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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 74,116 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases statewide, a record increase of 3,675 new cases. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County increased 18 new cases for a total of 366 positive cases; Luna County increased 54 new cases for a total of 1,667 positive cases; Hidalgo County increased 6 new cases for a total 154 total positive cases; and Catron has increased 3 new cases for a total of 25 positive cases.
The New Mexico Human Services Department has announced that households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will again be receiving the maximum amount for their household size for the month of November. According to a release, SNAP recipients will automatically receive the additional allotment in the same way they receive their current benefits. This increase has been made to help reduce food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals seeking to apply for SNAP benefits may apply online through www.yes.state.nm.us or by phone at 1-800-283-4465. Newly approved SNAP recipients will be eligible for the supplemental benefit.
New Mexico State Parks are temporarily shut down through November 30th in accordance with the Governor’s public health order. All special events through the end of the calendar year have been cancelled. The state park closure will expire on November 30th unless the public health order is extended. A law enforcement presence will remain in the parks to ensure the protection of natural resources. In addition, visitors with overnight camping reservations will be issued refunds.
The official Marine Corps. Toys for Tots campaign in Grant County is in need of toys that will be distributed to local children for Christmas. Individuals can find out how to help by visiting silvercitynm.toysfortots.org or make arrangements to donate toys to local drop boxes by visiting the Grant County Tots for Tots page on Facebook.
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