Health Care

NMPED COVID-19 Update: 3 Staff Members Test Positive In New Mexico Public Schools In Last 24 Hours

NMPED News:

SANTA FE – The Public Education Department announced this afternoon three 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 at two public schools in Dona Ana County. The infected individuals are staff members.  The infected individuals were last in the school buildings Sept. 18. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the affected school have been notified of the positive

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Los Alamos Ranks #1 Healthiest Community In U.S. News & World Report

COUNTY News:

Report released today shows County garnered top marks in several categories

Los Alamos County has been recognized as the No. 1 Healthiest Community in the country by U.S. News and World Report, in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation.

Healthiest Communities is an interactive platform developed by the two entities that evaluates nearly 3,000 communities nationwide across ten categories and 84 metrics – from education and public health to infrastructure and economy – to assess which communities offer their citizens the greatest opportunity to live a productive,


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NMPED COVID-19 Update: 1 Students, 5 Staff Test Positive In New Mexico Public Schools In Last 24 Hours

NMPED News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Public Education Department announced this afternoon six new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 24-hours.

Following rapid response and verifying all pertinent information with the schools and school districts, the following new cases were reported:

  • Two cases at two public schools in Chaves County. The infected individuals are staff members. The infected individuals were last in the school buildings Sept.17. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the affected school have been notified of the positive cases.
  • Two cases at

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 106 New Cases, Total Now At 27,683 With 2 New Deaths And 15,518 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 106 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 31 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

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

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

  • 27 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 9 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 3 new cases in Curry County
  • 18 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 5 new cases in Eddy County
  • 7 new cases in Lea County
  • 7 new cases in Luna County
  • 1 new case

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Luján On Passage Of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján

CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement after the House passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act by a 329-73 vote.

This bipartisan legislation establishes pregnant workers’ right to reasonable workplace accommodations, including excusing workers from lifting heavy objects or standing for long periods of time, allowing more frequent meal or bathroom breaks, and modifying work schedules.  

“Women are the primary or sole breadwinners in 4 out 10 American households.


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 67 New Cases, Total Now At 27,579 With 2 New Deaths And 15,412 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 67 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 31 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

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

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

  • 11 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 14 new cases in Chaves County
  • 12 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 8 new cases in Eddy County
  • 7 new cases in Lea County
  • 3 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in McKinley County
  • 2 new cases in Quay County
  • 1 new

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Dr. Brenda Pereda To Provide OB/GYN Care At LAMC

Dr. Brenda Pereda was the special guest at a virtual meet and greet held for her Tuesday by BabyNet, a subcommittee of the Los Alamos County Health Council. Dr. Pareda opens her new practice in mid October offering a full scope of OB/GYN services at Los Alamos Medical Center. Dr. Pareda specializes in women’s health and wellness needs using patient-centered and trauma informed care approaches. She told the group she will provide care for women of all ages. Dr. Pareda graduated from Medical School atŸ Michigan State University, completed her residency Ÿat Wayne State University and her fellowship

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2020 Walk To End Alzheimer’s Oct. 3

Alzheimer’s News:

This year, Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is everywhere — on every sidewalk, track and trail.

This year’s Oct. 3 event won’t be a large in-person gathering — instead, we invite you to walk in small teams of friends and family while others in your community do the same.

Because we are all still walking and fundraising for the same thing: a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.

We need your help! It is free to sign up for the walk as a team or as an individual. This year if you sign up you will receive flags for the walk. Please join us!

Sign up at http://act.alz.org/WALKSF2020 or call


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La Vista Church: Time To Think About Halloween Already?

A pile of pumpkins. Courtesy/La Vista Church 

La Vista Church News:

La Vista Church of Nazarene in White Rock is looking forward to serving the community with a fun Special Needs/Food Allergy Friendly event this Halloween, but is asking for deciding how to best do that to make sure everyone stays safe.

Anyone with a family member of any age who would benefit from a low sensory or Teal Pumpkin Halloween event, please help by filling out this 2 question survey about your preferences for a Halloween event.

