Brandon “Taz” Niederauer To Return To Performing With Outdoor Virginia Concerts

first_imgBrandon “Taz” Niederauer is the latest notable musician to confirm his return to performing in the era of social distancing at shows.The young guitarist initially announced last month that his first public performances after what’s been a lengthy break from playing live through the spring and summer will take place at The Jammin’ Java in Vienna, VA on Friday, August 28th, and Wasena Park in Roanoke, VA the following evening on Saturday, August 29th. Unlike last month’s announcement, however, Niederauer confirmed on Wednesday that the August 28th show will now only include one set, rather than two separate sets as initially planned.Related: Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Covers Stevie Wonder At Justice Comes Alive [Watch]“We’re so excited to get back out there and play for you all,” Taz added with Wednesday’s announcement. “We ask everyone who plans to attend to do so responsibly, by following all rules and recommendations for physical distancing and use of face coverings. Stay safe, take care of each other, and we’ll see you soon!”Niederauer was supposed to perform at southern California’s Ohana Festival next month prior to the event’s cancelation.Head to Niederauer’s website for more info.last_img read more

We Love Our EMS

first_img“This is really about thanking our community for supporting all the people who are keeping us going,” said Terri Kane of Card My Yard, the sign company. ROCHESTER, NY — Brighton Volunteer Ambulance (BVA) often receives notes of appreciation from patients or their families after they transport them to the hospital. In this instance, BVA got a different kind of note, courtesy of a local doctor, that was not a patient. “It’s phenomenal,” said Dennis Mietz, president of Brighton Volunteer Ambulance. “To see somebody in the community recognizing what we do is a great feeling.” Dr. Bryce Yerman, M.D., a emergency physcian at University of Rochester Medical Center – Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester NY wanted to say thank you to local First Responders. He had this sign erected in front of Brighton Volunteer Ambulance (NY) to get his message across. “It’s not just the doctors. It’s also the first responders here and across Monroe County,” he thought. He wanted them to know just how much they’re appreciated. “We’re very proud of the EMTs and the services they’re providing. They’re on the front lines, in the trenches.” Brighton Volunteer Ambulance EMT’s in the photo are (L to R) Angela Daley and Polymnia Triantafilou. (Photo/Michael E. Pollock, BVA) Dr. Bryce Yermen, MD, a Brighton town resident and an emergency physician at the University of Rochester – Strong Memorial Hospital got the idea after he saw a “thank you” sign put up for a local doctor by an out-of-state doctor thanking him for his service during the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

Boulder Cyclists Rescue Food Via Bikes, Donate 170K Pounds to Hungry

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreOver the past year a group of cyclists in Boulder, Colorado have rescued 170,000 pounds of food that would otherwise be thrown out, transporting it directly to groups who feed the hungry.About 95 percent of the food is transported via bicycle with volunteers pulling wheeled carts loaded with primarily fresh produce.500 pounds of fruits, vegetables and bakery items each day are collected from eight locations and delivered to people in need.They launched a recent fundraising campaign on the crowd-sourcing site, Indiegogo, that collected $18,572 in grassroots donations for hiring Hana Dansky as their first part time employee in the role of Executive Director/Volunteer Coordinator. Watch her describe the program she co-founded in the following video.(Learn more at Boulder Food Rescue)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

