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Chart 389 COVID-19 In New Mexico April 7, 2021

The bars in this chart display the seven-day average number of cases per 100,000 people, and the line shows the gating criterion under New Mexico’s ‘red to green’ framework. Los Alamos (3.4 average daily cases per 100,000) and its three surrounding counties are highlighted. Source: NMDOH. Created by Eli Ben-Naim

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 222 New Cases, Total 192,989 With 3 Deaths And 174,409 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 222 new COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports 2 new cases today bringing the total 505 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

Today’s update includes 3 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 60 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 4 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Signs Legislation Protecting New Mexico Students From Sexual Abuse

The Roundhouse in Santa Fe. Post file photo

From New Mexico House Democrats:

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday signed House Bill 128, legislation protecting students in New Mexico from sexual and ethical misconduct by teachers and school employees. 

Sponsored by Rep. Debra M. Sariñana (D-Albq.), Rep. Christine Trujillo (D-Albq.), Rep. Susan Herrera (D-Embudo), Rep. Joy Garratt (D-Albq.) and Rep. Marian Matthews (D-Albq.), House Bill 128 enacts an extensive set of both preventative and responsive measures to address ethical and sexual misconduct in New Mexico’s


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Heinrich Thanks New Mexico National Guard And Health Care Workers For Ramping Up Vaccine Distributions

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich meets with members of New Mexico National Guard. Courtesy photo

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich with members of the New Mexico National Guard. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) visited Tuesday with the New Mexico National Guard and health care workers assisting with efforts to help more New Mexicans receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

“We secured provisions in the American Rescue Plan to ramp up vaccine distribution and help communities and businesses recover. They mark the beginning of the end of the


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State Senate Confirms 25 College And University Regents To Boards Across New Mexico

NMHED News:

SANTA FE — Twenty-five highly-qualified New Mexicans have been nominated by Gov. Lujan Grisham and confirmed by the State Senate to serve on Boards of Regents at public colleges, universities, and special schools across the state.

“This year’s cadre of regents includes individuals with a high level of experience and enthusiasm for higher education, which will be key for guiding our state institutions forward in the coming years,” Higher Education Department Secretary Stephanie Rodriguez said. “We look forward to collaborating with them and all higher education leadership


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New Mexico Governor Signs Fair Independent Redistricting

Sen. Brenda McKenna

NM House Democrats News:

SANTA FE — As the once-in-a-decade redistricting process is set to begin Tuesday, legislation creating an independent Citizens Redistricting Committee was signed into law by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

Sponsored by Sen. Brenda McKenna (D-Corrales), Senate Bill 304 increases redistricting transparency by including Graphic Information System (GIS) data of all 33 counties on the Secretary of State’s website.

In addition, the bill combines many of the bi-partisan elements from the 2021 60-day Session’s Senate Bill 15, co-sponsored by Speaker


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 181 New Cases, Total 192,773 With 8 Deaths And 174,338 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 181 new COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports zero new case today so the total remains 503 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

Today’s update includes 8 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 81 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new cases in Chaves County
  • 4 new cases in Cibola County
  • 3 new cases in Curry

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County, Nambe Drugs Host Mass Vaccination Clinic April 25

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County is partnering with Nambe Drugs to conduct a large-scale vaccination clinic 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 25 at Griffith Gymnasium on the Los Alamos High School campus.

The event is open to anyone to register for an appointment with the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), according to County Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson.

Simpson said she anticipates several hundred youth ages 16 to 18 may be able to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the event.

“Now that the State of New Mexico has opened the availability of the vaccine up to all phases, we have enough supply


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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich And Colleagues Reintroduce Impact Aid Bill To Fund School Infrastructure Projects

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and a group of Senate Democrats introduced the Impact Aid Infrastructure Act (IAIA)  which would provide $1 billion in supplemental funding for school infrastructure construction grants in Fiscal Year 2022 through the Impact Aid program. Similar legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“Every student in New Mexico deserves to go to school in a safe learning environment,” Heinrich said. “I am proud to support this legislation to provide the Impact Aid funding that public


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