As of -- there are -- confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico. Learn More

Health Hotline:

1-855-600-3453

Information Hotline:

1-833-551-0518

Senior Food Hotline:

1-800-432-2080

2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is a highly infectious and fast-spreading virus. Symptoms and their effects can range from mild to severe and in certain cases result in extreme health complications and death. Positive cases have been identified in communities across New Mexico. State health officials continue to test, process, monitor and track instances of the virus — and the state of New Mexico has taken proactive, aggressive public health actions to mitigate the spread of the disease.

Latest from Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Regarding COVID-19

Coronavirus Health Hotline

1-855-600-3453

Please use the number above if you have HEALTH related questions about the Coronavirus.

Coronavirus Information Hotline

1-833-551-0518

Please use the number above if you have questions about school closures, job issues etc.

NMDOH Coronavirus Microsite

cv.nmhealth.org

This microsite has been established to be a resource for the public for all things COVID-19

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Food Banks Need Volunteers

New Mexico’s five food banks and the hundreds of food pantries around the state are in desperate need of healthy volunteers to help with sorting, packing and distributing food. Please contact the food bank that serves your county to be matched up to opportunities close to home. To learn how you can help, please visit http://www.nmfoodbanks.org or https://www.rrfb.org

Make an appointment to donate blood.

While blood infusions are not routine treatment for COVID-19, they are essential to treating trauma and cancer, among other things. Healthy people are therefore urged to call their local blood bank and make an appointment to donate in a one-on-one setting. Here is a list of New Mexico blood banks, including phone numbers. Blood banks already follow procedures to keep both the donor and transfusions safe.

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243,000 NM children to get extended P-EBT benefits

State to issue $45.25 million for benefits through Sept. 30 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...

Public Safety secretary departs

SANTA FE – Public Safety Secretary Mark Shea was dismissed Friday.  The state administration is taking the opportunity of a leadership change to strengthen the mission of the Department of Public Safety to deliver vigorous and smart-on-crime statewide law...

TOMORROW: Governor, state officials to give press update on COVID-19 efforts, election

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a remote news conference tomorrow afternoon to provide an update on New Mexico’s COVID-19 response, as well as 2020 fall election preparations. WHAT: Remote news conference with state officials...

Council for Racial Justice to hold meeting

SANTA FE – The governor’s Council for Racial Justice will virtually hold another regular meeting Wednesday afternoon. The Council for Racial Justice is a volunteer advisory group organized at the direction of Gov. Lujan Grisham and tasked with counseling the...

Gov. announces nearly $10 million in rural infrastructure investments

SANTA FE – The Lujan Grisham administration on Monday announced $9.75 million in essential infrastructure projects in rural communities all across New Mexico. The projects include water and sewer system improvements, wastewater treatment upgrades, streets and...

Information to Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19

What are the symptoms of COVID-19 and should I get tested?

The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:

  • Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell.
  • Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
  • Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as detention centers and long-term care facilities; and
  • Patients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.

What can I do to protect myself from COVID-19?

Just like with many other illnesses, the best way to protect yourself is to wash your hands regularly, to cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue, and when possible, to avoid contact with people who are coughing or sneezing.