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An employee at the Taos Walgreens, located at the intersection of Cruz Alta Road and Paseo del Pueblo Sur, tested positive for the novel coronavirus last week, the New Mexico Department of Heath has … more
The New Mexico Department of Health has reported 331 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, for a total of 8,672 to date. Taos County cases remain at 31. The state also announced four additional deaths on Friday (June 5), for a total of 387 fatalities in the state. more
Six new patients who tested positive for the novel coronavirus late last month all live in Taos, and show a generational spread – from a child to a senior … more
A spike in new cases of the coronavirus reported on Friday (May 29) by Holy Cross Medical Center has been revised after a testing error was recognized at LabCorp, one of three facilities that has accepted thousands of samples from throughout the state since the pandemic began. more
Many Taos and Enchanted Circle restaurants, breweries and coffee shops are now open for sit down service in their patios and for takeout. Support local restaurants as much as you can in this difficult time. This list changes almost daily so call ahead to ensure a restaurant or eatery is still open. Angel Fire and Questa restaurants open for take out also added now. This list updated May 22. more
Holy Cross Medical Center reported 13 new positive cases for COVID-19 in Taos County on Friday (May 29), by far the single largest surge in cases the area has seen since the pandemic reached New … more
New Mexico businesses can open in a limited capacity after several weeks of COVID-19 shutdown.  Since the end of March, restaurants, gyms, liquor stores and other businesses across the state were ordered to shut down to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that an amended  emergency health order would reopen more of the economy as the rate of the spread of COVID-19 decreases.   more
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will provide an update to her emergency public health orders at 3 p.m. today (May 28). She will be joined remotely by other state official who will provide the … more
Restaurants can open for limited patio services, according to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.  The governor released an amendment to her public health order which will allow restaurants to … more
It’s a year we’ll never forget. Amid the unfolding Coronavirus Pandemic there’s group we are excited to recognize for their hard work and achievements: more
Customers and vendors wore masks and took other precautions as walk-up service returned to the Taos Farmers Market  on the historic Taos Plaza.  The second farmers market of the season saw the return of face to face vendor interaction … more
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered all state flags to be flown at half staff for the Memorial Day weekend.  The lowered flags are to be flown from sundown Friday (May 22) to sundown … more
Update: June 2    This job has been removed from the State Personnel website. The state received more than 2,000 applications for the positions.  The New Mexican Department of Health is accepting applications for contact-tracing positions, a job that involves working with New Mexicans who have tested positive for coronavirus to identify people they may have been exposed to. more
New Mexico will receive $77.3 million in federal government funding for COVID-19 testing and contact-tracing efforts, the state's five congressional representatives announced Thursday. The money, which will come from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is part of $25 billion in funding passed by Congress last month for testing, health care providers and small businesses. more
Taos County will be providing face coverings for all employees following Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's recent order declaring them mandatory for all New Mexico residents. County employees will have to wear face coverings while at work and in public places. more
Pursuing postsecondary education is a path with inherent obstacles and barriers. The COVID-19 crisis has created many unexpected twists in the road. Bridges is walking side by side with our clients as they navigate the uncertainties. more
The New Mexico Medical Assistance Division announced Medicaid rate increases this month for inpatient volumes at New Mexico hospitals, but with revenues declining sharply in response to record-low patient volumes, that may do little to stop the bleeding … more
Taos in summer is a living pageant of near weekly concerts and events, centered around Kit Carson Park. This summer, of course, will be different. Town Manager Rick Bellis said, "Nothing is happening till at least Labor Day." more
More than 15 percent of New Mexico residents worry about having enough food to eat each year, including almost a quarter of the state's children. But experts at The … more
Many Taos County residents will find that their preferred polling location from elections past won't be an option for the June 2020 primary, and perhaps not even by the time the general election … more
Tests were administered to Taos Pueblo tribal members for the COVID-19 coronavirus Tuesday (May 12) at Taos Pueblo. The testing came after a Taos Pueblo tribal member was confirmed positive with the virus by the state. It was unknown whether the person was living on or off pueblo land when they contracted the virus. more
Every New Mexican will be required to wear a face covering starting Saturday (May 16) when they are in public.  During a Wednesday (May 13) press conference, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a new update to … more
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a remote news conference Wednesday afternoon (May 13) at 4 p.m., to provide an update on COVID-19 efforts and emergency public health orders in New Mexico. more
The town of Taos council voted unanimously at a Tuesday (May 12) meeting to continue the existing emergency order and curfew during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Following data from the … more
Due to concerns over COVID-19, New Mexico voters are being encouraged to mail in requests for absentee ballots for the 2020 primary election. According to the New Mexico Secretary of State … more
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