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Clovis mayor responds to COVID-19


March 25, 2020

CLOVIS – Mayor David Lansford on Tuesday responded to the first case of COVID-19 confirmed in Clovis.

“It was inevitable there would be cases in the area,” Lansford said in a city news release.

“We must remain calm and think of our neighbors. Please do not hoard supplies during this time. We will contain this by respecting the rules and guidelines that have been put in place by the State of New Mexico and the President of the United States. Please continue to practice good sanitation and hygiene methods and limit your exposure to others.”

The rest of the news release reads as follows:

In Governor Lujan Grisham’s press release on March 23, 2020, she asked New Mexicans to stay home, unless they are part of the essential work force such as first responders, healthcare, gas stations and grocery stores.

On March 16, 2020, President Trump asked for 15 days to slow the spread. We are currently on day 9. During those 15 days he asks us to:

• Listen to and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.

• If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.

• If your children are sick, keep them at home. Contact your medical provider.

• If someone in your household has tested positive for the Coronavirus, keep the entire household at home.

• If you are an older American, stay home and away from other people.

• If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition-such as a significant

heart or lung problem-stay home and away from other people.

These steps are to help prevent people from getting sick.

If you are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath call your healthcare provider or the NM Department of Health’s hotline at 1-855-600-3453 and they will advise you on the steps you need to take.

Should you have any questions, comments, or need further information, please contact

(575) 769-7828 or visit


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