A note from Mayor Dale Janway:
“We were informed of three new positive COVID-19 cases in Eddy County late Thursday afternoon. According to the State of New Mexico, these three cases all tested positive in Artesia and are all believed to be very closely connected. This brings the total number of positive COVID-19 tests identified in Eddy County to 17.
While COVID-19 remains an extremely serious issue, we would advise against proclaiming yesterday’s information regarding the three cases in Eddy County to be any sort of indicator of a surge in Eddy County, certainly until more information becomes available. Southeast New Mexico has been very blessed to have a statistically small number of cases so far.
These cases are absolutely a good reminder that COVID-19 health concerns remain in the area and that people, especially those with vulnerable immune systems, should be careful. The spread of COVID-19 is still contained through careful hygiene and social distancing,
As a reminder, the Department of Health is administering COVID-19 tests to anyone who wishes them at this point, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, out of their office at 1306 W. Stevens St. Please call (575) 885-4191 for an appointment. Artesia’s office is also administering tests and can be reached at (575) 746- 9819.”