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An amended emergency public health order issued yesterday by Acting Health Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D., will effectively require many workers in high risk environments to receive a COVID-19 booster shot when eligible. The announcement was made as the World Health Organization and governments world-wide expresses concern over the newly identified omicron variant of the virus. In addition, the CDC has expressed their recommendation on COVID booster shots stating that all adults should receive one either six months after completing a Pfizer or Moderna series, and two months after a Johnson & Johnson shot. These workers include individuals in all health care and congregate-care settings – be vaccinated and receive the booster shot. Public school workers and state employees, meanwhile, must submit to weekly COVID-19 testing if they are not vaccinated. Those workers must receive a booster dose no later than January 17th, 2022, or within four weeks of becoming eligible.

The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District will be implementing multiple prescribed burns through January with weather, fuels conditions, and resources permitting. The burns are scheduled to begin December 8th if conditions are right for burning. The prescribed burns will lower the risk of wildfire by reducing fuels and removing piled vegetation and slash created from past and ongoing thinning and timber sale projects. Signs will be posted in these areas for public awareness and safety. The burns will be conducted at the following locations:

  • The Old GOS Ranch, west of the continental divide, along the south side of NM Highway 35
  • Pile burns in multiple locations throughout the Highway 35 corridor and Lake Roberts area

Napa Auto Parts at their locations Silver City and Deming will giving away warm pajamas for kids on tomorrow December 4th from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. There will be several youth sizes to choose from and the child must be present. The supply is first come served while supplies last.

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