New Mexico hospitals ease COVID-19 restrictions

84 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – It has been three long years since the COVID lockdowns and pandemic restrictions, but as we continue the return to normalcy, our state’s hospitals are also starting to return to some pre-pandemic operations.  The biggest change you may notice is mask requirements have been lifted at

UNM lifts COVID-19 vaccine requirement

85 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico announced Monday they’ll no longer require the students and employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

NMSU system ends COVID-19 vaccine, case reporting requirements

137 Views   The New Mexico State University system announced Wednesday that it will end its requirement that all employees and students become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment or enrollment. The requirement has been in place since January 2022 for employees and was extended to in-person students

Navajo Nation rescinds mask mandate on reservation

127 Views   The Navajo Nation has rescinded a mask mandate that’s been in effect since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Friday, fulfilling a pledge that new tribal President Buu Nygren made while campaigning for the office.

Newest COVID-19 variant XBB.1.5 spreading

117 Views   The variant is called XBB.1.5 and it’s a subvariant of Omicron A new COVID-19 variant is spreading throughout the U.S. and causing some concern in New Mexico. The variant is called XBB.1.5, and it’s a subvariant of Omicron.