Thank you!


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 164 New Cases, Total Now At 27,512 With 6 New Deaths And 15,342 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 164 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 31 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update also announces 6 new deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 31 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 10 new cases in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 3 new cases in Curry County
  • 31 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 15 new cases in Eddy County
  • 5 new cases in Lea County
  • 6 new cases in Lincoln County
  • 6

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Chart 189: COVID-19 In New Mexico Sept. 19

New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) has set two health requirements for public schools to be allowed to transition to hybrid instruction. The respective county must meet two gating criteria: (1) seven-day average for daily diagnoses below 8 per 100,000 people, and (2) testing positivity rate below 5 percent. As of Sept. 18, all but seven counties in New Mexico meet these gating criteria. Thus far, about 65 elementary schools with approximately 12,500 students have transitioned to hybrid instruction. Source: NMPED. Map credit: mapchart.net. Created by Eli Ben-Naim


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PMI Earns National DOE Award As Essential Business Providing Critical Function During COVID-19 Pandemic

Members of the Performance Maintenance Inc. (PMI) team. Courtesy/Española SBDC

BUSINESS News:

The Department of Energy has awarded Performance Maintenance, Inc. (PMI) the HUB Zone Small Business of the Year Award.

PMI cleaning and disinfection services at 835 N. Paseo de Onate in Española has become an essential business performing a critical function as the coronavirus has pushed commercial cleaning and janitorial services into the public eye.

“This pandemic has put cleaning and disinfecting in the forefront and it seems as if PMI has been preparing for this demand for years,” said Small


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

NMPED News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Public Education Department announced Friday eight new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 24-hours. 

Following rapid response and verifying all pertinent information with the schools and school districts, the following new cases were reported:

  • One case at a public school in Chaves County. The infected individual is a staff member. The infected individual was last in the school building Sept. 16, 2020. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the affected school have been notified of the positive case.
  • Five cases at a public

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Governor Releases Public Health Order Amending Guidance For Small Groups In Exercise Settings, Outdoor Activities

STATE News:
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Thursday that the state will update its guidance within the emergency public health order to permit small groups in exercise settings and safe outdoor activities for New Mexicans.
This afternoon the governor released the amended emergency public health order, which is in effect through mid-October.
The amended emergency public health order will permit youth sports conditioning and skills development, with no more than 10 individuals in any one group, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices. Competitive contact play remains

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 154 New Cases, Total Now At 27,350 With 5 New Deaths And 15,256 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 154 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County has 2 new cases today bringing the total to 31 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update also announces 5 new deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 30 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 13 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 7 new cases in Curry County
  • 17 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 15 new cases in Eddy County
  • 9 new cases in Grant County

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Businesses Invited To Apply Now For Los Alamos County CARES Act Funding … Deadline Is Sept. 25

Locally owned Crowfeather Cleaning offers a 30-minute fogging to disinfect commercial spaces. Courtesy/Chamber

CHAMBER News:

Los Alamos County has $1,065,000 to award to local businesses and organizations, so take advantage of this assistance and submit your application!
Please keep in mind that the deadline is a week from today, Due by 5 p.m. Sept. 25. Questions and applications for the Small Business Grants can be sent to CARESbusiness@lacnm.us or call 505.663.1967, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is advised to email instead of call, if at all possible, for a more thorough response.

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Four New Mexico Counties Meet School Reopening Requirement: McKinley, Hidalgo, Doña Ana, Curry Counties

NMPED News:

…Health conditions improve in McKinley, Hidalgo, Doña Ana and Curry counties

SANTA FE — Four additional New Mexico counties have now met the required health conditions for schools to reopen in a hybrid mode, according to the state’s updated COVID-19 map.

The Department of Health map released Thursday shows McKinley, Hidalgo, Doña Ana and Curry counties have moved into the “green zone” — which indicates an acceptable rate of average daily cases and test positivity.

Those four counties were each yellow or red when the previous map was issued two weeks ago.

Schools


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