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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.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have green-lighted an application by the state’s largest electric utility to abandon its interest in a major coal-fired power plant.
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.
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.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — La Vida Llena has announced that a resident has tested positive for COVID-19. They say the independent-living resident was exposed by a private caregiver and was placed in isolation.
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.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Closures of restaurants, theaters and large gatherings are encouraging more people to turn to outdoor recreation.
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) — A Northern New Mexico food bank says they’re needing donations now more than ever. To their luck, workers got a celebrity donation to help ramp up supplies.
The Food Depot, serving Northern New Mexico, says its shelves were needing some help. With people at a loss of jobs and incomes, they’ve seen a need for their services double.
DEMING, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico county official is under fire for posting a social media video casting blame for the novel coronavirus pandemic on “Asians.”
A federal medical station with 58 beds for COVID-19 patients is being established on the Navajo reservation at the community center in Chinle, Ariz. The beds and supplies were delivered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but it’s not enough said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
Beginning today, Dollar General is providing all medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen with a 10 percent discount on qualifying purchases*. Individuals can present their employment badge or ID at more than 16,300 stores to receive the discount.
State health department says 26 people have recovered
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Department of Health reported 26 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have now recovered.
BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – The Mayor of Belen Jerah Cordova is encouraging people to participate in virtual karaoke. He and his wife started up a Saturday night karaoke live group on Facebook now that their go-to karaoke brewpub is no longer open in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s giving people a creative outlet while still following the governor’s directive to stay at home.
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.
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.
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.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico is postponing its spring commencement due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
ANGEL FIRE, N.M. (KRQE) – Each year, some of New Mexico’s ski resorts hire seasonal workers from all around the world to help out but since the coronavirus has shut down borders and flights around the world, those workers are stuck here.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Supreme Court has ordered a temporary moratorium on evictions for inability to pay rent during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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.
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:
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Designed by a nurse, for a nurse. Some in the medical field say personal protective equipment is becoming harder to find across the state. Now, one Albuquerque nurse is trying to make the masks they do have last a little bit longer.
Window Rock, NM — The Navajo Nation has reported 14 cases of COVID-19, according to a press release sent Thursday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, announced Monday that he will self-quarantine after a brief interaction with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19.