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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Daily Awareness – June 1, 2020

Posted on June 1, 2020

Starting today restaurants are open for indoor dine-in service at 50% of maximum occupancy. Also opening, Hair Salons, Barbershops, Tattoo Parlors, Message Services, and Nail Salons can open at 25% by appointment only; Indoor malls can open at 25%; Gyms can open at 50%; and Hotels can open at 50%.

Also, today Elephant Butte Lake State Park opened at 6:00 AM for day use only. Overnight use and campgrounds remain closed and all events through June 19th have been canceled. In addition, there will be capacity limits set through 3 pay booths with a limit of 1250 vehicles in the park. Main Entrance 600 vehicles, Rock Canyon 250 vehicles, and Long Point 400 vehicles. Once at capacity park officials will hold visitors at entrances and admit visitors one at a time as other visitors leave.

The state has 7,689 positive cases of Covid-19 according to the NM Health Website, there have been 199,604 tests performed. 356 deaths have been reported statewide all having underlying medical conditions. 93% of the COVID-19 deaths in New Mexico have occurred in (4) counties (San Juan, Bernalillo, McKinley, and Sandoval counties). 182 currently remain hospitalized, while 2,853 people have fully recovered. 882 tests have been performed in Sierra County with only one positive case of COVID-19 being reported.

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. We have currently provided food to 363 people in Sierra County.

If you have not completed or did not receive a census form in the mail. We encourage you to go online to my2020census.gov/. That is my2020census.gov/