Over the past several weeks Curry County has seen an increase in coronavirus cases within our community and since Friday, Nov 6th , Curry County has had 316 positive cases. Effective at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2020, the County Administrative Complex and County Offices will be closed to the Public through and including December 4, 2020. The County is taking these steps to assist with increasing social distancing efforts, limit gatherings and mitigate the spread within our community.
During this time County personnel will provide services to public electronically, by phone or by appointments and services will be limited. Other County services, such as emergency services, detention, roads, maintenance and DWI/Misdemeanor compliance will continue to be fully operational while following COVID-19 Safe Practices.
Additionally, the County Treasurer’s Office has a positive COVID-19 case and exposure. That employee has been isolated and the County is working with the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and other state agencies to mitigate the spread. As a result, the Treasurers’ Office was closed to the public on Monday, November 9, 2020 and all payments of property tax will need to be done via mail, phone, online or by the drop box at 417 Gidding.
Effective November 12th no County office or department will accept cash for fees, services or payments. To have a striving economy and be able to open more businesses, we have to work together to mitigate the spread. The County encourages residents to slow the spread of COVID-19 by staying home, properly wearing a face mask, socially distancing when going out in public, and washing hands frequently. In addition, these measures are being taken out of abundance of caution and in an effort to reduce the stress on our healthcare system. We recognize the inconvenience, but if we can do our part, we hope that our businesses and school districts can safely remain open and we can protect our residents.