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The New Mexico Department of Education has released updated school re-entry guidelines regarding the return of students and faculty to in-person learning this fall. Secondary students – along with their teachers, school staff, visitors and volunteers – will not be required to wear masks at school this fall if they show they are fully vaccinated. Masks will continue to be required for all individuals in elementary schools regardless of vaccination status as well as for those who are unvaccinated and anyone who doesn’t provide proof of vaccination. In addition, Masks will be required for unvaccinated individuals on school transportation. Unvaccinated students and elementary students must maintain 3 feet of social distance to the extent possible from other students and 6 feet from adults, and must keep masks on except: for eating and drinking during allowed times; during designated rest periods for very young students; and while outdoors. Masks are not required outdoors, and the PED encourages all schools to maximize their use of outdoor learning and encourages districts to use their federal funds to support the implementation of outdoor learning.

The Silver City Mainstreet/Arts and Cultural District, partnering with the Future Forge and various community groups have been hosting Make & Take Saturday activities at the weekly Maker’s Market at Main Street Plaza in Downtown Silver City. According to a news release, additional organizations are invited to participate in the family friendly community event each week through October. Silver City MainStreet will be able to offer a small stipend for supplies in addition to a table and chairs to use. In addition, participating organizations will be publicized by Silver City MainStreet. For more information, contact Charmeine at 575-534-1700.

Interested in composting? The Upper Gila Watershed Alliance has organized Climathon Silver City 2021 to be held on Friday and Saturday July 30 and 31st on the WNMU campus. This free 2-day event is open to anyone 14 years old and up. Take part in workshops, site visits, a movie screening, and much more. For more information and to register, visit the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance on Facebook.

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