Masks Still Required at Artesia General Hospital and Clinics
On February 17, 2022, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the state’s indoor mask mandate has been lifted. However, this does not include hospitals and healthcare facilities—and masks are still required to be worn while in Artesia General Hospital and our clinics.
Unfortunately, there will be no exceptions, and patients and visitors will still have to comply when they come in the building. Thank you for your understanding.
As of Monday, August 23, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been granted full FDA approval for individuals 16 years of age and older. Emergency Use Authorization continues for children ages 5 to 16.
The CDC has recommended that immunocompromised individuals get a booster shot eight months following their second Pfizer or Moderna dose. If you are unsure whether you need a booster shot, please contact your provider for guidance.
COVID-19 vaccines are available to New Mexicans who are 5 years of age or older. To book an appointment, register with the New Mexico Department of Health. Their website now allows people to schedule a vaccine appointment at the location of their choice.
If you would like to research where the COVID-19 vaccine is available and which type is offered, visit VaccineFinder.org.