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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
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
The  NMAA announced late Wednesday night (March 11) that the remainder of the State Basketball Championships will be played "without fans" in attendance.  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
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
Don't panic, but take precautions to prevent infection with and the spread of coronavirus.  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
Updated March 24 at 9:30 p.m. District 1199NM, New Mexico's hospital worker's union, filed an unfair labor practice complaint against Holy Cross Medical Center on March 20 after hospital administrators said they would not engage in negotations during the COVID-19 outbreak. more
New Mexico has recorded its first death related to COVID-19, the illness caused by a new coronavirus. The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a man in his late 70s died of the virus not long after he was admitted to Artesia General Hospital in Eddy County on Sunday (March 22). more
If your small business or nonprofit has taken a direct hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.       more
Even local stores are beginning to feel the effects of the Governor’s recent declaration. The top four most popular items in Taos right now? Hand sanitizers, hand wipes, masks and toilet paper, judging by the empty spots on store shelves where those products usually live. more
Rolling Still’s vodka production switched to a new type of liquid on Tuesday (March 24) that might be more precious than the drink – hand sanitizer.  more
If any of the following are true, call your health provider or the New Mexico Department of Health at (855) 600-3453: more
Updated March 27 at 3:56 p.m: The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed 55 new cases of New Mexico residents with COVID-19, for a total to date of 191. Five new cases have been reported in Taos County, making a total of eight for the county. more
New Mexico officials ordered all public and charter schools in the state to close temporarily beginning Monday (March 16) as a sixth case of the coronavirus COVID-19 was confirmed. more
The Taoseña Awards, Taos Expo and Women's Weekend events are being postponed due to coronavirus concerns and a directive from the state that prohibits gatherings of more than 100 people. more
Due to the concerns of the COVID–19, all Taos County senior centers will be closed until April 30.  Centers will close as of Friday (March 13) but staff is working to ensure meals still … more
Holy Cross Medical Center will be hosting a community forum via Facebook live on Thursday (March 26) at 2 p.m. to discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Enchanted Circle. more
Insurers in New Mexico can't charge patients for testing and health care related to the coronavirus COVID-19, announced  state superintendent of insurance Russell Toal on  Friday (March … more
Here are the recommended steps to protect yourself against COVID-19: more
The World Pro Ski Tour (WPST) canceled its most recent event happening this weekend due to concerns over COVID-19, leaving word on the World Championships happening at Taos Ski Valley in April up in … more
A number of local faith-based and religious organizations have suspended their services for the time being due to concerns over the COVID–19 virus.  Our Lady of Guadalupe has suspended … more
The New Mexico Activities Association and its board of directors announced Friday (March 13)  that it has postponed the State Spirit Championships and suspended all activity programs and spring athletic programs until further notice.  more
Hundreds of cars crawled through the parking lot at St. James Episcopal Church on an overcast day in Taos on Thursday (March 26) to receive provisions from the organization's food pantry. more
The main uncertainty regarding the coronavirus outbreak for Taos is how big it will get, and how fast. The Centers for Disease Control says that “many people in the United States will at some point, either this year or next, get exposed to this virus.” Tempo asked a few food purveyors, restaurants and coffee shops how they are handling customers and customer service at this time. more
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