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 is continuously reassessing all departments to provide the safest environment for our employees and the public. At this time and as per the directive of the Governor we will be closing some offices to the public. Effective Tuesday, March 23, 2020 offices that will be closed to the public are County Assessor, County Treasurer, County Clerk and Probate Judge offices. Many services that are currently provided in those offices are available online. Citizens can mail documents and payments to 300 Shakespeare Street, documents will be processed and returned to the sender in a timely manner. There are also several items that can be taken care of via e-mail.
The County Manager’s office will be closed to the public effective Thursday, March 26, 2020. We ask residents to access the county website and e-mail addresses to conduct business. All requests will be handled in a timely manner.
All other offices deemed essential as per the definition provided by the state will remain operational as normal. We are urging the public to stay home and utilize online services or mail to conduct county business. If there is a concern or matter that requires immediate attention I can be reached at 575-590-7662.
Inmate visits at the Hidalgo County Detention Center are still suspended at this time.
Thank you, Hidalgo County manager; Tisha Green
County Office phone numbers and e-mails:
County Clerk 575-542-9231 firstname.lastname@example.org
County Assessor 575-542-3433 email@example.com
County Treasurer 575-542-9313 firstname.lastname@example.org
Probate Judge 575-542-9512 email@example.com
Transfer Station 575-542-9800 firstname.lastname@example.org
EMS Station 575-542-8272 email@example.com
Manager’s Office 575-542-9428 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheriff’s Office 575-542-3833 email@example.com
Detention Center 575-542-3050 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dispatch 575-542-8828 email@example.com
Road Department 575-548-2672 firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Manager 575-542-8827 email@example.com
NOTICE FOR COMMISSION MEETING IN APRIL
April commission meeting will be moved from the 8th to April 9th. Time will remain the same, 5:30 pm at the Hidalgo Commission Chambers.
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.
New Mexico: https://cv.nmhealth.org/
United States: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html
If you want emergency notifications from the County, click on the link to register your contact preference.