From the Governor's Office and NM Department of Health

Below find the latest information from the New Mexico Governor's Office and the New Mexico Department of Health

  • July 30, 2020: State Renews Public Health Order
  • Executive Order 2020-54 - Amended Order Directing Individuals Traveling To New Mexico To Self-Isolate Or Self-Quarantine For A Limited Period And Directing The New Mexico Department Of Health To Initiate Lawful Isolation And Quarantine Proceedings For Individuals Who Do Not Self-Isolate Or Self-Quarantine
  • July 30, 2020 Press Conference Presentation Graphics
  • July 13, 2020 Public Health Order - Public Health Emergency Order Clarifying that Current Guidance Documents, Advisories, and Emergency Public Health Orders Remain in Effect; and Amending Previous Public Health Emergency Orders Closing All Businesses and Non-Profit Entities Except for those Deemed Essential and Providing Additional Restrictions on Mass Gatherings Due to COVID-19


Doing Our Part

It is critical for all of us to do our part. We want to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe. We also want to keep our communities safe. We want to “flatten the curve” of infections. Any surge of patients needing medical services will present a challenge for health care providers in the county. Ensuring social distance—in all of our spaces including work—is the best strategy to accomplish that.

I want to assure all employees that we will work together to continue providing services for our students in ways that help our community stay safe. My deep thanks to all of you and the employees whose assignments keep them on campus.

We keep in our minds and hearts people who have been impacted by the virus and extend our wishes for full recoveries. We are fortunate to have some of the best healthcare and emergency professionals and volunteers here in the Las Cruces area, many of whom are graduates from DACC.

Volunteers Needed

The state of New Mexico is currently under a Stay Home Order from Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are still several groups who are serving those less fortunate including Casa de Peregrinos, El Caldito Soup Kitchen and the United States Census.

The pandemic has changed things for everyone, but one thing that will never change is hunger. During this time many in our community find themselves in need of assistance. The number of people requesting food assistance from local food banks and pantries has increased. The organizations are doing everything that can to help fill this gap but find themselves needing more support from the community. Needed fundraising events and food drives have been cancelled due to social distancing. Meanwhile, demands from our community continue to grow.

If you are able and in good health, please donate or volunteer at any of these local organizations

Please use the links on the menu bar to learn more and stay informed.

Contact your healthcare professional if you develop symptoms, fever, tiredness, and dry cough, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19. You can also call the CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE: 1-855-600-3453 where you can get professional advice.