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Chart 13: COVID-19 Daily Cases By County In New Mexico

Chart shows between March 11 and March 28 the daily cases of COVID-19 by county in New Mexico. Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim

Chart shows the cumulative cases of COVID-19 by county in New Mexico. Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim

Chart shows total cumulative tests of COVID-19 statewide in New Mexico, Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim

Chart shows total COVID-19 cases per 10,000 residents statewide in New Mexico. Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 208, Second Death

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced today 17 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the New Mexico Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 11 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Doña Ana County 
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in San Juan County 

The Department of Health reported Thursday an additional death in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

That case is:

  • ​A male in his 80s in Bernalillo County. The individual died on Friday, March 27; the individual had been hospitalized. The individual had multiple chronic underlying

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Governor Issues Proclamation For Vietnam Veterans

NMDVS News:

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has issued a message and proclamation designating Sunday, March 29: “National Vietnam War Veterans Day” in New Mexico.

“As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to take a moment to recognize our Vietnam War veterans on this day: March 29…National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

“March 29 is the day our nation recognizes the men and women who were denied a proper welcome upon returning home from their service in Vietnam.

“Today many in our nation may debate the merits of that war. However, in issuing a state proclamation declaring the day as “National


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Chamber: How Community Can Help Local Businesses

By RYN HERRMANN
Director
Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce

As you may know, multiple small businesses in Los Alamos were broken into overnight.

With everyone struggling with the COVID-19 closures, this hits them especially hard. Please, now more than ever, support all of our local businesses.

What can you do?

Attached is a link to the list that the Chamber of Commerce and Los Alamos MainStreet have compiled with the status of local businesses. This list shows who is open/closed and how to buy gift cards online from them. If they don’t sell gift cards, I’m sure they would be okay with supporters sending


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LA Garden Club Announces 2020 Scholarship Winner

LAHS senior Kathryn Laintz is the Los Alamos Garden Club 2020 scholarship recipient. Courtesy/LAGC

LAGC News:

The Los Alamos Garden Club (LAGC) announces today that Kathryn Laintz is the recipient of its 2020 scholarship.

Laintz is a Los Alamos High School graduating senior and is planning to focus on environmental science in her university studies. Future possible career plans include being a hydrologist, a freshwater ecologist, an agricultural scientist or a botanist.  

Her high school experience has included track and field, cross country and tennis in addition to the Eco Club and various


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County Issues Latest Updates On COVID-19 Pandemic

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County is issuing at least weekly updates to keep the community informed about County services, facilities and other information on the COVID-19 public health emergency that it is asked to share with residents by the New Mexico Department of Health.

NMDOH COVID-19 Screening At Overlook In White Rock Thursday

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) will hold a COVID-19 screening 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or while supplies last Thursday, April 2 at Overlook Park in White Rock. Priority testing will be provided for the following: 

  • People experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 infection:

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LAPD Offers Reward On Los Alamos Business Break-In Spree

Scene of the break-in overnight at China Palace in Mari Mac Village Shopping Center. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene of the break-in overnight at Top Nails & Spa in Mari Mac Village Shopping Center. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

caclark@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and Cmdr. Oliver Morris spoke with the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning and shared details on the break-ins overnight at multiple businesses around the community.

Cmdr. Morris confirmed that the thief or thieves broke into Gracie Barra


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Multiple Los Alamos Businesses Broken Into Overnight

Scene of the break-in overnight at Subway on Central Avenue during which initial reports indicate a thief or thieves stole a van and rammed it into the front window to gain access to petty cash and other items. Details are pending. Check back for more on this developing story at ladailypost.com. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Chamber of Commerce reports that multiple businesses were broken into overnight.

Details from police are pending, however, initial reports indicate that one or more individuals stole a van and rammed it into the front glass window at Subway on Central


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Animal Clinic Of Los Alamos Providing Service With Safety Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

From the Animal Clinic of Los Alamos:

In light of recent guidance from state officials regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to reassure you that we at Animal Clinic of Los Alamos are here to serve you and your pets.

