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 Manager’s and Courthouse offices remain closed to the public at this time. Services will still be provided to the public over the phone, via e-mail, mail and on our county website @www.hidalgocounty.org .
The Treasurer’s Office will be taking phone calls on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 2 pm. 575-542-9313
The Assessor’s Office will be taking phone calls on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 2 pm. 575-542-3433
The Clerk’s Office is now accepting customers, Monday – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. 575-542-9213
The Manager’s Office will be taking phone calls on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 2 pm. 575-542-9428.
Prepaid envelopes for property taxes will be available at the post office for taxpayers. The second half of property taxes are still due by May 10, 2020. Cash payments will not be accepted, all payments should be mailed or made online.
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 email@example.com
County Assessor 575-542-3433 firstname.lastname@example.org
County Treasurer 575-542-9313 email@example.com
Probate Judge 575-542-9512 firstname.lastname@example.org
Transfer Station 575-542-9800 email@example.com
EMS Station 575-542-8272 firstname.lastname@example.org
Manager’s Office 575-542-9428 email@example.com
Sheriff’s Office 575-542-3833 firstname.lastname@example.org
Detention Center 575-542-3050 email@example.com
Dispatch 575-542-8828 firstname.lastname@example.org
Road Department 575-548-2672 email@example.com
Emergency Manager 575-542-8827 firstname.lastname@example.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.
New Mexico: https://cv.nmhealth.org/
United States: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html
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