Here’s a look at some local news:
Silver Consolidated Schools along with New Mexico Public Education Department and the National Guard are delivering Spring Break, non-perishable, “grab and go” meals to assist families during the COVID-19 shutdown of schools until April 6th. Meal distribution began today at the G.W Stout loading dock on Silver Street and at the Tyrone Community Center from 10:00 A.M. to 12 Noon. Further information will be forthcoming on locations and times for the next two weeks. In addition, several local entities have stepped up in support of the children of Grant County being fed over the next 2 weeks. For information on locations and schedules, visit silverschools.org
The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions has compiled important facts and general information that employers and employees can use doing the COVID-19 health situation. The information includes answers to questions regarding disaster unemployment assistance, tax rates, unemployment benefits, and much more. Individuals can go online and visit jobs.state.nm.us for more information.
PNM has announced that they have suspended service disconnections and late fees for nonpayment for customers until further notice. In addition, collection and credit reporting for nonpayment have been suspended and customers will be provided with notice before billing/disconnection policies resume. Futhermore, customers are urged to use one of PNM’s convenient self-service options even though payments centers will remain open to the public.
The New Mexico Department of Health encourages members of the public to contact the NM Department of Health Hotline at 1-855-600-3453 if they have any questions or concerns regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The number for non-health related questions or concerns is 1-833-551-0518 or just visit online at cv. nmhealth.org.