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8140 Positive Cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico/375 Total Deaths Statewide (Updated: June 3, 2020, 4:26 p.m.)
New Mexico Department of Health 1-855-600-3453

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June 3, 2020 5:36 PM

Virtual Town Hall – Resources for Reopening New Mexico Businesses

(Albuquerque, NM) – The New Mexico Departments of Economic Development, Workforce Solutions, and Environment, as well as the New Mexico Small Business Development Center have partnered to offer a series of Virtual Discussions for New Mexico Employers. The discussions are aimed at assisting businesses as they seek to reopen in compliance with Executive Health Orders.

The first of this series will take place on Monday, June 8th and will specifically address the needs of businesses with a high-level of customer engagement such as retail, sales, food service, lodging, etc.

Resources for the following activities will be discussed:
Staff recruitment and training needs
Training on how businesses can modify service delivery to comply with the public health orders
COVID-19 mitigation strategies and resources for securing PPE
Strategies and initiatives for bolstering consumer confidence

The Virtual Town Hall will be directly available to 1,000 participants, and can be accessed via Zoom meeting or by dialing in. Meeting information is provided to participants once they register for the event.

Department experts will be on hand to provide information on frequently asked questions regarding reopening and will be answering live questions asked during the Town Hall.

Virtual Town Hall
WHO: Economic Development Department, New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, New Mexico Environment Department, and NMSBDC
WHAT: Virtual Town Hall for businesses with high-level customer engagement
WHERE: Register to attend the event at https://nm-reopen-town-hall.eventbrite.com
WHEN: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday, June 8th

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June 3, 2020 5:33 PM

Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 8,140
Update includes eight additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 122 additional positive tests for COVID-19. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
28 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Curry County
8 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
37 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Sandoval County
7 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Valencia County
25 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Wednesday also reported eight additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:
A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A second male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized.
A male in his 80s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
A female in her 80s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Life Care Center of Farmington.
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 375.

Previously reported numbers included six cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, two in McKinley County, one in Sandoval County) and one case in Santa Fe County that was not lab confirmed – these have now been corrected. Previously reported numbers did not include one case that was thought to be an out-of-state resident that has since been identified as a New Mexico state resident and has been added to San Juan County. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 8,140 positive tests for COVID-19:

Bernalillo County: 1,524
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 50
Cibola County: 147
Colfax County: 5
Curry County: 56
Doña Ana County: 488
Eddy County: 23
Grant County: 15
Guadalupe County: 20
Harding County: 1
Hidalgo County: 1
Lea County: 26
Lincoln County: 5
Los Alamos County: 6
Luna County: 10
McKinley County: 2,515
Otero County: 22
Quay County: 5
Rio Arriba County: 52
Roosevelt County: 41
Sandoval County: 575
San Juan County: 1,821
San Miguel County: 15
Santa Fe County: 150
Sierra County: 1
Socorro County: 52
Taos County: 30
Torrance County: 32
Union County: 4
Valencia County: 79

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:
Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
Otero County Prison Facility: 91
Otero County Processing Center: 92
Torrance County Detention Facility: 18
The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:
Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
Otero County Prison Facility: 162
Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1
As of today, there are 170 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 3,013 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care and acute care facilities:
Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque
Avamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Aztec Health Care in Aztec
Bear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in Albuquerque
Beehive Homes in Farmington
Belen Meadows in Belen
Bonney Family Home in Gallup
Brookdale Tramway Ridge in Albuquerque
Camino Healthcare in Albuquerque
Camino Retirement Apartments in Albuquerque
Casa De Oro Center in Las Cruces
Casa Del Sol Center in Las Cruces
Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell
Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
Central Desert Behavioral Health in Albuquerque
Clayton Nursing and Rehab in Clayton
Dungarvin New Mexico, LLC in Gallup
Good Samaritan Society in Grants
Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales
The Jim Wood Home in Hatch
Laguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa Blanca
La Vida Llena in Albuquerque
Legacy Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup
McKinley Care Center in Gallup
Mission Arch Center in Roswell
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Pacifica Senior Living Center Santa Fe in Santa Fe
Prime Care Assisted Living in Albuquerque
Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup
Retirement Ranches, Inc. in Clovis
Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque
San Juan Center in Farmington
South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque
Sundance Care Home in Gallup
Tohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in Tohatchi
Uptown Genesis in Albuquerque
The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque
The Village at Northrise in Las Cruces
Wellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington
The Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico 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. 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.

Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home.

New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing:
Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;
Asymptomatic people who are currently working;
Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.
New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.

June 3, 2020 5:04 PM

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County

575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, the Las Cruces Public School district, the Town of Mesilla, City of Anthony, City of Sunland Park and Village of Hatch.

JIC members collaborate on a daily conference call at 10 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The notes compiled during that call are made available at www.las-cruces.org and www.donaanacounty.org.

Regional updates:

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager www.cityofanthonynm.com Board meeting 5:30 PM on Thursday.

City of Sunland Park No report.

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire www.sunlandpark-nm.gov

City of Las Cruces

Jennifer Martinez

Steve Ramirez

www.las-cruces.org A special meeting of the City Council will be held on Friday at 9:30 AM regarding the use of face coverings in Las Cruces.

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire

Dan Trujillo

www.las-cruces.org One officer tested positive for COVID-19. He is on medical leave and under quarantine.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

www.lcps.net Starting re-entry task force that will address communications, operations, health and safety, instruction, student support, athletics, and technology. Initial plan should be rolled out the first week of July. Mask distribution by DASO at Fairacres Elementary on June 11, 2020.

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

www.donaanacounty.org Nothing new to report.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich

www.goDASO.org Sheriff to hand out masks throughout the county.

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker

www.donaanacounty.org/detention Nothing new to report.

Village of Hatch

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD

www.villageofhatch.org No report.

Town of Mesilla Dorothy Sellers www.mesillanm.gov Nothing new to report.

Memorial Medical Center

Ryan Perkins

www.mmclc.org Nothing new to report.

MountainView Regional Medical

Center

Ben Woods

www.mountainviewregional.com Nothing new to report.

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

www.nmsu.edu Nothing new to report.

New Mexico State University Police

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen

www.nmsupolice.com Nothing new to report.

Office of Emergency Management

Cullen Combs

Amanda Bowen

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency Nothing new to report.

Southern New Mexico Correctional

Facility

Lt. Carlos Reyes

https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-

new-mexico-correctional-facility/ Nothing new to report.

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us Nothing new to report.

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch

Authority

Hugo Costa, Executive Director

www.mvrda.org No report.

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector

Officer Joseph Barron

www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-

borders/border-patrol-sectors/el-paso-sector-texas Due to staffing constraints, CBP will not be contributing daily updates to the Joint Information Center. Occasional messages will be passed along via email as necessary.

NM Department of Health

David Morgan

www.cv.nmhealth.org Testing for Wednesday: · Sunland Park Public Health Office-8:30-11:30 · Las Cruces Public Health Office-8:30-4 Pm