Coronavirus

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It’s apparent society is more than excited to be going back to the times before the pandemic– drinks and laughs are now being shared at bars, music is flowing from concert venues, and awkward first dates are making their return debut to restaurants across the country. But, the story is completely different for those who experienced loss during one of the darkest times in modern history.

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In this week's update on New Mexico's political world, Bryce Dix sat down with New Mexico Political Report's Andy Lyman to chat about the GOP's call for an "extraordinary" session that aims to pass legislation to limit Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's emergency powers.

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When the pandemic forced schools and childcare centers to shut down, more than five million American mothers gave up their jobs.  Currently, The New York Times reports that 1.3 million of these women are still out of work.

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With the end of the COVID-19 pandemic just in sight, wedding vendors and planners alike are seeing a surge of couples  jumping at the chance to finally walk down the aisle. This comes after more than a year of social distancing, mask mandates, and limits on group sizes.

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New Mexico is now set to fully reopen in two weeks.

 

On Friday, New Mexico’s Governor announced that most of the public health restrictions for the state will be gone, effective July 1st. The state says it will continue an aggressive vaccination push. 

Via Tourism Santa Fe

That buzz you may be hearing on Santa Fe's plaza and other places around town could well be the sound of tourism springing back to life.

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We all have heard about the most recent coronavirus guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control– fully-vaccinated people are finally allowed to go mask-less indoors. Well, in most cases that is. But, it’s controversial and even politicized, for many reasons. Some are confused by the CDC’s seemingly wishy-washy stance on how to properly handle the pandemic. Others are unsure who or what to believe now-a-days. 

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With increased vaccination rates and a downward trend in COVID cases, many entertainment venues are reopening their doors. After a very challenging year. It was hard to watch favorite places fold and stages remain empty. But many musicians are ready to shine again.

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Long Term and Aging Department Secretary Katrina Hotrum-Lopez offers a brief press conference announcing the mass dispersment of the first vaccine to fight the Covid-19 pandemic at long term care facilities, tune in to find out when it will be given and to whom.

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Wake Up Call's MK Mendoza speaks with Anesthesiologist and Intensivist Doctor Michal Gajewski about life on the front lines of a global pandemic. 

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Santa Fe Animal Shelter

Wake Up Call's MK Mendoza speaks with Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society's Public and Business Relations Office Murad Kirdar about their annual fundraiser, The Barkin Ball and the vital role the organization plays in building families with our furry friends especially during solitary times for many amidst this pandemic - in a city that loves it's animals.  A special thanks to our wonderful performers who are our beloved community members who helped get behind their latest fundraising efforts, including the lovely and ever so elegant and classy Ali MacGraw, to the bold and bodacious

Entreflamenco.com

Wake Up Call's MK Mendoza speaks with Entreflamenco's Estefania Ramirez About expanding their operations during the pandemic including everything from online classes to behind the scenes footage about what goes into creating world-renowned performance.

For more information, see link below:

https://www.entreflamenco.com/

Early Childhood Education and Care Department

Early Childhood Education and Care Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky speaks with Wake Up Call's MK Mendoza about important resources and partnerships set up to help provide families as much support as possible during the transition into on-line learning and back to school.

http://newmexicokids.org/

santafescore.org

Wake Up Call's MK Mendoza speaks with New Chair of SCORE Santa Fe, Zella Cox about the host of exciting offerings the organization provides to help entrepreneurs find their way through this pandemic and bring their businesses to fruition.

To find out more, see link below: 

http://santafe.score.org

Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Wake Up Call's MK Mendoza sits down with Lindsay Taylor from the Santa Fe Botanical Garden to get the update on opening back up after the pandemic shutdown.

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