Abstract of COVID-19 Information from New Mexico (Difficulty 9/3/20)

September 3, 2020

Summary of the Covid Coronavirus

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The New Mexico COVID-19 news summary this morning is available in a free email every weekday. Login here.

See all of our COVID-19 coverage here.

  • In an update on Wednesday, the state said it still meets its gating criteria, but it also reported 154 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths. Read more here.
  • In the same webinar, the secretary of the state’s Human Services Department encouraged New Mexicans to get a flu shot, saying that doing so would prevent the state from becoming overwhelmed if the COVID vaccine comes out – which the government says is already im November could happen federal government. Read more here.
  • Two male inmates at the Grant County Detention Center tested positive for COVID-19, the Silver City Daily Press reported.
  • The Albuquerque Journal reported that the Navajo Nation’s partial lockdowns will continue over the weekend.
  • Albuquerque food inspectors berate restaurants and grocery stores for failing to comply with state health regulations in addition to their usual inspections, KRQE-TV reported. They didn’t levy any fines but threatened to suspend between five and ten food permits. The city of Albuquerque enforces its own food rules while the state enforces the rules in the rest of the state.
  • Lawmakers want to see if the governor is open to changing the governor’s powers in emergency situations, the Santa Mex New Mexican reported.
  • A district court judge restored meal permits to restaurants whose revocation policy had been revoked for refusing to comply with state health regulations on condition that they comply with current and future health regulations, the Farmington Daily Times reported.
  • KRQE-TV reported that a Santa Fe O’Reilly auto part was fined $ 79,000 for ignoring public health code mask requirements.
  • KRQE-TV reported that the University of New Mexico’s COVID-19 transparency website is online.
  • The Silver Schools Board of Education voted in favor of a hybrid model that includes in-person and online nearling effective Sept. 21, the Silver City Daily Press reported.
  • A charter school in South Valley wants to start personal learning, reported KOB-TV.
  • The Las Cruces Sun News has written about how vendors relying on live events like those held on normal Labor Day weekends are dealing with the pandemic.
  • Albuquerque public schools will allow some non-contact fall sports, including golf, cross-country skiing and volleyball, KRQE-TV reported. Football and soccer, both contact sports, have been delayed at least until the spring semester.
  • The Santa Fe New Mexican wrote about New Mexico museums reopening to visitors.
  • A New Mexico United employee, but not a player or coach or coach on the field, tested positive for COVID-19, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
  • Albuquerque’s only two second cinemas have permanently closed during the pandemic, and there are many other cinemas at risk, the Daily Lobo reported.
  • The Deming spotlight wrote about the struggles of the restaurants in the area.
  • Longtime Rio Rancho Restaurant O’Hare’s Grille & Pub is hoping the return of limited indoor eateries will help them stay open, the Rio Rancho Observer reported.
  • The Farmington family market opened six months ago and has weathered the pandemic, the Farmington Daily Times reported.
  • Friends’ coffee and sandwich shop in downtown Albuquerque, which caters to those who work downtown, reopened this week, KOB-TV reported.
  • The city has frozen many positions as it faces budget cuts due to reduced tax revenues during the COVID-19 pandemic, KOAT-TV reported.
  • Students in Grant County donated COVID care packs that they gave to first responders who would hand them out to those in need, the Silver City Sun-News reported.

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