The VAW program would like to acknowledge the Elderly program staff and members from the CHR program also participated by wearing red shirts as well as displaying a red camp dress outside the Elderly program building. The month of May brings awareness of MMIW/G however, May 5th is the day designated to display red dresses. The Violence Against Women Program requested that the community display red dresses on their front yard and wear something red on May 5th in support of Missing Murdered Indigenous Women/Girls (MMIW/G) movement representing all women and young girls who are either missing or have been murdered. The Violence Against Women program displayed five dresses out side the building all during the month of May.
The home and family vehicle are essential spaces to keep smokefree as children and elders are at risk of lung related
issues caused from second- and thirdhand smoke. As children are exposed to airborne smoke particles,
there is risk of developing severe health issues such as asthma, lung diseases, or heart diseases.
Thirdhand smoke is when cigarette smoke particles land on furniture, car seats, or other surfaces continuing to
put children and elderly at risk. Switching from smoking to vaping does not protect your child or those around
you. E-cigarette aerosol is not harmless. It contains nicotine and other chemicals, which are harmful to everyone
who inhales it, especially youth, pregnant women, the elderly, and those who have lung illnesses.
Tips to make your home and car smoke-free:
- Never smoke inside your home. Note: Smoking indoors one time is enough to contaminate the rest of the house, even if you’re in a room with the doors closed.
- Do not smoke in a car that transports children. Smoking in your car even once can fill the seats and other materials with toxins.
- Remind passengers not to smoke in your car.
- Remove ashtrays, lighters and cigarettes from your car, home and workplace.
- Fill your car’s ashtray with spare change so you aren’t tempted to fill it with ash.
- Get rid of that cigarette smell (and the chemicals in cigarette smoke that sit on clothes and furniture).
- Vacuum your car and house and wash all of your clothes.
- If you live with a smoker, talk to them about keeping the home and cars smoke-free
- Politely ask your friends not to offer you cigarettes.
- Leave a cell phone charger or other device plugged into the car’s adapter outlet so you are not tempted to use it as a lighter.
- Consider putting up a sticker or decal on your car that reminds passengers that it is a no smoking home or vehicle. If you’d like a free home and/or window decal mailed to you, email [email protected]!
$10M in winnings, free N.M. travel packages, fishing licenses, state parks passes,
other prizes available to residents getting COVID-19 shots
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Lottery on Tuesday announced New Mexico’s Vax 2 the Max Sweepstakes, a statewide vaccination incentive program that will make available $10 million in total prize money to New Mexicans who receive their COVID-19 vaccinations, among other prizes and awards throughout the summer.
New Mexicans can register and schedule their COVID-19 vaccinations at vaccinenm.org.
To be eligible for the cash sweepstakes, New Mexicans who receive or have already received their COVID-19 vaccinations must opt in to register and verify their personal and vaccination information at vax2themaxnm.org.
“Getting vaccinated is the right thing to do — for yourself, for your family and for your state,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “I’m excited to add a little fun to our nation-leading vaccination push. New Mexicans have sacrificed a lot over the last year. Now anyone who has stepped up to get their shots will have a chance to win some excellent prizes — please encourage your friends and neighbors to opt in for their chance to win big and to sign up for their shots as soon as possible!”
More than 55 percent of eligible New Mexicans have completed their vaccination series, according to the Department of Health. The state is hoping to reach 60 percent this month, after which point the state will graduate out of the color-coded county-by-county risk framework, and continue to increase toward at least 70 percent as a near-term goal.
VAX 2 THE MAX CASH SWEEPSTAKES
Vaccinated New Mexicans who have opted into the sweepstakes will be part of five weekly drawings beginning in the middle of June.
Each weekly drawing will award one $250,000 winner from each of the state’s four public health regions, for a total of $1 million in cash prizes each week. A grand prize of $5 million will be awarded at the conclusion of the sweepstakes, in early August, to one winner drawn from the statewide pool of vaccinated New Mexicans who have opted in to the sweepstakes.
