Here’s a look at some local news:
Yesterday, the Grant County Commission conducted an emergency meeting and passed Resolution R-20-16 that declares a health emergency in Grant County. The passage of this resolution is not implemented to cause panic to residents, but allows Grant County to receive necessary funding from the federal and state level in order to face any challenges that may be ahead. The passage of the resolution is meant as a proactive step made in order to access systems in the future.
Gila Regional Medical Center will be giving an update on Silver City Radio at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 25th. The special radio segment for “State of COVID-19 in Grant County by GRMC,” will air on KNFT-FM 102.9, KSCQ-FM 92.9, and KNFT-AM 950 and 96.5 FM. It is important for the community to email questions to COVID19@silvercityradio.com by 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 25th, for consideration in having them answered.
The New Mexico Attorney General issued a consumer safety advisory, warning New Mexican consumers of scams related to the coronavirus outbreak. According to release from the NMAG, consumers have reported phishing scams among others where the caller impersonates a representative from the COVID-19 Hotline or other medical entity. The scammer is asking for personal information like social security and date of birth, telling callers they must have that information in order to release COVID-19 testing results. Any New Mexican that is suspicious of price gouging or scamming activity is urged to immediately file a complaint with the Office of the Attorney General at nm a g dot gov.