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The New Mexico Department of health has developed an online dashboard that reports COVID-19 vaccination distribution information on a county by county basis. As of February 4th, Grant County has partially or fully vaccinated 3,973 residents for a total of 14.4% of the population. In addition: 2,933 Luna County residents have been fully or partially vaccinated for a total 11.9% of the population; 565 Hidalgo County residents for a total of 13.1% of the population; and 666 Catron County residents for a total of 18.9% of the population. At this time 578,868 New Mexico residents have registered to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Residents who have not yet registered for their COVID-19 vaccination should do so by visiting vaccinenm.org . The NMDOH will reach out when the vaccine becomes available and an appointment can be made online through the website. Individuals without internet access can schedule by calling 1-855-600-3453, press option 0 for vaccine questions, and then option 4 for tech support.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division is working with driving schools across the state to complete driver education training while adhering to health and safety orders. The division oversees all driver education programs statewide that all teens under 18 must complete to obtain a driver permit. At this time, private driving schools are conducting in-person classroom learning at 25 percent capacity and high schools are providing a hybrid model of in-person instruction and virtual learning or complete virtual instruction. In addition, the department has approved schools to resume the driving portion of the program while following COVID-19 safety protocols.
With great sadness, the Office of the Governor has announced the order that all flags be flown at half-staff in the state of New Mexico beginning today through sundown Tuesday, February 9th, in mourning for New Mexico State Police Officer, Darian Jarrot, who was killed in the line of duty on Interstate 10 near the town of Akela in Luna County yesterday. Officer Jarrot, 28, was from Lordsburg and was sworn in as a NMSP officer in July of 2015. The investigation into the case remains ongoing.
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