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City of Farmington announces facility closures in accordance with governor’s public health order
FARMINGTON, N.M. – The City of Farmington today announces closure of facilities and modified programming. “The closures are for the safety of our patrons in accordance with the governor’s public health order issued this morning,” explained Farmington city manager Rob Mayes. “Most of these are mandatory, all are strongly advised by the governor’s direction.”
Beginning Friday, March 13, the following facilities will be closed until further notice:
The following facilities will remain open with modified programming until further notice:
Pinon Hills and Civitan golf courses will remain open without modifications.
Mayor Duckett emphasized, “It’s important for everyone to follow the guidelines set forth by health care professionals to reduce the spread of this illness. These are simple steps we all can take to help keep our community safe. Those steps are washing your hands often for a minimum of 20 seconds, covering your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, staying home when you are sick and practicing social distancing, which is keeping a distance of 6 feet from other people while in public places.”
The City of Farmington will be posting facility closures and modified programming on their website at fmtn.org tomorrow.
They City’s public information officer Georgette Allen explained, “The City and partnering organizations will be pushing out information via Facebook and Nextdoor. Please follow the City, San Juan Regional Medical Center and San Juan County Office of Emergency Management’s Facebook pages. If you prefer not to use Facebook, please download and sign up for the Nextdoor app. This is an important platform used by City and County organizations to communicate important information to our community.” In addition, local information is available on the City’s website at fmtn.org, the County’s website at sjcounty.net and San Juan Regional Medical Center’s website at sanjuanregional.com.
The Office of the Governor has set up a coronavirus hotline and is encouraging individuals who are sick to call it for a preassessment prior to heading to their healthcare provider. That number is 855-600-3453. To read the governor’s Public Health Order, visit https://nmhealth.org/publication/view/help/5668/
Additional information about the coronavirus is available on the Centers for Disease Control’s website at cdc.gov. Individuals may sign up to receive email updates.
The City would also like to remind citizens to share information with individuals who do not use the internet.