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State monitoring COVID-19 cases increasing at long-term care facilities

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The state is seeing an increase in the number of cases in long-term care facilities. Right now, there is at least one positive COVID-19 case reported in about 70 nursing homes across the state. The highest number of cases are in staff who are symptomatic and there are fewer residents who are testing positive.
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Flu and COVID-19 vaccination myths cleared up

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Flu season begins in October and pharmacies all around Albuquerque are now offering flu shots. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, last year 700 people died from the flu. The flu season before that was 22,000. “The reason the flu numbers were down last...

In New Mexico, rules on COVID school closures vary

SANTA FE – State education officials largely ceded control over if and when schools need to shut down because of a COVID-19 outbreak, and they relaxed rules that would have had schools close their doors this semester. Until last month, schools had to send students into remote learning if there...
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Manzano-Santa Fe High game still on despite COVID-19 outbreak

Albuquerque-Manzano’s game against Santa Fe High is still on. When Andrew Martinez saw that Manzano canceled Friday’s prep football game against Albuquerque High on Tuesday night because of a COVID-19 outbreak, he made sure to follow up Wednesday morning. The Demons’ football coach wanted to make sure the Sept. 24...
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Historic Albuquerque theater requiring proof of vaccine, negative COVID test

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Little Theater is the latest to require proof of vaccine or negative COVID test for guests. The requirement took effect on Friday. Staff says they are trying to provide an atmosphere that is stress-free and as safe as possible. They say all Little Theater staff, actors and volunteers are fully vaccinated and with the exception of actors performing, all will be wearing masks.
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KRQE Newsfeed: COVID reinfection, Stolen property, Dry Monday, BernCo Flea Market, Fair discounts

[1] How does New Mexico track COVID reinfection rates? – The state epidemiologist is now working on trying to find out how many New Mexicans have come down with COVID-19 twice, something they say is rare, but with the emergence of different variants, is possible. They’ve discovered over 2,200 New Mexicans have had COVID-19 twice after comparing the first positive test to the second. In addition, since February, more than 7,000 fully vaccinated New Mexicans have tested positive and 53,000 unvaccinated New Mexicans have tested positive.

NMSU Assistant Professor speaks out against COVID-19 guidelines

David Clements, a New Mexico State University assistant professor of Finance, recently acquired a reward to commemorate the quality of his instruction. Yet, despite the probability of suspension, Clements opened his first day of classes with the statement that he would not comply with the COVID-19 guidelines at the university and encouraged his students to do the same if they wanted to.

MON: Student Vaccine REquirement Faces Blowback, Navajo Nation COVID-19 Cases, No Deaths, + More

School Vaccine Campaigns Targeting Students Face Blowback – Cedar Attanasio, Associated Press. Across the U.S., vaccine-hesitant parents are struggling with vaccine-seeking teenagers set on getting their shots. A return to in-person school this month are raising the stakes for high school students who want to be safe in packed classrooms and homecoming rallies.

COVID-19 in New Mexico: 885 new cases, 20 new deaths

Here is the latest information on COVID-19 in New Mexico as of Friday:. COVID-19 Vaccine in New Mexico: Frequently Asked Questions >>. Please scroll down to see the latest case and death count per county in the map below. Visit our special section for more information >>. Slow the Spread:...