*Updated* San Juan Co. Encourages Online & Appointments

In response to the Public Health Order issued on March 23, 2020, San Juan County is moving to limited essential services, across all county departments. Many staffers will be working from home, and county buildings will remain closed to the public. The hours of operation for county services will remain the same for essential services. Departments are offering services over the phone. Some services may be available online. For questions, please call the County switchboard, Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm at (505) 334-9481. Online services are available at SJCounty.net. River

From San Juan County

Monday, March 23, 2020

San Juan County will continue to serve the public, and fire and law enforcement response remains uninterrupted, however, many County services will be limited, starting at 8:00 am on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.


In response to the Public Health Order issued on March 23, 2020, San Juan County is moving to limited essential services, across all county departments. Many staffers will be working from home, and county buildings will remain closed to the public.
The hours of operation for county services will remain the same for essential services. Departments are offering services over the phone. Some services may be available online. For questions, please call the County switchboard, Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm at (505) 334-9481. Online services are available at SJCounty.net.


Riverview Golf Course will be closed until further notice as well as McGee Park.
Solid Waste stations will remain open on a normal schedule.


Department
 

Adult Detention Center
Lobby hours 8:00 am-10:00 pm Monday-Friday Alternative Sentencing (AXIS, DWI, Misdemeanor Compliance)
7:00am-5:30pm, Monday- Friday (505) 325-1720 for DWI and Axis (505) 599-1800 for Adult Misdemeanor Compliance
 

Assessor's Office
7:00 am- 5:30 pm, Monday- Thursday (505) 334-6157 Central Purchasing
7:00 am- 5:30 pm, Monday- Thursday (505) 334-4552
 

Clerk's Office
7:00 am- 5:30 pm, Monday- Thursday (505) 334-9471 Community Development (Building Division, Subdivision, Floodplain)
7:00 am- 5:30 pm, Monday- Thursday (505) 334-4550
 

County Executive Office (Legal, HCAP)
7:00 am- 5:30 pm, Monday- Thursday (505) 334-4271 for County Executive Office (505) 334-4288 for HCAP (505)334-4301 for Legal. Finance
7:00 am- 5:30 pm, Monday- Thursday (505) 334-4581
 

Fire Department
Emergency services are uninterrupted. Call (505) 334-1180 for burn permits. GIS
7:00 am- 5:30 pm Monday-Thursday (505) 334-4264
 

Housing
7:00 am- 5:30 pm Monday-Thursday (505) 334-4544 Human Resources
7:00 am- 5:30 pm, Monday- Thursday (505) 334-4522
 

Juvenile Services
8:00 am- 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday Visitation remains Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, however, there will only be one visitor allowed per detainee. Call (505) 324-5800 for more information.

Parks & Facilities
McGee Park is closed to events. (505) 325-4515
 

Public Works
Services continue. Office hours: 7:00 am- 5:30 pm, Monday- Thursday (505) 334-4520

Riverview Golf Course
Pro Shop CLOSED Golf Course CLOSED Rio Vista Grill CLOSED


Sheriff's Office
Emergency Services remain uninterrupted. Lobby remains open for Sex Offender Registration 7:00am-5:30pm Monday-Thursday. Appointments for other services by calling (505) 334-6107

Treasurer
7:00 am- 5:30 pm Monday-Thursday (505) 334-9421.

Friday, March 20, 2020

San Juan County will continue to serve the public, and fire and law enforcement response remains uninterrupted, however, many County services will be by appointment only or available anytime online.
In response to the Public Health Order issued on March 19, 2020, San Juan County is taking steps to protect the public and our employees by moving many in-person services to appointment only and encouraging people to use already available online services starting March 23, 2020. These changes will remain in effect until the expiration of the Public Health Order which mandated these changes.
The hours of operation for county services will remain the same, most departments are offering services over the phone or in-person, by appointment only. Please contact the specific department for appointments. For questions, please call the County switchboard, Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm at (505) 334-9481. Online services are available at SJCounty.net


Department                                                                                   
Adult Detention Center

Lobby hours 8:00 am-10:00 pm Monday-Friday
Alternative Sentencing (AXIS, DWI, Misdemeanor Compliance)     

7:00am-5:30pm, Monday- Friday Services by appointment only,

call (505) 325-1720 for DWI and Axis, (505) 599-1800 for Adult Misdemeanor Compliance


Assessor's Office
7:00 am- 5:30 pm, Monday- Thursday
In-person services by appointment only, call (505) 334-6157


Central Purchasing
7:00 am- 5:30 pm, Monday- Thursday
In-person services by appointment only, call (505) 334-4552


Clerk's Office
7:00 am- 5:30 pm, Monday- Thursday
In-person services by appointment only, call (505) 334-9471


Community Development
(Building Division, Subdivision, Floodplain)
7:00 am- 5:30 pm, Monday- Thursday
In-person services by appointment only, call (505) 334-4550

Monday, March 16, 2020

Monday, San Juan County Commission Chairman Jack Fortner signed an Emergency Declaration, which extends to all local municipalities, and names San Juan County as an Emergency Area due to the national coronavirus outbreak and COVID-19 impacts. At the time of this writing, there are no reported positive cases of COVID-19 in San Juan County.
The declaration of emergency frees up County resources to respond and makes available state and federal resources. To manage operations in this time of emergency, Emergency Manager, Mike Mestas, has activated the Emergency Operations Center and will be acting under authority necessary through the All Hazards Management Act.
San Juan County and the Office of Emergency Management has been coordinating with local agencies for the last weeks in preparation of any response necessary. Local school districts, municipalities, first responders and many others have all been planning for the health of the community.
Communication during this emergency will be released through emailed press releases from the San Juan County Office of Emergency Management, Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor. Residents should sign up for notifications from Nextdoor, and like and follow other San Juan County Office of Emergency Management social media.


