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

NMDOH COVID-19 Website

CDC COVID-19 Website

NMDOH COVID-19 Self-Screening Tool

NM COVID-19 Screening & Test Providers

NM Public Health and Executive Orders

Coronavirus Health Hotline: 1-855-600-3453


Employer Resources

Small Business Guide to the CARES Act (Includes an overview of the Paycheck Protection Program Forgivable Loans, Small Business Debt Relief Program, etc.)

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

NMEDD Programs for Businesses Negatively Impacted by COVID-19 (Includes information about COVID-19 Business Loan Guarantee Program, LEDA Zero-Percent Interest Loans, etc.) 

State of New Mexico List of Essential Businesses

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)

CDC guidance for businesses and employers

State of NM General Information for Employers and Business Owners

Links to Industry Specific COVID-19 Resources

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

School Closure FAQ

School Meal Sites for Children

NMPED Families Distance Learning Toolkit

Education Affected by COVID-19

Affected Early Childhood Services

Details on Child Care Relief in the COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Package


Employee & Family Resources

State of NM Information for Workers Affected by COVID-19

State of NM Information for Individuals Experiencing Financial Hardship

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)

Employee information on paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

NM Executive Order directing individuals traveling to New Mexico through an airport to self-isolate or self-quarantine for a limited period

CDC guidelines on how you and your family can manage stress and anxiety during this extraordinary time

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


Grant County COVID-19 Links

Western Regional Housing Authority Website

Hidalgo County COVID-19 Links

Sierra County COVID-19 Links

Truth or Consequences Housing Authority COVID-19 Resources