By Matthew Reichbach | 9 hours ago
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The state reported just 76 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday with two additional deaths. Read more here. New Mexico In Depth wrote about efforts to help students deal with distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.The New York Times took a look at the 2nd Congressional District campaign during the pandemic and how Republicans are planning to campaign against the governor’s restrictions.The American Civil Liberties Union and the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association filed a lawsuit alleging that the state did not do enough to protect prisoners from COVID-19, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.Santa Fe’s mayor said the city will focus on outreach to slow the spread of COVID-19. Santa Fe County has experienced a spike in the virus, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.Six Las Vegas City employees tested positive for COVID-19, the Las Vegas Optic reported.At least thirteen employees at a McDonald’s in Ruidoso tested positive for COVID-19, KOB-TV reported.Harry’s Roadhouse in Santa Fe will be closed until August 31 because of two positive COVID-19 cases, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.A study showed that New Mexico is one of the most food-insecure states in the nation, and that is only be exacerbated by the pandemic, KRQE-TV reported.The Daily Lobo spoke to a student about her life in the dorms during the pandemic.The casino and horse-racing track in Sunland Park plans to lay off more than 250 employees next month, the Albuquerque Journal reported.Child care providers asked state legislators not to cut funding for the industry, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.After the controversial and possibly politically motivated Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 treatment, there is a big push for those who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma, KRQE-TV reported.Small businesses are looking to online sales to help weather the pandemic, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.Some who signed on to be census workers are leaving the temporary job after a host of changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Silver City Daily Press reported.A Taos County man is in the hospital for hantavirus, the Taos News reported.The Los Alamos Monitor will publish its final edition on August 30, the paper announced. They cited challenges posted by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the local government sending lucrative legal advertising notices to a free paper in the area “at an apparent higher cost to taxpayers.”