Our hospital remains open at this time.

To support the health and safety of you, your pets, and our team members, we have implemented strict intake procedures and updated our health and safety guidelines in direct response to the emergence and evolution of the COVID-19:

  • CALL AHEAD: If you have a scheduled appointment or a pet emergency, please call 505.662.6622 in advance to discuss

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An Open Book: Together

By DAVID IZRAELEVITZ
Los Alamos

How can we feel we are together when we are told to stay in our homes as much as possible, to treat each other as if you (or me) are infected with a deadly disease, where a hug or even a handshake can be the final link in a chain that leads to the death of someone’s grandmother?

If there was any comfort in the days of 9/11, it was that we could feel togetherness. I remember clearly that evening, here in Los Alamos. Without any organization or announcement, it seemed the whole community gathered around Ashley Pond, to cry together and console each other about a world that had turned


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NMDOT, NM-MVD: Pollinator Protection License Plate

Pollinator Protection license plates are now available for purchase. Courtesy/NMDOT

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s first Pollinator Protection license plate, featuring student artwork is now available for purchase. Sales will fund pollinator-friendly planting projects on state roads.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation has a robust Environmental Department. This pollinator project will increase habitat by seeding roadsides with native plants and creating educational gardens as well as reducing mowing and spraying of herbicides.

“When we build roads, we disturb the


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Governor Orders Air Travelers To New Mexico To Self-Isolate

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

From The Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday issued an executive order requiring air travelers to New Mexico to self-isolate for at least 14 days to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

Air travelers who fail to voluntarily self-isolate will be subject to forced isolation or quarantine by the New Mexico Health Department, Lujan Grisham says in the order.

The majority of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico have resulted from interstate and international travel into the state.

“Because some individuals infected with COVID-19


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Los Alamos Virtual Teen Center Now Open

TEEN CENTER News:

While the Los Alamos Teen Center, operated by The Family YMCA under a contract with Los Alamos County, is temporarily closed, its staff members have created a new website and an online space where Teen Center staff and teen members can interact via text and voice.

Named, “Los Alamos QUARANTEEN Center”, the website can be reached at www.losalamosquaranteencenter.com and will allow youth to access a curated collection of web resources shared by their favorite Teen Center staff, other teens and community members.

Resources include links to games, music, Ted Talks, cool videos


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County Council Chair Sara Scott Issues Update On Local COVID-19 Response Following State’s Recent Actions

By Chair Sara Scott
Los Alamos County Council

In the past week, two important actions have been taken by our state government to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

These include the Stay at Home instruction issued by Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel on March 23 and the announcement by Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart (today) that schools would be closed for the remainder of the year. 

Our state is also aggressively expanding access and throughput for testing; New Mexico is currently the fourth highest in testing per capita in the nation (New York Times, March 26, 2020). While understanding that


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 Udall, Heinrich: $150 Billion ‘Marshall Plan’ For Health Care System Included In Emergency Coronavirus Package

U.S. SENATE News:

  • Udall, Heinrich, and Senate Democrats secured an additional $55 billion for needs of hospitals and healthcare workers over course of negotiations
  • New Mexico and its local governments also can receive up to $1.25 billion in federal reimbursement for pandemic response costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) announced that the coronavirus emergency response bill passed by the Senate on Wednesday will provide more than $150 billion of critical relief to hospitals and health care workers across the nation in response to the COVID-19


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Tales Of Our Times: Normal Times, Too, Wrestled With The Meanings Of ‘Safe’

Tales of Our Times

By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water

Our daily thinking about covid-19 will benefit from looking again at the permanent dilemma of explaining safety. A look back at normal times provides more context than appears in the rush of news.

News stories often cover issues of safety. The pattern is standard: A safety expert claims that something is not safe and a second expert says the safety is top-notch. Is a new medicine safe? Are airlines safe? Are we safe from terrorists?

The two experts hammer away at their unerring, inscrutable points, then go their separate


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