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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  • Science needs to lead the way

    Today, we're facing the greatest public health and economic crises in our lifetimes. Meeting the full scale of the challenges we face will require big thinking and big solutions. In short, this moment demands that we invest in innovation. Read More


  • We need to protect the air we breathe

    As someone with a background in mechanical engineering, I always believe we need to rely on science as we create solutions to the problems we face. The COVID-19 pandemic is a problem on a scale that most of us have never faced before. Many of the world's brightest scientists are discovering new information about the virus every day. It is by definition a novel coronavirus. Read More


  • NM Delegation Announces $1.5 Million in CARES Act Funding for State’s Coronavirus Economic Recovery Strategy

    WASHINGTON-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.) applauded a $1.5 million grant to the New Mexico Economic Development Department to help develop a statewide coronavirus economic recovery plan. The funds are awarded from the U.S. Economic Development Agency's (EDA) Recovery Assistance grant program that the New Mexico delegation fought to establish in the CARES Act that Congress passed in March. Read More


  • Heinrich Introduces Bill To Improve School Air Quality

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) introduced the Keeping Schools Safe Act, legislation that authorizes the Secretary of Education to award grants that allow elementary and secondary schools to improve indoor air quality using proven technologies and in an effort to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Read More


  • NM Delegation Applauds Contract Worth up to $237 Million Awarded to UNM and Project ECHO to Train Nursing Homes on Covid-19 Infection Control

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), applauded the announcement of a contract worth up to $237 million from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) created under the CARES Act to the University of New Mexico (UNM) and Project ECHO. The funding will expand a pilot program in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to educate nursing homes about COVID-19 infection control. The program will be available to any nursing home wishing to receive training.  Read More


  • As COVID-19 Deaths Reach 200,000, Heinrich Pushes For A Task Force To Investigate Trump Administration’s Political Interference In Pandemic Response

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined 33 Senate Democrats to introduce the Science and Transparency Over Politics Act. This legislation would create a task force of the Pandemic Response and Accountability Committee charged with conducting a thorough investigation into any political interference with decisions made by scientific agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic response. Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich, Torres Small Hail $2.5 Million Investment in Carlsbad and Artesia to Support Small Businesses and Economic Growth

     U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Henrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced the city of Carlsbad and Artesia will receive over $2.5 million from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) as local economies continue to respond and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the Carlsbad Industrial Action will receive funding through the CARES Act to provide small businesses impacted by COVID-19 with gap financing loans, while Artesia Industrial Park will utilize funding to support business expansion plans and make critical infrastructure improvements.  Read More


  • Bipartisan, Bicameral Tribal Connect Act Introduced To Increase High-Speed Internet Access In Indian Country

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), and U.S. Representative Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) have introduced the Tribal Connect Act, legislation to improve broadband connectivity in Indian Country. The bicameral, bipartisan bill would increase access to the Federal Communications Commission's schools and libraries universal service support program. The $4 billion program, known as E-rate, provides discounts to assist public schools and libraries obtain high-speed internet access and telecommunications at affordable rates. Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich to Trump Administration: Stop Putting Politics Ahead of Public Health in COVID-19 Response

    WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined a group of 32 Senate Democrats to denounce the Trump administration's continued political interference in the COVID-19 pandemic response. In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, the senators warned that decisions to pressure and overrule public health experts will erode public trust and hamper efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Read More


  • Haaland, Heinrich Call Out FCC for Shortchanging Tribes on Tribal Broadband Application Deadline

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) led a bicameral group of lawmakers calling out the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for shortchanging Tribes on the Tribal broadband application deadline. In a letter to the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, the lawmakers cite challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and call for a full 180-day extension from the original August 3, 2020, 2.5 GHz Tribal priority filing window deadline, instead of the FCC's 30-day extension that was announced one working day before the deadline expiration. Read More