Resources:
New Mexico Department of Health: https://cv.nmhealth.org
Statewide Coronavirus Health Hotline: 1-855-600-3453
Statewide Coronavirus Information Hotline: 1-833-551-0518
Statewide Senior Food Hotline: 1-800-432-2080
San Juan Regional Medical Center: https://www.sanjuanregional.com/coronavirus San Juan Regional Coronavirus Information Hotline: (505) 516-0938 or 888-949-5387 Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


Testing: San Juan Regional Medical Center’s External Assessment Area continues for those with flu/cold-like symptoms including fever, cough, body aches, sore throat, and runny nose. Visitors to this assessment area will be evaluated and treated if necessary, this includes consideration for COVID-19 testing. Their drive-through assessment area is located in one of San Juan Regional Medical Center’s parking lots on West Pinon Street across the street from the hospital and will be open from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 16; Wednesday, March 18; and Friday, March 20.

Prevention:
Just like with many other respiratory illnesses, the best way to protect yourself is to wash your hands thoroughly and regularly, to cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue and avoid contact with people who are coughing or sneezing. Also, stay home from work or school when you are sick. Social-distancing is a valuable method of prevention. The limitation of mass gatherings helps to stop or slow down the spread of disease allowing the health care system to more readily care for patients over time. Canceling events that are likely to draw crowds is an example of social distancing. Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19.

Schools:
Following orders from the New Mexico Public Education Department, all schools will be closed for three weeks, including spring break. This closure includes all school activities, meetings and athletic practices. Games have been canceled until April 6, 2020. Currently, schools are planning to resume classroom instruction on April 6, 2020.
School districts are planning for the distribution of breakfast and lunch at locations across the county. Check with your child’s school for information on locations and times. Information is listed here: https://www.newmexico.gov/education/meal-sites-for-children/.

San Juan College:
San Juan College plans to move courses online for two weeks following Spring Break. The college has also chosen to cancel events through Friday, April 17. San Juan College will be closed to students and visitors March 15 – April 5, and currently plans to reopen April 6. This includes the main campus, the Health and Human Performance Center, as well as San Juan College East, San Juan College West, 30th Street Education Center and Hutton Street Complex.
Students may contact their instructors and check their San Juan College emails for information regarding the closure, their class structure, tutoring, and other support services.
For a listing of canceled San Juan College events, as well as COVID-19 resource links, and other information, visit https://sanjuancollege.edu/coronavirus.

Senior Centers: Aztec Senior Center will be closed, and regular senior programming and activities will be suspended beginning Friday, March 13. Home meal deliveries will continue, and congregate meals will be served in to-go containers in a drive-through process. Blanco Senior Center- Facility and regular programming will be closed. Meals on Wheels will continue, and congregate meals will be served to-go in a drive-through process. Bloomfield Senior Center is closed. Home delivery will still be provided, and congregant meals will be served in a to-go drive-through process from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm each day. For more information call (505) 632-8351
Bonnie Dallas Senior Center- Facility and regular programming will be closed. Meals on Wheels will continue, and congregate meals will be served to-go in a drive-through process.
Lower Valley Senior Center- Facility and regular programming will be closed. Meals on Wheels will continue, and congregate meals will be served to-go in a drive-through process.

San Juan Regional Medical Center:
To keep patients, visitors, and staff safe, San Juan Regional Medical Center is enhancing its current flu season visitor guidelines. These guidelines should be followed for the safety of your family and others in our care.
• Please, only well visitors. Anyone with a fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea should refrain from visiting patients in the hospital or Emergency Room.
• No visitors under 14 years old.
• If you arrive as a patient and have a fever, cough or sore throat, please ask for a mask and wear it.
• Visitors MUST wash their hands before entering a patient room and upon leaving the room.
• Patients, visitors, and staff are all asked to wash their hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.

Nursing Homes and Assisted Living:
The state Department of Health has ordered nursing homes to limit visitation to people whose loved ones are receiving end-of-life care. This order applies to assisted living, adult daycare, hospice and rehabilitation for older adult patients.
Contact any individual facility for options to ‘visit’ a loved one through the assistance of technology.

Closures:
There are several closures of public facilities, following the NMDOH and Governor’s orders.
City of Aztec
Aztec Boys & Girls Club Aztec MVD- By appointment Only-(505) 334-7690.
City of Bloomfield
Bloomfield Aquatic Center
Bloomfield Gymnasium
Meeting Rooms at the Cultural Center
Fitness Center
Boys & Girls Club
City of Farmington
Farmington Public Library
Farmington Museum
Museum of Navajo Art & Culture
Riverside Nature Center
E3 Children’s Museum
Farmington Aquatic Center
Farmington Recreation Center
Sycamore Park Community Center
Lions Pool
Farmington Indian Center

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