Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What we are doing at NMDOH

 

Statewide Communication

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is actively responding to the novel coronavirus that is causing community spread in the United States including New Mexico. Since late January, NMDOH began publishing weekly press releases and information on our website to help New Mexicans keep updated on the current situation and on professional guidance to stay healthy. Additionally, two 24/7 Coronavirus hotlines have been created to answer any health-related and non-health-related COVID-19 questions or concerns.

We hold multiple web conferences with hospitals, emergency medical services, childcare organizations, universities, and schools to provide updates, guidance for preparing and responding to the possibility of cases in New Mexico, and to answer questions that our response stakeholders have. We use the Health Alert Network for the healthcare community to update them on current response activities and guidelines for diagnosis, infection control, and notification procedures should they identify a high-risk case.

Monitoring and Screening

New Mexico has identified cases of COVID-19. We are currently working to identify cases as early as possible and implement isolation procedures to prevent further spread of the virus.  Due to increased statewide test capacity, all New Mexico residents can receive testing through their provider or screening and testing sites that are available throughout the state. Testing is available to individuals with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and without symptoms.

We are also actively monitoring the hospital bed capacity in New Mexico and the availability of facemasks, respirators, and other personal protective equipment needed for infection control. We are working with healthcare facilities to be prepared if there are shortages and to implement alternative sites for healthcare if needed, and to increase the supply of personal protective equipment.

Since March 12, 2020, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has issued a series of public health orders and executive orders in an effort to mitigate the widespread community transmission of COVID-19.

Emergency Response Planning

Based on years of planning for the next influenza pandemic, a virus that is similar to the novel coronavirus, we have adapted our plans based on current knowledge of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.  We have focused on measures to track the cases identified in New Mexico, to prevent spread of infections through social distancing, to ensure continuity of the healthcare system where patient volumes may require supplemental care sites, and to anticipate special approaches to effectively manage the needs that New Mexicans have for information and healthcare services. We are also stepping up our efforts to communicate what we know about COVID-19.

Source: https://cv.nmhealth.org/

Pueblo of Isleta Departmental Communications about Coronavirus
Isleta Command Center in Action

Public Health Emergency Order August 5, 2020

Tribal Council Resolution 2020-016

Protect Isleta, Wear A Mask

Stay Home – Call Before You Come

Scam Alert!

Isleta ICC News

From ICC – Children’s Food Distribution – UPDATED!!

Important Notice from the Governor – Extended Closure

Important Notice from the Governor – Extended Closure

Important Notice from the Governor – Mandatory Curfew

Public Health Emergency Order 2020-02 July 30

What People With Diabetes Should Know

From the Governor’s Desk – Community Updates

From Isleta Command Center and Governor Zuni – Suspension of Sales to Non-Tribals

From Isleta Command Center and Governor Zuni – Suspension of Breakfast and Lunch Programs

Important Notice for the Governor

From Isleta Incident Command Center – Important Information

Memo from Library

Title 40 – Communicable Disease Code

Mayor Tim Keller Rolls Out Wi-Fi on Wheels – Click here for Press Release and Info

Self-Quarantine Fact Sheet

Press Release from All Pueblo Council of Governors

Important Information From Elder Center

From Health Center – COVID-19 Fact Sheet

From Health Center – COVID-19 Fact Sheet

Public Announcement Regarding COVID-19

Coronavirus Advisory

From the Governor’s Desk – Important Notice about Sales of Food and Arts and Crafts Within Tribe Boundaries

Testing for COVID-19 Facts Sheet

Press Release – COVID-19 Assistance for Native Artists – US Department of the Interior – Indian Arts and Crafts Board

https://www.doi.gov/iacb/covid-19-resources-indian-artists

From Isleta Head Start – Important Information

From Healtch Clinic – COVID-19 Fact Sheet Page 2

Memo Regarding Travel during COVID-19 Outbreak

Health Clinic – Coronavirus Info

From Tribal Council – Emergency Resolution

From Housing Department – Important Information

Tips for Grocery Shopping

From Isleta Incident Command Center – Important Information About Road Barricades

From Health Center – COVID-19 Symptoms

Environment Advisory

COVID-19 Memo From Council

Elder Center Coronavirus Advisory

Memo From Public Works