Politics

County Launches #FindHopeLosAlamos During COVID-19

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County has launched a social media campaign on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #FindHopeLosAlamos to encourage members of the community to share inspiring and uplifting photos of life in Los Alamos during the “stay at home” executive order.

Photos of creative activities in or outside the home, while out on walks for physical exercise or enjoyment, or other relevant snapshots are encouraged.

If shared on Facebook, the post will need to be set to “Public” in order to be visible to Los Alamos County.


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Chart 23: COVID-19 Daily Cases By County In New Mexico

Statewide counts. Shown are the cumulative numbers of tests, diagnoses, and deaths in New Mexico. Also shown is the number of active hospitalizations. Created by Eli Ben-Naim

Fraction of those recovered to date versus the complementary fraction of those who died. Created by Eli Ben-Naim

Diagnoses per 10,000 residents, broken by county. Created by Eli Ben-Naim


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New Mexico State Police To Enforce Non-Compliant Penalties On Public Health During COVID-19 Outbreak

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police will enforce penalties on New Mexico Businesses and the public who refuse to comply with the Emergency Public Health Order.

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has extended the Public Order to April 30, 2020 which requires all non-essential businesses to stop operating.

New Mexico State Police, in conjunction with local law enforcement, will ensure that businesses adhere to its directives.

New Mexico State Police has been educating non-compliant establishments and has given them a reasonable opportunity to adapt. We have seen many businesses and people


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Los Alamos Fire Marshal Comments On Maximum Occupancy Requirements Under Amended Public Health Order

COUNTY News:

Effective this morning, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s amended public health order restricting essential business operations, i.e. grocery stores, limits the number of individuals within retail space to 20 percent or less of maximum occupancy.

In addition, hotels, motels, and other places of lodging such as RV Parks shall operate at 25 percent of maximum occupancy.

This order requires business owners and store managers alike to police the number of occupants in their stores.

The Los Alamos Fire Marshal’s Office would like to remind owners and managers of certain restrictions


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State Shares Video: Creating Homemade Face Coverings

Click here, to watch a video on how to create a cloth, non-medical face covering. Courtesy/State

STATE News:

See and share the video titled “How to Make a Mask”, found online here, on making a cloth, non-medical face covering.

The best way to avoid getting or spreading the new coronavirus continues to be staying home. However, the Centers for Disease Control issued new guidelines recommending that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings like grocery stores and pharmacies where it could be difficult to maintain social distancing.

Wearing a non-medical mask is an additional and


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Burgess Reports On County Efforts To Address COVID-19

County Manager Harry Burgess

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County continues to implement changes as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, County Manager Harry Burgess reported during the regular County Council meeting March 31.

Two weeks ago, he said, the County initiated new policies regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. This resulted in department heads sending as many employees as possible home. He said employees could telework and emergency leave was given to non-essential jobs.

The original policy was effective through April 6 but then U.S. President


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Changes In Council Meeting Due To COVID-19

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council meeting scheduled in Council Chambers at 6 p.m. today, April 7 will continue using a format that complies with the recent New Mexico Department of Health’s public health emergency order governing mass gatherings because of COVID-19.

The format was initially used for the March 31 Council meeting and that process is noted again for public reference below:

Public in-person attendance Tuesday evening will not be allowed. Minimal County staff will be in attendance to present items and most Councilors will be participating by phone. The agenda has been


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Heinrich Launches ‘Hometown Heroes’ Initiative To Highlight New Mexicans Stepping Up During COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced Monday the launch of the “Hometown Heroes” initiative to shine a spotlight on some of the local heroes stepping up to serve their fellow New Mexicans during the coronavirus pandemic.

“The coronavirus pandemic has brought upon some of the most challenging times many of us will ever face. But it has also shown us how dependent we are on one another for support. So many New Mexicans are showing up in moving ways to demonstrate our state’s trademark creative tenacity and incredible ingenuity


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New Mexico Governor Officially Extends Emergency Order To April 30 … Essential Businesses Further Restricted To Limit Gatherings; New Mexicans Must Stay Home…

STATE News:

SANTA FE – With COVID-19 cases still rising in New Mexico, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday extended her public health emergency order and announced the extension of related public health orders to encourage social distancing and preserve safety equipment for health care workers.

Per the order, all guidance and advisories issued by the governor and secretary of health are in effect through at least April 30. 

The amended public health order, which is attached to this news release, further restricts business operations as a means of combating continued congregating in spaces


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 686

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 62 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remain at 2 confirmed case.

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

  • 16 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Doña Ana County
  • 2 new cases in Grant County
  • 4 new cases in McKinley County
  • 25 new cases in San Juan County
  • 11 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 2 new cases in Santa Fe County

Today’s announced cases include additional positive tests from the La Vida Llena long-term care facility in Albuquerque, where


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