Get Vaccinated Report Abuse/Neglect Sign up for E-news! Reproductive Health 988: 24/7 LIfeline
Home News No COVID-19 update press conference tomorrow, January 12

No COVID-19 update press conference tomorrow, January 12

January 12, 2022 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Awareness

Weekly event to resume Wednesday, January 19

SANTA FE – The regularly scheduled New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) press conference will not be held this week.

However, David R. Scrase, M.D., Acting Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Health; Laura Parajon, M.D., Deputy Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Health; and Christine Ross, M.D., NMDOH State Epidemiologist, will return to host the remote news conference next Wednesday, January 19, 2022, to provide an update on the state’s efforts to address COVID-19.

WHAT: COVID-19 and vaccine update with Q & A

WHEN: Wednesday, January 19, at 2 PM MST

WHERE: The news conference will be streamed live on the: New Mexico Department of Health Facebook page. The news conference will also be
streamed with a Spanish language interpreter on Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s YouTube page.

Following the presentation, members of the media will be able to participate remotely. If you’re a member of the media and would like the opportunity to ask questions, please RSVP to Jodi McGinnis Porter at with your name and media affiliation.

If you have specific questions about the state’s epidemiological reports, please submit them to Jodi before 12pm on the day of the press conference. If you want to ask about a study elsewhere, please include the link so that we have the opportunity to review the study prior to addressing your inquiry.

After your RSVP is received, you will receive more information about how to participate. We will attempt to unmute the media individually for your questions. However, please be prepared to type your questions in the chat, in the event there are unexpected technical difficulties.


Katy Diffendorfer, Health Equity Communications Manager |
The Department of Health works to promote health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and deliver services to all New Mexicans. As New Mexico’s largest state agency, DOH offers public health services in all 33 counties and collaborates with 23 Native American tribes, Pueblos and nations.

Media Contact

We would be happy to provide additional information about this press release. Simply contact Katy Diffendorfer at (Office) with your questions.

Versión en Español

En un esfuerzo para hacer que nuestros comunicados de prensa sean más accesibles, también tenemos disponibles una versión en español. Por favor presione el enlace de abajo para acceder a la traducción.

Mañana, 12 de enero, no habrá conferencia de prensa para actualización de casos COVID-19