Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 12.2.2020
These UNM-Gallup updates are intended to keep our campus informed on developments related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. The Chancellor’s Weekly Brief will also be distributed on Fridays. For additional information, please rely on www.unm.edu/coronavirus or www.gallup.unm.edu/coronavirus
CHANCELLOR’S OPEN OFFICE HOUR – FRIDAY 12/4 – 9 A.M.
Please join us on Friday, December 4th, for the Chancellor’s Open Office Hour at 9 a.m. via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 988 7256 6610
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UNM-GALLUP LIMITED OPERATIONS DAILY UPDATE:
Today’s COVID-19 operational status report for the UNM-Gallup campus:
- We remain under our limited operations. Classes are held remotely except for a few essential skill courses and labs through Monday, November 23, when all courses will be held via remote instruction through the end of the semester. Students – please be in contact with your instructor(s) via UNM Learn.
- UNM-Gallup facilities are accessible by authorized Tier 1 personnel only. All other personnel should continue working remotely until further notice.
- The fitness trail is now closed through November 30th in accordance with the governor’s public health order published on Nov. 13.
- Daily self-reporting policy remains in effect. If you need to come to campus, please coordinate access to a building with your supervisor and campus police—and be sure to respond to the daily COVID-19 self-reporting email that all UNM-Gallup personnel receive each morning from the main campus.
- COVID-19 testing is available in the Lions Hall parking lot on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Face masks are always required on campus.
NM COVID-19 UPDATE:
New Mexico state health officials yesterday (12/1) announced 2,330 additional COVID-19 cases, including 97 new cases in McKinley County. There were 21 additional deaths reported yesterday with the total COVID-related deaths in the state now totaling 1,589.
You can read the full update here.
NAVAJO NATION COVID-19 UPDATE:
Coronavirus cases on the Navajo Nation grew by 168 to 16,595 on Nov. 30.No new deaths were reported overnight. At least 653 people have died on the Navajo Nation from the coronavirus. Recoveries are 9,188.
Cases continue to rise at their fastest level since May. A 24-hour-a-day stay-at-home lockdown is in effect. Exceptions are essential workers, emergencies or for buying food and medication from essential businesses. The essential businesses are open during limited hours, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
NM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT MINISERIES FOR MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES OWNERS:
This presentation will cover the basics of business resources around the state, and we'll hear from special guests WESST and the New Mexico SBDC. These resources are extremely important for small businesses to be aware of. Come and find out why!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 | 12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
No cost to participate. Registration required. Please register at
WEBINAR: SMALL BUSINESS CARES RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM
The New Mexico Economic Development Department is hosting a Webinar with the New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA) to inform small business owners about the New CARES Continuity Grant Program, which offers $100 million in grant funding to New Mexico small businesses. This grant program was created by the state of New Mexico in the November Special Session and will be administered through the NMFA. Applications will open the week of December 7th.
The Webinar will be held tomorrow (December 3rd) at 12:30 p.m. REGISTER HERE.
CELEBRATE THE VIRTUAL HOLIDAYS AT UNM-GALLUP (REMINDER):
While we are unable to gather on campus throughout this holiday season, you’re invited to join with our UNM-Gallup campus community this holiday season as we celebrate virtually this month and into the New Year! We’ll be holding a series of celebrations and contests on our Website and Facebook page to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.
We invite you to get creative and send us your holiday best in the following categories:
- Best Holiday Decorations
- Best Home Office Decorations
- Best Video Holiday Greeting
For each upcoming holiday--Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa--we will give out First, Second, and Third Place prizes in each category from the UNM-Gallup bookstore! Deadlines and additional information, including links to submit your photo(s) or video(s), are posted for your convenience here: https://www.gallup.unm.edu/virtual-holiday-celebration/
We look forward to seeing your creative décor and video holiday greetings!
UNM-GALLUP BOOKSTORE COVID-19 UPDATE (REMINDER):
Due to the recent COVID-19 Health guidelines, the bookstore will be closed today (11/24) to December 1st. We will resume the curbside pickup service on December 2nd from 10am to 3pm.
The bookstore hours are as follows until further notice, starting on December 2nd:
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10am – 3pm (closed for lunch from noon to 12:45).
ZOLLINGER LIBRARY UPDATE (REMINDER):
Due to the Covid Health guidelines, the Zollinger Library will continue Curbside pickup Monday, November 30 through Friday, December 18 as we complete the Fall 2020 semester in an online only environment: Monday through Friday, 10AM to 2PM.
Please use the Request a Service feature to request a curbside pickup service:
NMDOH FLU SHOT CLINICS (REMINDER):
It’s never been more important to get your flu shot, and the New Mexico Department of Health is offering flu vaccines at the McKinley County Public Health office.