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At the time of this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced 6,192 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases. There have been 142,246 tests performed statewide, 204 current COVID-19 related hospitalizations, and 1,882 cases designated as having recovered according to the Department of Health.  In addition, sadly there has been 276 COVID-19 related deaths recorded statewide. Positive COVID-19 cases in Grant County remain at 16, Luna County with 8 cases, Catron County remaining at 2, Sierra County with 1 case, and now Hidalgo County with one confirmed case.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has created a new COVID-19 Recovery Assistance Resource for the agriculture industry. The new USDA program according to a release: “Will take several actions to assist farmers, ranchers, and consumers in response to the COVID-19 national emergency. President Trump directed USDA to craft this $19 billion immediate relief program to provide critical support to our farmers and ranchers, maintain the integrity of our food supply chain, and ensure every American continues to receive and have access to the food they need.” Some of the programs include:

  • Coronavirus Food Assistance Program: Farmers to Families Food Box Program
  • Crop and Farm Loan and Commodity Flexibilities
  • Crop Acreage Reporting
  • New Mexico Food and Nutrition Services
  • SBA Loan Forgiveness and Funding

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The Gila Regional Medical Center governance board comprised of Grant County Commissioners, has named G. Scott Manis to serve as GRMC Interim Chief Executive Officer effective May 4th. Manis, comes from Dallas, TX and was recruited by HealthTechS3 management services. CFO Richard Stokes, who filled in as CEO after the February resignation of Taffy Arias, will remain as CFO.

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