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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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New Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) hotline for parents

Additional P-EBT cards were issued this week SANTA FE – A new P-EBT hotline has been established for parents who have questions about eligibility or would like additional information about P-EBT benefits, the New Mexico Human Services Department announced Thursday....

New supplemental SNAP increases being issued in October

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

24 Counties Eligible for Expanded Nursing Home Visitation Options

Eligible long-term care facilities can provide open-window and chatterbox visits SANTA FE – In August 2020, state Officials, under the leadership of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, announced new guidelines for long-term care facilities to expand COVID-safe visitation...

Governor seeks nominees for New Mexico Tech board of regents

SANTA FE – The Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday announced that it is soliciting applications for two positions on the board of regents for the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Applicants for the positions must be registered...

New Mexico Human Services Department Sec. David R. Scrase M.D. and Behavioral Health Services Division Director Dr. Neal Bowen to give a COVID-19 modeling and reopening gating criteria webinar update

SANTA FE – New Mexico Human Services Department Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. and Behavioral Health Services Division Director Dr. Neal Bowen will provide a COVID-19 modeling and reopening webinar update and take questions from the media today, Tuesday,...

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.