August 25, 2020

Recap of New Mexico COVID-19 news (8/25/20 edition)

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  • The state reported just 76 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday with two additional deaths. Read more here
  • New Mexico In Depth wrote about efforts to help students deal with distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The New York Times took a look at the 2nd Congressional District campaign during the pandemic and how Republicans are planning to campaign against the governor’s restrictions.
  • The American Civil Liberties Union and the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association filed a lawsuit alleging that the state did not do enough to protect prisoners from COVID-19, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.
  • Santa Fe’s mayor said the city will focus on outreach to slow the spread of COVID-19. Santa Fe County has experienced a spike in the virus, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.
  • Six Las Vegas City employees tested positive for COVID-19, the Las Vegas Optic reported.
  • At least thirteen employees at a McDonald’s in Ruidoso tested positive for COVID-19, KOB-TV reported.
  • Harry’s Roadhouse in Santa Fe will be closed until August 31 because of two positive COVID-19 cases, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.
  • A study showed that New Mexico is one of the most food-insecure states in the nation, and that is only be exacerbated by the pandemic, KRQE-TV reported.
  • The Daily Lobo spoke to a student about her life in the dorms during the pandemic.
  • The casino and horse-racing track in Sunland Park plans to lay off more than 250 employees next month, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
  • Child care providers asked state legislators not to cut funding for the industry, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.
  • After the controversial and possibly politically motivated Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 treatment, there is a big push for those who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma, KRQE-TV reported.
  • Small businesses are looking to online sales to help weather the pandemic, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.
  • Some who signed on to be census workers are leaving the temporary job after a host of changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Silver City Daily Press reported.
  • A Taos County man is in the hospital for hantavirus, the Taos News reported.
  • The Los Alamos Monitor will publish its final edition on August 30, the paper announced. They cited challenges posted by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the local government sending lucrative legal advertising notices to a free paper in the area “at an apparent higher cost to taxpayers.”