Coronavirus Update – June 19, 2020

Coronavirus updates for Grant County for Friday , June 19, 2020.  Our guest today on Coronavirus Update is Kyle Durrie, owner of Power and Light Press in downtown Silver City. 

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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NM Dept of Health COVID-19 Hotline 1-855-600-3453 or visit

Coronavirus Information Hotline at 1-833-551-0518 or visit

NM Crisis & Access Line, 24/7, 1-855-662-7474;

Message from Grant County’s health care providers –video

Donations to Community COVID-19 Response – Grant County Community Foundation

Grant County Coronavirus Update website –

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CVU / Coronavirus Update – June 19, 2020

Updates as of  Friday, June 19 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 to see the latest updates.

For a full breakdown of COVID-19 cases by county and demographic information, visit the state’s COVID-19 data dashboard at:

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 at 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


Reuters reports that the World Health Organization warned today that the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, with Thursday’s 150,000 new cases world-wide as the highest in a single day and nearly half of those in the Americas. The WHO director general said that the virus is still spreading fast, it is still deadly, and most people are still susceptible, and urged people to maintain social distancing and “extreme vigilance.” (article)


A reminder that local testing schedules and procedures for COVID-19 have 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. Testing will also be done for Utility Workers at this time. Appointments are required and must be scheduled by noon the preceding Friday  by calling (575) 538-5318 (ext. 4)

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) Appointments are required and must be scheduled by noon the preceding Friday by calling (575) 538-5318 (ext. 4)

Testing is free, but those who have insurance should bring their card with them. 

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 is making Self-swab tests available to individuals meeting CDC criteria, in addition to state and age guidelines. Patients must register in advance at

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.


St. Francis Newman Center Food Pantry located at 914 W. 13th St. Silver City.

Is open every Monday at 4 pm and cash assistance for rent, utilities, bus passes and prescription drugs is also provided.  Call 575-388-4933 for more information

The Food Pantry at the Gospel Mission

Open for drive thru only on Wednesdays 8:30 am – 9:30 am. at 111 South Texas Street, Silver City Daily soup kitchen is open 8:30-9:30am  for breakfast Mon-Fri and from 12-1 pm  for lunch every day. Call 575 388-5071 for more information.

The Commons will be holding its food pantry for Silver City, Tyrone & Arenas Valley residents on Wednesday June 24 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at 501 E. 13th Street in Silver City (Just off Swan Street behind the Knights of Columbus) Visit for more information.


Silver City Farmers’ market will be held tomorrow and every Saturday from 9 am – noon in the old Life Quest parking lot at the corner of Pope St. and College Avenue

The Wednesday Farmers’ market will be held on Wednesday June 24 and every Wednesday from 9 am — 12 pm at Ace Hardware Parking Lot

A reminder that the Silver City Farmers’ Market accepts EBT and offers Double Up Food Bucks to double your benefits. Fresh local produce, including micro-greens and hothouse tomatoes, root vegetables, and new seasonal produce every week, as well as grass-fed meats, baked goods, tortillas, and tamales. Please keep a physical distance of 6 feet while lining up and to disperse immediately after shopping to comply with social distancing guidance.

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