Coronavirus: What You Need To Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued the following guidelines to prevent illness:  

  • Wear face coverings in public;
  • Practice social distancing and avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash;
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe;
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • Monitor your health daily. 

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, dry cough, sore throat, fatigue, new loss of taste or sell, muscle or body aches, congestion or runny nose, nauseau and vomiting, diarrhea, and difficulty breathing. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead to tell them about your symptoms.


News surrounding COVID-19 is changing rapidly. Follow my news center for the latest on how I’m working with local, state, and Tribal officials to address this public health emergency.

Each week, I am holding Facebook townhalls to provide New Mexicans with critical updates and resources. Recordings are available here. 

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The State of New Mexico has launched a COVID-19 resource website with the latest news and updates, COVID-19 case numbers, and resources for New Mexicans:

For the latest updates from the New Mexico Department of Health on social gatherines, business operations, and travel recommendations: English / Español 

The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department
is assisting with grocery delivery to seniors and disabled adults. If you or someone you know is a senior or a disabled adult who cannot access groceries, please call 1-800-432-2080.

 New Mexico Public Education Department is offering free meals to eligible children impacted by school closures. For a complete list of organizations and districts offering food assistance, please click here. 

The New Mexico Crisis and Access Line is providing assistance to New Mexicans facing an emotional crisis, mental health or substance abuse concern. Please visit or call 1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474).

New Mexico Coronavirus Hotlines:

  • 1-855-600-3453 (Health Hotline - for those who feel ill or have questions about their health)
  • 1-833-551-0518 (General Information Hotline - for those who have non-health questions about resources and the community)
  • 1-800-432-2080 (Hotline for Seniors Citizens - for eligible senior citizens who need assistance with meal or grocery delivery)
  • 1-928-871-6868 (Hotline for Seniors Living on the Navajo Nation)


Information Regarding Small Business Relief Options from the Small Business Administration

For the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click here.

The following is a list of coronavirus resources in various languages from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Navajo Nation Department of Health: