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At the time of compiling this report, COVID-19 cases have increased in New Mexico to 315 individuals, with 24 hospitalizations. There is a total of five deaths now in New Mexico from COVID-19. For our area, sadly we now have two positive cases of COVID-19, one has been reported in Grant County and one in Catron County.

The New Mexico Department of Health has announced revised COVID-19 testing criteria thanks to an increased statewide testing capacity. The following people may now be covered for COVID-19 testing: asymptomatic (meaning producing or showing no symptoms) people who are in close contact or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus; asymptomatic residents in nursing homes; asymptomatic people in congregant settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers; and symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath. The previous criteria for testing consisted of those symptomatic or a recent out of state or country travel history.

Silver Consolidated Schools will be transitioning to their Summer Breakfast/Lunch Program for the remainder of the building closures. “Grab and Go” hot meal distribution for both breakfast and lunch will begin on April 6th, from 10AM to 12PM from the following locations through May 22nd: G.W. Stout Elementary Loading Dock (off Silver Street); Tyrone Community Center (off of Malachite Avenue); the Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire Department; Cliff Schools;  and El Grito Early Learning Center located at 303 South Cooper Street. In addition, the continuous learning activities for the district will launch on April 6th with additional information of activities and schedules to be released later this week.  Communication will be made through multiple measures including District Facebook, District webpage as well as the School Messenger phone system.

During this time of the COVID-19 health emergency, shopping local is more important than ever and crucial for our community. Please do your part and support our local businesses and make sure to visit for a listing of open business during this time.

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