Coronavirus Update – May 22, 2020

Coronavirus updates for Grant County for Friday, May 22, 2020.  Our guest today on Coronavirus Update is Cindy Livingston, mental health therapist for SASS, Sexual Assault Support Services.

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

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Message from Grant County’s health care providers – video

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CVU / Coronavirus Update – May 22, 2020

Updates as of Friday, May 22 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.

As of Today -Friday, May 22 – 6,472 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in New Mexico, with 294 deaths,  205  hospitalized individuals, and 2041 recoveries according to the New Mexico Department of Health. 

Grant County has 16 positive cases. 

In total, 152,767 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the state, with 1429 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:

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).

More COVID-19 health information is available at


The Grant County Public Health Office will hold its weekly FREE COVID-19 Testing Clinic Tuesday from 8:30 am – 11:30 am at 2610 N. Silver in Silver City across from the Swimming Pool. Due to increased testing capacity in New Mexico, now EVERYONE can be tested for FREE. Doctor referrals are no longer needed but patients are encouraged to make an appointment. Call 575-538-5318 ext. 4 for an appointment.

Additionally Gila Regional Medical Center is conducting COVID-19 testing every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m at the  La Montana Plaza (Gila Family Medicine) 1260 E 32 nd Street (across the street from Gila Regional Medical Center). Please call (575) 388-4103 (Monday through Friday) for an appointment to be tested or seen.

Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) is also conducting COVID-19 tests for established patients however it will be expanding its COVID-19 testing according to the Silver City Daily Press.  Call (575) 388-1511 for an appointment.


Today is the last day to provide Silver Schools with your input and feedback on your remote learning experiences during the COVID-19 school closure period.  Parents, students, and community members are invited to take the online survey that can be accessed on the district’s Facebook page at The survey is anonymous and the feedback will help the district prepare for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.

Link to survey


The Silver City Public Library will introduce curbside pickup of library items starting Tuesday, May 26, 2020. While the library remains closed to the public, the library staff have designed a system to allow people who currently have library cards to borrow items. The library cannot issue new library cards at this time.

The curbside service system is designed with the goal of reducing the risk of COVID-19 exposure. Checkout limits are reduced to 5 per person, 10 per household; and appointments are spaced out in intervals in order to make the service safer.

There are four steps: 

(1) Reserve items. Reserves can be placed by logging in to the library catalog at, by email at , or by phone at 538-3672.

(2) Make an appointment. Call library staff to choose an appointment time during our pickup hours: 9:00am- 11:00am and 3:30pm-5:30pm Tuesday-Thursday. Appointment times are limited and are given on a first-come first-served basis. We ask that patrons keep their appointments and pick up on time.

(3) Pickup. Library staff will have the reserves waiting at a clearly designated pick-up spot at the appointment time. Just drop by and pick them up. If a patron misses their appointment time, the books will be held for 3 days; call back to reschedule.

(4) Return. Return books to the silver return bin outside the front doors of the library.

Curbside service availability is subject to change if there are changes in public health orders.

For more information, access to e-Books, audiobooks, and more, visit the Silver City Public Library website at 



Silver City Farmers’ Market takes place tomorrow, Saturday, May 23 from 8:30 am until noon at the corner of Pope St. and College Avenue in the old Life Quest parking lot.

Cash and EBT is accepted with DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS to double your benefits for fresh fruits and vegetable purchases. 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. Shoppers are asked to please keep a physical distance of 6 feet while lining up and to disperse immediately after shopping to comply with social distancing guidance.

More information at


Cobre Schools has announced the start of the summer grab and go meal schedule. Bags will be distributed Monday through Thursday from 11:30 until 12:30 at the Bayard Post Office, Viola Stone Park and Hurley Post Office. Mimbres meals will be delivered by bus. Friday’s meals will be included in Thursday’s bags.  Cobre Schools advises participants to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19. More information on the Cobre Schools facebook page at


St. Francis Associates for the Needy at The Newman Center will hold its weekly Food Pantry on Monday, May 25 at 4pm. Cash assistance for rent, utilities, bus passes and prescription drugs is also provided. The food pantry is located at 914 W. 13th St. Silver City. Call 388-4933 for more information.

The Food Pantry at the Gospel Mission in Silver City is open Monday thru Friday, 8:30am-1:30pm. They are located at 111 South Texas Street in Silver City. Call 388-5071 for more information.

 The Commons will hold its next Food Pantry for  Silver City, Tyrone & Arenas Valley residents on Wednesday, May 27 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at 501 E. 13th Street in Silver City (Just off Swan Street behind the Knights of Columbus)

More information at

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