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Downtown Coronavirus Resource Guide

Last updated: 4/9/20

Welcome to Downtown Albuquerque News’s list of resources for getting through the pandemic. If you would like to nominate something for this list or alert us to a broken link or other change, please contact us.


  • Coronavirus 101: The city has put together an FAQ, available in multiple languages.
  • If you have symptoms such as a cough, fever, or shortness of breath, call the Coronavirus hotline at 1-855-600-3453.
  • City government: A very comprehensive “data hub” is here.
  • Unemployment insurance: See the state’s website here.
  • Health insurance: Many people who lose their jobs also end up losing their health insurance. But you still have options, whether through private individual plans, joining a spouse or parent’s plan, or enrolling in Medicaid. The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange (beWellnm) can help with whatever comes next.
  • Food: There are meal distribution programs for seniors and children. Information here. (Some scrolling required.) Roadrunner Food Bank also distributes food ever Tuesday in the zoo parking lot. Information here.
  • Seniors: For information on transportation, home services, and other programs, click here. See also the state’s Department of Aging and Long-Term Services.
  • Evictions: The city has a program designed to prevent them.
  • Children: A list of pickup sites for grab-and-go lunches is here. Community centers are also running all-day programs for children which include lunch. For information, contact your nearest community center.


  • The latest numbers on tests performed and confirmed cases: The New Mexico Department of Health has live tracking on its website.
  • The Urban Health Vulnerability Index uses census data to produce projections on how much danger populations are in.

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