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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 84,148 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases statewide, an increase of 2,259 new cases. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County increased 6 new cases for a total of 440 positive cases; Luna County increased 16 new cases for a total of 1,810 positive cases; Hidalgo County increased 4 new cases for a total 170 total positive cases; and Catron County has remained at 33 positive cases. Statewide, there are 846 COVID-19 hospitalizations.
The New Mexico Legislature is meeting in a special session today to take up a relief package for New Mexicans who have been affected by the economic damage caused by COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the proposed legislation the governor has requested to take up include:
- $194 million in direct unemployment assistance
- $100 million grant program for New Mexico-owned small businesses
- $15 million to provide for emergency housing assistance
- $5 million for emergency food bank services
- $5 million for direct economic assistance to low-income residents
- Additional funding necessary to support administrative organization and execution of the new programs
In addition, the proposed legislation would appropriate $10 million from the state general fund to the Department of Health to provide for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and vaccine implementation support.
The Silver City Museum’s annual Arte Chicano will be released as a virtual exhibit in early December, a slight delay from the planned November 20th release. Museum staff appreciate the public’s patience and invite them to stay tuned for details in the next couple of weeks. Inquiries may be directed to museum Educator Erin Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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