History made every minute

first_imgWASHINGTON – I remember visiting Washington for the first time as a little girl, staring in awe at the towering white monuments and walking until my feet could fall off, only to rest with my family under the idyllic cherry blossoms near the Potomac. I returned to Washington, D.C. this weekend not as a tourist but as a student journalist, reporting on the 57th presidential inauguration for The Observer with Multimedia Editor Sarah O’Connor. If you missed the ceremonies, follow my play-by-play below: 7:07 a.m. The first snooze on my alarm goes off, and we drag ourselves out of bed to get ready for the day. I’m not a morning person, but today, adrenaline and coffee are flowing to wake me up. 8:05 a.m. Sarah and I leave our hotel at L’Enfant Plaza and split up when we get to the National Mall. My ticket is in the red section, hers in the orange. 8:37 a.m. As I’m snaking through the impossible security lines, I see a little girl, tied to her mom with a leash, who is jumping up and down. She’s saying, “I’m going to see Obama!” 9:49 a.m. After bonding hardcore with all the other people in my security line (seriously, they’ll all be invited to my wedding someday), I’m finally through the metal detectors and security line. 10:15 a.m. I’ve made it to my seat in Section 16 of the red ticketed area, with a good view of one big screen and a distant view of the Capitol stairs. Just behind me, a protestor has climbed a tree and is screaming anti-Obama messages out of reach of inauguration security. 10:38 a.m. The entire United States Congress, first the House of Representatives and then the Senate, has been seated. They must buy those black full-length wool coats in bulk and pass them out in the Capitol Building. 10:45 a.m. The military band plays “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” I remember all the words. 10:55 a.m. Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton appear on the screen as they walk through the Capitol and onto the steps. “It’ll be you next time, girl,” the woman behind me yells for Hillary. Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn are also present. 11:00 a.m. Cell service is actually worse than at a Notre Dame football Saturday. 11:12 a.m. My toes are really, really cold. I teach the woman next to me, who is from Florida, how to use the hand warmers she has bought from a street vendor. 11:17 a.m. First Lady Michelle Obama steps out in front of the Capitol. She’s grinning from ear to ear, and her coat is designed by Thom Browne, a 1988 Notre Dame graduate. 11:19 a.m. Vice President Joe Biden, along with other Congressional leaders, join the stage in front of the Capitol. The military band plays “Hail Columbia.” 11:23 a.m. Obama is announced and steps onto the stage to huge cheers from the crowd, which is chanting “Obama! Obama!” For someone as cold as I am in the crowd, “Hail to the Chief” suddenly becomes a great tune for a little warm-up dance. 11:24 a.m. I have lost all the feeling in my toes. 11:25 a.m. Sen. Charles Schumer, the master of ceremonies, begins the 57thpresidential inauguration ceremonies. He introduces the theme of this year’s ceremonies, which is “Faith in America’s Future.” When he invites the crowd to sit down, everyone in the standing sections laughs. 11:31 a.m. Historic civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams delivers the invocation. “As we sing the words of belief, ‘This is My Country,’ let us act upon the meaning that everyone is included,” she said. “May the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of every woman, man, boy and girl be honored. May all your people, especially the least of these, flourish in our blessed nation.” 11:38 a.m. The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir performs “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” I’m jealous of their coats, which seem incredibly warm, and their musical talent. 11:43 a.m. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander from Tennessee praises the American transition of peaceful transition of power, saying “There is no mob, no coup, no insurrection. This is a moment when millions stop and watch.” 11:45 a.m. Biden swears his oath of office, administered by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. By constitutional requirement, the vice president and president actually swore this oath on Sunday (Jan. 20) – but because that date fell on a Sunday this year, the public ceremonies transpired the next day. 11:46 a.m. Singer James Taylor sings “America the Beautiful.” 11:50 a.m. Obama swears his oath of office, administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.: “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” The crowd erupts in cheers, and two security officers near my section fist bump. 11:52 a.m. Obama begins his inaugural address. “My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together,” he said. 12:13 p.m. Singer Kelly Clarkson sings “My Country, Tis of Thee.” When she finishes, Schumer says, “Wow.” 12:14 p.m. Inaugural poet Richard Blanco read his poem composed for the occasion, titled “One Today.” 12:23 p.m. Rev. Luis Leon delivers the benediction: “We pray for your blessing because without it, we will only see what the eye can see. But with the blessing of your blessing we will see that we are created in your image, whether brown, black or white, male or female, first generation or immigrant American, or daughter of the American Revolution, gay or straight, rich or poor.” 12:25 p.m. Schumer concludes the inaugural ceremonies. Singer Beyoncé performs the National Anthem, belting the last lines to cheers and flag waving from the crowd. After she hits the last note, the ceremonies are over – President Barack Obama leaves the Capitol steps, ready to officially begin his second term in office.last_img read more

Campagnolo Launches U.S. 11-Speed Demo Tour

first_imgPRESS RELEASE: ?After two years, the 11-speed revolution has evolved always maintaining the same objective: achieving ever better performances.The team of professional racers and enthusiasts who over the last two years have been riding 11-speed groupsets, and the great work carried out by Campy Tech Lab™ engineers has enabled us, to raise the bar and reach another goal: Improving products that already represent a benchmark on the market.Revolution11 is the result of technical refinements that have led the 11-speed drivetrains to obtain shifting performances like never before and lose weight, thanks to special materials and innovative technical solutions.Campagnolo wants to be even closer to enthusiasts and to the Campagnolo Proshop network. Aware of the fact that the only way to appreciate the quality and authenticity of Campagnolo’s products is to try them in store, Campagnolo has decided to launch the Revolution 11 Test Tour.The US Revolution 11 Test Tour had his first stage on October 9th in Encinitas, California: it will be a series of road shows held in Campagnolo’s best Pro-shops. By going to their nearest participating Pro-shop, enthusiasts will find bicycles fitted with Campagnolo’s brand new groupsets and will be able to test theiroutstanding performance themselves. Those participating in the test will receive a free Revolution11 T-shirt.Click here for dates and locations.last_img read more

