percent of New Mexicans (16+) have received one or more shots, with nearly 14 percent fully vaccinated.

J&J and Vaccine Invitations

Thus far, New Mexico media have not focused heavily on purported distinctions between the vaccines, nor have members of the public.

Beginning in the next several days, New Mexicans will receive appointment invitations that specify the type of vaccine they are scheduled to receive.

  • If they choose not to confirm their invitation for any reason, they

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Sen. Luján Meets With New Mexico Chamber Executives Association, Discusses COVID Relief For Local Economies

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján:

Washington, D.C. ­— Thursday, U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) met with the New Mexico Chamber Executives Association to discuss COVID-19 relief for local economies, support for workers and small businesses, and much-needed investments to bridge the digital divide.

More than 25 Chambers of Commerce were represented in the virtual meeting.

“It was a pleasure meeting with Chambers of Commerce from across New Mexico – including those representing our smallest communities,” Luján said. “There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated


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PED: Spectators Now Allowed At School Sporting Events 

PED News:

  • Capacity allowance varies with color of county

SANTA FE – New Mexico Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart announced today that effective immediately, spectators will be permitted at all school-related sports to the extent allowed by the current Public Health Order under the limits applicable to large entertainment venues. 

This means that schools may allow spectators as follows:

Turquoise Counties:

  • Up to 75% capacity of an outdoor spectator area
  • Up to 33% capacity of an indoor spectator area

Green Counties:

  • Up to 50% capacity of an outdoor spectator area 
  • Up to 25% capacity

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 259 New Cases, Total 186,156 With 16 New Deaths, 151,708 Patients Recovered

STATE News:
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 259 additional COVID-19 cases.
Los Alamos County reports 2 new case today bringing the total to 485 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 16 more deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 80 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 7 new cases in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case

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The Hard Work Paid Off! Los Alamos Achieves Green Level

Shoppers embrace COVID safety practices last summer on Central. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Kirsten Laskey
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

The hard work and diligence of Los Alamos County government, businesses and residents is paying off!

On Feb. 24, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) elevated Los Alamos to green on its statewide COVID map.

According to a NMDOH press release, the new rating was determined by the state’s county-by-county system that uses key health metrics – the per-capita daily incidence of new COVID-19 cases and average COVID-19


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Los Alamos County Library System Expands Services

Georgianna Farris processing library returns at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy/LAC

LIBRARY News:

Los Alamos County Library System will re-open with a combination of curbside and walk-in service starting Monday, March 8 at Mesa Public Library and White Rock Branch Library.

  • Walk-in service hours are 2-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
  • Curbside service hours are 2-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Computer sessions are available by reservation only during service hours Monday through Saturday, call 505.662.8250 or email libweb@lacnm.us to schedule a reservation.

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DVS Hosts Virtual Talk On COVID Vaccines For Veterans

NMDVS News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) will host a live Facebook discussion about COVID-19 vaccines for veterans at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 5, on the DVS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/nmdvshealthcare2015/

DVS Healthcare Division Director Jemia Warner will be joined by representatives from the New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) and the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) to provide the latest information about the two COVID-19 vaccine program options available for veterans: The NMVAHCS, and, for all New Mexicans, DOH. 

Director


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 359 New Cases, Total Now 185,542 With 13 New Deaths And 150,168 Patients Recovered

STATE News:
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 359 additional COVID-19 cases.
Los Alamos County reports no new case today so the total remains at 483 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 13 more deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 102 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 13 new cases in Chaves County
  • 9 new cases in Cibola County
  • 7

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 247 New Cases, Total Now 185,542 With 11 New Deaths And 148,641 Patients Recovered

STATE News:
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 247 additional COVID-19 cases.
Los Alamos County reports no new case today so the total remains at 483 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 more deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 100 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 7 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 4 new

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Caregiver’s Guide To Success Course Begins March 10

David Davis

COMMUNITY News:

The road for a caregiver is a long one. Are you prepared for your journey?

Prepare to Care … A Caregiver’s Guide to Success is developed and presented by David Davis, founder and executive director of The MemoryCare Alliance. Davis was a caregiver for his mother who lived with Alzheimer’s for 11 years.

He was a regional manager for the Alzheimer’s Association in Santa Fe. His experience, unique way of educating and direct approach, make “Prepare to Care” not only informative but entertaining. This is the ultimate game changer for every caregiver.

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COVID-19 Testing Tuesdays And Thursdays At Overlook

COVID-19 TESTING News:
Curative is providing COVID-19 testing 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Overlook Park in White Rock.
Curative offers this no cost COVID-19 testing to anyone. It is a 20-second oral swab test, and results will be back within 2-3 days.
Folks can register online at cur.tv/whiterock and walk-ups also are welcome.

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Scenes From Weekend Vaccine Clinics At Senior Centers

Volunteers are out in force Saturday here at the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) and Sunday at the White Rock Senior Center conducting second dose vaccine clinics for those 75 years and older. Photo by Elizabeth Coons

Leonard and Jackie Beebe bring Dunkin’ Donuts to workers at the vaccination hub Sunday in White Rock. Photo by Elizabeth Coons

John Baillie, AKA the host with the most, is among the many volunteers helping out Saturday at the vaccination hub at BESC in Los Alamos. Photo by Elizabeth Coons

Volunteer John Baillie helping out Saturday at the BESC vaccination hub. Photo by Elizabeth


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DEA Announces 20th Take Back Day Set For April 24

DEA News:

With opioid overdose deaths increasing during the pandemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced its 20th ‘Take Back’ Day scheduled April 24.

At its last ‘Take Back Day’ in October, DEA collected a record-high amount of expired, unused prescription medications, with the public turning in close to 500 tons of unwanted drugs.

Over the 10-year span of ‘Take Back Day’, DEA has brought in more than 6,800 tons of prescription drugs. With studies indicating a majority of abused prescription drugs come from family and friends, including from home medicine cabinets, clearing


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Cultivating Vitality With Michelle: The Test

By MICHELLE WILDE
Los Alamos

“So, how are you feeling?” 

Some people I talk with seem to be just as they were a year ago, but many are not. Occasionally, someone reports an increase in happiness and well-being, but that is the exception. 

It’s been quite the year. 

This recent report from the Gallup Poll declares “Americans’ Physical Health Holding Up Better Than Their Mental Health” and that we collectively rate our mental health at a new low.”

While I suspect it is helpful to gather this data, I trust there are more beneficial things to assess.

How about this one: “What have you learned?”


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