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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


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

Coronavirus Information Hotline


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

NMDOH Coronavirus Microsite

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


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 or

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.

Latest Updates

Your Health

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 22,315

Update includes four additional COVID-19 deaths SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 205 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are: 49 new cases in Bernalillo County22 new cases in Chaves...

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Jobs & the Economy

New Mexico Tourism Department helps boost New Mexico businesses through #StayHome, Shop Local Online campaign

80 New Mexico True Certified businesses featured in online shopping catalog SANTA FE, NM - Through its #StayHome Shop Local Online campaign, the New Mexico Tourism Department (NMTD helped boost the products of New Mexico True Certified merchants, artists and...

Environment Department files emergency amendment to require employers to disclose positive COVID-19 cases to state

Amendment will result in decreased COVID-19 transmission in New Mexico workplaces SANTA FE — Today, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) filed an emergency rule that requires employers to report positive COVID-19 cases to NMED within four hours of being...

New supplemental SNAP increases also being issued in August

SANTA FE – New Mexico households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will again receive the maximum amount for their household size for the month of August, the New Mexico Human Services Department announced today. During the...

Restaurants must follow COVID-Safe Practices when providing outdoor dining options

ROSWELL — Indoor dining is not permitted under the current public health order. In addition, state COVID-Safe Practices clearly describe acceptable and safe outdoor dining conditions, including: Opening a garage door or all windows does not...

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

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a remote news conference this afternoon to provide an update on New Mexico’s COVID-19 response. WHAT: Remote news conference regarding New Mexico’s COVID-19 response WHEN: Thursday, August...

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.