Additional COVID-19 Resources

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.

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

Tribal Resources
Please click HERE for a compilation of resources currently available to Tribes.

NMDOH COVID-19 Public Dashboard

Public Health Order Frequently Asked Questions

Public Health Order Essential Business List 

  • 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.
  • CDC Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings
  • 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.

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.



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