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COVID-19 Updates & Resources

We recognize that our community will have many questions in the days and weeks ahead. This webpage will include all the latest information and announcements regarding our response to CORONAVIRUS COVID-19. Please refer to this webpage and check regularly for updates.

As the situation continues to develop, we are closely monitoring updates from the CDC and health officials to inform our decisions in the best interest of our community.

The well-being of our residents and visitors is our primary focus. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is leading the State of New Mexico’s COVID-19 Vaccination Preparedness Planning in close collaboration with other state agencies, public, private and tribal partners throughout the state.

COVID-19 Testing Sites & Locations

Providers across Lincoln County offer safe screening and testing for COVID-19. 

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On Monday, March 23, 2020, a Public Health Order was issued by NM Department of Health Cabinet Secretary Kathyleen M. Kunkel closing all businesses and non-profit entities except for those deemed essential and providing additional restrictions on mass gatherings to stop the spread of COVID-19 as follows:

  • All Mass Gatherings of 5 people or more are prohibited.
  • All businesses, except those entities identified as “essential businesses”, are directed to reduce the in-person workforce at each business or business location by 100%. “Essential businesses” may remain open provided they minimize their operations and staff to the greatest extent possible. Further, all essential businesses shall, to the greatest extent possible, adhere to social distancing protocol and maintain at least six-foot social distancing from other individuals, avoid person-to-person contact, and direct employees to wash their hands frequently. Further, all essential businesses shall ensure that all surfaces are cleaned routinely.
  • This Order only requires the closure of physical office spaces, retail spaces, or other public spaces of a business and does not otherwise restrict the conduct of business operations through telecommuting or otherwise working from home in which an employee only interacts with clients or customers remotely.
  • All casinos and horse racing facilities shall close during the pendency of this Order. This directive excludes those casinos operating on Tribal lands.
  • Hotels, motels, RV parks, and other places of lodging shall not operate at more than fifty percent of maximum occupancy. Health care workers who are engaged in the provision of care to New Mexico residents or individuals utilizing lodging facilities for extended stays or as temporary housing shall not be counted for purposes of determining maximum occupancy.
  • All call centers situated in New Mexico are directed to reduce their in-person workforce by 100%.
  • In order to minimize the shortage of health care supplies and other necessary goods, grocery stores and other retailers are hereby directed to limit the sale of medications, durable medical equipment, baby formula, diapers, sanitary care products, and hygiene products to three items per individual. AND FURTHER ADVISES the public to take the following preventive precautions:
  • New Mexico citizens should stay at home and undertake only those outings absolutely necessary for their health, safety, or welfare.