Health

If CDC guidance changes, masks could be back for vaccinated New Mexicans

“Our public health order requires us to follow CDC guidance when it comes to masking. If CDC changes, we’ll automatically change,” Dr. David Scrase said. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico state health officials said “delta” will soon be the dominant variant in the coming weeks. Epidemiologists estimate the delta variant is 50

Los Alamos County named healthiest community in the country

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — Los Alamos County was named the healthiest community in the country for the second year in a row. According to U.S. News and World Report, the study looked at more than 3,000 communities nationwide and factored in COVID-19 cases, vaccination rates, mental health and overall well-being.

New Mexico hospitals are full, not from COVID-19 patients

“There’s still folks being cared for in hallways in hospitals right now because we’re so full,” Dr. David Scrase, the Cabinet Secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, said. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Many people avoided seeing their primary care physicians during the pandemic. Now, hospitals are packed to the brim.

Heat Warning

SANTA FE, NM – With temperatures remaining high this week, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) encourages New Mexicans to drink lots of water, rest, and get under shade when they are outdoors to reduce the risk of heat-related illness. In regions reaching triple digits, people should remain in cooled