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CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

Latest COVID figures; food distribution outlets

Posted

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The below information is current as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26. As we know, the news regarding Coronavirus and responses is changing by the minute. We will work to update as needed.)

 

Daily statistics

According to the Centers of Disease Control, www.cdc.gov, the national confirmed COVID-19 cases increased from 54,453 March 25, to 68,440 March 26. There have been 994 deaths.

In New Mexico, confirmed cases rose from 112 March 25 to 136 March 26 (with one death) and 16 cases in Doña Ana County. However, the state announced its first COVID-related death, an Eddy County man in his late 70s, with multiple chronic underlying health issues, tested postive. In Texas, cases increased from 974 March 25 to 1,396 March 26, with 18 deaths. El Paso County has confirmed 21 cases. Information from Mexico is more difficult to track, but Ciudad Juarez has so far confirmed five cases, and the Juarez mayor has ordered a suspension of public events and gatherings and temporarily closed many businesses and services.

 

Regional Statistics

NEW MEXICO (info from March 25)

8,513 people tested

136 positive (1.6%)

1 death

16 in Dona Ana County

Source: NM Dept of Health (https://cv.nmhealth.org/)

 

TEXAS

21,424 people tested

1,396 positive (6.5%)

18 deaths

21 cases in El Paso County

Source: Texas Dept of Health (https://www.dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm#coronavirus)

 

School closure to be extended

Friday morning, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will hold a press conference to announce the extension of New Mexico’s public school closure.

Currently, all schools are closed through April 6. No specific time is given for the Friday press conference, and there are no specifics yet as to how long the closure will be extended.

Food for those in need

distributed at multiple outlets

Those in need of food may find resources at the following locations. Be prepared to present identification and proof of address at all sites.

Soup Kitchen Sites:

El Caldito Soup Kitchen
999 W. Amador
Las Cruces
Warm food Monday – Fri. 11:30 am -1pm
Sack lunch Saturdays 11:30 am – noon
Sack lunch Sundays 11:30 am -1 pm
Food box only for home-bound

Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission
1050 W. Amador
Las Cruces
575-523-7727
Warm food Monday – Friday
Morning at 7 am
Lunch at 11:30 am
Dinner at 6 pm

Senior Only Sites

Mira Vista Villa Apartments
2141 North Solano Drive
Las Cruces  
575-647-8444
1st Wednesday of the month at 10 am Photo ID and proof of address

Sunland Park – Villa del Sol Senior Housing
755 Valle Vista Street
Sunland Park  
575-541-0477
2nd Tuesday of the month
From 1– 3 p.m.

Mobile Food Distribution Sites:

Lighthouse Pantry
2941 Morning Star Drive
Las Cruces
575-521-3770
1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:00am
Photo ID & proof of address

United University Methodist Church
2000 S Locust
Las Cruces
575-522-8220
1st & 3rd Fridays of the month at 9 am
Photo ID

Manna New Mexico
240 Three Crosses Ave
Las Cruces
2nd Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm

Peace Lutheran Church
1701 E. Missouri St
Las Cruces
575-522-7119
3rd Tuesday of the month
Line up at 10:30 am
Distribution starts at 12:30 pm

Montana Meadows Apartments
201 E. Montana Ave.
Las Cruces
575-524-1873
3rd Monday of the month at 1:30 pm

Sunland Park - NM Family Services
990 McNutt Rd
Sunland Park  
575-915-1338
2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm

Sunland Park - Tierra Madre Residential Space
102 Tierra Madre
Sunland Park  
915-799-6113
2nd Tuesday of the month at 3 pm

Food Distribution Pantry Sites:

The Ability Center for Independent Living
715 E. Idaho Ave. Ste. 3E
Las Cruces
575-526-5016
Every Wednesday from 9 am – 11 am
Photo ID & proof of address

Salvation Army
1590 California Ave
Las Cruces
575-524-1044
Every Thursday from 1 – 4 pm.
Photo ID & proof of address; once a month

Calvary Baptist Church
1800 S. Locust St.
Las Cruces
575-522-7900
Every Wednesday from 10 am – noon
Photo ID & proof of address; once a month

Casa de Peregrinos
999 W. Amador Ave, Ste F
Las Cruces
575-523-5542
M, W, F 9 -11 am & 1 – 3 pm.
Photo ID and proof of address

Casa de Peregrinos Senior ONLY Sites:

Sage Senior Center
6121 Reynolds Drive
Las Cruces
1st Monday of the month at 10 am

Frank O. Papen Senior Center
304 South Bell Street
Las Cruces
1st Thursday of the month at 10 am

Benavidez Senior Center
1045 McClure Road
Las Cruces
1st Friday of the month at 10 am

East Side Senior Center
310 North Tornillo Street
Las Cruces
4th Monday of the month at 10 am

Munson Senior Center
975 South Mesquite Street
Las Cruces
4th Wednesday of the month at 10 am

Casa de Peregrinos Student Sites:

East Mesa: Doña Ana Community College
Student Resources Building
2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd.
Las Cruces
4th Friday of the month at 1 pm

Central: Doña Ana Community College
Quintana Learning Center
3400 S. Espina Street
Las Cruces
4th Friday of the month at 9 am

NMSU: Aggie Cupboard
SW Corner of Preciado Park
Gregg St. & Sweet Avenue
Las Cruces
4th Tuesday of the month at noon

Casa de Peregrinos Rural Sites:

Anthony: St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
224 Lincoln Ave.
Anthony
4th Monday of the month at 11 am

Chaparral: St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church
568 E. Lisa Dr.
Chaparral  
1st Tuesday of the month at noon

Berino: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
205 San Benito Road
Berino, NM 88024
1st Tuesday of the month at 10 am

Tortugas: Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
3600 Parroquia Street
Tortugas
2nd Monday of the month at 2 pm

Vado: San Pedro Mission Catholic Church
137 Lomas Ave.
Vado
2nd Tuesday of the month at 10 am

Doña Ana Community Center
5745 Ledesma Dr.
Doña Ana
1st Thursday of the month at 2 pm

Garfield: San Isidrio Catholic Church
2003 Loma Parda Road
Garfield
3rd Thursday of the month at 10 am

Rincon: Our Lady of All Nations Catholic Church
1993 Rincon Road
Rincon
3rd Friday of the month at 1 pm

Butterfield Community Center
9530 Berry Patch Ln.
Butterfield
3rd Friday of the month at 11 am

Mesquite: Dona Ana Community Resource Center
12720 Hwy. 478
Mesquite  
4th Tuesday of the month at 11 am

Hatch: Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
117 Hartman St.
Hatch
4th Thursday of the month at noon

La Mesa: San Jose Catholic Church
317 Josephine Street
La Mesa
4th Tuesday of the month at 2 pm

Radium Springs Community Center
12060 Lindbeck Rd.
Radium Springs
575-523-5542
2nd Thursday of the month at 10 am

Bring photo ID and proof of address for all sites. Call 575-523- 5542 for information.

Food pantry information is subject to change.
Contact Roadrunner for the most current list of network food pantries, at 575-523-4390 or
www.rrfb.org.