The New Mexico Department of Health has set up a website dedicated specifically to information about COVID-19 in New Mexico, including number of confirmed cases, information about testing, and precautions you and your family should take to stay safe.
COVID-19 testing sites require a referral by a healthcare provider or NMDOH before going for testing. Many also require you to stay in your car or have other requirements to keep you and those around you safe. For more information on testing visit the NMDOH website. All COVID-19 testing is FREE, and you do not need health insurance to get tested.
The State of New Mexico has set up the website NewMexico.gov to provide residents with information about educations, jobs, early childhood, and other state agency and policy updates.
The State of New Mexico also has set up three hotlines to help residents obtain information and resources:
- Health Hotline (health-related questions about COVID-19 ONLY): 1-855-600-3453
- Information Hotline (questions about school closures, job issues, etc): 1-833-551-0518
- Senior Food Hotline: 1-800-432-2080
In response to COVID-19 The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department has created a guidebook for tribal leaders. This guide provides guidance on everything from holding funerals to restricting access to tribal lands. Read the department's Response Plan to COVID-19 here .
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also has a dedicated COVID-19 website.
- The Santa Fe Public Library created a COVID-19 Resource Guide for Teens
Translated COVID-19 Information
The State of Utah has translated educational information about COVID-19 into 16 languages. While some information is specific to Utah, much of it is general and applicable to everyone. See the list of printable PDF files here.
PRM is announcing that CORE has created a new animated video about COVID-19 which is available in Arabic, Burmese, Dari, English, Kinyarwanda, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili. This video includes COVID-19 tips from hygiene tips, symptoms, and steps of care if ill. The video is available on CORE’s Resettlement Navigator website where there is also a webpage providing links to additional refugee-facing COVID-19 resources, including important videos and fact sheets translated into multiple languages.
CONNECT Navigator Program
The CONNECT navigator program is a partnership of the City and County of Santa Fe to help residents find resources they need. Now you can submit this short form to get connected to a navigator who can help you find resources like food, housing, transportation, and health services.
Santa Fe Mutual Aid
Numerous organizations and groups including Santa Fe Mutual Aid, Earth Care YUCCA, Red Nation, Santa Fe DSA and Fathers NM are collaborating to match people who need help and resource during this time with others who can offer it. This google form can be used to request or offer support. Earth Care further describes the Santa Fe Mutual Aid network and has a listing of additional resources including food, education, and other resources, found here.
New Mexico will have an election on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. This election includes primary contests for national legislative seats, as well as state and local positions. To maintain distancing, state leaders recommend that you request an absentee ballot. Please visit the Secretary of State’s webpage for more information or to request an absentee ballot.
To request an absentee ballot, you must be registered to vote. To register or change your voter registration, visit this New Mexico Online Voter Registration page.
Google Scam Awareness
Google has put together several tips and resources on how to avoid the various scams that are taking place during the pandemic. You can view the page here , as well as report any suspicious websites to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Mask For All NM
Mask for All NM is a youth led initiative that helps distribute free masks to New Mexican communities. Partnering with Kitchen Angels, they have been able to give out 160 masks in the past weeks. The initiative originally started in California and has expanded here. More information can be found at IG: masksforallnm and https://www.masksforallca.org/new-mexico.