March 28, 2020 SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) on Saturday announced the launch of two online tools for the public regarding COVID-19: a portal for receiving COVID-19 test results and a self-screening tool to aid in determining if one needs to be tested for COVID-19. The test result portal can be found at https://cvresults.nmhealth.org/. A person in New Mexico who has been swabbed in order to be tested for COVID-19 will need to provide their name, date of birth and the date of sample collection.
New Mexico Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart announced today (March 27, 2020) that New Mexico’s approximately 330-thousand students will not be returning to school this academic year. At a news conference this morning, Stewart says it was a very difficult decision to make, but in line with efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus:
KSFR's John Shannon lived and worked in Italy for about 7 years during the 1980's and 1990's. Earlier this week he contacted his friend James Grant who runs several English Schools throughout Northern Italy to see how he was faring in the midst of the CoronaVirus Pandemic. James gives us an honest look at both the personal and economic impact the virus is having on Italy and an idea of what we can expect in the weeks to come.
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. The governor previously ordered all public schools closed for three weeks, March 16-April 3, but warned at the time that an extension could be needed.
The count on New Mexico COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, March 26, 2020 is 136. Here's the latest update from the governor. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has formally requested that the U.S. Defense Department deploy a staffed 248-bed U.S. Army combat support hospital (CSH) to Albuquerque as a proactive measure intended to enhance the state’s treatment capacity.
As if by call and response, while Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham tightens restrictions at the state level, President Trump introduces idea of opening the economy back up. But is his timing prudent? What questions drive top government officials at this point and to what end? The questions bring forth a deepening gap between private industry and those at most risk for COVID-19. How will the triage play out as the virus continues to spread?
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 18 additional positive tests for COVID-19. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are: Four new cases in Bernalillo County: A female in her 30s. A male in his 70s. A male in his 30s. A female in her 50s. Four new cases in Chaves County: A female in her 20s. A male in his 50s. A male in his 20s. A female in her 60s. Six new cases in Doña Ana County: A female in 30s. A female in 20s. A male in his 50s. A female in her 50s. A female in her 20s. A female in her 20s.
SANTA FE – March 22, 2020 - New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced eight additional positive tests for COVID-19. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are: Two new cases in Bernalillo County: A female in her 60s. A male in his 30s. Two new cases in Doña Ana County: A female in her 50s. A female in her 20s. One new case in McKinley County: A male 9 years old. One new case in San Juan County: A male in his 50s. Two new cases in Santa Fe County: A male in his 30s. A male in his 40s.