Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 7.15.2020
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 FORUM TODAY AT 4 P.M.
Please join us today for the Chancellor’s Open Office Hours today at 4 p.m. on Zoom. Instructions are posted below.
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NEW MEXICO COVID-19 CASES ARE TRENDING YOUNGER:
According to a recent article published in the Albuquerque Journal, younger adults make up an increasing share of New Mexico’s coronavirus infections, a puzzling new challenge for state health officials trying to contain the disease. About 45% of the state’s COVID-19 cases in a recent two-week period were adults in their 20s and 30s, up from about 32% of all cases through mid-May.
You can read additional details in the full article published online (subscription is required).
NAVAJO NATION REPORTS NO RECENT DEATHS DUE TO COVID-19:
The Navajo Nation reports 5,866 recoveries, 56 new cases, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as leaders urge Navajo residents to continue wearing masks:
"The numbers and data show that the public health orders requiring masks and other mandates are working to flatten the curve on the Navajo Nation. I’ve said before that the safest place for our Navajo people to be is at home here on the Navajo Nation. Towns and cities near the Navajo Nation continue to see large increases in new cases of the coronavirus, so let’s make smart decisions for ourselves and our loved ones. Our numbers are gradually decreasing because the Navajo people are listening to the health care experts. Let’s not back down," said President Nez.
The Zollinger Library is now accepting scanning requests from faculty. This service is available to support the scanning of materials for UNM-Gallup courses. Documents will be scanned as PDF files and emailed to or saved on a USB drive provide by the requesting instructor.
For additional information and procedures—and to access the scan request form, visit the library’s webpage here.
TEXTBOOK BUYBACK IS NOW AVAILABLE:
Our campus bookstore now has an online program implemented for textbook buyback for students. Go to the bookstore’s webpage and select “sell your books online.” You’ll then be directed to the bookstore’s vendor to process your transaction.
PLEASE READ OUR UNM-GALLUP PHASED REOPENING PLAN:
A reminder that our phased reopening plan is now available for your review at: www.gallup.unm.edu/safe-return. Please be sure to read through this plan and understand its impact on your department or unit. If you have questions or suggestions after reading this plan, we invite you to bring those to our daily Chancellor’s Open Office Hour at 4 p.m. on Zoom.