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 At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total to 38,715 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases statewide. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County rose to 171 total cases with 65 recovered; Luna County has risen to 661 total cases with 240 recovered; Hidalgo County remained at 112 total cases with 84 recovered; and Catron County remains at 9 total cases with 5 recovered. Statewide there are currently 202 COVID-19 hospitalizations.

As of yesterday, October 21st, Governor Lujan Grisham’s executive order requiring a quarantine for out-of-state visitors was amended to add Washington to the list of “high risk” states. According to a release, “pursuant to the most recent executive order, the negative test quarantine exemption is no longer in effect. Any individual arriving in New Mexico from any high-risk state must quarantine for a period of 14 days or for the duration of their stay in the state, whichever is shorter, regardless of any negative COVID-19 test.” The state amends the list every Wednesday and can be viewed by visiting Information regarding traveling can also be found on the New Mexico Tourism Department’s website.

Alcohol Servers certification through ServSafe, is still available for individuals interested in acquiring this 3-year certification. Due to funding through Freeport McMoRan, there is enough funding available to assist 23-25 people to become certified or re-certified if they are close to expiring. Anyone interested in taking advantage of this opportunity should call Judy O’Loughlin from the Grant County Extension office at 575-538-1961 to set up an appointment.

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