Interbike 2011: Fondriest SF1 inox (stainless) frameset

first_imgAt 980g for the frame, this Fondriest shows that steel can hang with more modern materials, and the addition of a 375g carbon fiber fork, Ritchey Classic seatpost and headset up the balance of this $4,900 package.  Can I justify it?  No.  Would I have come home with it if my budget allowed?  Yes.marcwww.fondriestbici.comwww.albabici.com It’s another fragrant morning here in Las Vegas as the Bikerumor crew pore through the images from the first day of 2011’s Interbike Expo.  From day 1, the one object that drew me in from the aisles more strongly than anything else had to have been Fondriest’s SF1 stainless steel frame, distributed in the US by Albabici. Hit the jump for more photos and the weight & cost bottom lines…Despite what seemed like impossibly thin-walled tubes, sand blasted logos, and joints that look to have been applied by a syringe, the SF1 could have be described as understated- save for the polished stainless steel finish.  The seat clamp area comes together very nicely, as seen in the photos.last_img read more

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgSenior Akshay Dinakar hosted the seventh annual Poetry Slam in the SM East library Friday.SM East gets poetic with seventh annual “Slam.” Approximately 300 students used their lunch period to get a little culture at SM East Friday at the seventh annual Poetry Slam, where students read original works. Three winners in the event, which took place in the SM East library, received gift certificates to Chick Fil A.SM East, SM North students to attend robotics world championships. NEJC high school students will accompany the SM West robotics team to the FIRST Robotics Championship in St. Louis starting April 22. In addition to the seven-person Viking Robotics team that came in second at the FIRST Kansas City Robotics Competition last month, one student from SM East and two students from SM North will attend the competition after having helped the Vikings get their machine ready.Rose previews Senate plan to balance Kansas budget. The Kansas City Star’s Steve Rose used his Saturday column to lay out Senate Ways and Means Committee Vice Chair Jim Denning’s thoughts about how to stem the state’s $600 million budget hole. Denning says plugging the loophole that exempts small business owners from paying taxes on their own wages could help save $110 million. [How to find $600 million for the Kansas budget — Kansas City Star]Roeland Park reception for council members – old and new – tonight. Roeland Park will hold a reception for its three new incoming members and three outgoing members of the city council tonight at 6 p.m. in city hall. The reception will welcome new councilors Erin Thompson, Michael Poppa and Tim Janssen. It also will thank Megan England, Jennifer Gunby and Mrek Gliniecki for their years of service on the council. A council meeting will follow at 7 p.m.Emerald Ash Borer presentation Wednesday. Learn about the presence of EAB in the area and what can be done about your ash trees. Dennis Patton, horticulture agent of the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension office will be the presenter at the session held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sylvester Powell Community Center.SM North yearbook wins award. The National Scholastic Press Association has named the SM North yearbook, The Indian, a winner of a Pacemaker Award at the Spring National High School Journalism Convention held this weekend in Denver. The 2013-2014 yearbook editors were Andrew Neyins, Savannah Rottanavong, and Kathy Hammer. Becky Tate is the faculty advisor.The Northeast Johnson County morning roundup is brought to you by Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. For updates on the latest blends and specialty drinks available, follow them on Facebook.last_img read more

