Tag Archives: pandemic

New Mexico COVID-19 Friday 10/16 update: 819 new cases, totaling 35,770

(PRESS RELEASE)   Santa FE, NM (KKOB) – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 819 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are: 178 new cases in Bernalillo County 26 new cases in Chaves County 9 new cases in Cibola County 76 new cases in Curry County…MORE

Fall sports okay for high school students, despite failing grades

Las Cruces, NM (KKOB) –New Mexico student athletes can play fall semester sports, despite failing grades. That is the word from the New Mexico Activities Association, as reported by KVIA-TV. Fall semester sports include golf, volleyball, and cross country. High school football has been delayed until the spring semester. The director of the NMAA says…MORE

US Latino civil rights group moves 2021 convention online

Rio Rancho, NM (AP) –The League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest Latino civil rights group in the U.S., has decided to move its 2021 national convention online amid concerns and health orders caused by COVID-19. The board of directors of the group, known as LULAC, voted Saturday to hold a virtual gathering for…MORE

43,000 NM children to get extended P-EBT benefits

(PRESS RELEASE)   SANTA FE – New Mexico families will receive more than $45 million in additional food benefits – enough to feed almost 244,000 vulnerable children – following federal approval of the state’s amended Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program for August and September.  “The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program is an important way to…MORE

New Mexico taps federal loans to pay unemployment

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) –New Mexico has depleted its unemployment benefits trust fund and begun to use federal loans to keep up with claims — spending that can trigger higher taxes if not repaid, a top labor official said Tuesday. Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley said that unemployment trust reserves were exhausted on Sept. 8…MORE

Pandemic afflicts impoverished areas of New Mexico

 Santa Fe, NM (AP) — A top state health official warned Wednesday that COVID-19 infections are far more prevalent in low-income areas of the New Mexico, potentially straining Medicaid health care. Human Services Secretary David Scrase said that an analysis of infection rates by census tract shows that highly impoverished areas have infection rates seven…MORE

APS offers free Grab & Go Meals to all children

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Beginning Sept. 8, Albuquerque Public Schools will provide grab and go meals to anyone 18 years of age and under, and APS families will no longer need school-issued tickets to pick up meals. The district is able to make the changes because the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which provides funding for…MORE

Ski areas get ready for a covid ski season

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)–New Mexico’s ski season is still more than two months away, but the state’s ski areas are already preparing, especially due to uncertainties surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. George Brooks, the executive director of Ski New Mexico, says even if restrictions are still in place when the season begins, there likely wouldn’t be limits…MORE

Department of Health posts updated guidance to control COVID-19

(PRESS RELEASE) Santa Fe, NM – The New Mexico Department of Health has published a 21-page overview document providing guidance on COVID-19, Policies for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in New Mexico. It is intended as a resource for members of the public, health care providers and employers who may have general questions about COVID-19…MORE

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 24,732

(press release) SANTA FE, NM (KKOB) – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 205 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are: 39 new cases in Bernalillo County 20 new cases in Chaves County 3 new cases in Cibola County 6 new cases in Curry County 20…MORE

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