New Mexico COVID-19 cases: 237
San Juan County, NM COVID-19 cases: 27
New Mexico COVID-19 Deaths: 4
New Mexico COVID-19 Recoveries: 26
March 30, 2020
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 44 additional positive tests for COVID-19.
Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
- 16 new cases in Bernalillo County
- 2 new cases in Chaves County
- 1 new case in Doña Ana County
- 3 new cases in McKinley County
- 1 new case in Rio Arriba County
- 5 new cases in Sandoval County
- 5 new cases in San Juan County
- 3 new cases in Santa Fe County
- 1 new case in Socorro County
- 1 new case in Taos County
- 3 new cases in Torrance County
- 3 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Monday also reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.
Those cases are:
- A female in her 90s in Bernalillo County who died today, Monday, March 30th. The individual had been hospitalized and had an underlying medical condition.
- A female in her 70s in Bernalillo County who died today, Monday, March 30th. The individual had been hospitalized and had an underlying medical condition.
The number of deaths in the state related to COVID-19 is now four.
Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 281 positive tests for COVID-19:
Bernalillo County: 117
Chaves County: 10
Cibola County: 2
Curry County: 3
Doña Ana County: 18
Eddy County: 4
Lea County: 2
McKinley County: 12
Rio Arriba County: 3
Roosevelt County: 1
Sandoval County: 22
San Juan County: 27
San Miguel County: 1
Santa Fe County: 38
Socorro County: 3
Taos County: 10
Torrance County: 3
Valencia County: 5
County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
As of today, there are 24 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.
As of today, there are 26 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.
The Department of Health has detected community spread and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. All businesses except those deemed essential have been ordered to close. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.
The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.
The state Department of Health is updating its dedicated COVID-19 webpage, viewable here: cv.nmhealth.org.
8pm-5am Curfew Begins on Navajo Nation
Navajo Police are also checking for proof of essential work status for drivers and occupants. As a reminder, the curfew does not apply to essential employees reporting to or from duty, with official identification and/or a letter of designation from their essential business employer on official letterhead which includes a contact for verification.
*Updated* Navajo Nation COVID-19 Cases: 148, 5 Deaths
Under the advisement of health care and emergency experts, President Nez will also announce the implementation of a curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. daily for the entire Navajo Nation that will go into effect on Monday morning.
*Updated* LaPlata County CO announces 23 Positive COVID-19 Cases
The best way to slow the spread of the virus is follow the governor's 'stay at home' order. If you need to leave your home to meet essential needs, practice aggressive social distancing measures.
NM Department of Health offers Screening Guidelines
Residents who cannot access the NMDOH online screening tool are encouraged to call the San Juan Public Health Office at the same number above to speak with a nurse to determine their need for COVID-19 testing. The nurse will also be able to provide education, and recommendations on isolation. For the safety of the community, citizens requesting testing should not drive to the public health office.
Southern Ute Indian Tribe confirms two positive cases of COVID-19
All appropriate steps are being taken to identify anyone who may have been exposed for notification to self-quarantine and self-monitor for symptoms of the disease. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (DCPHE) are providing assistance during this investigation.
*Updated* Farmington Municipal Schools Meal Distribution
A few significant changes include: School pick up site will now be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be serving hot lunch and breakfast for the next day. Please note: there is no change to bus drop off times (still running on 2 hour delay times) and bus drop off meals will still be cold breakfast and cold lunch.
First COVID-19 Case Reported in Montezuma Co. CO
The individual resides in Montezuma County. Due to privacy laws, no more information about the infected individual will be released. Montezuma County Public Health Department is conducting contact tracing according to CDC protocols.
*Updated* San Juan College Classes to Remain Online, Graduation Postponed
The San Juan College campus will remain closed to visitors and students, through Friday, April 10, including mandating that all nonessential employees continue to work remotely.
*Updated* SJRMC External Assessment Dates
Instead of visiting our Emergency Department or one of our many offsite healthcare clinics, patients experiencing flu/cold-like symptoms including fever, cough, body aches, sore throat and runny nose visit this assessment area to be evaluated and treated if necessary, this includes consideration for COVID-19 testing. Signs will be posted in the parking lot to guide patients and provide them with a registration phone number to call. Patients will need to have their ID and insurance information with them. The goal is to meet our community needs and assess those patients with minor symptoms to
NM K-12 Schools Closed for Remainder of School Year
The decision is part of a two-pronged plan to protect New Mexicans from COVID-19 and ensure that children are protected, fed and educated and that families are supported through this crisis.
*Updated* Red Apple Transit Route Changes
Beginning Monday, March 30, the following routes and services will be suspended or modified: Dial-a-ride - Afternoon only Red Apple Transit: ~Red Route - Suspended until further notice ~Kirtland Route - Suspended until further notice ~Aztec Route - Suspended until further notice Information about additional modifications to services and closures available at FMTN.ORG.
NM Records first COVID-19 Related Death
Per the state Department of Health, a male in his late 70s in Eddy County died Sunday, March 22, at Artesia General Hospital. On March 22, he went to the hospital, where his condition deteriorated rapidly. He died the same day. A COVID-19 test was performed locally and sent to the state laboratory, which received the test Tuesday, March 24. The lab confirmed the positive test late the same day. The individual had multiple chronic underlying health issues.
