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The New Mexico Department of Health has amended the state’s emergency public health order in relation to COVID-19, rescinding all previous orders to reflect the evolving nature of the virus, availability of more effective tools while shifting management to the federal government and reducing state regulations. According to a news release, only the directives in the new order shall remain in effect until it is amended or rescinded. This new order aligns the reporting requirements for all facilities licensed or certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (also known as CMS), directly to CMS. In addition, facilities including all hospital types, long-term care facilities, hospice facilities, and rehabilitation facilities are instructed to adhere to all COVID-related requirements prescribed by CMS, including, but not limited to, masking and patient/staff vaccination. The new order will be in effect until August 26th. A link to the amended order can be found at

The U.S Forest Service Gila National Forest has advised visitors to the Cherry Creek and McMillian Campgrounds to avoid the area at this time. Due to the heavy monsoon rains, flooding has caused conditions that make crossings in the area impassable. District employees will be working to correct the flooding issues at these sites.

The new Juvenile Justice Continuum of Services Program Coordinator for Luna and Hidalgo Counties, Anadely Martinez, is sharing to the public numerous youth programs available in the community. Currently they are accepting self-referrals for the Gender Specific and the Strengthening Families Programs. For more information, call 575-543-6619 or visit the office at 210 Poplar Street, Suite A, in Deming.

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