What we’re doing at NMDOH
The New Mexico Division of Well being (NMDOH) is actively responding to the novel coronavirus that’s inflicting group unfold in america together with New Mexico. Since late January, NMDOH publishes every day press releases and updates the information dashboard and different info on our web site to assist New Mexicans maintain up-to-date on the present scenario and on skilled steerage to remain wholesome. Moreover, two 24/7 Coronavirus hotlines have been created to reply any health-related and non-health-related COVID-19 questions or considerations.
Net conferences with hospitals, emergency medical companies, homeless organizations, correctional and detention amenities, childcare organizations, universities, faculties, and different stakeholders are held as wanted to supply updates and steerage for getting ready and responding to COVID-19 in New Mexico. We use the Well being Alert Community for the healthcare group to replace them on present response actions and pointers for prognosis, an infection management, and notification procedures ought to they establish a high-risk case.
Monitoring and Screening
New Mexico has recognized circumstances of COVID-19. We’re presently working to establish circumstances as early as doable and implement isolation procedures to stop additional unfold of the virus. Attributable to elevated statewide check capability, all New Mexico residents can obtain testing by way of their supplier or different screening and testing websites which might be obtainable all through the state. Testing is out there to people with signs in step with COVID-19 and with out signs.
We’re additionally actively monitoring the hospital mattress capability in New Mexico and the provision of facemasks, respirators, and different private protecting tools wanted for an infection management. We’re working with healthcare amenities to be ready if there are shortages and to implement various websites for healthcare if wanted, and to extend the provision of private protecting tools.
Since March 12, 2020, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has issued a sequence of public well being orders and govt orders in an effort to mitigate the widespread group transmission of COVID-19.
Emergency Response Planning
Primarily based on years of planning for the following influenza pandemic, a virus that’s much like the novel coronavirus, now we have tailored our plans based mostly on present data of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. We now have targeted on measures to trace the circumstances recognized in New Mexico, to stop unfold of infections by way of social distancing, to make sure continuity of the healthcare system the place affected person volumes might require supplemental care websites, and to anticipate particular approaches to successfully handle the wants that New Mexicans have for info and healthcare companies. We’re additionally stepping up our efforts to speak what we find out about COVID-19.