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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 22,315 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases. In addition, COVID-19 cases locally impacting the area are as follows: Grant County remains at 71 total cases with 28 recovered; Luna County increasing to 254 total cases and 70 recovered; Hidalgo County remaining at 90 total cases with 33 recovered; and Catron County rose to 6 total cases. Statewide, there are 121 individuals currently hospitalized statewide and 9,319 individuals designated as totally recovered.
The New Mexico Environmental Department has filed an emergency rule that requires employers to report positive COVID-19 cases to the NMED within four hours of being notified of the case. The emergency rule was put into place so employers can report cases in a timely manner enabling the state to more rapidly respond to workplaces in addition to providing support to employers and preventing the spread of COVID-19 beyond infected employees. The emergency amendment will remain in effect for no more than 120 days, unless NMED proposes and the Environmental Improvement Board adopts a permanent rule prior to the end of the 120-day period.
Due to a lack of business items, the Town of Silver City Council has canceled their regular Council meeting scheduled for tomorrow Tuesday, August 11th, at 6:00 P.M. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm. Please contact the Town Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require additional information, or check the Agenda Center on the Town’s website at www.townofsilvercity.org