COVID-19

Covid-19 Updates
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Per Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's extension of the Public Health and Executive Orders, as of Thursday, July 2, 2020, all City facilities will require members of the public to wear face masks in order to enter. Additionally, the City has closed down the North and West entrances of City Hall, and all employees and members of the public will be required to enter through the Eastern double doors. Thank you for your cooperation. For additional information from the NM Dept of Health, please CLICK HERE.


With the continuous growth of information from many local organizations, we have created special pages for each topic.  Please click on the link below to find the information you are looking for. Additional general information and links can be found as you scroll down this page.

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Please read the important information complied and shared by the City of Albuquerque related to COVID-19 Stimulus Check Scams. Be vigilant and aware and share this information with friends and family. Thank You.

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Important takeaways from the Governor’s #COVID19 update on May 13, 2020:

- Effective Saturday, May 16, all New Mexicans will be required to wear a mask or face-covering in public settings. 44% of those with COVID-19 contract the virus from someone who shows no symptoms. It is your duty as a member of your community to protect your fellow New Mexicans.

- A new modified public health order will go into effect Saturday, May 16, easing into some re-openings to begin moving into Phase 1. What changes? All retailers may operate at 25% of fire code capacity – but COVID-safe practices MUST be in place in order to operate. High-intensity contact services remain closed.

- Opening retailers MUST adhere to COVID-safe practices, protecting both employees and customers, as well as the greater public. Responsibility is not optional.

- The Phase One easings do not yet apply to the northwestern public health region (Cibola, McKinley, and San Juan counties) where the risk of virus spread remains too high. The northwestern region may enter the Preparation Phase on May 16th, continuing to stay home, non-essential retailers allowed to do curbside or delivery.

- Testing is available statewide. We want all New Mexicans currently working to get tested for COVID-19. Find a testing site near you here: https://cvprovider.nmhealth.org/directory.html

The spread of the virus dictates the timeline, and the actions of New Mexicans dictate the spread of the virus. Continue to stay home. Do not gather in groups.

Find more information here: https://bit.ly/2WWkZaj

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Stay Home. Stay Safe. NM

Stay home, stay healthy and stay informed. This will save lives.

  • Plan meals for a week for you and your family. Remember that you have more people eating all their meals at home so you need more groceries than usual! Make a shopping list. Only then go to the grocery store or order delivery. This will minimize the number of times you have to go shopping and the time you’ll spend in contact with others.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water for a minimum of 20 seconds especially when you have been out of the house.
  • Call/video chat with your friends and family instead of visiting in person.
  • Get outside while maintaining a safe distance of at least 6 ft from others, e.g. your yard, take a walk in a park. Keep these outings to less than an hour.
  • Invent a new version of old socializing, such as chatting with people who are on the opposite side of the street. Or even play a game – with no contact – across the street, like charades.
  • #ChalkYourWalk Draw or write positive messages on your sidewalk with chalk for others to find and enjoy.

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CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE 1-855-600-3453

What do I do if I think I have COVID-19?

Based on CDC guidelines, if you think you may have COVID-19 and are experiencing minor symptoms, Gerald Champion recommends you self-quarantine at home for at least 14 days and consult with your healthcare provider. For severe symptoms, call ahead to your local Emergency Center prior to arriving or dial 911 if you need emergent care.

How can I be tested for COVID-19?

There are a limited number of COVID-19 test kits available nationwide. To determine who gets tested for the virus, Gerald Champion follows Public Health guidelines, which includes evaluating for relevant symptoms, travel history and potential exposure.

What happens if I test positive for this Coronavirus?

If a patient is confirmed with COVID-19, the decision to hospitalize the patient or recommend self-quarantine will be made in consultation with healthcare providers.

(Source https://www.gcrmc.org/community-coronavirus-communication/ )

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