Bar’s future to be shaped by technology

first_img February 15, 2009 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Bar’s future to be shaped by technology Bar’s future to be shaped by technology Senior EditorLawyers and The Florida Bar will face tough economic conditions for the next few years, even as the Bar grows to around 100,000 members.More lawyers will hang out their own shingles, but Florida residents will find it harder to afford legal services and the need for pro bono work will rise. The Bar will have to help address these matters, and increasing the use of technology is likely to be one approach. Those are some of the findings of the recent Board Strategic Planning Committee’s annual workshop.The Bar Board of Governors, at its January 30 meeting in Tallahassee, ratified the Bar’s strategic plan for 2009-12. The goals remain the same as with the previous plan but, as Bar President-elect Jesse Diner reported, the ways of obtaining those objectives have dramatically changed.“Because of the economic conditions in this country, because of the economic conditions in Florida, because we perceive our lawyers will be severely affected by it. . . we really took a look at it in another way,” Diner told the board. “The economic conditions really changed our entire perspective.”The four goals of the plan remain unchanged: ensuring that the judicial system is fair, impartial, independent, and adequately funded; promoting the legal profession and improving the public perception of the judicial system; ensuring access to the courts and the availability of legal services; and enhancing and improving the value of Bar membership and improving the Bar’s relationship with its members.But there’s a sense that the goals have taken on more urgency and that there will be support for finding innovative ways to achieve them, Diner said.He added, “There’s going to be a lot of change and technology is going to be at the root of all of it.”As an example, Diner cited the Bar Journal directory issue. He said the Bar loses around $140,000 annually printing the directory and all of the information it contains is available online. Further, because of the lag time in publishing the directory, “By the time it’s printed, it’s out of date,” he said.Other potential changes include beefing up the Bar’s Web site to improve communications and services for Bar members, perhaps printing fewer issues of the Bar News, and a Supreme Court-requested review of Bar advertising rules.The Bar also may help lawyers retrain for new practice areas and to deal with new technologies that impact their practices, he said.Board member Ian Comisky noted that the Bar spends around $200,000 a year printing materials for CLE courses, and that expense can be reduced by posting the material online so attendees can download it electronically.“There is a lot about the way we do business that is going to have to change,” Diner replied. “With hard economic times comes opportunity.. . . There is an appetite for change because there is a necessity for change.”The strategic report contains extensive lists of goals, findings, problems, and issues facing the Bar and Florida lawyers. Those include:• With membership growing by 2,500 to 3,000 annually, the Bar’s current 85,000 membership will almost certainly grow to 95,000 to 100,000 in the next five years. Augmenting that trend is that more people tend to go to law school in poor economic times, plus an 11th law school is making plans to open in Florida.• The current severe recession will greatly impact the practice of law. “The status of the economy is already having a very strong effect on various different types of attorneys ( e.g. , transaction attorneys, real property attorneys, public defenders, state prosecutors, other government attorneys, and younger attorneys just out of law school) as well as the legal profession as a whole,” the report said. It also noted, “There are increased demands from clients and the marketplace for more value and efficiency, with additional increasing pressure regarding attorney rates and collections.”• Court efficiency has been reduced because of budget cuts made by the state, which overall has lost $12 billion in revenues in the past three years. In addition, inadequate judicial compensation may affect the quality of the judiciary.• One positive development is relations have improved with the executive and legislative branches of government and “there has been some compromise reached regarding a fair, impartial, and independent judiciary,” the report said.• Despite the increasing number of lawyers in Florida, the amount of pro bono provided has been flat or declining. In addition, the report said, “There is potential for pro bono to drop even more significantly over the next few years as more and more attorneys face difficult times.” That development comes as budget cuts have decreased legal services funding, and “it is becoming more difficult for the average citizen in Florida to be able to afford an attorney.”• While the Bar itself remains on good financial footing, it will face challenges. The report noted that the Clients’ Security Fund is underfunded and a large number of claims are anticipated soon, necessitating a review of that program. And while a membership dues increase has been considered it is “not likely at the moment due to the status of the economy.. . . If The Florida Bar leadership does not decide to apply a dues increase, priorities will need to be set as to how the Bar spends its money.”In addressing the four strategic plan goals, the report said progress had been made on ensuring an adequately funded judiciary that is fair and impartial. It specifically noted that the relationship with the Florida Legislature has improved and progress has been made on budget cuts to the third branch.“There may also be an opportunity to secure permanent, dedicated funding either through legislation or through a constitutional amendment,” the report said. It added that the challenge is too great for the court alone and the Bar must be actively involved in funding efforts.The report concluded on court financing, “This situation is much bigger than The Florida Bar. On a scale of 1 to 10, it is a 10 and the situation will continue to get worse unless some short-term and long-term solutions are developed.”On improving the public perception of the profession and the judiciary, the report noted that can be very difficult to measure and recommended limited resources be expended in this area. “The Bar should examine whether there are innovative, yet economical, technological ways to get the Bar’s message out to the public.”On access to courts and legal services, the report noted pro bono hours are unchanged or declining and there will be further pressure on those services because of the poor economy. In addition, The Florida Bar Foundation is seeing its revenues fall because of the economy.On enhancing the value of Bar membership and the Bar’s relationship with its members, the report noted increased use of the Bar’s Web site. It also said technology offers a way to improve services even more, concluding, “The 85,000 [Bar] members represent a critical resource. Because of the judicial funding crisis, coupled with the status of the economy, more members than ever before will rely on The Florida Bar for assistance.” A full copy of the strategic report is posted on the Bar’s Web site, www.floridabar.org.last_img read more

