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The New Mexico Department of Health has announced an enhanced COVID-19 tool kit for a subset of immunocompromised New Mexicans. According to a news release, the updated recommendations include increased access to treatments, continued mask wearing, and an additional booster vaccine for severely immunocompromised individuals, transplant recipients, and those receiving active cancer treatment. The NMDOH also encouraged all residents to order free at-home COVID-19 tests to have on hand in case of exposure and then have the opportunity to seek immediate treatment, such as at-home oral treatments, within a critical 5-day window. To locate tests for delivery or pick up, visit:

The 2022 HMS Scholarship Program is now open to eligible high school students in both Hidalgo and Grant counties pursuing a career or degree in healthcare. Graduates who are enrolled to attend college during the Fall 2022 semester/quarter are invited to apply for a $1,000 college scholarship by March 31st. According to a news release, if a student is selected as an awardee, they will be notified by phone or email in early May. In addition, all HMS scholarship recipients will be formally presented at an HMS Scholarship Recognition event in mid-May and a check will be disbursed to the student’s university or college. Contact Marsha Hill at HMS for more information.

 Due to adverse weather conditions, the Luna County Healing House sponsored Youth Self-Defense Class was cancelled yesterday and moved to tomorrow, Friday February 25th from 5:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the Luna County Courthouse inside the pavilion. This free event was created to coincide with Teen Dating Violence Month. Everyone is welcome and CDC recommendations on COVID-19 will be followed.

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