March 31, 2020

Below is information that may be helpful to your staff and families:

Here is the link that might provide internment resources:

https://www.highspeedinternet.com/resources/internet-guide-during-coronavirus-outbreak

If you are looking for immediate assistance with health-related questions,
call the NM Department of Health Coronavirus Health Hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

FEDERAL RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS:
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law on March 18 . This legislation will ensure free coronavirus testing for everyone who needs it, including those who are uninsured. This bill will also expand access to emergency paid sick leave for as many as 87 million U.S. workers. Guidance for employers and employees on the paid leave provisions is available from the Department of Labor
at: https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/whd/whd20200324

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions

Unemployment Insurance (New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions)- If you have lost your job or had your hours reduced because of COVID-19, assistance might be available to you. In response to the public health emergency, some of the usual requirements have been waived. To find out if this program can help you please visit: www.dws.state.nm.us/COVID-19-Info. You can file an unemployment claim online
at www.jobs.state.nm.us or by calling 1-877-664-6984.

New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department is assisting with grocery delivery to seniors and disabled adults. If you or someone you know is a senior or a disabled adult who cannot access groceries, please call 1-800-432-2080.

SBA Disaster Loan Program (subject to change)-The Small Business Administration provides federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. For more information, or to apply: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19

COVID-19 Business Loan Guarantee Program- The New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) has created a program to assist business seeking emergency loans or lines of credit to deal with negative economic impacts from COVID-19. For more information, or to apply visit: https://gonm.biz/about- us/covid-19-response/
The New Mexico Department of Education is offering free meals to eligible children impacted by school closures. For a complete list of organizations and districts offering food assistance, please visit https://www.newmexico.gov/education/.

The New Mexico Department of Health is providing up-to-date information on the emergency response within the state. For more information visit cv.nmhealth.org or call (505) 827- 0006.

COVID-19 Testing- For a list of sites providing screening and testing, please
visit: https://cv.nmhealth.org/public-health-screening-and-testing/ .NMDOH recommends that you call the test site at the number provided before you to go to ensure that the hours of operation and their screening requirements are up to date.

The Centers for Disease Control provides updates on the virus and safety information for the public and health care professionals: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The State Department provides a list of travel advisories for those who are planning to fly outside of the United States: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html

New Mexico Supreme Court document regarding the moratorium on evictions in NM.
https://www.nmcourts.gov/news.aspx

Information that the IRS has put out regarding the updates to ins process for temporary adjustments And suspends key compliance programs:

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-unveils-new-people-first-initiative-covid-19-effort-temporarily-adjusts-suspends-key-compliance-program