COVID-19: Information about the coronavirus in Taos, New Mexico.
Cases of COVID-19 continue to be very high in Taos County and it’s likely that the current number of cases will remain high through the winter. Even though restrictions were reduced nation wide over the summer, the CDC still suggests that individuals get vaccinated, wear a mask indoors, and practice social distancing. Vaccines are a very effective way to reduce the chances of contracting COVID-19 and it’s mutations. View the current CDC recommendations.
All New Mexicans 5 years and older are eligible for a vaccine, and all New Mexicans 18 years and older are eligible for a booster dose if they have already been vaccinated. Learn more about vaccinations & boosters >
For information specific to New Mexico and to learn about local incentives for getting vaccinated, visit the New Mexico Department of Health website.
How can I get tested?
Holy Cross Hospital is no longer offering walk-in testing for outpatients. Symptomatic individuals can still check in to the Emergency Department for proper screening and treatment.
There are other local testing options as well. Here is a list of local testing options.
Find out if you need to get tested or seek medical help using the following CDC self-checker.
How can I get vaccinated?
Everyone 5 years and older can receive a free COVID-19 Vaccine!
You can get vaccinated or get your booster dose at the Holy Cross Annex Building on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11am-3pm. No appointment is necessary.
There are a number of additional locations offering vaccines in Taos. Find out more information about getting vaccinated.
You can also sign up at www.VaccineNM.org or call the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) COVID-19 Hotline: (855) 600-3453
What do I do if I test positive for COVID-19?
Here are the isolation instructions from the New Mexico Department of Health if you have tested positive for COVID-19. Click Here.
Can I get monoclonal antibody treatments?
Holy Cross Hospital has monoclonal antibody treatments available to qualifying individuals who test positive for COVID-19. Antibody treatments work best when administered early and they are not available for everyone. Talk to your primary care provider about your eligibility.