New Mexico Department Of Health Seeks To Notify Passengers Of COVID-19 Exposure On Bus Thursday

NMDOH seeks passengers who traveled Thursday on the El Paso-Los Angeles Limousine Express Bus Route 284 from El Paso, Texas to Denver, Colo., some were picked up in New Mexico. Courtesy photo

NMDOH News:

  • Passengers must quarantine and test

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is seeking passengers who traveled Thursday, Nov. 19 on the El Paso-Los Angeles Limousine Express Bus Route 284 from El Paso, Texas to Denver, Colo.

The NMDOH has learned these passengers were likely exposed to COVID-19. There were 32 passengers onboard and some were picked up in New Mexico.

The NMDOH was informed of a passenger on the bus who later died and tested positive for COVID. The department has little information regarding the other passengers and thus is unable to contact them directly.

To prevent further spread of the virus, the NMDOH is asking any passengers to remain at home and limit contact with other people until Dec. 3. This will allow for 14 days of self-quarantine.

The NMDOH recommends during this time to watch for fever and symptoms of the virus. If symptoms occur, the NMDOH advises to get tested immediately. If there are no symptoms, wait seven to 10 from the day of the trip, Nov. 19, and then get tested.

Information and registration for testing is found on the cv.nmhealth.org website. Direct questions to the New Mexico COVID Hotline at 855.600.3453.

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