Coronavirus updates for Grant County for Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Our guest today on Coronavirus Update is Priscilla Lucero, Executive Director of the Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments, and we’ll be talking about new funding programs as part of the state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
Coronavirus Update is a local radio show that provides the latest information you need to know on local community strategies to slow the spread of the Coronavirus and protect yourself, your family and our community during this public health crisis. Brought to you by Gila-Mimbres Community Radio, Gila Resources Information Project, Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Grant County and National Center for Frontier Communities.
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CVU / Coronavirus Update – June 10, 2020
Updates as of Wednesday, June 10 at 10 am – Please note: Because we are producing this show remotely, these updates are current as of 10 am. Information on this page can change quickly, including Coronavirus Updates from previous days. Please visit gmcr.org/category/coronavirus-update to see the latest updates.
As of Today – Wednesday, June 10 – 9,105 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in New Mexico, with 404 deaths, 193 currently hospitalized individuals, and 3699 recoveries according to the New Mexico Department of Health.
Grant County has 15 positive cases.
In total, 241,657 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the state, with 1,991 having been conducted in Grant County.
For a full breakdown of COVID-19 cases by county and demographic information, visit the state’s COVID-19 data dashboard at: cvprovider.nmhealth.org/public-dashboard
New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).
As a reminder, the state’s extended public health order that took effect on June 1 still requires that face coverings must be worn in public settings; Mass gatherings of more than 5 people are still unsafe and prohibited and New Mexicans are still urged to stay home, especially if sick or in a high-risk group, and to maintain a 6-foot physical distance from others if you must go out.
More COVID-19 health information is available at cv.nmhealth.org
LOCAL PPE BANK ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF FACE MASKS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
The Town of Silver City and Grant County have joined together to establish a PPE bank for local small businesses. If your business needs extra face masks, stop by the Silver Grant County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, June 11, between 11:00am and 1:00pm.
The cost is $18.50 per box of 50 and there is a limit of 2 boxes per business.
For more information, call the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce at 575-538-3785
NEW MEXICO OUTDOOR INDUSTRY: DATA ON COVID-19 IMPACTS AND RECOVERY STRATEGIES
The NM Outdoor Recreation Division is hosting a data-driven conversation about the impact COVID-19 has had on New Mexico’s outdoor recreation businesses and the key next steps to take to continue this sector’s recovery. Outdoor Recreation Division Director Axie Navas will moderate the conversation about the results of the survey that the Office sent to outdoor rec businesses throughout the state. She’ll be joined by business leaders to talk about key takeaways, the best recovery strategies, and the future of outdoor recreation in our Covid-positive reality.
The discussion takes place online June 11 at 2:15 pm. Register through New Mexico MainStreet at www.nmmainstreet.org/coronavirus-resources/
NM SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER COVID-19 ASSISTANCE WORKSHOPS
Are you a small business needing help figuring out how to weather the COVID-19 crisis? The New Mexico Small Business Development Center has a range of workshops to help you apply for federal assistance programs such as the Paycheck Protection Program or how to reopen in compliance with State public health orders. Check out the list of workshops that are scheduled through September at www.nmsbdc.org
2020 CENSUS REMINDER
Did you know that the census results affect planning and funding for education—including programs such as Head Start, Pell Grants, school lunches, rural education, adult education, and grants for preschool special education?
If you haven’t responded to the 2020 Census yet, now is the time. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location.
Here in Grant County, only 38.8% of residents have responded to date as compared to 50% back in 2010.
Thank you if you’ve responded to the census, but if you haven’t: Our community needs you to get counted!
The easiest way to get counted is to go online to 2020census.gov and fill out the on-line questionnaire. It takes about 10 minutes.
You can also fill out your paper questionnaire that you should have received in the mail.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all public locations for census taking are closed.
So if you do not have access to the internet or have not received a paper questionnaire, you can call the 2020 Census Assistance line at 1-844-330-2020.
Additionally, Priscilla Lucero of the Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments has offered to help walk anyone through the form. You can reach her at 575-388-1509.
Again, to date only 38.8% of Grant County residents have responded, so please get counted today! That’s 2020census.gov
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