COVID-19 Updates


As of March there are a number of positive cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico.

Video for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

The New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing has produced a video with COVID-19 information:

With technology seemingly always one step ahead of us, it’s easy to confuse the various telecommunication services used to visually connect hearing and deaf individuals wishing to communicate with each other. There are three primary telecommunication services in use today: (a) video relay service (VRS), (b) telecommunications relay service (TRS), and (c) video remote interpreting (VRI). VRS and TRS are free programs regulated by the FCC and VRI is a fee based service that satisfies the communication-related mandates of the ADA. VRS and VRI, as their names suggest, are video-based services; TRS is text-driven.

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AFN means Access and Functional Needs Resources in New Mexico. COVID-19 DAFN_Resources Guide 06_04_

COVID-19 Updates from the New Mexico Department of Health

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is actively responding to the novel coronavirus that is causing community spread in many countries around the world, and a small number of cases in the United States. Since late January, NMDOH began publishing weekly press releases and information on our website to help New Mexicans keep updated on the current situation and on professional guidance to stay healthy.

Relay New Mexico makes it possible for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking to make and receive telephone calls. When you connect with Relay New Mexico, a Communication Assistant (CA) will facilitate your call – promptly, professionally, accurately and confidentially.