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.
How you can help
- Volunteer: The city has set up a job board.
- Make masks: There’s a local Facebook group dedicated to the idea and this group as well.
- Donate money: The city has set up this page with more information.
- Donate blood: Visit this website or call 505-246-1457.
- Support local businesses: Here’s a directory.
Leisure and entertainment
- Take out and delivery: Here’s a list of restaurants that are still open in some capacity.
- Take out at breweries: Here’s a list of places still filling growlers.
- The public library: Though the physical branches are closed, the library has all kinds of digital offerings, including audiobooks, ebooks, movies, and more.
- Mini-libraries: Here’s a map of the ones in greater Downtown. (Be sure to take virus precautions with the doorknobs and books.)
- 516 Arts: The latest exhibit has been photographed and put up online.
- The Burque People Instagram account chronicles how we’re all helping each other get through this.
- City Council meetings: They’re now available just through web streaming. Check out the schedule and links here.