Coronavirus updates for Grant County for Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Our guest today on Coronavirus Update is Andrea Lavin, a member of the Grant County COVID Supplies Support Group, and she’ll be talking about local efforts to supply masks to our community and beyond.
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 – May 26, 2020
Updates as of Tuesday, May 26 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 gmcr.org/category/coronavirus-update to see the latest updates.
As of Today – Tuesday , May 26 – 7,026 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in New Mexico, with 320 deaths, 216 hospitalized individuals, and 2,522 recoveries according to the New Mexico Department of Health.
Grant County continues to have 16 positive cases.
In total, 177,361 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the state, with 1612 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: cvprovider.nmhealth.org/public-dashboard
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 cv.nmhealth.org
CDC REOPENING GUIDANCE FOR CLEANING AND DISINFECTING PUBLIC SPACES WORKPLACES, BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS AND HOMES
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidance for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools and homes. The guidance is intended for everyone, whether you own a business, run a school, or want to ensure the cleanliness and safety of your home. Reopening a requires all of us to move forward together by practicing social distancing and other daily habits to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. The guidance also includes a Cleaning and Disinfecting Decision Tool to assist individuals with when and how to clean and disinfect workspaces and surfaces. More information at cdc.gov/covid-19
NM DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BILINGUAL COVID-SAFETY SIGNAGE FOR PUBLIC SPACES
The NM Department of Health has developed bilingual COVID safety signage for posting in public spaces. The signs are available in color and black and white and state in English and Spanish that masks are required per NM public health order. Download the signs at grantcountycoronavirusupdate.org under the Reopening tab.
COBRE SCHOOLS STARTS SUMMER HOURS FOR GRAB AND GO MEALS TODAY
Cobre Schools starts its summer grab and go meal schedule today. 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 www.facebook.com/cobre.k12.nm.us/
FOOD PANTRY SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK
The Commons will hold its next Food Pantry for Silver City, Tyrone & Arenas Valley residents on tomorrow 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 tvcgrantcounty.org/the-food-pantry/
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.
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