ELC Enhancing Detection: New Mexico Testing Plan   [open pdf - 572KB]

From the Document: "This submission outlines New Mexico's testing accomplishments and plans for May and June 2020 and will be updated to incorporate additional plans for July-December 2020. In order to perform surveillance and epidemiologic analyses aimed at decreasing the incidence and prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2] infection in New Mexico and informing ongoing response efforts, New Mexico has developed a testing plan that will: (1) build a sustainable testing capability for both nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT) and serum antibody testing (antibody testing); (2) implement robust testing and surveillance in diverse urban, rural and tribal communities that prioritize New Mexico populations most vulnerable to COVID19 [coronavirus disease 2019]; and (3) monitor the disease trajectory and provide data and modeling to provide ongoing data and feedback to enable New Mexico to contain the virus until a vaccine is widely distributed. New Mexico's testing plan is tied directly to the state's work to dramatically increase its case investigation, contact tracing and containment capabilities. Effective early identification of cases on a population basis will allow New Mexico to further open our economy and society while protecting the population from the threat of continuing expansion of SARS-CoV-2 infection."

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