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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Daily Awareness – August 27, 2020

Posted on August 27, 2020

According to the New Mexico Department of Health website Sierra County has tested 6,001 people for COVID-19 with 99.4% testing NEGATIVE. 0.6% (37) have tested POSITIVE with 1 death reported.

. Effective Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 the following changes will be made to the NM Public Health Order:

  • Houses of worship may operate at 40 percent of maximum occupancy.
  • Food and drink establishments (including restaurants, breweries, wineries, distillers, cafes, coffee shops or other similar establishments) may provide indoor dining service at 25 percent of maximum occupancy.
  • Food and drink establishments may continue to provide outdoor dining options, carryout and delivery services.

The governor and state health officials are scheduled to discuss these and other amendments to the public health order, as well as preparations for fall semester public schooling, Today at 3 p.m.

The state’s modeling outlook has improved in recent weeks as daily COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations have dropped from earlier in the summer; in addition, New Mexico’s testing capacity and health care resources have remained steady.

The forthcoming new emergency public health order will be effective through at least mid-September.