vaccines

When will New Mexico hit its peak in new COVID-19 infections?

New Mexico broke its record for new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, but Dept. of Health officials said the peak isn’t here yet. New Mexico reported 5,735 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, shattering a record. The state department of health tells KOAT the peak will likely be in late January to

State workers, National Guard asked to fill school gap

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a statewide initiative on Wednesday, Jan. 19 that will provide support for schools by encouraging state workers and National Guard members to volunteer to become licensed pre-K teachers or childcare workers in an effort to keep doors open for in-person learning

UNM requires 3-ply medical-grade masks indoors

The University of New Mexico is requiring a three-ply or better medical-grade mask when indoors, made effective Tuesday, Jan. 17. This decision, which updated the previous mask policy that allowed cloth masks, was made in response to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases and the increased infectiousness of the omicron

State introduces free at-home rapid testing program

More than a million tests expected by next week SANTA FE – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) are securing over 1 million ihealth at-home rapid antigen tests for the state, to be initially distributed in areas of higher social vulnerability. So far, over

Do you have COVID-19, flu, or a cold? How to tell the difference

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Most people coming down with a cough, sore throat, or runny nose this holiday season will want to know: Is it COVID, the flu, or the common cold? With cold and flu season ramping up and the omicron variant rapidly spreading across the country, it can

Gathering for the holidays? Dept. of Health urges at-home COVID testing before

Earlier this month, the White House announced 150 million Americans who have private health insurance will be eligible for full reimbursement by their insurance company after they buy an at-home test. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ahead of the holidays, the New Mexico Department of Health is urging New Mexicans to get tested before seeing