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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Daily Awareness (April 8, 2020)

Posted on April 8, 2020

In the state of New Mexico there have been 22,245 tests performed for COVID-19. Out of those tested, 3.6% have tested positive, or 794 cases. 51 individuals are hospitalized in New Mexico and 171 people have recovered from the virus. There have been 13 deaths in the State all having other underlying health issues. No cases have been reported in Sierra County.

 PLEASE, STAY AT HOME. If you have to go out maintain social distancing and it is recommended that you wear a mask. 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.
 While staying at home during the pandemic take a few minutes out of your day to fill out the census. Sierra County is currently at 20.5% 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. Online go to my2020census.gov/ (Click on “If you do not have a Census ID, click here).
 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 food@sierraco.org or call the county administrative office (575) 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.