The New Mexico Lottery will conduct the cash sweepstakes drawings on behalf of the Lujan Grisham administration.
“I’m pleased the New Mexico Lottery can assist the state in making these prizes available to New Mexicans getting their shots,” said Lottery Chief Executive David M. Barden. “Our organization is deeply experienced in operating fun, fair and exciting drawings, and we look forward to a successful sweepstakes.”
OTHER PRIZES AND AWARDS AT VACCINATION SITES
Beginning next week, New Mexicans receiving their vaccinations through providers who have partnered with the state vaccinenm.org registration system will be eligible to win assorted prizes. Winners will be selected at random. Prizes include:
- One of 18 in-state “staycation” travel packages, ranging in value from $600 to $1,100, including four nights of accommodations and gift cards to local businesses and experiences
- Fishing and hunting licenses
- Annual day-use passes for New Mexico State Parks
- Day-use passes for New Mexico state museums and cultural sites
In addition, beginning next week, the New Mexico Lottery will bring 10 “prize wheels” to providers who have partnered with the state registration system; these sites will be spread across the state. New Mexicans receiving vaccinations at these sites will be eligible for chance to win assorted prizes, including New Mexico Lottery tickets.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Winners will be required to produce their CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card upon claiming their prize.
Non-winning entries in the Vax 2 the Max Sweepstakes will carry over from one weekly drawing to the next. An individual may not win more than one $250,000 regional drawing. All eligible participants will be eligible for the final $5 million drawing.
To be eligible to win a prize, individuals must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the state of New Mexico. Employees of the New Mexico Lottery and the Office of the Governor, as well as any state employees appointed by the governor, and any members of these employees’ households, are not eligible to participate.
In order to be entered into a drawing, eligible individuals must opt in to the sweepstakes on the Vax 2 the Max website by 6:00 p.m. MST the evening before the drawing — the full schedule for the drawings will be disseminated ahead of time.
To read the full rules and regulations, visit vax2themaxnm.org and click “Rules“.
Funding for the Vax 2 the Max Sweepstakes comes from the state’s portion of American Rescue Plan stimulus. The U.S. Treasury Department last week confirmed in updated guidance that states may use stimulus funding for lotteries, cash payments and other incentive programs to boost vaccination rates.
As of May 24, 2021:
*Includes testing by IHS & NMDOH
**New cases: 2 (since 5-21-21) (average of 0.67 new cases per day)
Direct Contacts: 12
As of May 21, 2021:
*Includes testing by IHS & NMDOH
**New cases: 6 (since 5-18-21) (average of 2 new cases per day)
Direct Contacts: 9
Food Box Distribution
Monday, May 24th
1pm Activity Hall parking lot
The NM Dept of Health (NMDOH) has noticed an outbreak in norovirus cases.
Norovirus is a “stomach bug” that can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, sweats, viral muscle aches, fatigue), and potentially dehydration.
It is spread from one person who has norovirus to an uninfected person, most commonly through sharing food & drink items, but can also be spread through contact of infected droplets of vomit or diarrhea.
Risk of obtaining norovirus can be decreased with proper hand hygiene.
There is no cure– norovirus goes away with time.
Please note that antibiotics never treat a viral infection such as norovirus, as antibiotics only treat bacteria.
If you do get any stomach virus, the most important treatment is to maintain hydration using clear bland fluids that your stomach can tolerate.
If we do see you in clinic for any stomach virus, we can provide nausea medications for you to take home.
It is important to seek medical care immediately if you are unable to maintain hydration on your own.
If a household member or close contact becomes ill with a stomach virus: surfaces, clothing, and linens should be disinfected to prevent spread. (Clean surfaces with bleach-based cleaners. Wash clothes & linens with detergent and hot water, then dry on the hottest temperature cycle.)
You can visit the CDC page for more information on norovirus: https://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/about/index.html