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Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials announced on Friday that the state will temporarily re-enact a statewide order closing in-person services for all non-essential activities in order to ease the spike in COVID-19 cases in New Mexico. The health order can be obtained by visiting newmexico.gov.
Western New Mexico University transitioned today to fully online instruction one week ahead of schedule after closing parts of the campus frequented by the public. Students enrolled in hybrid courses are proceeding to instructions from their professors and staff is working with supervisors to determine whether to work remotely or in person over the next few weeks. According to a release, campus residence halls will operate according to plan and dining services shall shift to carry-out service only. In addition, the WNMU Child Development Center will remain open with the option to adjust operations based on new state mandates. The operational changes will continue until January 11th, 2021, independent of whether the governor rescinds any of the current restrictions.
Grant County has allocated final funds for the CARES Act Small Business Continuity Grant Awards. With no available funds left to award, the application process has been closed, and the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce will no longer be providing applications on behalf of Grant County.
According to a release issued by Silver Consolidated Schools, the district has reverted to remote learning for ALL SCHOOLS, except Cliff Schools, starting today through this Wednesday, November 18th due to a potential COVID exposure in the Food Services Department that affects multiple buildings. Cliff Schools will remain in hybrid at this time until notified otherwise as their staff was not part of the exposure. In addition, schools in Silver City are suspending food pick-ups until further notice as the District makes plans to restore the meal services to the students, schools, and community. Further updates will be released to the community on potential school re-openings and food services.
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