Coronavirus Update – May 25, 2020

Coronavirus updates for Grant County for Monday, May 25, 2020.  Our guest today on Coronavirus Update is Allyson Siwik, director of Gila Resources Information Project, who talks about the resources available for individuals and businesses to guide reopening decisions. 

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 – May 25, 2020

Updates as of Monday, May 25 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 -Monday , May 25 – 6,943 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in New Mexico, with 317 deaths,  213  hospitalized individuals, and 2464 recoveries according to the New Mexico Department of Health. 

Grant County continues to have 16 positive cases. 

In total, 173,481 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the state, with 1472 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 State of New Mexico is looking for applicants for contact-tracing jobs.

The New Mexico Department of Health and the State Personnel Office began accepting applications on Friday to fill 200 to 250 contact-tracing positions around the state as the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic moves into the next phase.

The positions range from entry-level through supervisory. Work will be done remotely, and hiring will be done virtually. Qualifications include experience in a health-related field or work with communities on social service matters, social work or case management.

Those hired will work with approximately 150 Health Department personnel already engaged in contact tracing, many of whom have been temporarily reassigned from other public health roles in the department.

Those hired will be assigned to one of five regional contact-tracing teams statewide, with larger teams deployed to the regions with higher numbers of cases.

Additional positions are likely to become available over the summer as New Mexico continues to increase contact-tracing capacity.

The goal is to ensure that every individual who tests positive for COVID-19 is identified, isolated, monitored and supported through the isolation period and that all known contacts are also contacted, tested for COVID-19 and monitored.

Effective and timely case investigation and contact tracing are central to New Mexico’s effort to contain the virus and move into each of our three phases of economic recovery.

To apply for a contact-tracing position, applicants should log into the State Personnel Office website and navigate to “View Job Opportunities and Apply” at the top right. The contact tracing positions will be at the top of the state job listings.


A reminder that the Grant County Public Health Office will hold its weekly FREE COVID-19 Testing Clinic tomorrow from 8:30 am – 11:30 am at 2610 N. Silver St. 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. Please call 575-538-5318 ext. 4 for an appointment.


Tomorrow the Silver City Public Library will introduce curbside pickup of library items. 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.

 Reserve your books online through the library catalog at, by email at , or by phone at 575-538-3672.

Call the library to make an appointment to pick up your reserved books at 575-538-3672. Pickup hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00am- 11:00am and 3:30pm-5:30pm.

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


St. Francis Associates for the Needy at The Newman Center will hold its weekly Food Pantry on TODAY 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)

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