Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

Department of Health announces COVID-19 testing now open to all workers in New Mexico

SANTA FE (KSMX)- The New Mexico Department of Health announced COVID-19 testing will be available for all workers in the state including all government employees, utility and construction workers, grocery and pharmacy employees, retail and wholesale, anyone in food service or other service industries and any New Mexican at work who would like access to a test, symptomatic or not.

“It is important to the Department of Health and this administration to increase testing for all New Mexicans and provide access to COVID-19 testing to as many persons as possible,” said NMDOH Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel. “In addition to ‘by-appointment-test-and-go’ opportunities at all public health offices in the state, we have expanded our ‘open drive-up testing’ sites and we are also available for on-site testing.”

All testing is free to anyone getting the test, and anyone can get tested, whether they have insurance or not.

Testing for coronavirus by the state has increased greatly from limited testing in early March to around 20,000 a week at present, with the goal to test 7,500 persons a day.

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