Coronavirus updates for Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Our guest today is Kathleen Froese, therapist at Trauma and Recovery Center in Silver City. Kathleen shares some very helpful information on how to take care of our mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. [See resources below from today’s show]
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CVU / Coronavirus Update – March 31, 2020
As of Today – Tuesday, March 31 at 10 am
There are 281 positive cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico. (press release) Two additional deaths were announced yesterday bringing the total to four in the state according to the NM Dept. of Health. 24 individuals have been hospitalized in New Mexico for the virus, and 26 COVID-19 cases are designated as having recovered. 12,527 COVID-19 tests have been administered in the state. Grant County currently does not have any positive cases of coronavirus. Visit cv.nmhealth.org for more information.
As a reminder – New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please call your health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately at 1-855-600-3453.
For non-health COVID-19 information, call the Coronavirus Information Hotline at 1-833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov
REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT FOR JUNE 2 PRIMARY ELECTION
Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver has created an online absentee ballot portal in an effort to ensure the state’s 2020 elections proceed as efficiently and normally as possible in light of New Mexico’s ongoing public health emergency. The online absentee ballot application portal can be accessed directly through the Secretary of State’s Voter Information Portal at NMvote.org. New Mexico’s primary election will take place on June 2, 2020. The deadline for requesting your absentee ballot is May 28. More information at the Secretary of State’s website at sos.state.nm.us.
If you haven’t responded to the 2020 Census yet, now’s the time. The U.S. Census happens once every decade and counts everyone in the U.S. An accurate census is critical because the data is used to determine the distribution of federal dollars and political representation for the next ten years. Grant County receives money through federal programs which benefit the community from health care, to nutrition, to education, to housing, to jobs, and more.
The easiest way to get counted is to go online to 2020census.gov and fill out the on-line questionnaire. You can also fill out your paper questionnaire that you should have received in the mail. 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. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all public locations for census taking are closed. To date only 18% of Grant Countians have responded, so please get counted today! Thank you!
SENIOR & DISABLED ADULT FOOD ASSISTANCE
If you are a senior or disabled adult and cannot access groceries, please call the state’s Senior and Disabled Adult Food Hotline at 1-800-432-2080. Leave a message with your name, telephone number and city that you reside in and you will be contacted within 2 hours of your call.
DONATIONS TO COMMUNITY COVID-19 RESPONSE
If you’d like to help Grant County’s most vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic, please make a donation today to the Grant County Community Foundation at grantcountycommunityfoundation.org. You can decide how you’d like to help: assisting with food distribution efforts, shelter and housing, childcare or an emergency fund. Do your part to help our community through this challenging time. Thank you for stepping up!
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RESOURCES FROM TODAY’S SHOW WITH KATHLEEN FROESE