As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, the world reacts and responds with countless changes that disrupt daily life. On Wednesday, March 11, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham declared a state of emergency, the same day the state reported its first three cases of COVID-19. The University of New Mexico's Health Sciences Center, under the leadership of Chancellor Dr. Paul Roth, implemented a work-from-home order for all non-essential personnel starting Tuesday, March 17. Two days later-- and in the middle of the university's Spring break--the entire university was instructed to move to online instruction beginning the following week until the end of the Spring 2020 semester. Over 2000 students living on campus were subsequently instructed to return to their homes, many located out of state. On Tuesday, March 24, The Governor issued a state-wide stay-at-home instruction for all residents. Students are finishing the school year off-campus, faculty are teaching courses remotely, the research enterprise has largely refocused its efforts towards COVID-19, and many HSC staff members are not working.
The materials in this collection are gathered from both the Health Sciences Center (administrators, researchers, faculty, staff, & students) as well as community providers and individuals impacted by COVID-19 across New Mexico. We hope this collection acts as a time capsule that represents--from myriad perspectives--how New Mexico's health and wellness community reacted to this challenging pandemic.
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