In response to the many calls, texts, and emails received last week regarding health, education, small business, and employee resources; I worked over the weekend to start compiling a list. While I realize this list is not exhaustive, I hope that it is helpful. If you have local resources that you would like to share, please send them to me. I will do my best to create a brief resource webpage to share with others in our community.
Health Related Resources
Coronavirus Health Hotline: 1-855-600-3453
Small Business Guide to the CARES Act (Includes an overview of the Paycheck Protection Program Forgivable Loans, Small Business Debt Relief Program, etc.)
NMEDD Programs for Businesses Negatively Impacted by COVID-19 (Includes information about COVID-19 Business Loan Guarantee Program, LEDA Zero-Percent Interest Loans, etc.)
NM Prepares to provide Pandemic Unemployment Insurance (expanded to independent contractors, self-employed individuals, and gig economy workers)
USDOL implementation guidance for Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family Leave)
Overview of Coronavirus Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family Leave Law (Effective April 1, 2020)
The Office of the Governor, Economic Development Department, Workforce Solutions Department, and Tourism Department launched a clearinghouse to enhance communications and create a central entry-point for businesses to submit questions, challenges, and provide feedback. Click here to submit a question.
Education Related Resources
Employee & Family Resources
NM Prepares to provide Pandemic Unemployment Insurance (extends UI benefits up to 13 weeks and provides temporary additional compensation of $600 per week, which is in addition to regular UI benefits)
Fees associated with home delivered meals for seniors will be waived so that all eligible seniors can receive home delivered meals. Seniors that would like to request a home delivered meal should call 1 (800) 432-2080