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According to the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, as of March 31st the number of residents in Grant County that have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination totals 10,564 residents for a total of 45.7% of the population. In addition, Luna County at 7,988 residents for a total 42.7%; Hidalgo County at 1,138 residents for a total of 33.6%; and Catron County for a total of 944 residents for a total 29.7%. Currently the percentage of residents that have registered to receive the COVID-19 vaccination are as follows:

  • Grant County at 54.4%
  • Luna County at 46.9%
  • Hidalgo County at 47.4%
  • Catron County at 28.1%

Residents are urged to register for their vaccine by going to through the New Mexico Department of Health.

Starting on Monday, April 5th, Grant County buildings will reopen to the public while maintaining regular business hours with COVID safe practices. According to a release from Grant County, additional safety measures have been implemented that include, touch free paper towel dispensers in restrooms, kiosks in the entryways that include hand sanitizer, and a large map of the building. In addition, HVAC units throughout the buildings have been equipped to ionize the air, insuring proper ventilation. The offices have installed plexiglass barriers above their counters, and visitors may be asked to wait in a lobby area to ensure proper social distancing in the offices. Grant County still encourages members of the public to schedule an appointment in advance, although not required.

The Grant County Airport Terminal will also be open to the public beginning on Monday, April 5th. Advanced Air will be following the FAA mandate requiring face masks both while in the terminal and on the aircraft.

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