COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

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Town of Edgewood

For more information from the New Mexico Department of Health regarding COVID-19, please visit their website. https://cv.nmhealth.org/

For the most up-to-date information from the Governor's Office regarding COVID-19, please visit their website. https://www.newmexico.gov/

 
March 27, 2020

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the state education and child care officials announced on Friday, March 27th that K-12 schools are to remain closed for the rest of the academic year. Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart said, "Schools will not be required to make up the missed instructional days between March 16 and April 3, but for the remaining weeks of the public school year to be waived, districts must develop both technology-based and non-technology-based continuous learning plans". Public colleges and universities are not included in the closure order, but most have either extended their spring breaks, moved classes online or both. 

To read the full release, click HERE.
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March 23, 2020

On Monday, March 23rd, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced additional restrictions to disrupt the spread of the COVID-19 virus in New Mexico. The order issued by Secretary of Health Kathy Kunkel which will be in effect as of March 24th closes all non-essential businesses and advises that New Mexicans "must stay at home and undertake only those outings absolutely necessary for their health, safety, or welfare", and further restricts "mass gatherings" of five or more individuals in outdoor spaces. This order is in effect until April 10, 2020, unless otherwise amended. 

To read the article and see the list of Businesses deemed essential that may remain open, click HERE.
To view the FAQs regarding this new order, click HERE.
To read the Executive Order, click HERE.
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March 19, 2020
  

Due to public health and safety concerns of COVID-19, Edgewood Town Hall will be closed to the public until further notice.  During this time, Town personnel will still provide services to citizens electronically or by phone at 505-286-4518 or email us at clerk@edgewood-nm.gov.  Town services, such as police, road repair, and maintenance and operations will continue to be fully operational.  Parks and Recreation facilities are closed.  The Library and Community Building will also remain closed as well.

The Edgewood Municipal Court will remain open and operating during its usual hours of operation.  For more information about the court please call 926-9031.

Public Health and Safety is the highest priority for our Town and in order to slow the spread of Covid-19, we have made the difficult decision to close our Town facilities.  We will strive to provide the best public service keeping in mind that the health and wellbeing of our residents and staff is job number one.

Please check the Town Website for all updates and contact information for all departments.

 John Bassett, Mayor
Town of Edgewood

www.edgewood-nm.gov
505-286-4518
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March 18, 2020

New Mexico to order additional closures to limit spread of COVID-19.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham held a Press Conference on March 18th to discuss the health order issued by NM Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel ordering additional mandatory closures and guidelines to stem the spread of COVID-19 in New Mexico. 
The new public health emergency order will take effect on Thursday, March 19th. The order now prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people. The order also mandates the following:
  • Restaurants, bars, breweries, eateries and other food establishments must close to dine-in customers; take-out and home delivery are permitted
  • Indoor shopping malls must close
  • Recreational facilities, health clubs and resort spas must close
  • Theaters must close, including movie theaters
  • Flea markets must close
To read the full article on the Governor's website, click HERE.
To watch the Press Conference, click HERE.
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March 13, 2020

The Town of Edgewood is working with the State to ensure we follow the Public Health Order from Secretary Kathleen M. Kunkel regarding COVID-19. Executive Order 2020-004 signed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on March 11, 2020 declared “that a Public Health Emergency exists in New Mexico.”

 
In response to the Governor’s Order and the Public Health Order, the Town of Edgewood is initiating the following actions based on the demographics and uniqueness of our Community.  Initially, these will be in effect for the next three weeks:
 
  • The Town is taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by increasing the frequency of facility cleanings and by sanitizing all first responder equipment.
  • The Town office will be open to provide essential services. If you have business to conduct at Town Hall, we ask that you call 505-286-4518 to discuss the issue and see if it can be handled over the phone or through email. Town employees will be working but some will be teleworking as required by schedule.
  • All activities/events scheduled inside or on Town of Edgewood properties are cancelled.  This specifically applies to The Town of Edgewood Easter Egg Hunt scheduled to take place on Saturday April 11th at Venus Park. This event typically attracts more than 600 participants.
  • All Planning and Zoning Commission meetings will be limited in scope to reduce the amount of time people are in close proximity to each other.
  • All Town of Edgewood Council Meetings will be limited in scope to reduce the amount of time people are in close proximity to each other. 
  • The Town Library will be closed.
  • All Emergency Services will be operating normally.
  • The Town of Edgewood Municipal Court will maintain their current hours of operation.  The court will make every effort to provide clean safe facilities for the public coming in and if you have any concerns or questions please call the court administrator at 505-926-9031
The Town of Edgewood Community Center located at 27 E. Frontage Rd is Closed to Reservations until further notice. 
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Central New Mexico Electric Co-op Update
"Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus, CNMEC offices will be closed to the public until further notice. Offices are fully staffed and operating, just closed to walk-in traffic. Thank you for your patience and understanding."
https://www.cnmec.org/
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Emergency Meal Program
Free Meals for Children Ages 1-18 will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on March 16th and ending on April 3rd. Click HERE to view the meal site locations and the scheduled times. 
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