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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 2,897 New Cases, Total Now 70,451 With 26 New Deaths, 26,835 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 2,112 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 5 new cases today … the total is now 98 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 26 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 993 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Catron County
  • 191 new cases in Chaves County
  • 45 new cases in Cibola County
  • 10 new cases in Colfax County
  • 89 new cases in Curry County
  • 2 new cases in De Baca County
  • 438

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Non-Essential Retail Businesses Are Allowed To Be ‘Open’

By RYN HERRMANN
Director
Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce

Now more than ever our small businesses need our support. Tuesday some non-essential businesses in Los Alamos were visited by the New Mexico State Police who said they were following up on reports by concerned citizens that these businesses were open illegally.

Under the Governor’s Public Health Order amended last Friday, non-essential retail businesses are allowed to be open for curbside pickup and delivery. Do not be concerned if you see lights on and people working inside non-essential retail businesses. Just like the restaurants,


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New Mexico Veterans Services Secretary-Designate Sonya L. Smith Testifies Before State Legislative Finance Committee

DVS Secretary-Designate Sonya L. Smith

NMDVS News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) Secretary-Designate Sonya L. Smith testified before the New Mexico Legislature’s Legislative Finance Committee, seeking approval of the agency’s proposed $4.9 million budget for fiscal year 2022.

Secretary-Designate Smith testified that the amount is needed to carry out the vision for the agency’s and its mandate of assisting the state’s approximately 154,000 veterans and their families. 

“Our veterans deserve our agency’s very best efforts—especially after dealing with


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Secretary Toulouse Oliver On Firing Of CISA Director

CISA Director Christopher Krebs

From the Office of the Secretary of State:

SANTA FE – Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver today released the following statement following President Trump’s firing of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Christopher Krebs:

“Chris Krebs led CISA through the most secure election in modern history and he should be applauded for his leadership.

“Mr. Krebs’s firing today is shameful and seems to be an attempt by President Trump to further cast doubt on the outcome of the 2020 General Election when there is no evidence to support his spurious


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County First Half Of Property Taxes Due Dec. 10 – Contactless Payment Procedures Are In Place

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County mailed out the 2020 property tax bills during the last week of October.

The first half of 2020 property taxes will become delinquent after Thursday, Dec. 10.

Payment must be postmarked by midnight Dec. 10 or made online by 3 p.m. Dec. 10 to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.

Because of the COVID-19 emergency and current “stay at home” executive order, property owners may either place payment envelopes in the drop box in the parking lot of the Municipal Building, or in the drop box in the Municipal Building lobby.

Alternatively, payments can be mailed


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 2,112 New Cases, Total Now 67,559 With 28 New Deaths, 26,338 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 2,112 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 6 new cases today … the total is now 93 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 28 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 615 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Catron County
  • 109 new cases in Chaves County
  • 58 new cases in Cibola County
  • 9 new cases in Colfax County
  • 70 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 338 new

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Chart 248: COVID-19 In New Mexico Nov. 17, 2020

This chart shows the overall COVID-19 risk in New Mexico by county. The nonprofit organization Covid Act Now monitors daily diagnoses, infection rates, testing positivity, ICU headroom and contacts traced. The overall COVID-19 risk is based on these five metrics. Map: mapchart.net. Source: covidactnow.org/us/nm/. Created by Eli Ben-Naim


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NMED COVID-19 Business Watchlist For Nov. 16

NMED News:

…List includes New Mexico businesses with two or more rapid responses within the last 14 days

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has updated its daily Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist, which includes New Mexico places of employment that have had two or more rapid responses in the last 14 days.

There are 217 establishments on the Watchlist.

The current Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist and closure list, which includes all establishments that are currently required to be closed, are posted here.

The state initiates a rapid response when it learns of a positive COVID-19


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Udall On Closure Of Critical Health Services At ACL Hospital

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

As COVID-19 cases surge in New Mexico, Pueblo residents will now need to travel hours to access emergency medical services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, made the following statement in response to the Indian Health Service (IHS) decision to shut down emergency room and in-patient services at the Acoma, Laguna, Canoncito (ACL) hospital, located on Acoma Tribal lands:

“This pandemic has strained Native health systems, disrupted Tribal economies, and taken a disproportionate


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 1,259 New Cases, Total Now 65,454 With 21 New Deaths, 25,411 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 1,259 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports zero new cases today … the total remains at 87 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 21 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 374 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 88 new cases in Chaves County
  • 16 new cases in Cibola County
  • 5 new cases in Colfax County
  • 40 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca

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