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County offices anounce closings in response to directive from Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.

Post Date:03/16/2020 12:15 PM
 Curry County Manager’s Office
417 Gidding Street, Suite 100
Clovis, NM 88101
(575) 763-6016

For Immediate Release on:  March 16, 2020
Issued By:                              Lance A. Pyle, Curry County Manager

 
In response to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s directive to all State agencies to accelerate remote work initiatives in the wake of the COVID-19 public health emergency and a temporary adjustment, and in some cases suspend, certain functions in order to minimize public health risk, County Manager Lance Pyle has issued the following directive that will impact all County Offices as of 5:00 PM on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 and will be re-assessed on Friday, March 27th.

• County Government Offices Administration, Finance, Clerk’s, Assessor’s, Treasurer’s, Grants and Road will not provide direct services to the public. If the public has business with any of these offices, business will need to be conducted electronically via Email or through the mail or by telephone.
• Curry County will not accept cash payments at any County Office. All payments for services, filing, recording and payment of taxes will need to be done via check, money order or credit card and through the mail.
• All County Committee, Council and Task Force meetings are to be cancelled through April 15, 2020
• The Board of Curry County Commission meeting will go on as scheduled on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 with a modified agenda was issued on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
• The Board of Curry County Commission meeting that is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2020 is still scheduled and will be assessed a week prior based on the direction from the State of New Mexico on the conditions of COVID-19.

Curry County apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. The safety and security of our employees and the public is our upmost concern. We ask that you to be patient in receiving responses, as we will be operating with limited staff, and response time may be a little longer than usual.

Curry County will continue to work with the State of New Mexico and the Federal Government in providing information to you as it becomes available through our website at www.currycounty.org and the County Facebook page. As the public health experts have advised: social isolation is the most important strategy for containing and mitigating the spread of COVID-19. We are hoping this will limit the opportunity for person to person contact and prevent the spread.

This directive will exclude the Sheriff’s Office, the Adult and Juvenile Detention Officers, the Road Department and the DWI and Misdemeanor Compliance Officers.

Curry County Maintenance employees will continue to clean and maintain County property.

In addition, as this is an inconvenience, while County Offices are closed and employees may be working from home, the County is going to take advantage of this time and assign online training courses for the employees to take from home to advance their skills, knowledge and service to the public. These courses are being provided through New Mexico Counties (NMC) LocalGov U. The course will have an exam and employees will have to pass with 70% or higher to receive completion.

As a reminder, New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath should call their healthcare provider or the COVID-19 hotline immediately at 1-855-600-3453

 

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