Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resource Center

Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is a public health emergency that poses serious health and economic threats to our nation. I am fighting to ensure that those on the front lines of this COVID-19 pandemic have the tools they need to protect themselves, their families, and their communities, and hold the Trump administration accountable to do more to address this public health crisis. Please continue to follow guidance from state and federal public health officials to keep yourself, your family, and our communities safe.

In response to COVID-19, the federal government is now offering several resources to support New Mexicans. The following information is designed to help you access those resources.

Do you know someone in New Mexico who has made a significant difference in your life or community during the coronavirus pandemic? To nominate someone as a Hometown Hero, click here.

Do you need assistance with a federal agency, including accessing Veterans benefits, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or federal grant funding? To seek assistance with my office, click here.

Are you looking for accurate, science-based information about the coronavirus and support services in our state? To access important resources for New Mexicans, click here.

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  • Heinrich Blasts Treasury Department For Delaying Life-Saving COVID-19 Funding To Tribal Governments

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement after U.S. Treasury Department Steven Mnuchin announced that the department will be unable to meet its June 5 commitment to deliver critical, life-saving COVID-19 assistance to tribal governments. The department will delay until June 12 the distribution of $3.2 billion worth of funding from the $8 billion that Senator Heinrich helped secure in the CARES Act. Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich Urge Senate Leadership To Increase Funding For Nonprofit Museums In The Next COVID-19 Package

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with 21 Senate colleagues, are urging Senate leadership to provide emergency assistance to nonprofit museums in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Senators Udall and Heinrich are asking to direct $2 billion to nonprofit museums through the Institute of Museums and Library Services in the upcoming COVID-19 package. Read More


  • Heinrich, Tonko Lead Bicameral Call For Inclusion Of Clean Energy Workforce Support In COVID-19 Economic Recovery Packages

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) are urging congressional leaders to prioritize a clean energy recovery plan in upcoming economic relief and recovery packages to deal with the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Senator Heinrich and Representative Tonko led a bicameral letter signed by 57 members calling on Congress to take action to support the clean energy industry to both address the climate crisis and revitalize the American job market and economy. Read More


  • Heinrich, National Wildlife Federation's Collin O'Mara, New Mexico's Axie Navas to Discuss How Conservation Solutions Can Confront COVID-19 Unemployment Crisis

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Collin O'Mara, and Director of New Mexico’s Outdoor Recreation Division Axie Navas, will host a press call Thursday, June 4, at 8:15 a.m. MT/ 10:15 a.m. ET to discuss how passing the Great America Outdoors Act and creating a 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps will put Americans back to work, restore our parks and public lands, and recover wildlife. Read More


  • N.M. Delegation Calls on USCIS to Help Strengthen America’s Health Care Workforce and Prevent Medical Professional Shortages in Rural and Underserved Areas During COVID-19 Pandemic

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) are calling on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to take immediate visa processing actions that will bolster the health care workforce in rural and underserved areas and help fill medical provider shortages in these areas. Read More


  • N.M. Delegation Announces Over $20 Million in CARES Act Funding for Skilled Nursing Facilities

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), announced that 59 skilled nursing facilities in the State of New Mexico will receive $20,537,500 to help combat the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds come from the $175 billion Provider Relief Fund established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. Read More


  • Heinrich, Senate Democrats To DHS: Halt Transfer Of ICE Detainees, Increase Agency COVID-19 Testing

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) led 17 Senate Democrats in a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf, demanding that immediate steps be taken to halt the transfer of individuals in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody in an effort to help mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The lawmakers are asking ICE to suspend detainee movements that include transfers into the ICE system from the federal prison system or state and local law enforcement agencies. Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich Join Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act

    WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined the bipartisan Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act which would recapture a limited number of unused visas from prior years and allocate them to doctors and nurses who can help in the fight against COVID-19. The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act would not increase current immigration numbers and also would not displace American workers. Read More


  • Heinrich, Rubio Statement On USCIS Resuming Naturalization Ceremonies

    WASHINGTON - Following a letter U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Marco Rubio (R-Florida) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resuming naturalization ceremonies under the guidance and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). WASHINGTON (May 28, 2020) – Following a letter U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Marco Rubio (R-Florida) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resuming naturalization ceremonies under the guidance and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Senators Heinrich and Rubio sent a letter to USCIS last week calling on the agency to increase small in-person ceremonies and to implement alternative oath-taking methods that comply with public health guidance. "We are pleased USCIS heeded our call to safely resume naturalization ceremonies to allow eligible immigrants to become U.S. citizens," the lawmakers said. “Our immigrant communities have helped write the economic, social, and cultural story of America. We urge USCIS to continue working with all individuals faced with rescheduling such an important moment as they complete their journey to become citizens.” Read More