INFORMATION AS OF: MARCH 19TH, AT 7:48AM (MOUNTAIN)


All public schools in the state of New Mexico have been cancelled starting on March 16th and continuing through April 3rd.  Classes will resume on April 6th.  Officials have stated that this measure is taken in an effort to contain the community spread of Covid-19.  School days missed due to the mandatory closure will not have to be made up once school is back in session.  We will update as more information becomes available.


MARCH 18:  The Governor has announced a new Public Emergency Order that requires all restaurants in New Mexico to close for in-door dining. Starting tomorrow, food service is to be limited to take-out and delivery. Also, as part of the order, shopping malls, recreational facilities, movie theaters, spas and athletic clubs are ordered to close. Casinos, not operated by Tribal authorities, bars and horse racing operations must also close. Finally, hotels and motels should go to 50 percent of capacity. All of this through April 10th, although that date may be reevaluated if the spread of Covid-19 continues. According to the order, those who defy it could face civil penalties.


Due to the current health threat associated with Covid-19 (Coronavirus), many local, regional, state, and national events and activities have either been canceled or postponed.  We have compiled the following list of cancellations and closures associated with the health threat and we will be updating it frequently.  Please excuse any typos as information is coming in quickly.  This list is compiled in the order in which information is received.


LOCAL CLOSURES AND POSTPONEMENTS:

  • Clovis Municipal Schools will continue to provide breakfast and lunch available to students, free of charge, between March 16 - 20 and March 30 - April 3.  Students do not have to go to the school they attend to participate, so they may access the
    school site most convenient to them.  All school cafeterias, with the exception of the iAcademy at Lincoln-Jackson, will be open
    for food pick-up for anyone 18 and under from 8 - 11 a.m.  iAcademy students will go to the school site most convenient to them.  Meals will be distributed at the rear entrance to each cafeteria.

  • During the school closure, beginning March 17 – April 3, Portales Municipal Schools will continue to provide meals to its students.  Student meals are free of charge to all students during the school closure.  Younger siblings who are not in school can also receive free meals.  The meals will be served as “grab and go” meals.  Meals will be served at Portales High School and Lindsey-Steiner between 9 and 11am.
  • ​Beginning Monday, March 16. all restaurants, bars, breweries, eateries and other food establishments shall operate at no greater than 50% maximum occupancy and no greater than 50% of seating occupancy.  Additionally, no more than six patrons will be allowed to be seated together at tables or booths and all occupied tables and booths must be separated by six feet. 
  • ENMU will be extending its Spring Break. Classes resume March 23 via online/alternative delivery methods
  • ​Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show have been canceled and may be rescheduled
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet has been moved to June 13
  • The United Way Banquet has been canceled
  • Arts and Crafts Show at the Civic Center has been postponed to a date to be determined
  • The Special Hearts Prom has been postponed to a date to be determined
  • Sky warn Classes in April have been canceled
  • Clovis Youth Soccer's season has been postponed, including all practices and games
  • Curry County, Roosevelt County, and Quay County Little Leagues are pushing back their season to April 6th
  • All FFA judging competitions will be postponed indefinitely, including the state competition
  • The annual Floyd Jamboree has been postponed to a later date, to be determined
  • Curry County Youth Services is suspending all activities. This includes, the Spring Break HYPE Program, teen court activities, required classes, and community engagements. 
  • Portales City Sports Rec Leagues practices and games postponed until at least April 6th
  • The SAT exam scheduled for March 14th and the ACT exam scheduled for April 4th have been cancelled.  The exams are expected to be rescheduled, although dates have not yet been announced.  
  • Large events and tours at Cannon Air Force Base have been cancelled until May 15th
  • ​Free tax preparation at the ENMU College of Business has been cancelled
  • ​The Curry County Health Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020 is canceled
  •  Blanca's Bridal and Floral bridal expo has been postponed.  Date is still to be determined
  • The Portales Senior Citizens Center has cancelled the Thursday Potluck for the next two weeks
  • The Clovis-Carver public library is suspending all programs until further notice. They will be open regular business hours but will not have any of their normal story time hours. 
  • ​The Portales public library is suspending all programs until further notice. They will be open regular business hours but will not have any of their normal story time hours. 
  • The New Mexico True Hemp Tour in Portales, scheduled for 3/19 has been canceled.  
  • All Child Find Clinics that were scheduled for March and April have been put on hold as of now.
  • The Jazzoo event scheduled for May 2nd has been postponed.  The new date has yet to be determined. 
  • ​The Senior Services Committee meeting scheduled for March 18 has been RESCHEDULED to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2020.  The meeting will be held in the City Hall Assembly Room located at 321 Connelly.  
  • The full LEPC meeting scheduled for March 18th has been canceled. The meeting will not be rescheduled.  LEPC anticipates meeting on May 20 at their next scheduled meeting. They have also cancelled all April Sub-committee meetings that were scheduled for April 1st and 2nd. 
  • The Portales Great American Clean Up that was scheduled for March 28th has been postponed.
  • The Portales Annual Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 11th has been canceled. 
  • Allen Theaters are temporarily closing ALL locations in Arizona and New Mexico until April 1, 2020. 
  • Habitat for Humanity office in Portales and the ReStore in Clovis are closed to the public and will re-open on Wed, April 8th.
  • Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation has cancelled the 2020 Purple Pride Hall of Honor Banquet, which was scheduled for May.

 
OTHER CLOSURE AND DELAY INFORMATION

  • In an emergency move Sunday, the Federal Reserve announced it is dropping its benchmark interest rate to zero
  • President Trump has expanded restrictions on entry into the US from Europe to now include the UK and Ireland.  This is in addition to the restrictions already placed on 26 other European countries.
  • Additionally, the U.S. State Department issued a Level 3 Global Health Advisory. The advisory is to urge U.S. citizens to reconsider ALL international travel.  
  • NBA season suspended until further notice
  • MLS season suspended until further notice
  • NHL is pausing the 2019-20 effective immediately
  • NCAA cancels remaining winter and spring championships
  • Summer Olympics 2020 are still to be determined.  (The flame lighting ceremony this week in Greece is happening with no fans in attendance.)
  • Major League Baseball has canceled the remainder of spring training and is pushing back the start of the regular season by at least two weeks.
  • Officials are also looking at potentially closing the doors to the White House and working remotely. 
  • The U.S. Capitol will cease all public tours through at least the end of March. The restriction applies to all tours – public, staff-led and member-led. The House and Senate office buildings in Washington D.C. will also be closed.
  • Shows are also putting the halt on audience members. The shows include “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” “The View,” “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” and TBS’ “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.” Late night shows will also go audience free including “The Tonight Show” and “Late Night” beginning March 16th. “Saturday Night Live” is on a scheduled hiatus until March 28th.
  • St. Patrick’s Parades canceled in Boston, New Orleans, and Savannah
  • Princess Cruises has announced they will suspend all operations for 60 days.
  • Viking Cruises is cancelling all trips through April 30th.
  • Walmart announced that they will be taking precautionary measures in response to COVID-19, announcing an emergency leave policy for their employees. This includes not penalizing employees for taking time off if they feel uncomfortable working due to fears of the virus. Hourly workers will also receive up to two weeks of pay if they’re required to be quarantined by the government or the retailer. If workers have confirmed cases of the virus, they will also be able to receive two weeks of pay.

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