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Second COVID Vaccine Dose For Category 1A Individuals Vaccinated Jan. 2 Is Scheduled For Wednesday Jan. 27


Los Alamos County, in coordination with the New Mexico Department of Health, is scheduling a clinic for the second COVID vaccine doses for those category 1A individuals (healthcare workers and first responders) vaccinated Jan. 2, 2021 in White Rock. 

The new clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 27. According to Los Alamos County Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson, those individuals who qualify should have already received information on how to schedule their appointment for the second dose. 

For those category 1A individuals who received the first dose Jan. 2 in White Rock,

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NM Health Dept. Reiterates COVID Vaccination Criteria

DOH News:

…State’s approach meant to protect the most exposed and vulnerable

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) reiterated today the state’s phased vaccination criteria for COVID-19.

The following groups are eligible for vaccine now:

  • Hospital personnel;
  • Residents and staff of long-term care facilities;
  • Medical first responders;
  • Congregate setting workers;
  • Persons providing direct medical care and other in-person services;
  • Home-based health care and hospice workers;
  • People 75+; and
  • People 16+ at risk of COVID complications.

No other groups are eligible at

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 921 New Cases, Total Now 167,731 With 33 New Deaths And 92,109 Patients Recovered


SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 921 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 14 new cases today bringing the total to 418 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 33 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 208 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 22 new cases in Chaves County
  • 13 new cases in Cibola County
  • 6 new cases in Colfax County
  • 16 new cases in Curry County
  • 136 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 40 new cases in Eddy County
  • 9 new

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LAPS Update On COVID And Safe Learning Environments

By Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Public Schools

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus today sent the following message to LAPS parents and families:

Dear LAPS Parents and Families,

This message is part of a series of updates about coronavirus and what LAPS is doing to support healthy learning environments. 

Let me begin by stating that student and staff safety is paramount and that we are learning more every day about the virus and the growing number of variants.

Click here to see the LAPS Community Promise for a Healthy School Environment.  With this in

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County: Los Alamos Residents Encouraged To Verify DOH Vaccine Profile While Awaiting COVID Vaccine Appointments


Los Alamos residents who completed their vaccine registration profile on the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) website should have received a six digit “confirmation code” via text or email to finish setting up their profile.

At the very beginning when DOH launched its registration site, a glitch in the system resulted in some people not receiving the necessary six-digit code to complete the final step of registration.

Individuals who signed up very early after the website launch who do not recall receiving a six-digit code are urged to verify their profile is completed by

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Senior Centers Tapped For Vaccine Distribution Jan. 30-31


The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) announced this morning that the senior centers in Los Alamos and White Rock have been notified that they will serve as distribution hubs for the Jan. 30-31 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic.

The New Mexico Aging & Long-Term Services Department has determined that ALL APPOINTMENTS, will be assigned through the Department of Health Registration Site at, or by calling 1-855-600-3453.

NO appointments will be made through Betty Ehart Senior Center or White Rock Senior Center.

“We’re so happy to serve in this role,”

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Los Alamos Emergency Manager; New Mexico Health Department Nurse Set Inspiring Examples Of Excellence

Los Alamos

I just wanted to take a moment to tell you about an encouraging event that happened this week.

I am the operations manager at Oppenheimer Place Condominiums. This is a 55 and older community, but most of the residents are in their 70s and 80s. COVID has been a very stressful time for all of us. We certainly have been on a large learning curve with very fluid information.

I had been communicating with Beverly Simpson, the emergency manager in Los Alamos about setting up a vaccination clinic at our building. I found her to be knowledgeable, accessible, and helpful. It is so nice

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SFNF Pecos/Las Vegas District Begin Prescribed Burns

With recent snow, SFNF fire managers are implementing previously announced prescribed burns on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District. Courtesy image

SFNF News:

SANTA FE —  With recent snow, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to take advantage of favorable conditions, including snowpack, fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, to implement previously announced prescribed burns on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District.

The Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District hopes to complete the La Cueva and Rowe Mesa prescribed burns to reduce

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Los Alamos Vaccine Clinic For Seniors 75+ Jan. 30-31


…Seniors Vaccine Clinic by appointment only

Los Alamos County, working in cooperation with the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department, will host a special COVID-19 vaccine clinic Jan. 30-31 at the senior centers in Los Alamos and White Rock.

In order to qualify for this clinic, participants must:

  • Be 75 years or older;
  • Be pre-registered for the vaccine on the DOH website – appointment is REQUIRED – no walk ups without an appointment will be accommodated due to the limited amount of vaccine that will be provided specifically for those who have registered in advance;

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