Do you play as Voldemort or Superman? Study shows virtual roleplay affects behaviour

first_imgThe Independent: The alter-egos that players adopt in online games can affect how individuals act in real life, according to new research published in the latest issue of the journal Psychological Science.“Our results indicate that just five minutes of role-play in virtual environments as either a hero or villain can easily cause people to reward or punish anonymous strangers,” says lead researcher Gunwoo Yoon of the University of Illinois.According Yoon and his co-author Patrick Vargas, virtual environments provide them with “a vehicle for observation, imitation, and modelling” as well as offering individuals the chance to act and feel in a way they cannot in real life.The pair recruited 194 undergraduates for a pair of ostensibly unrelated studies, first placing each student in a virtual game world and asking them to fight enemies. Each individual was assigned an avatar representing an ethical stance; Superman for heroism, Voldemort for villainy, and a circle as neutral.Read the whole story: The Independent More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 486 New Cases, Total Now At 32,722 With 5 New Deaths And 18,621 Patients Recovered

first_imgSTATE News:SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 486 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Los Alamos County has 1 new case today bringing the total to 37 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.Today’s update includes 5 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:167 new cases in Bernalillo County38 new cases in Chaves County5 new cases in Cibola County42 new cases in Curry County73 new cases in Doña Ana County16 new cases in Eddy County3 new cases in Grant County11 new cases in Lea County4 new cases in Lincoln County1 new case in Los Alamos County8 new cases in Luna County9 new cases in McKinley County1 new case in Mora County4 new cases in Otero County2 new cases in Quay County2 new cases in Rio Arriba County11 new cases in Roosevelt County27 new cases in Sandoval County11 new cases in San Juan County3 new cases in San Miguel County10 new cases in Santa Fe County7 new cases in Sierra County2 new cases in Socorro County1 new case in Taos County12 new cases in Valencia County1 new case among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center15 new cases among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing CenterThe Department of Health reported today 5 additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:A female in her 70s from Eddy County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.A male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.A male in his 30s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.A female in her 80s from Santa Fe County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 907.Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates (two in Bernalillo County, one in Eddy County) and two cases that have been identified as out-of-state residents (one in Doña Ana County, one in Valencia County) – these have now been corrected. Including the cases reported today, New Mexico has had a total of 32,722 COVID-19 cases:Bernalillo County: 7,584Catron County: 9Chaves County: 1,507Cibola County: 459Colfax County: 40Curry County: 1,068De Baca County: 1Doña Ana County: 3,990Eddy County: 1018Grant County: 143Guadalupe County: 36Harding County: 1Hidalgo County: 106Lea County: 1,631Lincoln County: 250Los Alamos County: 37Luna County: 490McKinley County: 4,405Mora County: 9Otero County: 297Quay County: 79Rio Arriba County: 416Roosevelt County: 343Sandoval County: 1,511San Juan County: 3,460San Miguel County: 115Santa Fe County: 1,173Sierra County: 64Socorro County: 139Taos County: 154Torrance County: 89Union County: 37Valencia County: 647County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:Cibola County Correctional Center: 330Otero County Prison Facility: 288Otero County Processing Center: 181Torrance County Detention Facility: 44The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 35Lea County Correctional Facility: 52Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 5Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1Otero County Prison Facility: 472Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4As of today, there are 130 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.As of today, there are 18,621 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.The Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care facilities:Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation CenterAtria Vista Del Rio in AlbuquerqueBear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in AlbuquerqueBelen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in BelenBloomfield Nursing and RehabilitationBrookdale Santa FeCasa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in AlamogordoCasa del Sol Center in Las CrucesCasa de Oro Center in Las CrucesCasa Maria Health Care Center in RoswellClovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in ClovisColfax Long Term Care Center in SpringerDesert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation in HobbsGood Life Senior Living in LovingtonGood Samaritan Society Las CrucesLaguna Rainbow Care in Casa BlancaLakeview Christian Home in CarlsbadLas Palomas Center in AlbuquerqueLifeSpire Assisted Living in Rio RanchoLotus Care Homes in AlbuquerqueMission Arch Center in RoswellMorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio RanchoThe Neighborhood in Rio RanchoNew Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or ConsequencesPrinceton Place in AlbuquerqueRamah Adult Care in RamahRaton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in RatonThe Rehab Center of Albuquerque in AlbuquerqueRetirement Ranches in ClovisRetreat Healthcare in Rio RanchoSandia Ridge Center in AlbuquerqueSandia Senior Suites in AlbuquerqueSan Juan Center in AlbuquerqueSilver City Care Center in Silver CityTercer Cielo in AlbuquerqueVillage at Northrise in Las CrucesVillage Retirement Community in RoswellThe Watermark at Cherry Hills in AlbuquerqueWelbrook Senior Living Las CrucesThe Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes; andPatients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.last_img read more