Tag Archives: covid-19

New Mexico COVID-19 update, Sunday: 159 new cases, totaling 28,844

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) –New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 159 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are: 32 new cases in Bernalillo County 11 new cases in Chaves County 1 new case in Cibola County 6 new cases in Colfax County 3 new cases in…MORE

Department of Health provides COVID-19 testing Sunday in Portales

Portales, NM (KKOB) –The New Mexico Department of Health will provide drive up screening for the COVID-19 virus on Sunday, September 27th at the Portales Public Health Office, 1513 W. Fir Street, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm or while supplies last. Those wishing to be tested are asked to pre-register online at https://cvtestreg.nmhealth.org/. The Department of…MORE

New Mexico subsidies keep child care afloat despite virus

Santa Fe, NM (AP) –New Mexico’s new child care agency has been regularly tweaking policies in an effort to keep the fragile industry afloat while increasing access, and providers say the work is paying off for them and parents. The Early Childhood Education and Care Department began waiving child care co-payments months ago to help…MORE

Push to reopen private schools arrives in federal court

Santa Fe, NM (AP) –A federal judge on Wednesday weighed whether pandemic-related occupancy limits on private schools in New Mexico violate constitutional rights to equal protection and freedom of assembly, in a case closely watched by the Trump administration. The lawsuit by the father of a 7th-grader at a prep school in Albuquerque says the…MORE

Commissioners approve disaster relief aid of $1.4 million for indigents

Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) –Bernalillo County Commissioners have approved a resolution creating a program that allows the distribution of one-time financial assistance to help county residents who have been impacted by COVID-19 and are ineligible to receive money under the CARES Act. To qualify under the Bernalillo County Disaster Assistance Program, an applicant must be…MORE

Las cruces school positive covid cases

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Las Cruces School District announced on Monday that two additional employees of the Las Cruces Public Schools have tested positive for Covid-19. This makes for a total of 10 Las Cruces Public School employees that have tested positive for the disease. District spokeswoman Kelly Jameson confirmed that eight of those…MORE

New Mexico governor says Trump ‘botched’ pandemic response

Santa Fe, NM (AP) –New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is sending campaign emails that accuse President Donald Trump of “single-handedly botching” the nation’s coronavirus response. Governors including Lujan Grisham have been noticeably reluctant to criticize Trump publicly since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as their state’s rely heavily on aid from the federal…MORE

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announces $325,812 grant to NM DOT

Washington, DC (KKOB) –The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a $325,812 grant award to the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020. The $325,812 grant award is in addition to…MORE

NMSU researchers to test wastewater samples for early detection of COVID-19

writer: Tiffany Acosta Las Cruces, NM (KKOB) –A team of researchers at New Mexico State University is developing protocols to test wastewater samples as a possible method for early detection of SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The team is an interdisciplinary effort from the colleges of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, and Agricultural, Consumer and…MORE

New Mexico racinos ask governor to reconsider closure

Albuquerque, NM (AP) –New Mexico’s racetrack and casino operators are asking Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to consider allowing them to reopen, saying hundreds of gaming operations across the U.S. already have shown that the industry can operate safely. The tracks and their associated casinos have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. After a brief…MORE

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