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The mandatory mask policy returns to Las Cruces district buildings

District Manager Fernando Macias announced a new mandate for safe practices in district buildings for both the public and employees, effective August 4th.

“Given the evolving concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and all its variants, all visitors to Doña Ana County buildings and facilities must wear face-covering,” Macias said.

According to the NM Department of Health, from February 1 to July 19, 2021, 95.8% of the COVID-19 cases identified in New Mexico belong to people who are not fully vaccinated. 94.2% of COVID-19 hospital admissions are for those who are not fully vaccinated. 98.1% of deaths from COVID-19 are from people who are not fully vaccinated. Doña Ana County currently has between 10 and 49.99 new cases per 100,000 population in the last 7 days. “We want these numbers to continue to trend lower,” said Macias.

District officials will continue to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 challenges. All residents are encouraged to do their part to prevent the spread in the county by taking appropriate measures to protect themselves by wearing a mask, getting vaccinated, taking the right measures after being exposed to someone, who tested positive and are careful around friends and family. “The reality is we cannot make assumptions about a person’s vaccination status,” said Manuel Sanchez, chairman of the Board of County Commissioners. “As a county, we are proactive to minimize the potential for a repeat of last year due to COVID-19. We thank our residents for taking this seriously. “

Information from Doña Ana County.

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