If you live in the Elephant Butte or Williamsburg area or only have a PO Box as an address you may not have received a Census ID through the mail. We encourage you to go online to my2020census.gov/ and click on the link “If you do not have a Census ID, click here”. Sierra County is currently at 26% 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. That is my2020census.gov/
The state has had 5,212 positive cases of Covid-19 according to the NM Health Website, while 110,289 tests have been performed. 11 new deaths reported yesterday bring the total to 219 deaths statewide all having underlying medical conditions. Over 92% of the state’s deaths have occurred in (4) counties (San Juan, Bernalillo, McKinley, and Sandoval counties). 207 currently remain hospitalized with COVID-19, while 1,434 people have recovered. 514 tests have been performed in Sierra County with only one positive case of COVID-19 being reported.
If you need food, email firstname.lastname@example.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.