Testing for people sick or who recently have traveled

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH)’s Public Health Division will be providing COVID-19 coronavirus testing Friday, March 20th with time and location to be announced tomorrow, March 19th.

Priority testing will be provided for the following:

  • People sick with symptoms of COVID-19 infection: fever, cough, or shortness of breath;
  • People who have traveled from Europe, Italy, China, Iran, South Korea, Japan, Seattle, New York City, San Francisco and Portland

It is critical that all New Mexicans know that those without symptoms of COVID-19 infection do not need testing for COVID-19. We are currently in allergy season, and having allergy symptoms such as sneezing, and itchy eyes, nose or throat is not an indication for testing.

New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated and finalized as a one-stop source for information.

The state Department of Health will update its dedicated COVID-19 webpage with additional tests as the state lab provides results.

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