Author: Chile Street

Audiences return to Popejoy for first time since 2019

Popejoy Hall has been closed to the public since March 2020 due to the pandemic, but this week, it welcomed actors and audiences back as the national tour of “Mean Girls” made a stop in Albuquerque. With a book written by Tina Fey, “Mean Girls” is adapted from the 2004 film, also written by Fey.…
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State, UNM require booster shots for most employees

A recent amended state public health order added new vaccine requirements for many workers in New Mexico — requiring those in “higher-risk environments” to receive an additional vaccination against Covid-19. The amended health order, issued Dec. 2 by Acting Health Secretary David R. Scrase, requires a range of workers — such as state employees and…
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Governor extends indoor mask mandate

Gov. Lujan Grisham officially extended New Mexico’s indoor mask mandate on Wednesday, continuing it through at least Oct. 15. The order requires that face coverings be worn in all indoor public spaces statewide, regardless of vaccination status. “If not for the health of yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your colleagues, then for the continued…
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New Mexico hospitals at capacity

A total of 433 people were hospitalized for Covid-19 in New Mexico as of Wednesday — a 23 percent increase from a week ago. On top of that, more than 50 people are on a waiting list to get an ICU bed, Cabinet Secretary Dr. David Scrase said during an update Wednesday. In the past…
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Zozo crowds reduced, broadcast live

The good news is Zozobra will go up in flames on Sept. 3. The gloomy news is that Covid infections continue to rise and therefore, the number of people allowed into Fort Marcy park to witness his demise in person will be limited to 10,000. However, the event will be broadcast live on KOAT channel…
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Governor announces return to statewide mask mandate

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has re-implemented a statewide indoor mask mandate, effective Friday, Aug. 20. Face coverings will be required in all public indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Gov. Lujan Grisham also announced the state will issue a vaccine requirement for all workers in certain close-contact congregate settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, juvenile…
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