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Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham declared a public health emergency for the state of New Mexico at a press conference Wednesday morning (March 11) after the first three cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the state. A fourth case was announced just a few hours later and a fifth case on Thursday (March 12). more
On Tuesday (June 23) the New Mexico Public Education Department released its guidelines for allowing K-12 students back into the classrooms for the first time since March, when schools across the state were shut down for in-person attendance after the outbreak of a highly infectious novel coronavirus. more
Renters in New Mexico already reeling from widespread layoffs as businesses shut down amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak may have one less problem to worry about: the threat of eviction. more
Employees of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission received the terrifying news in an email the morning of March 23. One of their co-workers, who had last been in the office at the PERA Building downtown 12 days before, had tested positive for COVID-19. More disconcerting news came four days later. more
Traditional Spanish Market decided Monday to call off this year's event amid a growing sense that many, if not most, of Santa Fe's summer art festivals won't occur this year due to the COVID-19 crisis. Santa Fe Indian Market announced Saturday it was moving its 99th market to 2021, and the board of directors at the International Folk Art Market met Monday to talk about the situation. more
The  NMAA announced late Wednesday night (March 11) that the remainder of the State Basketball Championships will be played "without fans" in attendance.  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
New Mexico officials announced novel coronavirus outbreaks in two of the state's tightest communities Tuesday: San Felipe and Zia pueblos.The Department of Health reported 52 people have tested positive for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus, at San Felipe Pueblo while 31 cases have been detected at Zia Pueblo. more
For the second time in a month,  all residents at Taos Living Center nursing and rehabilitation center tested negative for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to the facility's … more
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, whose roughly 350,000-member tribe has been devastated by 15 deaths from COVID-19 and nearly 400 positive cases, is implementing a 57-hour curfew this weekend in hopes of blunting the disease's spread.Nez, the leader of the nation's largest Native American tribe, spread out over three states and 27,000 square miles, said the wide swath of the disease mandates the unusual action - and a willingness to enforce the curfew. more
A Santa Fe nursing home confirmed a third case of COVID-19 was contracted by a staff member, according to a statement from its parent company. A spokesman for Houston-based LifeWells Senior … more
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has come with a long set of rapidly changing instructions that has thrown normal human life into an unfamiliar state of disarray: Stay inside; close your business; lose your job; wear a mask in public places; wash your hands constantly; avoid other people; and, if you are around them, don't get closer than 6 feet. These are not to even mention the threat of exposure to the deadly virus itself. more
Public health officials will be providing COVID-19 coronavirus testing in Taos tomorrow (Wednesday, March 25) at Taos High School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. more
The regularly scheduled town of Taos council and workshop meetings have been canceled for this week. Monday’s (April 27) workshop and Tuesday’s (April 28) meeting will not take place.  more
Holy Week this year for the faithful is like none other dating back generations. For weeks now, churches have been closed and services have been offered online to those parishoners who can watch. The annual pilgrimage to Chimayó has been canceled. It is one more effect of an all-out effort to stop the spread of a respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus that has traveled rapidly around the world. more
For the foreseeable future, the Village of Taos Ski Valley has elected to hold its regular meetings via electronic format.  Due to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s public health order amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the village has decided to move its meetings to an online format with electronic participation from the public.  more
In order to abide by the state's emergency guidelines, the Taos County Board of Commissioners has decided to cancel the April 7 meeting. According to New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, counties are advised to postpone or cancel any nonessential meetings for the duration of the emergency health declaration surrounding COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. more
Updated: March 20, 10:40 a.m. As of Monday morning (March 16) there still were no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Taos County, according to Holy Cross Medical Center officials. Here is a list of known closures and postponements due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. This list will be continuously updated as new information becomes available. more
It wasn't all that long ago that 3D printing was mostly a curiosity tinkered with by a few. But as the technology has improved in recent years, it's become an increasingly viable option for mainstream industrial production - and it's saving lives, too. more
Taos County's clerk was among 27 New Mexico county clerks and the Secretary of State who filed a petition in the New Mexico Supreme Court to conduct the June primary election by mail-in ballot only. They hoped doing so would help protect poll workers and voters from the possibility of contracting a novel coronavirus that can cause a severe respiratory infection. more
The town of Taos is working to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community by handing out masks to businesses.  From 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday (June 26) town officials will be set up once again at Coronado Hall at 120 Civic Plaza drive to hand out masks for the business community. The town has allocated masks through emergency funds and will be handing out 50 per business.  more
Don't panic, but take precautions to prevent infection with and the spread of coronavirus.  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
A woman in her 40s from Bernalillo County tested "presumptive positive" for COVID-19, the fifth case in New Mexico waiting for confirmation from federal health officials, according to the New Mexico Department of Health on Thursday (March 12). As of Thursday afternoon there still were no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Taos County, according to Holy Cross Medical Center officials. more
The New Mexico Supreme Court put a temporary halt to certain consumer debt collection orders on Monday (June 8) to help ease the financial pain many state residents are feeling due to the coronavirus … more
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