After feeling feverish for almost two weeks, and after the flu medicine his doctor prescribed proved ineffective, Española resident Israel Sanchez was given two tests at the Española Hospital: a test for pneumonia and another for COVID-19.
When Española Pathways Shelter staff received permission in January to open a partial-capacity warming center, they already planned to close the shelter for tenant improvements before reopening at full capacity with increased services.
The Española City Council held an emergency meeting Tuesday afternoon where they unanimously passed a resolution declaring a public health emergency in response to the global Coronavirus pandemic.
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Española will continue to provide public services but has limited public meetings, closed city hall and other city facilities.
New Mexico officials on Wednesday restricted any gatherings of 10 or more people and has ordered restaurants to only provide takeout service and delivery.
At least 65 people tested positive for COVID-19 in New Mexico as of Sunday evening, a little over a week after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham declared a statewide public health emergency.
With less than two weeks to go before households begin receiving official mail from the Census bureau, local officials are brainstorming creative ways to encourage everyone to fill out the Census, so that Rio Arriba County does not lose out on crucial federal funding.
Those with outstanding warrants in Española Municipal Court for offenses such as failure to appear or nonpayment of traffic tickets can have their warrants voided without penalty next week.
Former Española Utilities Department billing supervisor Nadine Trujillo settled her whistleblower lawsuit against the city of Española for $500,000, according to two sources familiar with the agreement.