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Yesterday, New Mexico updated the list of counties that meet the requirements outlined in the COVID-19 “Red to Green” framework. Grant and Luna counties remain in the Yellow Level, with a case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent 2-week period, or an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than or equal to 5 percent. Hidalgo County is in the less restrictive Green Level and Catron County has reached the least restrictive “Turquoise”, level having reached the Green level for two consecutive biweekly map updates.
Hidalgo Medical Services have been working with both Hidalgo and Grant counties to get residents in Phase 1a and Phase 1b vaccinated for COVID-19. They have done 770 vaccines in Grant County and 431 vaccines in Hidalgo County, for a total of 1201 vaccines distributed. HMS is working on having more frequent clinics throughout the week between both counties and has discussed using their Mobile Health Unit to reach patients who are homebound and do not have access to transportation. In addition, HMS has performed 9,916 COVID-19 tests and will still be offering the testing in their testing tents by appointment.
The New Department of Game & Fish has announced that deadlines are approaching fast for draw licenses for the following game: Barbary sheep; Bighorn sheep; Deer; Elk; Pronghorn; and Turkey. The deadline is Wednesday, March 17th by 5:00 P.M. In addition, the deadline to submit 2020-21 harvest reports for Barbary sheep, ibex, javelina, oryx, and eligibility for trapper license holders to obtain big-game licenses, is Wednesday, April 7th. For more information, visit wildlife.state.nm.us/hunting
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