Coronavirus Update – March 30, 2020

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 – March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020 – Updates as of 10 amPlease 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.

There are 237 positive cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico, with two deaths in the state according to the NM Dept. of Health. Grant County currently does not have any positive cases of coronavirus. 22 individuals have been hospitalized in New Mexico for the virus, and 26 COVID-19 cases are designated as having recovered. (Press release)

Over the weekend, the NM Department of Health announced two new on-line tools that can assist people with getting the health information they need related to COVID-19.

  • You can now find out your COVID-19 test results on line through a new web-based testing portal at
  • The Department of Health also launched a new self-screening tool that will help people determine the extent of their symptoms and their chances of exposure to COVID-19 and provide recommendations as to whether they should be tested. Visit:

Department of Health Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel said that the online tools will go a long way toward giving New Mexicans the health information they need as soon as possible. However, she urged residents to continue to stay home, avoid all unnecessary travel and protect themselves to avoid COVID-19 transmission as the best way to keep people healthy and stop the spread of this potentially deadly virus.

For more information on health issues related to COVID-19, call the NM Dept of Health COVID-19 Hotline 1-855-600-3453 or visit

Fo non-health COVID-19 information, call the Coronavirus Information Hotline at 1-833-551-0518 or visit

Congress passed on Friday a $2 trillion Emergency Coronavirus Aid Package. According to US Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, the legislation gives immediate relief to New Mexico families and frontline public health professionals by significantly expanding unemployment insurance by $600/week for four months, providing $1200 in direct payments to each New Mexican, $2400 for married couples and $500 per child, directing $377 billion nationwide for small businesses, and providing $150 billion in financial support to hospitals and health care workers. The bill also includes up to $1.25 billion in relief for NM’s state and local governments, and $8 billion in Tribal expenses due to the coronavirus pandemic. More information on how the bill will benefit New Mexico is available at

On Friday, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year and schools will shift to a learn-at-home model. Stay informed and check out distance learning resources by following both Silver Schools and Cobre Schools at their facebook pages or websites: and

Grab and Go Meals for Kids

Silver Consolidated Schools continues to provide non-perishable, “grab and go” meal distribution Monday through Friday 10AM-12PM at the following locations:

  • G.W. Stout Elementary Loading Dock (off Silver Street)
  • Tyrone Community Center (off of Malachite Avenue)
  • Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire Department
  • Cliff School (622 NM-211)

More information at

Cobre Consolidated Schools also continues to provide breakfast and lunch to its students from 11:30 – 12:30 at Bayard Post Office, Viola Stone Park in Santa Clara, Hurley Post Office and Mimbres Post Office. For updates, check the Cobre Consolidated Schools facebook page.

Motor Vehicle Department Offices Closed Statewide

For the safety of the public and to help halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all Motor vehicle department offices around the state will be closed. Many transactions can be conducted at, including renewing vehicle registrations, renewing driver’s licenses (except for first-time Real ID licenses), updating insurance or address information, renewing disability placards, paying driving citations and more. To access online services, use the “online services” pull-down menu at and choose “eservices”.

Area grocery stores have set up special times for seniors to get their shopping done:

Albertsons – Tuesdays and Thursdays 8am to 9am
Walmart – Tuesdays 6 am – 7 am
Silver City Food Basket – 7am – 8 am every day

Please visit our website at for all of today’s updates and additional resources. And remember to send us your updates and questions — email us at or post on facebook @GilaMimbresCommunityRadio.

Because we are producing this show remotely, these updates are current as of 10 am this morning. Information can change quickly, so find out the latest on New Mexico’s COVID-19 website at

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