COVID-19

U.S. Rep. Stansbury Says She Has Tested Positive For COVID-19

8 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury says she has tested positive for COVID-19 and is quarantining at home due to what she says is a breakthrough case. Stansbury announced in a statement released late Tuesday that she sought medical guidance after experiencing respiratory symptoms.

Mutation of omicron variant called ‘BA.2’ found in New Mexico

12 ViewsThe New Mexico Dept. of Health lab director tells KOAT “BA.2” doesn’t appear to be more deadly at this point. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Department of Health confirmed to KOAT they found a mutation of the omicron variant. NMDOH Director for the State Scientific Lab Dr. Michael Edwards said on

Gov. Lujan Grisham registers to be a substitute teacher

9 Views ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is expected to teach in an elementary school classroom this week, according to a governor’s office spokesperson. The governor is registered to be a substitute in New Mexico.

When will New Mexico hit its peak in new COVID-19 infections?

9 ViewsNew Mexico broke its record for new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, but Dept. of Health officials said the peak isn’t here yet. New Mexico reported 5,735 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, shattering a record. The state department of health tells KOAT the peak will likely be in late January

State workers, National Guard asked to fill school gap

11 ViewsSANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a statewide initiative on Wednesday, Jan. 19 that will provide support for schools by encouraging state workers and National Guard members to volunteer to become licensed pre-K teachers or childcare workers in an effort to keep doors open for in-person

UNM requires 3-ply medical-grade masks indoors

9 ViewsThe University of New Mexico is requiring a three-ply or better medical-grade mask when indoors, made effective Tuesday, Jan. 17. This decision, which updated the previous mask policy that allowed cloth masks, was made in response to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases and the increased infectiousness of the

State introduces free at-home rapid testing program

112 Views More than a million tests expected by next week SANTA FE – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) are securing over 1 million ihealth at-home rapid antigen tests for the state, to be initially distributed in areas of higher social vulnerability. So