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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round

122 Views   Four years ago today, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the state was starting to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was the beginning of a public health emergency. Businesses shut down, students learned from home and hospitals across the state were overrun.

New Mexico hospitals ease COVID-19 restrictions

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

Navajo Nation rescinds mask mandate on reservation

433 Views ¬†¬†The Navajo Nation has rescinded a mask mandate that’s been in effect since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Friday, fulfilling a pledge that new¬†tribal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.

UNM institutes mask recommendation in response to COVID-19 uptick

681 Views   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

847 Views   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

783 Views ¬†¬†Nationwide estimates highlight children who lost parents and caregivers ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.¬†(KRQE) ‚Äď 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

500 Views ¬†¬†For the first time in nearly a year,¬†all¬†of Sonora‚Äôs 72 municipalities in Mexico are considered green ‚ÄĒ or low risk ‚ÄĒ 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

887 Views ¬†¬†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