Recap of New Mexico COVID-19 news (9/28/20 edition) | #predators | #childpredators | #kids

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  • The state of New Mexico reported 206 new cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths on Saturday and 159 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths on Sunday.
  • Navajo Nation officials announced 26 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and 18 new cases on Sunday.
  • The pandemic and the response has resulted in a number of behavioral health problems, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.
  • It has also impacted the health care routine for kids, the paper reported.
  • The president and CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services spoke to the Albuquerque Journal.
  • Legislators are concerned about the state Department of Corrections cutting funding for rehabilitation programs for released inmates, which they say are especially necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic KOB-TV reported.
  • Only about $19.8 million in loans from the $400 million small business loan fund for small businesses have been approved so far, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.
  • A clinic in San Juan County opened a drive-thru for four kids, KRQE-TV reported.
  • The border restrictions brought on, ostensibly, by the COVID-19 restrictions show no sign of ending, the El Paso Times reported.
  • Northern New Mexico College has shifted to online-only courses for its trade programs, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
  • A poll by Research & Polling Inc. for the city of Albuquerque found that 61 percent of the residents of the city give the city positive marks for how it has handled the COVID-19 virus, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
  • Rapid testing will be a key part of allowing sports to go forward this fall, KRQE-TV reported.
  • The state outlined the COVID-safe practices for college football to return, the Albuquerque Journal reported. The University of New Mexico is part of the Mountain West, which voted to start football this year.
  • The closure of strip clubs has moved sex workers to online, the Daily Lobo reported.
  • The Alamogordo Daily News spoke to staff from the New Mexico Museum of Space History about the reopening.
  • A local actor spoke to KOAT-TV about the impact of COVID-19 and the new social justice movement on the film industry.
  • The annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for El Caldito had to adjust to an online format because of COVID-19, the Las Cruces Sun-News reported.
  • Bowling got the OK to reopen in New Mexico, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
  • The number of complaints about child predators has doubled during the pandemic, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.
  • Horse rescues are seeing more owners surrender their horses during the pandemic, KRQE-TV reported.

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