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According to the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, as of March 28th the number of residents in Grant County that have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination totals 10,409 residents for a total of 45.0% of the population. In addition, Luna County at 7,817 residents for a total 41.8%; Hidalgo County at 1,029 residents for a total of 30.4%; and Catron County for a total of 940 residents for a total 29.6%. Currently the percentage of residents that have registered to receive the COVID-19 vaccination are as follows:

  • Grant County at 53.4%
  • Luna County at 45.8%
  • Hidalgo County at 47.0%
  • Catron County at 27.7%

Residents are urged to register for their vaccine by going to through the New Mexico Department of Health.

The New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department has released an updated set of COVID-19 health and safety requirements for childcare facilities and professionals throughout the state. The updates include: Physical distancing between children at 3 feet when possible according to CDC recommendations; COVID-19 testing for provider staff on a monthly basis; updated quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated staff; and continued mask wearing for all staff, essential visitors, and children ages three years and older.

This week has been proclaimed Wildfire Awareness Week. The risk for catastrophic wildfires is exceptionally high due to significant drought across New Mexico and the Southwest. The public is reminded to check with local governments and fire departments for current fire restrictions before heading out to spend time in the outdoors. For more information visit online at

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