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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 97,095 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases statewide, an increase of 1,684 new cases. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County increased 10 new case for a total of 509   positive cases; Luna County increased 10 new cases for a total of 1,956 positive cases; Hidalgo County increased 1 new case for a total 186 total positive cases; and Catron County remained the same for a total of 36 positive cases. Statewide, there are 876 COVID-19 hospitalizations.

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions are urging claimants to utilize online services whenever possible to help relieve phone line congestion. In the case a claimant needs to speak with a Customer Service Agent, they are asked to abide by the call-in schedule that directs using the last number of the individual’s social security number as follows:

  • Monday 0-3
  • Tuesday 4-6
  • Wednesday 7-9
  • Thursday and Friday if you missed your scheduled day

Online services for UI benefits can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, apart from scheduled maintenance, at

WNMU is holding a  free virtual Academic Student Research Symposium and Career Fair via Zoom this Thursday, December 3rd from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Students are encouraged to present research projects and will also have a chance to learn about employment opportunities, career guidance and more. Go to for the link to the Zoom presentation.

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