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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced 355 new cases bringing the total to 33,713 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases statewide. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County rose to 147 total cases with 58 recovered; Luna County has risen to 509 total cases with 218 recovered; Hidalgo County remains at 108 total cases with 83 recovered; and Catron County remains at 9 total cases with 5 recovered. Statewide there are currently 125 COVID-19 hospitalizations and 18,960 cases totally recovered.

Due to the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases statewide, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced yesterday that the state of New Mexico will implement and in certain cases re-implement several public health regulations starting this Friday, October 16th.

  • Any food or drink establishment in New Mexico serving alcohol must close at 10:00 p.m. each night
  • Maximum occupancy restrictions will be reduced to 60 percent for places of lodging that have completed the N.M. Safe Certified training program and 25 percent for places that haven’t completed the training program
  • Mass gatherings (both indoor and outdoor) of more than 5 individuals are once again prohibited
  • An amended visitor quarantine that requires a period of mandatory self-quarantine for individuals arriving into New Mexico from out of state

The WNMU School of Education elementary programs has received an A+ for diversity in the 2020 Teacher Prep Review. WNMU is found to be 13.8% more diverse than the New Mexico teacher workforce and 6.5% more diverse than the local population.

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