In the state of New Mexico there have been 19,136 tests performed for COVID-19. Out of those tested, 3.2% have tested positive, or 624 cases. 45 individuals are hospitalized in New Mexico and 130 people have recovered from the virus. There have been 12 deaths in the State all having other underlying health issues. No cases have been reported in Sierra County.
PLEASE, STAY AT HOME. Do not fall into a false sense of security. If you have to go out maintain social distancing and it is recommended that you wear a mask of some kind. Wash your hands often with soap and water, try and not touch your face. Only send one person from your family if you need supplies, groceries or food from a restaurant. Please do not hoard food or hygiene products, grocery stores are open and food is plentiful in the community.
The county’s focus has been to ensure local health care facilities receive critical supplies needed for this pandemic; and to 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, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the county administrative office 894-6215. 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.