Local cases of COVID-19 continue to emerge at a high rate, while concerns of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus have begun across the country.
San Miguel County is experiencing a renewed surge in the COVID-19 pandemic, with 86 cases reported in the county over the past five days.
The federal government has given schools and municipalities in San Miguel and Mora counties literally millions of dollars in COVID relief funding.
As of Wednesday, New Mexico Highlands University reported two cases of COVID in the past 14 days.
West Las Vegas Schools has committed to a COVID testing program that will give the district $75,000 and $3 for every student tested for the illness.
Booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are available in New Mexico for individuals 65 and older, those living in long-term care facilities and those over 50 with underlying medical conditions.
The New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute has reported one or more cases of COVID or exposure to COVID during 10 of the past 14 days, while West Las Vegas Middle School has reported five cases during the same time period.
The New Mexico Department of Health is “actively planning” for COVID-19 booster vaccinations, but is awaiting direction from the Centers for Disease Control before administering them, according to deputy secretary Laura Parajon.
For nearly 40 years, Elaine Luna has served San Miguel County as a social worker and community health advocate. Last week, county leaders showed their appreciation for her efforts, giving her the first annual Women of Influence Award.
Mayor Louie Trujillo on Friday signed an executive order limiting public access to all City of Las Vegas buildings to 50 percent of each building’s maximum capacity. The order does not apply to area school buildings.
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