Farmington Community Works Department Modifications
The City of Farmington Community Works Department is modifying its face-to-face customer services in accordance with the governor’s public health order.
*Updated* Farmington Utility Modifies Customer Service
Beginning Wednesday, March 25, FEUS’ customer service lobby and drive-through located at 101 N. Browning Pkwy. will be closed until further notice. Staff will be available by phone during the closure for all customer needs. Closing face-to-face operations will allow FEUS to reassign window and drive-through staff to phones, increasing the number of employees available to assist with calls.
*Updated* Farmington Facility Closures
Mayor Duckett emphasized, “It’s important for everyone to follow the guidelines set forth by health care professionals to reduce the spread of this illness. These are simple steps we all can take to help keep our community safe. Those steps are washing your hands often for a minimum of 20 seconds, covering your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, staying home when you are sick and practicing social distancing, which is keeping a distance of 6 feet from other people while in public places.”
*Updated* San Juan Co. Encourages Online & Appointments
In response to the Public Health Order issued on March 23, 2020, San Juan County is moving to limited essential services, across all county departments. Many staffers will be working from home, and county buildings will remain closed to the public. The hours of operation for county services will remain the same for essential services. Departments are offering services over the phone. Some services may be available online. For questions, please call the County switchboard, Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm at (505) 334-9481. Online services are available at SJCounty.net. River
*Updated* First Local Positive COVID-19 Case Confirmed
-The patient was Tested on Wednesday -This case is Travel Related - The patient is a Farmington Fire Department Employee - Employees of an Aztec Credit Union were Exposed - One Credit Union Employee is in quarantine for 2 weeks
*Updated* CCSD "Grab & Go" Hot Lunches
Meals at the Bus Stop Schedule! Starting Wednesday, March 25, 2020! These bus stops will serve families, in addition to the lunches and breakfasts at our school locations, until Central Consolidated Schools reopen.
NM Gas Company to Suspend Service Disconnects
With all the concerns right now over Coronavirus, no customer’s service will be disconnected for non-payment, at least through April 6
Farmington Mayor Signs Emergency Declaration
Mayor Duckett today signed a declaration declaring Farmington an emergency area as a result of the coronavirus. Please note, as of today (3/19/20) at 5:30 p.m. there have been no confirmed cases in San Juan County.
SJRMC Restricts Visitors due to COVID-19
This policy aims to protect visitors from exposure to COVID-19 by utilizing alternative mechanisms for patient contact. Visitors are encouraged to use technology such as FaceTime and Skype to speak to their loved ones. They can also go to sanjuanregional.com and send an e-card from our website at https://www.sanjuanregional.com/egreeting/.
*Updated* Durango announces Closures
The City of Durango will continue to make service adjustments while coordinating with San Juan Basin Public Health and La Plata County to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These efforts reduce close contact between people to reduce community transmission of the virus.
Update from E.C.H.O. Inc.
We are taking steps to address and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, based on the local, state and federal guidance available. We are moving forward in a cautious but calm manner and all locations and programs are currently business as usual with a few modifications at our Farmington Foodbank and Albuquerque Foods for Seniors Program.
COVID-19 Update from San Juan Regional Medical Center
Jeff Bourgeois, President and Chief Executive Officer of San Juan Regional Medical Center shares important updates on what SJRMC is doing to prepare for potential cases of COVID-19 in our community as well as recommendations on what you can do to protect yourself, loved ones and our community.
Bloomfield Facility Closures and Changes
The Cityu of Bloomfield has announced facility closures and other changes in response to the COVID-19/Coronovirus.
Bloomfield Schools Meal Distribution Info
Times for meal disbursement will be from 10am until 1pm. The process will be grab and go so there will be no need to park or get out of your car.
Farmington Schools Closure Information
Families and students are encouraged to continue learning during this closure. Packets and/or laptops have been sent home as tools for students. HOWEVER, there is no requirement from FMS or NMPED for schoolwork to be completed during this closure. Course instruction will continue when school is back in session where it ended on March 13. Schools, principals and/or teachers are reaching out to their respective students and families with plans and resources.
Aztec Schools: Meal Update & Closure Info
Meal update : Breakfast 7:30-8:30. Lunch 11:00-12:30. Starting on Monday for all students.AMSD will be serving Breakfast 7:30-8:30 and Lunch 11:00-12:30 this Monday and Tuesday at the AHS parent pickup line on Blanco St. There will be more updates early next week.
Bloomfield School District Closure Information
Closed - March 16, 2020 - April 3, 2020 Bloomfield Schools is providing stakeholders with information regarding online resources for optional use during this time of extended closure.
Message from Farmington Mayor Nate Duckett
Message from Farmington Mayor Nate Duckett
San Juan Regional starts Covid-19 Hotline
Keep up to date on the latest coronavirus news by visiting http://bit.ly/2PRUSib or call our Coronavirus Information Hotline at 505.516.0938 or 888.949.5387.
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