covid resources


GENERAL UPDATES/RESOURCES


We are encouraging all Santa Fe residents to enroll in Alert Santa Fe, an emergency notification system that will allow the city to provide important information quickly, efficiently and accurately. You can find Alert Santa Fe at https://www.santafenm.gov/alertsantafe

The City of Santa Fe has barred all evictions during this time

The City of Santa Fe has stopped all water shut-offs during this time

Bus ridership is FREE in the City of Santa Fe at this time

Parking is FREE at this time

PNM & NM Gas have stopped electricity shut-offs at this time

READ MORE HERE


HEALTH


NM Coronavirus Health Hotline: 1-855-600-3453

NM Department of Health COVID-19 page

Center for Disease control COVID-19 page

SEEK THE CARE YOU NEED - TESTING & TREATMENT IS FREE REGARDLESS OF INSURANCE

We encourage you to:

  • Remain calm for yourself and for others, using whatever self care practices are important to you
  • Practice good hygiene, washing your hands thoroughly, coughing and sneezing into a tissue of upper sleeve rather than onto your hand
  • Practice social distancing in order to minimize the spread of this virus
  • Be especially mindful of older adults and those who are immunocompromised and who are the most at-risk. Consider ways that you can support elders to gain access to cleaning supplies and food so that they can remain safe, secure, and healthy in their homes.

If you or a loved one are sick, please stay home except to get medical care.  


OTHER HEALTH/SAFETY RELATED RESOURCES


HEALTH RELATED TRANSIT FOR SENIORS 

  • If you are a senior and need help getting to a medical call (505) 955-4721. If you need confirmation, you may call senior services transportation dispatch. The phone is 955-4700, or email Linda Quesada at lmquesada@santafenm.gov

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT IN THIS TIME

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT IN THIS TIME

SUPPORT RESOURCES FOR INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY MEMBERS

  • Stronghearts Native Helpline (Mon-Fri) 1-844-7NATIVE; 1-844-762-8483

FOOD


SANTA FE

Families with Kids

  1. Monday-Friday 10:30AM-12:30PM Santa Fe Public Schools will distribute free breakfast and lunch to students from any school at: Chaparral, Kearny, Ramirez Thomas and Sweeney elementary schools, Aspen Community School, Capital & Santa Fe High Schools. Questions about student meals can call 1-833-551-0518 or email nutrition.program@state.nm.us
  2. Monday-Friday 11AM-2:30PM Presbyterian hospital & Medical Centers offer free kids meals to children 4801 Beckner Road Santa Fe, NM see other locations throughout the state here. 
  3. Burger Stand Santa Fe (207 W San Francisco St) providing Kids free lunch for the next two weeks.

Seniors

Daily means for high risk seniors - Meals on Wheels 955-4748

Help accessing groceries from NM Aging & Long Term Services for disabled or senior adults throughout the state including tribal land call 1-800-432-2080 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and city/town you reside in. They will return your call at least within 2 hours. For those on the Navajo Nation call 928-871-6868.

All Santa Fe Residents - Free Food Supplies

  • Drive-through food distribution times throughout the week.
    • Tuesday from 10AM to noon, St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail (Food Depot & Bag n Hand)
    • Thursday from 6AM to 9AM, The Food Depot parking lot, 1222 A Siler Rd. (Food Depot & Feeding Santa Fe)
    • Thursday from 10AM to noon, St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail (Food Depot & Bag n Hand)
    • 2nd and 4th Thursday 4:30-6:30PM St. John’s United Methodist Church (address above)
    • Saturday from 9AM to 11AM, Capital High School, 4851 Paseo del Sol (Food Depot & Santa Fe Public Schools)
  • Salvation Army will be distributing the meals throughout the community during this time. If you are a community or neighborhood representative and would like drop off to your community, please contact Lt. Immanuel from The Salvation Army at 562-618-5055.

