Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Information for New Mexico Workers Affected by COVID-19 from the NM Dept. of Workforce Solutions

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has declared a state of public health emergency in New Mexico as a result of the novel coronavirus disease (also known as COVID-19). All New Mexicans should follow best practices to minimize the risk of community exposure. Precautionary steps recommended by the Governor and the New Mexico Department of Health include:
      • Avoid large public gatherings
      • Avoid all non-essential travel to affected out-of-state areas
      • Remain home ("self-isolate") if you are sick
      • Take precautionary steps to protect your individual health:
        • 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
      • Don't panic, but be prepared
Find updates and more information on COVID-19 in New Mexico at cv.nmhealth.org
In light of the Governor's declaration, certain workers may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. You may be eligible if the situations described below apply to you:
      • Employers may lay off some or all of their workforce as a result of the impact of COVID-19; for example, a restaurant that sees a significant reduction in business due to lack of customers dining out during this time, or an event facility that cancels all events until a later date, or bus drivers who are out of work due to temporary school closures.
      • Workers who are self-quarantined or directed to be quarantined, or who have immediate family who is quarantined.
      • Workers who have their hours reduced as a result of COVID-19.
For more information, please review the COVID-19 UI Fact Sheet below and the FAQs on this page.

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