Covid-19

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New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is asking the national guard and state workers to volunteer to fill substitute teachers openings across the state.

 

  

BSP Research

A new poll of the New Mexico Hispanic population shows many are still facing serious economic hardship. Much of it is still due to the ongoing COVID epidemic.

 


 

  

  

 

Santa Fe Schools Are Ready For Any COVID Outbreaks

Jan 4, 2022
Santa Fe Public School District

Santa Fe Schools Superintendent Hilario “Larry” Chavez says the district is ready for any spike in coronavirus cases, but they’ll continue to have in-class learning for the foreseeable future.

  

  

New Study Finds Food Insecurity Improving In New Mexico

Dec 22, 2021
The Food Depot

A new study says nearly 300,000 New Mexico residents, including almost 20-percent of children, face food insecurity on a regular basis.


Santa Fe Schools Still Face Staffing Crisis

Dec 14, 2021

Santa Fe School Distric Char Kate Noble says we are all still facing unprecedented times in education.

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The pandemic has hit everyone hard, especially New Mexico’s business community––and the New Mexico Finance Authority announced a new business recovery grant program to provide $200 million to help recover losses in the state.

NMDOH

Now that the Federal Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have approved booster shots for Moderna and J&J vaxxers, boosters are now available for more than 200,000 New Mexicans in the first roll-out.

Via New Mexico Department of Health

So, we've all probably wondered... Is it okay to mix and match COVID-19 vaccines?

And that answer is: yes! That's according to University of California San Francisco professor and infectious disease specialist, Dr. Monica Gandhi and both the Federal Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

PHIL via CDC

COVID-19 booster shots from Pfizer are now rolling out in New Mexico. 

Some 365,000 people are eligible for the first round in October for those are at least six months out from their two-shot vaccine course and are in high-risk categories.

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For many people, one of the rites of fall is getting the flu shot. 

According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, the upcoming flu season could arrive early and be more severe. That’s because last time around, we had an unusually mild flu season likely due to COVID-19 mitigation measures like face masks, hand washing, and physical distancing. As a result, population immunity against the flu is now much lower.

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The theme for this week’s installment of New Mexico Politics is court battles… Sounds fun, right? 

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This summer, the federal government announced that emergency pandemic SNAP benefits would be slashed at the end of September.

Now, the state of New Mexico has secured a small extension in these benefits for at least another month.

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Running a restaurant is a risky business in the best of times.  According to the National Restaurant Association, during the pandemic, some 90,000 restaurants in the U.S. closed permanently.

Courtesy of Somos Un Pueblo Unido

90 New Mexican public officials are now urging Congress to step up and establish a path to citizenship for undocumented workers. 

This cry comes as the Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the crucial role these workers play in our economy and the inequities these workers face when they are excluded from federal economic relief programs.

Via New Mexico Department of Health


Data from the New Mexico Department of Health is now showing that kids who identify as Hispanic or Latino are at the bottom of the list when it comes to vaccination rates in the state. 

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