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Coronavirus Prevention & Treatment Information from the CDC

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Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about coronavirus (COVID-19).

BernCo's Animal Care and Resource Center

Animal Shelter Rendering
The new BernCo Animal Care and Resource Center will be open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays with adoptions from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center will be closed on Sundays, Mondays and all Bernalillo County holidays.

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The Bernalillo County Treasurer’s Office continues services online, by mail, and by drop box while the One Civic Plaza offices are closed. The main concern for Treasurer Nancy Bearce is the health and safety of all New Mexicans.
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April 1 is Census Day across the country and throughout Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque. The Albuquerque/Bernalillo County census committee is encouraging everyone to take the time on April 1 to fill out the questionnaire and be counted.
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Due to current limitations and circumstances, the Office of the Assessor for Bernalillo County has delayed the annual April 1 mailing of the notices of value (NOV) statements to property owners, to April 29, 2020, with a deadline to appeal or apply for property tax exemptions no later than May 29, 2020.
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Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca has issued an order suspending the single-use plastic bag ban for 60-days.
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A Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) inmate has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The jail learned of the positive test on Sunday, March 29. The inmate is isolated at MDC receiving treatment from the jail’s medical team. Inmates in two housing pods where the exposed inmate had been housed are under a 14-day quarantine.
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Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque are providing informative resources and guidance to local grocery stores on safe operation and minimizing the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. The resources explain the symptoms of COVID-19, how to prevent the spread of illness and outline best practices for grocery stores operators and customers.
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District 2 County Commissioner Steven Michael Quezada has announced that the 27th Annual South Valley Pride Day has been postponed with a new tentative date of Sunday, May 31, 2020. The postponement was needed to comply with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s order banning groups larger than five people meeting together at one time.
The Bernalillo County Youth Services Center is suspending all in-person professional visits effective immediately.
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Bernalillo County, in collaboration with private business partners, generous individual citizens, and the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department continue to help and serve the community in the midst of this historic health crisis. On-going food and household goods donation drives, grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals, and boxes of food for families are happening right now.
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The Metropolitan Detention Center is releasing some inmates who are considered vulnerable to COVID-19, according to CDC guidelines. Inmates who are in custody facing violent charges are ineligible for release. No MDC inmate or staff has tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Following directives from the State of New Mexico, Bernalillo County has now closed a majority of its facilities to the public until further notice. Bernalillo County will be conducting a majority of its work and public functions through the use of online applications, email, and drop box services. Law enforcement, firefighters and rescue personnel, 911 dispatch, and the Metropolitan Detention Center (no in-person visitation) will continue to work as normal.
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BernCo continues to monitor the COVID-19 coronavirus situation and the safety of employees and citizens is the top priority. Effective Monday, March 23 office visits by contractors and customers to the following Public Works Division technical service sections will be by appointment only until further notice.
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The BernCo Housing Department has issued an order to cease evictions of residents who have reduced income and cannot pay their rents due to COVID-19.
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New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham mandated changes to the coronavirus (COVID-19) closure and exposure requirements today and in response Bernalillo County is increasing the status of its emergency operations center to level 2.
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The Metropolitan Detention Center has enabled remote inmate visiting as of Thursday, March 19. Those wishing to use the remote visitation system must go to https://sso.gtlconnect.com/users/sign_up to create an account.
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Clarification regarding the civil emergency powers to the county manager granted by the county commissioners on March 17.
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In an emergency session Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Bernalillo County Commission passed a resolution declaring all of Bernalillo County’s unincorporated area as an emergency area as the result of positive cases of COVID-19 within the county limits.
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Coronavirus COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center is reminding owners to include pets in their preparedness plans.
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Officials at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) have put the following guidelines in place to help to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. MDC has temporarily discontinued all in-person visits to the secure area of the facility. This restriction applies to all non-essential security personnel, including any outside groups and/or volunteers. In addition, visits in the front area of the facility are temporarily discontinued.

County Video

Bernalillo County Communication Services explains the importance of social distancing, the State of New Mexico guidelines and why it's critical for all residents of Bernalillo County to observe this etiquette. This will lessen the spread of the Coronavirus help to flatten the curve during the global pandemic here at home.
Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca delivers a message to residents to please refrain from hoarding during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bernalillo County has installed portable hand washing stations at a half dozen facilities where employees and customers must wash their hands before going to work or doing business with the county.
Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca addresses the current health emergency regarding the coronavirus health crisis.
Stand up and be counted in the Census 2020. Your community counts on you.
Highlights from the BHI News Conference announcing five new providers who will be providing Education and Training Services for the Behavioral Health Initiative. Speakers include Vice Chair of the Bernalillo County Commission, Charlene Pyskoty, County Manager Julie Morgas Baca, Michelle Harmon, ARCA's Community Living Services Director and Cathryn McGill one of the founders of New Mexico Black Mental Health Coalition.
The Bernalillo County Public Art program unveils "Living Landscape" by Karen Yank, one of the West's leading public artists. The piece is at the Vista Grande Community Center in the East Mountains. The video has highlights from the ceremony.
A step by step guide on how to figure out who your Bernalillo County Commissioner is, in addition to the other elected officials who represent you.
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  • Art Along the Rio Grande: Experience Nature Through the Artists' Lens is a visual exploration of the ecological and cultural richness of the South Valley’s Valle de Oro Wildlife Refuge. The exhibit is a joint project of the Refuge, Gutiérrez Hubbell House, Friends of Valle de Oro, Hubbell House Alliance, and Bernalillo County Public Art. Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge is the Southwest’s first urban refuge, located in the South Valley, just a few miles south of downtown Albuquerque. The refuge is in the process of restoring a former dairy farm back to a mosaic of native New Mexico habitats in order to provide an oasis for wildlife as well as an abundance of education and recreation opportunities for the community. The exhibit showcases the work of local artists in diverse mediums. For the past 7 years, photographers of all ages and skill levels have been invited to participate in an annual photo contest hosted by the refuge, to capture images of the refuge's wildlife, landscapes and people. This exhibit will feature the winning images from the 2019 photo contest, highlighting the refuge this past year as it begins restoration. Sketches and images from the Fall 2019 field mural project featuring 5 women muralists will be on display at GHH. The murals can still be seen at the Refuge, while sketches, photos, and other works reflect the goals and processes of the artists. Artwork by local Artist Wren Walraven, will also be featured. Wren’s artwork content comes from her personal experiences with wildlife, her passion for those animals and the magical desert scenery. Join us in this celebration of the South Valley’s environmental beauty, creativity, and community connections.
    Location:
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW
    Time:
    4/2/2020 10:00 AM - 4/2/2020 2:00 PM

  • Learn basic English vocabulary and overview the parts of speech for free every Tuesday and Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the South Valley Multipurpose Center. Call (505) 468-7341 for more information.
    Location:
    South Valley Multipurpose Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW
    Time:
    4/2/2020 10:00 AM - 4/2/2020 11:30 AM

  • Join us Mondays and Thursdays from 12 to 1:30 for Home School P.E. for kids ages 6-14. See fliyer for cost and semesters.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 and a half, Old Highway 66, Tijeras
    Time:
    4/2/2020 12:00 PM - 4/2/2020 1:30 PM

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