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The village council of Taos Ski Valley voted unanimously Thursday (July 2) to mandate that masks must be worn in public.  more
The heroes and heroines of the pandemic in Taos are those with a skill set essential to our survival who put themselves in harm's way every day by showing up for work. more
As the pandemic continues to disrupt the world, the fashion industry is one area that is being hit hard, and is now looking at how it will be changed in the long term. more
Jiāyóu! That was the shout from the windows of high-rise apartment buildings in Wuhan, China, during the lockdown that started them all. Literally, it means "add oil." In other words, "Gas it up!" Usually it's translated as "Keep up the fight!" more
The town of Taos is working to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community by handing out masks to businesses.  From 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday (June 26) town officials will be set up once again at Coronado Hall at 120 Civic Plaza drive to hand out masks for the business community. The town has allocated masks through emergency funds and will be handing out 50 per business.  more
On Tuesday (June 23) the New Mexico Public Education Department released its guidelines for allowing K-12 students back into the classrooms for the first time since March, when schools across the state were shut down for in-person attendance after the outbreak of a highly infectious novel coronavirus. more
As a way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the town of Taos set up a booth to hand out free masks to local businesses in the area Friday (June 12). Starting at 10 a.m., town officials set up at Coronado Hall, located at 120 Civic Plaza Drive, handing out masks to one representative from each business. The cloth masks adhere to the state emergency order, which requires them for use in the workplace. more
A House Republican said Tuesday (June 16) he would likely shake hands with or hug fellow legislators from southeastern New Mexico during the special session that begins June 18 -- prompting criticism from House Speaker Brian Egolf, who said he was worried such a practice could jeopardize the health of others later this week. Rep. Greg Nibert, R-Roswell, said lawmakers from his part of the state plan to wear masks and use hand sanitizer during the upcoming meeting in Santa Fe and would keep their distance from legislators from other areas of New Mexico. more
The New Mexico Public Health Division will be focusing on first responders this Thursday (June 19) for COVID-19 testing. Emergency service workers will be able to get a test from 8 to 11 a.m. … more
The town of Taos Council voted Tuesday (June 9) to extend the current 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. curfew amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Members of the town council voted unanimously … more
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and her cabinet announced Thursday (June 11) more easing of the restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of a highly infectious coronavirus. Breweries will now be allowed up to 50 percent of their customer outdoor and patio capacity beginning Friday and 50 percent of indoor seating starting Monday. Brewery staff and customers must wear masks except when eating or drinking and tables must be spaced apart. more
The New Mexico Supreme Court put a temporary halt to certain consumer debt collection orders on Monday (June 8) to help ease the financial pain many state residents are feeling due to the coronavirus … more
A spike in new cases of the coronavirus reported on Friday (May 29) by Holy Cross Medical Center has been revised after a testing error was recognized at LabCorp, one of three facilities that has accepted thousands of samples from throughout the state since the pandemic began. more
New Mexico businesses can open in a limited capacity after several weeks of COVID-19 shutdown.  Since the end of March, restaurants, gyms, liquor stores and other businesses across the state were ordered to shut down to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that an amended  emergency health order would reopen more of the economy as the rate of the spread of COVID-19 decreases.   more
Restaurants can open for limited patio services, according to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.  The governor released an amendment to her public health order which will allow restaurants to … more
It’s a year we’ll never forget. Amid the unfolding Coronavirus Pandemic there’s group we are excited to recognize for their hard work and achievements: more
Customers and vendors wore masks and took other precautions as walk-up service returned to the Taos Farmers Market  on the historic Taos Plaza.  The second farmers market of the season saw the return of face to face vendor interaction … more
Update: June 2    This job has been removed from the State Personnel website. The state received more than 2,000 applications for the positions.  The New Mexican Department of Health is accepting applications for contact-tracing positions, a job that involves working with New Mexicans who have tested positive for coronavirus to identify people they may have been exposed to. more
New Mexico Human Service Secretary David Scrase said New Mexico is on the right track to decreasing the number of COVID-19 cases.  During a Wednesday (May 20) press conference, Scrase said … more
The novel coronavirus has started spreading faster among New Mexico's younger populations, creating concern among state leaders as they begin looking at how and when to reopen public schools in the … more
Tests were administered to Taos Pueblo tribal members for the COVID-19 coronavirus Tuesday (May 12) at Taos Pueblo. The testing came after a Taos Pueblo tribal member was confirmed positive with the virus by the state. It was unknown whether the person was living on or off pueblo land when they contracted the virus. more
Every New Mexican will be required to wear a face covering starting Saturday (May 16) when they are in public.  During a Wednesday (May 13) press conference, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a new update to … more
The town of Taos council voted unanimously at a Tuesday (May 12) meeting to continue the existing emergency order and curfew during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Following data from the … more
Due to concerns over COVID-19, New Mexico voters are being encouraged to mail in requests for absentee ballots for the 2020 primary election. According to the New Mexico Secretary of State … more
New Mexico dentists in all but three counties may resume providing non-essential dental care, provided they agree to comply with guidelines developed to protect the supply of personal protective equipment, state health officials announced today (May 8). more
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