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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Daily Awareness – May 11, 2020

Posted on May 11, 2020
  • Beginning today, Monday, May 11, all essential business employees of any size currently operating under the public health order must wear face coverings or medical grade masks.
  • Retailers will not be required to provide face coverings for customers but are encouraged to post signage strongly encouraging customers to wear their own masks.

The state has had 4,863 positive cases of Covid-19 according to the NM Health Website, while 102,498 tests have been performed. 200 deaths have been reported statewide all having underlying medical conditions. 92 % of the state’s deaths have occurred in (4) counties (San Juan, Bernalillo, McKinley, and Sandoval counties). 194 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, while 1,285 people have recovered. 465 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 7,300 meals to area residents.

Don’t forget to do your census while staying at home during this period. Take a few minutes out of your day to fill out the form or go online to my2020census.gov/ (You do not need a Census ID to fill out the census online).