In the state of New Mexico there have been 32,850 tests performed for COVID-19 according to the NM Health website. Out of those tested, 4.0% have tested positive, or 1,407 cases. 87 individuals are hospitalized in New Mexico and 340 people have been designated as having recovered from the virus. There have been 36 deaths in the State all having other underlying health issues. No cases have been reported in Sierra County.
If you live in the Elephant Butte or Williamsburg area and only have a PO Box as an address you may not have received a Census ID through the mail. We encourage you to go online to my2020census.gov/ and click on the link “If you do not have a Census ID, click here”. Sierra County is currently at 20% response rate. For every individual that is not counted our local community will lose $3,700/year or $37,000 between census taken every 10 years. That is my2020census.gov/
The County and the City of TorC help provide food to the elderly, disabled or impoverished individuals or families that cannot physically go to a grocery store or do not have the financial resources to purchase groceries.
If you need food, call (575) 894-6215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org the email should include your name, address, phone number, and the number of people in the home.
A list of essential businesses including restaurants that are open can be found at our website www.sierraco.org or on our Facebook page @SCEmergencyServices or search for Sierra County Emergency Services.