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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 issues executive clemency to 12 individuals

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday issued additional pardons, invoking her power of executive clemency for 12 individuals convicted of crimes in New Mexico, the overwhelming majority of whom were guilty of a non-violent offense. The forgiven offenses...

Extension of emergency SNAP benefits for January 2021

SANTA FE – New Mexico households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits will receive the maximum amount for their household size for the month of January as the state continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Tax Practitioner Advisory Committee to meet Jan. 7

The Taxation and Revenue Department’s Tax Practitioner Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, Jan. 7 to review agency bill proposals for the 2021 regular legislative session and ongoing rule development by the Department and the New Mexico Tax Research...

Gov. Lujan Grisham fills Supreme Court vacancy

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed Julie J. Vargas to the state Supreme Court, closing the vacancy left by the Honorable Justice Judith K. Nakamura, who retired. “Judge Vargas has demonstrated her quality as a consistent and conscientious...

Environmental Improvement Board passes amendment to state code requiring employers to disclose COVID-19 cases to state

SANTA FE — The Environmental Improvement Board(Board), the rulemaking body of the New Mexico Environment Department(NMED), voted to pass an amendment to state workplace safety law requiring employers to report COVID-19 cases among employees to NMED within four hours...

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.