ATTENTION NEW MEXICO BUSINESS!

NM Business Urged to Apply for Federal Stimulus.
As most of you know, the federal stimulus guidelines were rolled out Friday. There is $350 billion allocated to small businesses. However, you have until June 30, 2020 to access this money but it is on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis. We encourage you to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protections Program (PPP). The first is a loan program (loans up to $2M) with a forgivable advance up to $10,000 that can be distributed in 3 days directly to your company; and the second, a larger loan program (up to $10M) has an interest rate of 1% and is deferrable for 6 months.

Companies can apply through the SBA at: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

COVID-19 COUNTY RESPONSE

Hidalgo County Office Hours

Masks are required to enter county buildings

  • The Courthouse county offices (Clerk, Treasurer and Assessor) will be open Monday- Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm. However, staff will be available for calls and e-mails Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.
  • The Probate Office hours are Monday 9 am-3 pm and Wednesday from 9 am-11 am.
  • The County Manager’s Office will be open Monday-Thursday 9 am-3 pm. However, staff will be available for calls and e-mails Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
  • The Sheriff’s Office is open to the public Monday-Thursday 9 am-3 pm. However, staff will be available for calls and e-mails Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
    • Driving tests and fingerprint processing are suspended at this time.
  • The Hidalgo County Detention Center is closed to the public. Inmate visitation is still suspended.
  • Hidalgo County Dispatch is not scheduling fingerprints at this time.
  • The Hidalgo County Transfer Station hours are Mondays -Fridays 8 am – 5 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 12 pm.
  • The Rural Addressor/Emergency Manager is available by appointment, please call 575-534-5113.

We apologize for any inconvenience. You are encouraged to utilize many online services that are available at www.hidalgocounty.org .

If you need additional information or assistance please call me at 575-590-7662.

Thank you, Tisha Green, County Manager

County Office phone numbers and e-mails:

County Clerk                     575-542-9231    melissa.delagarza@hidalgocounty.org

County Assessor              575-542-3433     martin.neave@hidalgocounty.org

County Treasurer            575-542-9313     leslee.rudiger@hidalgocounty.org

Probate Judge                  575-542-9512     carmen.acosta@hidalgocounty.org

Transfer Station              575-542-9800     tommy.dimas@hidalgocounty.org

EMS Station                      575-542-8272     david.whipple@hidalgocounty.org

Manager’s Office             575-542-9428     tisha.green@hidalgocounty.org

Sheriff’s Office                575-542-3833     serena.brito@hcnmsheriff.org

Detention Center            575-542-3050     adminclerk@hidalgocountydetention.com

Dispatch                           575-542-8828    priscilla.maxwell@hidalgocounty.org

Road Department           575-548-2672     joseph.guilliam@hidalgocounty.org

Emergency Manager      575-542-8827     scott.richins@hidalgocounty.org


2019-nCoV (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Precautions:

  • Hand hygiene and avoid touching your face.     
  • Avoid sick people and stay home if you are sick.
  • Educate yourself on pandemic preparedness and plan for how you would care for yourself and your family.
  • Think before attending crowded settings.
  • Don’t go to the Emergency Department unless critical.
  • 85% of cases are mild.
    • Most severe cases affect ages 70+ or those with Respiratory Illness.
    • Less contagious than Flu.
    • Surgical Face Masks are for sick individuals when near other people to contain cough sputum.
    • Surgical Face Masks DO NOT protect un-infected persons.
    • Wash hands OFTEN with Soap and Warm Water.
    • Use Hand Sanitizer between Hand Washing.

Additional Info:

PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER 3/12/20

PRESS RELEASE 2020

New Mexico:     https://cv.nmhealth.org/

United States:   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html


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