Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resource Center

I understand how worrisome this time is for New Mexico families. There's a lot of uncertainty, but I want you to know that my staff and I are working around the clock to ensure our state has the resources it needs to address the COVID-19 pandemic and help New Mexicans stay safe and healthy.

To make sure New Mexicans have accurate, science-based information about the virus and support services in our state, I launched this Coronavirus Resource Center. If you have any questions, please be sure to speak with your health care provider.

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For New Mexicans

Coronavirus Health Hotline: 1-855-600-3453
Please use the number above if you have health related questions about COVID-19.

Coronavirus Information Hotline:1-833-551-0518
Please use the number above if you have questions about school closures, job issues etc.

NMDOH Coronavirus Microsite: cv.nmhealth.org
This microsite has been established to be a resource for the public for all things COVID-19

Public Health Order Frequently Asked Questions

Public Health Order Essential Business List 

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Prevention

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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Get the Facts

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Travel

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Businesses, Employers and Employees

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Health Care

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Laboratories

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Mental Health

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Parents and Families

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Seniors and People with Disabilities

  • Senior meals will be made available for all eligible seniors. Fees associated with home delivered meals will be waived so that all eligible seniors can receive home delivered meals. Seniors that would like to request a home delivered meal should call the Aging and Disability Resouce Center at (800) 432-2080.

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How Can I Help You?

I want to assure you that my office stands ready to serve you during this worrisome time. I encourage New Mexicans to continue contacting my office if you need assistance with a federal agency, including accessing Veterans benefits, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or federal grant funding. My office can also assist New Mexico residents facing issues returning to the U.S. from travel abroad. 

Latest

  • Udall, Heinrich To HHS: Reopen ACA Marketplace, Allow More Americans To Get Health Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic

    WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with 26 Senate Democrats are urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reopen the Affordable Care Act's online marketplace to allow more un- and under-insured Americans to get health insurance as they face potential health issues related to COVID-19. WASHINGTON (April 8, 2020) —U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with 26 Senate Democrats are urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reopen the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplace to allow more un- and under-insured Americans to get health insurance as they face potential health issues related to COVID-19. In a letter to the Secretary Alex Azar, the senators urged HHS to allow Americans to enroll through a unique Special Enrollment Period (SEP) that should last throughout the duration of the pandemic in an effort to ensure comprehensive coverage for families and communities to protect themselves from COVID-related illness. The senators wrote, "Currently, millions of Americans are uninsured and anxious, not only about what the possibility of contracting COVID-19 could mean for their health and that of their family, but also for their financial stability. Opening up the ACA marketplace would provide an easy pathway to coverage for those who under previous circumstances may have decided to forego health insurance or purchase a substandard, junk insurance plan, but now in a global pandemic are in vital need of comprehensive coverage to protect themselves, their families, and our broader community." “We believe opening an ACA SEP is the clearest way to cover the millions of uninsured and underinsured Americans in the 38 states that use the federal platform, and to provide comprehensive protections for COVID-19-related treatment and prevention,” the senators continued. The senators concluded, “We urge you to put aside the partisan politics of the past, and to expand health coverage to millions of Americans by opening an SEP expeditiously.” . Read the full letter below and by clicking HERE. Dear Secretary Azar, We write to urge you to reopen the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) online marketplace through a unique Special Enrollment Period (SEP) to allow any American to enroll in a comprehensive health insurance plan. Currently, millions of Americans are uninsured and anxious, not only about what the possibility of contracting COVID-19 could mean for their health and that of their family, but also for their financial stability. Opening up the ACA marketplace would provide an easy pathway to coverage for those who under previous circumstances may have decided to forego health insurance or purchase a substandard, junk insurance plan, but now in a global pandemic are in vital need of comprehensive coverage to protect themselves, their families, and our broader community. The Trump Administration’s reported decision not to open an SEP, despite earlier congressional requests, and leave millions of Americans uninsured and underinsured during this unprecedented public health crisis will inevitably mean fewer individuals seeking testing and treatment—prolonging the spread of the disease—and will put more families in dire financial straits. The COVID-19 pandemic is also causing millions of people to lose their jobs and their employer-provided health insurance. We should be promoting comprehensive health insurance plans to all those impacted, not looking to divert funds appropriated to support hospitals, or promoting junk insurance plans that don’t have to provide coverage for needed services or offer consumer protections. When the ACA was passed, Congress included the authority to establish SEPs because we understood that everyday Americans may face extenuating circumstances for which they should not be penalized. It is inexcusable for you not to exercise that authority during perhaps the largest extenuating circumstance of our lifetimes, and to choose to lock out millions of Americans from the ACA exchanges because they failed to predict a sweeping global pandemic. Furthermore, the Administration’s continued promotion of junk plans which are not required to comply with consumer protections that limit out-of-pocket costs or coverage of essential health benefits, including those that are needed to pay for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19 such as hospital care, emergency care, laboratory services, or preventive services, leave many Americans vulnerable. Families already struggling to make ends meet in light of the global economic downturn should not be exposed to potential financial ruin because of a lack of comprehensive insurance coverage. An additional benefit of opening an SEP is that it would publicize to all Americans who have lost their jobs that the exchanges are open again and that they can enroll in high-quality health insurance, providing at least a modicum of reassurance during these deeply troubling times. Given the millions of job losses in recent weeks and the likelihood of millions more in the near future, now is the time to open up the health insurance marketplace to everyone so that people know that losing their job does not mean they must also lose access to health insurance coverage. Read More


  • NM Delegation Announces Over $674,000 in Transportation Grants to Tribes in New Mexico as Part of Emergency Coronavirus Funding Package

    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 New Mexico Tribes will receive over $674,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The funds are part of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that the entire New Mexico delegation voted to pass Congress last week. Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich Call On Administration To Ensure Veterans, SSI Beneficiaries Get Stimulus Checks Automatically

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined 46 colleagues in calling on the Trump administration to issue stimulus checks automatically to recipients of benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Supplemental Security Income program. In their letter, the Senators point out that these are two groups with large amounts of non-filers and groups that the federal government has the data necessary to deliver the stimulus checks automatically. Read More


  • NM Delegation Announces Over $133 Million in Grants for State Transportation Networks from Emergency Coronavirus Response Package

    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 state and local governments in New Mexico will receive over $133 million in emergency transit grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The funds are part of a first wave of grants from the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that the entire New Mexico delegation voted to pass Congress last week. Read More


  • New Mexico plans for surge in COVID-19 patients and supply shortages

    SANTA FE - As nationwide demand for health protection equipment surges, New Mexico's health care system has a limited statewide stock of about 44,000 snug-fitting N95 face masks that protect medical workers from the coronavirus by filtering out small airborne particles, state officials said. Read More


  • N.M. Delegation Urges Eligible Local Governments To Apply For Emergency Supplemental Assistance

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small are urging eligible municipalities, counties, and tribes to seek federal assistance for coronavirus (COVID-19) response equipment, supplies, and practices through the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program. This funding was secured in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, emergency legislation the New Mexico delegation recently voted for. Read More


  • N.M. Delegation Urges Eligible Local Governments To Apply For Emergency Supplemental Assistance

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small are urging eligible municipalities, counties, and tribes to seek federal assistance for coronavirus (COVID-19) response equipment, supplies, and practices through the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program. This funding was secured in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, emergency legislation the New Mexico delegation recently voted for. Read More