San Miguel County prepares for coronavirus

San Miguel County prepares for coronavirus

From the Las Vegas Optic

San Miguel County is following guidelines put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New Mexico Department of Health, and it has plans in place in the event of an influx of COVID-19 cases in the area, according to Emergency Manager Leo Maestas.

“This is an evolving situation, hour by hour,” Maestas said. “We want to put the community at ease that we are doing a lot of things behind the scenes at the city and county levels to be prepared if and when we do have a positive coronavirus patient.”

If you believe you’ve come in contact with the coronavirus or are showing symptoms, Maestas and other officials urge you to call one of the many hotlines available before going to a hospital or medical clinic. The New Mexico Department of Health has a hotline at 855-600-3453, and locally, Alta Vista Regional Hospital has a hotline at 505-426-3615.