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SANTA FE – New Mexicans can still hike, bike, jog or rollerblade outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic but should stay close to home, may not do so in groups and must always practice social distancing, according to outdoor recreation guidelines issued Friday by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office and the Outdoor Recreation Division of the Economic Development Department.
Santa Fe, NM - The New Mexico Office of Superintendent of Insurance (“Superintendent”) and the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General are warning businesses and consumers that con- artists and scammers are taking advantage of the panic, fear and confusion surrounding the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) pandemic, and have intensified efforts to defraud and steal.
SANTA FE – New Mexico’s faith-based organizations, working together with schools, businesses, healthcare systems, and state, local and tribal health departments, play an important role in slowing the spread of COVID-19, especially among high-risk populations.
With Passover and Holy Week approaching and Ramadan soon after that, the following questions and answers are intended to help faith leaders keep their communities together while abiding by the state’s public health orders:
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.
Santa Fe - On Tuesday, New Mexico state agencies - including the Public Education Department (PED), Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD), Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD), Indian Affairs Department (IAD), and Higher Education Department (HED) - announced expanded plans for coordination during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The goal of these collaborative efforts is to ensure that children in New Mexico are protected, fed, and educated, and that families are supported, during this crisis.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) joined 41 senators and 81 representatives in sending a bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar urging him to direct funding included in the recently passed CARES Act to sustain small and rural hospitals.
SANTA FE – New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) announces the Income Support Division (ISD) and Child Support (CSED) field offices will begin limited lobby hours effective April 1, 2020 for customers who do not have a cell phone or internet access. ISD and CSED have implemented curbside services for the safety of our employees and our customers, if you visit the office during these times, please stay in your car and we will serve you. The lobbies will limit the number of people allowed inside the lobby area to five individuals.
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 55 additional positive tests for COVID-19.
Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
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.
SANTA FE – New Mexico public education will shift to a learn-at-home model as schools remain closed for the rest of the academic year, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state education and child care officials announced Friday.
The decision is part of a two-pronged plan to protect New Mexicans from COVID-19 and ensure that children are protected, fed and educated and that families are supported through this crisis.