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COVID-19 Update 11/17/2020


NEW MEXICO UPDATE:
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 that the entire state of New Mexico will be going into a shelter-in-place order beginning on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. This order will be effective thru Nov. 30, 2020 but will not revert back to the prior orders immediately. Instead, the state will implement a 3 tier, county by county system to allow re-opening benchmarks. The amount of low positivity rates will be subject to opening up first.

It has been stated that during the two weeks, all non-essential businesses and nonprofits must cease in-person activities. This means we will not be allowed any in-person meeting or curb-side pickup for store purchases. Please use our online ordering or contact us at info@gsdsw.org for purchases. We can ship items from our Midland and Odessa offices and hopefully the El Paso office soon.

EL PASO UPDATE:
On Friday, November 13, 2020 a state appeals court rejected El Paso County's stay at home order. Although this order has been rejected, with the amount of cases and the rate of the continuous spread, the El Paso offices will continue to be closed to in-person shopping. We will allow curb-side pickup on orders made via email to info@gsdsw.org, phone calls or setting up virtual shopping experiences.

Additionally, NO IN-PERSON TROOP MEETINGS in the counties of El Paso, Culberson and Hudspeth. We will continue to allow porch pickups but no gatherings of any kind.

To keep our staff and volunteers safe, we will be staying with this process for the foreseeable future. When something changes, we will let you know.

Thank you for all you do!

Patty Craven
CEO