Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update – March 23, 2020

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Coronavirus updates for Grant County for Monday, March 23, 2020. Our guest today is Dr. Tanya Carroccio,  Nurse Practitioner and Chief Quality and Compliance Officer at Gila Regional Medical Center. Dr. Carroccio will be telling us about the latest guidance from the hospital and our health care professionals related to the  COVID-19 outbreak.

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.

Send us your updates to

NM Dept of Health COVID-19 Hotline 1-855-600-3453 or visit

Coronavirus Information Hotline at 1-833-551-0518 or visit

Message from Grant County’s health care providers – video

CVU is broadcast live weekdays at Noon and
rebroadcast following Democracy Now! at 6pm and 8am

Or listen to this episode at your convenience via this link…
CVU / Coronavirus Update – March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020 @ 12 noon

There are 65 positive cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico according to the NM Dept. of Health. There have been no deaths due to the coronavirus in NM. Grant County currently does not have any positive cases of coronavirus.

The Department of Health has detected community spread of coronavirus. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, additional restrictions were enacted on Thursday  by order of the secretary of health to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated by social distancing and isolation. More information at the NM Dept of Health Coronavirus website at

New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please call your health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately  at 1-855-600-3453. 

FOOD PANTRIES – (link to updated schedules/procedures)

Gospel  Mission

111 South Texas Street, Silver City NM 88061

(575) 388-5071 /

Sierra House Women’s Shelter – (575) 388-5072

Daily soup kitchen: 8:30-9:30 for breakfast Mon-Fri and 12-1pm lunch every day. 

The Food Pantry at the Gospel Mission in Silver City  is open Monday thru Friday, 8:30am-1:30pm.

Senior Citizens Mobile Food Pantry: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 2-4PM at the Knights Of Columbus Hall in Silver City (1602 N. Swan St) for any senior in Grant County 55 and older. 

St. Francis Associates for the Needy at The Newman Center – (link to updated procedures)

914 W. 13th St. Silver City.  575-538-3662 

The Food Pantry is open every Monday at 4pm and cash assistance for rent, utilities, bus passes and prescription drugs is also provided.  However, Due to COVID-19, they are no longer meeting face to face so the process has changed. They  will continue to hand out food and hygiene items until they have no more to give out. Donations have been sparse, therefore they will start requiring proof of food stamps and only provide food for those with little to no food stamps. 

St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church:  

414 Bayard St. Silver City.  575-538-9373

The  food pantry at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church  is open Mon-Thurs 9 am-11:30 am and 1 pm-4 pm. They take applications to help with utilities on Tuesdays from 1 pm-2 pm.

The Commons Center for Food Security and Sustainability

501 E. 13th Street or P.O. Box 416, Silver City, NM 88062,

575-388-2988 | |;

Grant County Food Pantry @ The Commons

Silver City, Tyrone & Arenas Valley residents choose one:

First Saturday 10:00 – Noon OR Last Wednesday 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

501 E. 13th Street in Silver City (Just off Swan Street behind the Knights of Columbus)

Mining District Mobile Food Pantry

Santa Clara, Bayard, Hanover & Hurley residents

Third Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Bataan Memorial Park in Santa Clara

(Directions: Follow U.S. Highway 180 to Santa Clara and turn north onto the Fort Bayard Medical Center access road. The park is on the left side of the road near the hospital.)

Gila Valley Mobile Food Pantry

Buckhorn, Cliff, Gila & Redrock residents

Third Tuesday 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Fairgrounds in Cliff


If you’re wondering how you can help Grant County’s most vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic, please make a donation today to the Grant County Community Foundation at You can decide how you’d like to help:  assisting with food distribution efforts, shelter and housing, childcare or an emergency fund. Do your part to help our community through this challenging time.


Cobre Consolidated Schools will be providing breakfast and lunch to its students the week of March 23 through 27  from 11:30 – 12:30 at Bayard Post Office, Viola Stone Park in Santa Clara, Hurley Post Office and Mimbres Post Office. For updates, check the Cobre Consolidated Schools facebook page.

Silver Consolidated Schools will be providing grab and go meals March 23 until April 3, 2020 from 10AM-12PM at the following locations:

  • G.W. Stout Elementary Loading Dock (off Silver Street)
  • Tyrone Community Center (off of Malachite Avenue)
  • Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire Department – NEW
  • Cliff School (622 Highway 211) – NEW

Updated schedules and potential changes can be found at


Starting today, March 23, IndiEats restaurant delivery service will bring the best of Grant County’s restaurants to your door. Orders for lunch delivery must be phoned in to (575) 597-2000 before 10 a.m. Orders for dinner delivery must be phoned in to (575) 597-2000 before 4 p.m. All major credit cards are accepted, and orders must be prepaid to minimize contact at delivery. Gross receipts tax and a delivery fee will be added to your order total. Find out more at


In case you missed it Food Basket has started a grocery delivery service for Seniors and High Risk individuals.  There is a $50 minimum purchase per order, with no additional delivery charge. You can pay via cash, debit or credit card. Call 538-2819 before 2 p.m. to place an order. Delivery from 2 pm – 6 pm.  

Albertsons is allowing seniors to shop during a reserved time from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Store hours are now 7 am – 10 pm.

Silver City Walmart hours are 7 am to 8:30 pm

Silver City Food Co-op is operating according to their regular hours. Monday – Sat. 9 am – 7 pm and Sunday – 11 am – 5pm. No special orders are accepted at this time except for supplements and health and beauty products. Use of credit and debit cards is encouraged instead of cash. Given the need to follow social distancing, 8 customers will be allowed in the store at one time.

Please visit our website at for all of today’s updates.  Send us your updates! email us at or post on facebook @GilaMimbresCommunityRadio.

Written by: Allyson Siwik

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