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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 60,776 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases statewide. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County increased 17 new cases for a total of 271 cases; Luna County increased 14 new cases for a total of 1,468; Hidalgo County increased 3 new cases for a total of 139; and Catron has increased 1 case for a total of 13 cases.
Due to the significant rise of COVID-19 in the community, Grant County has instituted the following measures that have become effective today at 5:00 P.M. County government offices including Admin & Finance, Clerk, Assessor, Treasurer, DWI Compliance, Planning, and Probate Judge will not be providing direct services to the public. The offices will operate during normally scheduled hours however business will need to be conducted electronically via email, mail or by telephone. Payments for services and taxes will need to be done by check or money order and either mailed or placed in the drop box located in from of the Grant County Administration Building, 1400 Highway 180 East in Silver City. In addition, Bataan Park and Grant County Fairgrounds are closed until further notice. The Grant County Airport will remain open but there will be limited access to the commercial service terminal to just those flying Advanced Air. Family and friends dropping off or picking up a passenger must remain in their vehicles. For additional information on Grant County closings and modified operating procedures, please visit grantcountynm.gov.
The Town of Silver City offices will continue to follow closures to the public and modified operating procedures as they have done since July 13th. These locations include City Hall, City Hall Annex; Public Safety Building; the Public Library; and the Municipal Court. The continued closure of the Silver City Museum and Recreation Center is still in effect. As a reminder, the Silver City Public Library is continuing to offer curbside service. For more information, visit townofsilvercity.org.
New Mexicans are being urged to seriously follow COVID-19 safety precautions during this time where positive virus cases have dramatically increased both locally and statewide. Try to stay at home, don’t make non-essential trips outside the home, and don’t gather with those from outside your household. In addition, wear a mask when in public, social distance, and wash your hands frequently.
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