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With the foremost concern for our Parish community and recognizing the importance of social distancing in containing the spread of COVID-19, Las Cruces Roman Catholic Diocese Bishop Baldacchino has made the difficult but necessary decision to temporarily suspend the public celebration of Mass including weddings and funerals. In addition, all parish events such as baptism and marriage preparation classes, group meetings, etc. are suspended.

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Issues Statement on Government Declaration of National Emergency in Peru

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that the Peruvian Government has issued a Supreme Decree and declaration of a National Emergency in its efforts to contain the outbreak of COVID-19. To comply with the Government’s requirements, Cerro Verde has temporarily transitioned to a care and maintenance status for a 15-day period which commenced on March 16, 2020. During this period, onsite personnel will be limited to critical activities necessary to maintain the facilities pending a return to normal operations.

By Mary Alice Murphy

The New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity had a large crowd in attendance because of one issue on the agenda—consideration of passing a resolution in opposition to the Wild and Scenic River Act proposal that New Mexico U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are pushing to pass through the Senate.

Several entities, including the town of Silver City and the County of Grant have supported the proposal. Other entities throughout the area and state have opposed the proposal.

Given the risks associated with the spread of COVID-19, the Grant County Detention Center has modified operations at our facility.

At this time in order to best protect the Grant County Detention Center, effective immediately the Grant County Detention Center will:

https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/03/a-covid-19-coronavirus-update-from-concerned-physicians.html?fbclid=IwAR2OGwJhNH2CGN0DTK1qJLj5aukU39RnkCuxA3MZoIydCxAPsmYKMmcMm44

An excerpt from the above long article:

Who should follow our suggested social isolation measures? EVERYONE. If you do not need to go out for a mission-critical purpose, do not. You WILL be saving the lives of at-risk members of your own family, as well as people you will never have the pleasure of meeting.

All of you can save lives starting now.

The actions you take starting today will save the lives of people you will never meet.

Restaurants, bars shall operate at no greater than 50% maximum occupancy

SANTA FE – New Mexico Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel on Monday morning formalized the strengthening of the public health emergency order she issued Thursday, March 12, amending the restrictions on social gatherings to limit the incidence of COVID-19 in New Mexico. The order is attached.

Beginning today March 16, at 9 a.m. the amended public health order directs that all restaurants, bars, breweries, eateries and other food establishments shall operate at no greater than 50 percent of maximum occupancy and no greater than 50 percent of seating capacity. In addition, tables and booths may not seat more than six people, and all occupied tables and booths must be separated by at least six feet. Patrons may not be seated at bars, and standing patrons will not be served.

Public health and safety services unaffected

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Sunday issued a directive to all state agencies to accelerate remote-work initiatives in the wake of the COVID-19 public health emergency and to temporarily adjust, and in some cases suspend, certain functions in order to minimize public health risks.

"We're asking every state employee to continue serving the public. Some can do that best by coming to the office and delivering indispensable services – and some can do that best by working from home and protecting the public health," said Gov. Lujan Grisham. "We are emphasizing social distancing with minimal disruption to services – and that's what we recommend for all.

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New classified for Silver City church seeking office manager.

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