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City of Hobbs update regarding COVID-19

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HOBBS, New Mexico -

From the City of Hobbs:

As the World Health Organization has officially declared global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic and the New Mexico Secretary of Health has issued a proclamation ordering the cancellation of all events with a congregation of over 100 to be cancelled, the City of Hobbs has updated our preventative measures.

City officials have been in contact with our local medical institutions and government agencies, and we assure the community that they are prepared and organized for the unlikely event that COVID-19 arrives here. Considering that the seasonal influenza (flu) virus is also widespread, we are taking precautions to address a number of business concerns while continuing operations.

At this time, there is no vaccine or treatment against this virus, and it is unknown how severe this outbreak may become. The City of Hobbs recommends residents to reference our website at www.hobbsnm.org/update for the most up-to-date local information regarding cancelled events, public notices, and more. Local community partners are encouraged to have their websites reference ours as well.

The New Mexico Department of Health has issued a hotline number: (855)600-3453.

Cancelled Events

The following are community events known to have been cancelled at the time of this release:

• Census and the Arts, March 12 at Western Heritage Museum
• Lea County Women's Network "Irish Hoopla", March 13
• USSSA Tryout and Tournament, March 13-15 at Veterans Memorial Complex
• Pi Day, March 14
• Hobbs Youth soccer games MLK SoccerPlex, March 14
• Women United Awards, March 14
• Dazzling Deceptions Magic Show, March 18
• Distinguished Lecture Series with Rosie Rios postponed until Spring 2021
• South Symphony's remaining concerts for this season

Affected Hours/Services at City Facilities

• Hobbs Senior Center - no congregate meals will be served on Friday, March 13
• Beginning Monday, March 16 at noon, meals usually served in-person may be picked up at the Senior Center and taken home until further notice.
• The Monthly Senior Trip to Ruidoso scheduled for Saturday, March 14 has been cancelled. 
• Meals on Wheels (home-delivered meals) will be delivered without interruption at this time. 
• Friday Night Dances will continue at this time.

CORE (effective Friday, March 13)

Attendance will be limited to 100 participants at any given time during operating hours. CORE staff will be stationed at the entrance to monitor the situation and answer questions. 
• After one hour, participants will be asked to exit the facility to allow other participants to enter, and this process will repeat.
• All private parties will be held as scheduled with reduced capacity in effect for the entire facility.
• The CORE will close at 6 p.m. Friday, March 13th for a previously scheduled private party and remain closed the rest of the evening.
• The CORE will close at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14th for a previously scheduled private party and remain closed the rest of the day.
• The CORE will be closed all day Sunday, March 15th for a previously scheduled private party.

These regulations will be in effect until further notice. Please check the CORE's website www.COREhobbs.com for an update to their hours.

Normal Operating Hours/Activities at City Recreation Facilities

• Parks and Recreation Office 
• Hobbs Teen Center 
• Rockwind Pro Shop
• Practices at Mackey Field

Precautions and Prevention

You play a vital role in the safety of yourself, your family, and your community. Prevention is the most important part.

Those who are elderly or with severe underlying health conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, are at a higher risk of becoming infected and experiencing more serious symptoms. We want to ensure citizens have up-to-date information and are mindful of the precautions they should take to prevent the coronavirus:

The CDC recommends that if individuals feel sick or that they are becoming sick, they are encouraged to stay home and contact their medical provider immediately, which is a practice recommended during any flu season. If someone is sick at all, even if it is not COVID-19, they should stay home as they will have a weakened immune system and contact may weaken the immune systems of those they contact.

This is an emerging, evolving situation for which we will provide information as it becomes available. The City of Hobbs recommends residents to reference our website at www.hobbsnm.org/update for the most up-to-date local information regarding cancelled events, public notices, and more. The New Mexico Department of Health has issued a hotline number: (800)600-3453. Additionally, you may monitor the following websites:

https://cv.nmhealth.org/
https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
CDC website on 2019-nCoV

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