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NMDOH COVID 19 Hotline

The New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center is partnering with the New Mexico Department of Health to administer their COVID 19 Hotline. Call 1-855-600-3453 if any of the following apply:

  • You have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath;
  • You were in direct contact with a person that tested positive for the novel coronavirus or live with a person that tested positive for the novel coronavirus;
  • You were in contact with a person displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath;
  • You are asymptomatic and are/were in a congregant setting such as a homeless shelter, group home, or detention center; or
  • You have general questions about preventing the spread of COVID 19.

Call 1-833-551-0518 for non-health related COVID-19 questions.

Cleaning and Disinfecting During COVID 19

As we disinfect our high-touch surfaces in our home on a daily basis, it may seem like every day is Groundhog Day! However, it is important that we don’t become complacent and ease up on poison prevention.

Follow the tips below when cleaning and disinfecting your home:

  • Keep all household cleaners and chemicals out of sight and reach of children and pets;
  • Keep all household cleaners in their original containers with labels and lids intact;
  • Store household cleaners and chemicals away from food and drink to avoid confusion;
  • Always supervise children when cleaning. If you’re interrupted during cleaning, such as by the doorbell, take your toddler(s) with you to answer the door;
  • Never mix household cleaners or chemicals together as this can produce toxic fumes; and
  • Make sure the area you are cleaning is well ventilated.

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 Do you have us on your phone?

Poison emergencies can happen at any time and at any place. It's important to have our contact information available when seconds count. Save the poison hotline, 1-800-222-1222, to your contacts and download the webPoisonControl app. 

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