Health

Small businesses respond to mask mandate lift

95 Views  Â Although Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham lifted New Mexico’s indoor mask mandate in mid-February, small businesses have been deciding for themselves whether or not they really want to stop wearing masks. Matt Alexander, the owner of Picture Perfect Photo Lab, said he allowed his employees to vote on if they

Here’s where you still have to wear a mask in New Mexico

80 Views  Â ALBUIQUERQUE, N.M. — The state of New Mexico ended its mask mandate last week after Gov. Lujan Grisham announced the news in a press conference on Thursday. However, there are still places in New Mexico that require people to wear a mask.

New Mexico Legislature looking to relieve pressure on health care industry

76 Views  Â Legislation to recruit and keep health care professionals from New Mexico headed to governor’s desk Our state faces a massive health care worker shortage, and state lawmakers hope to address it. The Legislature is looking to spend about $171 million to recruit and retain health care professionals. They’re also

Governor, lawmakers discuss end of 2022 legislative session

80 Views  Â SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Democratic lawmakers discussed the end of the state’s legislative session in a news conference Thursday afternoon. Several surprise announcements have so far punctuated the end of the session. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced during Thursday’s news conference that New

New Mexico ending its mask mandate, effective immediately

224 Views  Â SANTA FE, N.M. — The state of New Mexico is ending its mask mandate, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced. Speaking during a Thursday afternoon press briefing, the governor removed her own face covering, saying that the state’s face mask mandate for indoor public settings is lifted, effective immediately.

‘Sober Curious’ movement picks up speed

201 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Dry January and beyond, KOAT talks to Mericka Lehman, a New Mexico woman who passed the month to re-evaluate her relationship with alcohol — and she’s not the only one. She’s part of what’s called the ‘Sober Curious’ movement, which has gained popularity during the pandemic.