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COVID-19 Update
COVID-19 Update
Belen Consolidated Schools
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced that three New Mexico residents tested presumptive positive for COVID-19, the first confirmed cases in the state. She did confirm that two cases are in Socorro County and one Bernalillo County.

The governor’s office and Department of Health sent out the following information:  “The state Department of Health has been preparing for this day for weeks now,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “I will be announcing additional information and steps New Mexicans can and should take to protect themselves and our communities very, very shortly. In the meantime, I will reiterate that New Mexicans can take preventive actions to protect themselves and mitigate the potential spread. We will address this public health challenge together.”
As before, New Mexicans can take easy preventative steps to help stop and mitigate the spread of communicable diseases, such as:
- Washing your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Clean “high-touch” surfaces daily with regular household cleaners
- Avoid sharing personal household items -- when sick, stay at home and don’t go to work or school

Please note that the Governor's Office as well as the Department of Health are not advising the shut down of schools at this point.

Belen Consolidated Schools is in direct contact with the New Mexico Department of Health and will follow all directive issued by NMDOH.

The Department of Health has created a webpage with information and frequently asked questions on COVIN-19.  The link is:

 https://nmhealth.org/about/erd/ideb/ncov/

As always, hand washing is the best defense!