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At the time of this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total 12,147 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases with 5,393 individuals reported as totally recovered. In addition, COVID-19 cases locally impacting the area include: Luna County has risen to 79 cases and 3,767 tests administered; Grant County remains at 18 total cases with 3,178 tests administered; Hidalgo County remains at 49 total cases with 1,448 tests administered; and Catron County has reported no new changes.

In an action taken for the protection of the health, welfare, and safety of the community at-large, and more particularly to the inhabitants and visitors within the Town during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Silver City Town Manager in consultation with the Mayor, has ordered that all town owned property within the boundaries of Silver City shall be closed to public entrance and use beginning on Friday, July 3rd at 12:00 P.M. and ending on Sunday, July 5th at 11:59 P.M. The restrictions of entry and use do not apply to public rights-of-way, designated trails and open spaces, and the golf course and ball fields at Scott Park. In addition, this Order does not apply to law enforcement and public employees in conduct of their lawful duties. Pursuant to Municipal Code, a violation of an Order of the Town Manager is a criminal misdemeanor, subject to the penalties prescribed by said Code.

In addition, Grant County has announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s current order against large gatherings, the parking lot located at the Grant County Administrative Offices will be closed to the public this Friday July 3rd and Saturday July 4th. Barricades will be in place and law enforcement personnel will be monitoring the area for everyone’s safety.

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