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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
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
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will provide an update to her emergency public health orders at 3 p.m. today (May 28). She will be joined remotely by other state official who will provide the … more
New Mexico will receive $77.3 million in federal government funding for COVID-19 testing and contact-tracing efforts, the state's five congressional representatives announced Thursday. The money, which will come from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is part of $25 billion in funding passed by Congress last month for testing, health care providers and small businesses. more
What is an essential business? I am a building contractor and have a small business here is Taos. The New Mexico Department of Health says that my business is essential. Is it?We … more
Perhaps some of you as parents, like me, felt a mixture of emotions each year as the summer ended and your children returned to school. There were the demands to coordinate with the school schedule and make sure you had all the supplies your kids needed but also the relief that a regular schedule had returned, and some other adults were helping raise your kids. more
As cases of COVID-19 mount in New Mexico's nursing homes, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced that the state will partner with Genesis Healthcare, a for-profit chain that has been denounced by the U.S. Department of Justice as an "unscrupulous provider" that routinely provides "grossly substandard nursing care." more
The world influences us in many ways, driving us to create art, to improve ourselves and our surroundings, to help our communities and the people within them. For some, that influence, or inspiration, comes from nature; for others it may come from their spirituality, heritage or culture. Summer Mirabal found inspiration in the people she influenced at her gym. more
Most hospitals in the United States are under enormous financial pressure as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the many thousands of dollars being poured into personal protective equipment, devices designed to help infected patients to breathe, modifying facilities and cutting elective services that drive revenues, Holy Cross Medical Center joined other hospitals this week by offering additional pay to its employees, whose own health is at risk from the coronavirus as they test and treat patients. more
Cynthia Freeman-Valerio, who had to postpone her much-loved Night of 1,000 Stars event due to COVID-19, shared this wonderful free online event with Tempo – a musical special to support front-line health care workers and the World Health Organization. more
The New Mexico Department of Health has launched a dashboard to help the public see the number of cases of COVID-19 in a county-by-county map. The dashboard also shows the cases by age and gender. … more
We have all heard by now of the severe shortage of personal protective equipment for health care workers on the front lines fighting COVID-19. This means gloves, gowns and, most importantly, masks - especially N95 masks. And yet, today at Smith's, I saw many people in N95 masks while shopping. more
As the world deals with the challenge of COVID-19 and New Mexico acknowledges that it had a rapid uptake early in the pandemic, we want Taos to know we are still serving clients. On March 23, New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Kathyleen M. Kunkel issued an emergency order closing all businesses and nonprofit entities except those deemed essential. The order requires that certain essential businesses must continue to function and under section (6)k of that order, Taos Behavioral Health is considered an essential business and must continue to function. more
Yesterday, my friend Kate O’Toole texted from Dublin, where she’d just spent a minute at her open window clapping for the health care workers. They do all over Ireland at 8 p.m., because that’s when the nurses change shifts. On streets where a lot of nurses live, the clapping goes on for many minutes more. more
It seems there's nowhere for the number to go but up. According to the state Department of Health, New Mexico now has 237 positive cases of COVID-19, a jump of nearly 30 from Saturday's report of 208. more
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an executive order Friday (March 27) that requires air travelers entering New Mexico to self-isolate for at least 14 days to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. more
Public health officials will be providing COVID-19 coronavirus testing in Taos tomorrow (Wednesday, March 25) at Taos High School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. more
Increasing concerns over a rising number of novel coronavirus cases across the state have prompted Taos to ask visitors to stay at home for the time being.  more
Dear Dr. Ted: My husband has been rather sickly, and it has definitely hurt his quality of life. I have great compassion for him and love him dearly, and at the same time, I feel so muzzled to talk about my loss regarding his health issues and how it has hurt parts of my life as his partner. I feel ashamed to admit sometimes I want to yell out, "And what about me?" but know that I can't. Any thoughts? more
The COVID-19 virus has forced the postponement of one of Northern New Mexico's most beloved traditions, the annual Holy Week pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayó. more
Restaurants and bars in New Mexico will be limited to half their maximum number of customers beginning at 9 a.m. Monday (March 16) under a new directive issued by  state Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel in another effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. more
In 1918, Gunnison, Colorado, was one of only a handful of communities worldwide that survived the Spanish flu epidemic without a single case, while the world lost between 20 and 50 million human lives. more
In order to tamp down disinformation and rising concerns, Taos News  asked Dr. Lucas Schreiber of Schreiber Family Practice in Taos for an update on the current research about the virus as well as what we can do to halt its spread. more
Even local stores are beginning to feel the effects of the Governor’s recent declaration. The top four most popular items in Taos right now? Hand sanitizers, hand wipes, masks and toilet paper, judging by the empty spots on store shelves where those products usually live. more
If any of the following are true, call your health provider or the New Mexico Department of Health at (855) 600-3453: more
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