Vaccines and virus
As the winds continue to blow and vaccines continue to be distributed, New Mexico continues its outstanding response to vaccine delivery. According to the New York Times, the state leads the nation in number of doses used and percentage of population vaccinated with at least one shot. This rapid vaccination rate, combined with the effectiveness of the state’s COVID safe guidelines, has allowed the number of cases in New Mexico is steadily decrease, with 126 cases reported statewide for Monday March 8th. Currently, anyone can register for the vaccine, but only essential frontline workers, healthcare providers, those over 75, and those at risk of complications are receiving shots.
As counties move from red to green and more businesses are able to open at increased capacity, lives and activities are beginning to feel less constrained. The New Mexico Department of Health and the CDC still urge the importance of following mask, social distancing, and gathering size guidelines to prevent surges in case numbers and to limit the spread of new, more contagious, variants.
Technical assistance program from Los Alamos and Sandia Labs – Learn more!
The New Mexico Small Business Administration is offering a webinar tomorrow, March 10th, from 10-11 a.m., devoted to discussion of how Sandia and Los Alamos labs can support local businesses with enterprise or agricultural technical assistance and expertise (no direct financial assistance is provided). The information session will take place via Zoom. To join, click on the Zoom link and login.
You can also participate by phone with the information provided below:
346-248-7799 OR 408-638-0968
Meeting ID: 949 0906 0015
Library resources for teachers and learners
The Villanueva Library continues to offer digital resources for teachers and students. These include a full range of activities and project ideas for learners of all ages, as well as curated resources for teachers. Check out our Learning Center offerings that now include a growing section on storytelling for students and a new list of project ideas to help teachers take advantage of the Gale Learning resources that are available through El Portal at the Villanueva Library.
To explore the new teacher and storytelling resources, click on the Learning Center page and scroll down.
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