Will Eddy County move to “Yellow” tier?

On Monday, the New Mexico Department of Health formally announced that all K-12 educators and staff are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. While some shots have been provided on a limited basis for educators prior to this week, this announcement should make the process much easier.  The state’s plan calls for offering the first wave of shots to educators outside of the Albuquerque area beginning Monday and inside the Albuquerque area beginning March 15. 

Vaccination clinics are being held in Carlsbad every Monday at the civic center. Step 1 to be considered for the COVID-19 vaccine is to register at https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org.  Please help your neighbors with their registration if you think they need any special assistance. You can also call 575-988-3166 if you have any questions. Thanks again to everyone who worked together with this step up in vaccines in Carlsbad.

There were 10 new positive COVID-19 cases announced for Eddy County on Saturday and 7 on Sunday. We will find out on Wednesday whether Eddy County has moved into “Yellow,” which would allow restaurants to open for indoor dining and fans to attend home games. The two variables used to determine gating criteria are “Cases Per 100,000” and “Positivity” – the number of positive COVID-19 tests compared to the total number of COVID-19 tests administered.  It’s hard to get a great feel for where we are based on the data we have, but a large number of tests have been administered, which is a good thing.  

From the office of Mayor Dale Janway

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