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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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Governor’s statement on N.M. surpassing 100,000 recorded cases of COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico on Wednesday became the 37th U.S. state to record 100,000 cases of COVID-19. It coincides with a record-shattering daily total of 40 additional COVID-19 deaths. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement: “Every single day I...

Gov. Lujan Grisham announces special session for state relief for N.M. businesses, unemployed, more

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday announced she will call the New Mexico Legislature into special session on Tuesday, Nov. 24, to take up a relief package for New Mexicans who have been affected by the economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

New Mexico launches Pandemic-EBT online self-service portal

SANTA FE – New Mexican families can now access a self-service portal to check their children’s eligibility for Pandemic-EBT benefits and update addresses, the state Human Services Department announced today. The new portal can be accessed through the Human...

New supplemental SNAP increases being issued in November

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

Tax, MVD offices closed until Nov. 30

SANTA FE – All Taxation and Revenue Department offices, including both tax and Motor Vehicle Division field offices, will be closed to the public until Nov. 30 to combat the spread of COVID-19. Offices have been operating on an appointment-only basis. Appointments...

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.