UNM institutes mask recommendation in response to COVID-19 uptick

352 Views  Â On Monday, June 20, the University of New Mexico administration announced that three-ply surgical masks or better are now recommended, but not required, indoors for all students, faculty and staff at the Albuquerque, Gallup and Valencia campuses, effective June 21. This new recommendation comes in response to the

TSA extending travel mask mandate for two weeks

518 Views  Â The Biden administration will extend the federal mask mandate for all transportation networks through May 3, 15 days after it had been set to expire amid a new coronavirus surge fueled by the BA.2 variant.

Report: High rate of New Mexico children lost caregivers to COVID-19

484 Views  Â Nationwide estimates highlight children who lost parents and caregivers ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Nearly everyone knows someone who got sick or passed away from COVID-19. And now, a recent report indicates a significant number of New Mexico children may have lost caretakers through the course of the pandemic.

For 1st time in nearly a year, all of Sonora now at low coronavirus risk

208 Views  Â For the first time in nearly a year, all of Sonora’s 72 municipalities in Mexico are considered green — or low risk — by state health authorities. That was nearly achieved two weeks ago when just Alamos in southern Sonora was considered yellow, or moderate risk.

CDC, doctors still recommend masks in some New Mexico counties

540 Views  Â Doctors: Mask wearing depends on health and what county you’re in Are you tired of wearing masks or do you still want to keep them on? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some new recommendations when it comes to wearing masks. The new model focuses on

Small businesses respond to mask mandate lift

243 Views  Â Although Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham lifted New Mexico’s indoor mask mandate in mid-February, small businesses have been deciding for themselves whether or not they really want to stop wearing masks. Matt Alexander, the owner of Picture Perfect Photo Lab, said he allowed his employees to vote on if they

Here’s where you still have to wear a mask in New Mexico

302 Views  Â ALBUIQUERQUE, N.M. — The state of New Mexico ended its mask mandate last week after Gov. Lujan Grisham announced the news in a press conference on Thursday. However, there are still places in New Mexico that require people to wear a mask.

Las Cruces cancels results of bidding for pandemic aid funds

405 Views  Â LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — City officials in Las Cruces have canceled results of a process that solicited bids from organizations seeking federal pandemic aid, after an audit found procurement code violations and inconsistent project eligibility practices.

New Mexico Legislature looking to relieve pressure on health care industry

215 Views  Â Legislation to recruit and keep health care professionals from New Mexico headed to governor’s desk Our state faces a massive health care worker shortage, and state lawmakers hope to address it. The Legislature is looking to spend about $171 million to recruit and retain health care professionals. They’re also