ESPAÑOLA

Meal Locations for Students in Española

  • Española Public Schools: The Student Nutrition Department is providing meals for all children within the Espanola Public Schools (EPS) service area. Click here for list of meal site locations and delivery routes
  • Los Alamos Public Schools: Beginning March 16th and ending April 3rd, grab and go lunches will be provided for students who need them from 11 am – 1 pm at Aspen Elementary School.
  • Moving Arts Española: Moving Arts is closed from March 16 – April 4 but will be providing breakfast and lunch for children. During this time of quarantine Moving Arts will be partnering with the Espanola Public Schools to be a site to pick up breakfast and lunches for children starting Thursday, March 19. Breakfast can be picked up at 8:00 am and lunch by 12:00 pm, Monday- Friday. If you are in need of this service please click on this link and fill out our survey below. The purpose of this survey is to get an accurate number of meals so that we do not run out or have too many left over.

ALBUQUERQUE

Meal Locations for Students in Albuquerque

Families – with a student present – can pick up food at any of the 89 schools but will not be allowed to enter the buildings. A list of the sites is on aps.edu.

Infant formula will be available at New Futures Alternative High School, a high school for pregnant and parenting students, for New Futures students only.

Mutual Aid & Other Resources in Albuquerque

OTHER LOCATIONS

To find a food pantry in your area - see HERE for Santa Fe & northern NM and here for ABQ.

CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS

  • Volunteer or donate to Feeding Santa Fe http://feedingsantafe.org/
  • Pete's Place located off of Cerrillos Road, is looking for servers!!
  • St. Elizabeth's Casa Familia are volunteer run entities and will be needing our support! Please sign up on their calendar to drop off freshly prepared meals.

EDUCATION/CHILDCARE/ACTIVITIES


State child care facilities are still in operation. New Mexico Expands child care eligibility(read full news release here) and guarantees payments for child care providers during the public health emergency. The state has a child care Resource and Referral line to help families find child care:

1-800-691-9067; www.NewMexicoKids.org 

Families can also contact their CYFD eligibility specialist via phone or email to let them know they now need full-time care; our team across the state will amend the contracts. In addition, all parents receiving child care assistance will have their copays waived during the public health emergency.  CYFD will issue full-time child care assistance contracts to first responders and health providers who need child care. Please call 1-833-551-0518 to connect with the state’s child care Resource and Referral line or online to download a child care assistance application. During the emergency health declaration, the state will temporarily register family, friend and neighbor (FFN) providers who may be eligible to receive child care assistance funding; interested parties can call 1-833-551-0518. 

We are encouraging those who can help friends and families with childcare while parents are still having to work to do so.

Learning Resources

Recursos en español

TRANSPORTATION


  • Santa Fe Trails buses and Santa Fe Ride ADA Complementary Paratransit and Senior Transportation Service have gone fare free until further notice to minimize the needed contact between passengers and drivers (as of 3/20).  

HOUSING & UTILITIES



WORK


Simple video on Worker's rights during the Coronavirus Virus from the NM Center on Law & Poverty.

Following a one-week waiting period, workers could receive $433 per week for three weeks-no work-search requirement at this time. 

Workers are highly encouraged to apply for benefits online here.

Detailed instructions here & Informational Video on how to apply for benefits here

You can call (877-664-6984) but online is the preferred option. 

The Department of Workforce Solutions is exploring other funding sources to compensate workers who lose income due to COVID-19.

The NM Economic Development Department held a webinar with the NM Department of Workforce Solutions, NM Department of Health, and the U.S. Small Business Administration last Friday, March 13th: COVID-19 Information & Resources for Businesses.  If you were not able to view it, there is a recording available and the information provided was also posted on their website here.  To view the webinar, please register here.

Small business owners, managers, directors and or administrators

New Mexico's administration has asked Trump to provide aid for self-employed workers who do not currently qualify for unemployment.

Now that President Trump has declared a national emergency, emergency funds are now available for small business from the SBA, etc.

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