Coronavirus updates for Grant County for Thursday, June 11, 2020. Our guest today on Coronavirus Update is public health consultant Renee Depres in the first of a two part interview about the latest information on COVID-19 safe practices and more.
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 11, 2020
Updates as of Thursday, June 11 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 – Thursday, June 11 – 9,250 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in New Mexico, with 410 deaths, 197 currently hospitalized individuals, and 3806 recoveries according to the New Mexico Department of Health.
Grant County has 15 positive cases.
In total, 245,557 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the state, with 1991 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
COVID-19 TESTING SCHEDULE CHANGES
Local testing schedules and procedures for COVID-19 has changed.
Grant County Public Health Office will provide free testing every Monday from 8:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. for Food Industry Workers including: employees who work to provide New Mexican families with food, including workers at restaurants, grocery stores, farmers’ markets, distribution centers and food manufacturing facilities.
Free testing will also be conducted for everyone on Tuesdays from 8:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. at the Grant County Public Health Office at 2610 N. Silver Street (across the street from the Swimming Pool)
Testing is free, but those who have insurance should bring their card with them.
Appointments are required and must be scheduled by noon the preceding Friday by calling (575) 538-5318 (ext. 4)
Gila Regional Medical Center is conducting testing every Monday and Friday from 2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. at La Montana Plaza at 1260 E 32 nd Street (across the street from Gila Regional Medical Center). Please call (575) 388-4103 for an appointment to be tested or seen.
CVS Pharmacy Drive Through in Silver City
- Patients will be required to stay in their cars and will be directed to the pharmacy drive-thru window
- Patients must register in advance at CVS.com
- Self-swab tests will be made available to individuals meeting CDC criteria, in addition to state and age guidelines.
Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) in Silver City is doing testing on weekdays except for Tuesday at their clinic at 1007 Pope Street in Silver City and on weekdays except Thursdays at their Lordsburg clinic at 530 De Moss Street in Lordsburg.Call 1-888-271-3596 for an appointment. Testing is expanded to everyone via a drive -up testing approach.
GET YOUR VACCINES UP TO DATE
Efforts to reduce transmission of COVID-19, such as stay-at-home orders, have led to decreased use of routine preventive medical services, including immunization services. Ensuring that routine vaccination is maintained or reinitiated during the COVID-19 pandemic is essential for protecting individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks. Call your healthcare provider today to ensure that your children are up to date with their vaccines. More information on vaccine schedules is available at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
VISITING PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES: PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS FROM COVID-19
Staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. People can visit parks, trails, and open spaces as a way to relieve stress, get some fresh air, and stay active. While these facilities and areas can offer health benefits, it is important that you take steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. The CDC has issued new guidance for visiting parks and recreational facilities to help you stay safe, such as checking with the park or recreation area in advance to prepare safely, practicing social distancing, not visiting the parks if you are sick or if the park is crowded. The guidance is available at cdc.gov
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