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Holloman AFB Announces First COVID-19 Case

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – 49th Medical Group officials confirmed that an individual assigned to Holloman AFB tested positive for COVID-19, March 31, 2020.

New Mexico officials anticipate surge in coronavirus cases

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham says the state is bracing for a surge in coronavirus patients. The governor announced on Tuesday that the state is stocking up on supplies, has plans for a field hospital in Albuquerque, and is expanding who can get tested for the virus.

Two UNM Hospital patients start clinical trials for new COVID-19 treatment

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Experts around the world are scrambling to find a cure for COVID-19, including doctors in New Mexico. This week, doctors at the University of New Mexico Hospital launched their first two clinical trials of two different medicines to help treat patients fighting the coronavirus. 

Teachers struggle to get lessons to some students

About 8,000 kids in New Mexico don’t have internet. So, how do you get them an education now that all state schools are going to be closed for at least five months?

It’s an issue that has educators on the front lines worried and trying to find creative ways to get at-risk children the lessons they need.

Inmate at MDC tests positive for COVID-19

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) has had an inmate test positive for COVID-19. The Bernalillo County jail learned of the positive test Sunday. 

Blood donation centers feel impact of COVID-19

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Hospitals across Albuquerque are in critical need of blood donations because coronavirus is impacting the number of donations coming in. On Wednesday, March 25 United Blood Services, now Vitalant, is holding a blood drive at Longfellow Elementary School and is adapting to social distancing protocol.

How much power does the governor have during the COVID-19 pandemic?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— When it comes to coronavirus orders, there’s some difference between ones that come down from the federal level versus the state level, but which ones hold more weight? Criticism from people on both ends of the political spectrum have said that the on the state level, the governor is doing too much or not enough.

First COVID-19 death reported in New Mexico

EDDY COUNTY, N.M. — New Mexico has reported it’s first death related to COVID-19 Wednesday. According to the New Mexico Department of Health a man in his late 70s died Sunday in Eddy County.

What the stay-at-home order means for you

SANTA FE, N.M. — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham had an urgent message to New Mexicans Monday, stay at home.

In an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19 the governor has ordered all non-essential businesses close effective Tuesday, March 24 and lasts until April 10.

Heinrich Calls On Trump Administration To Reopen Obamacare Enrollment

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement calling on the Trump administration to create a special enrollment period to allow people without health insurance to purchase an Obamacare plan through the health insurance marketplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic:

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