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Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about coronavirus (COVID-19).

BernCo's Animal Care and Resource Center

Animal Shelter Rendering
The new BernCo Animal Care and Resource Center will be open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays with adoptions from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center will be closed on Sundays, Mondays and all Bernalillo County holidays.

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District 2 County Commissioner Steven Michael Quezada has announced that the 27th Annual South Valley Pride Day has been postponed with a new tentative date of Sunday, May 31, 2020. The postponement was needed to comply with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s order banning groups larger than five people meeting together at one time.
The Bernalillo County Youth Services Center is suspending all in-person professional visits effective immediately.
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Bernalillo County, in collaboration with private business partners, generous individual citizens, and the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department continue to help and serve the community in the midst of this historic health crisis. On-going food and household goods donation drives, grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals, and boxes of food for families are happening right now.
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The Metropolitan Detention Center is releasing some inmates who are considered vulnerable to COVID-19, according to CDC guidelines. Inmates who are in custody facing violent charges are ineligible for release. No MDC inmate or staff has tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Following directives from the State of New Mexico, Bernalillo County has now closed a majority of its facilities to the public until further notice. Bernalillo County will be conducting a majority of its work and public functions through the use of online applications, email, and drop box services. Law enforcement, firefighters and rescue personnel, 911 dispatch, and the Metropolitan Detention Center (no in-person visitation) will continue to work as normal.
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BernCo continues to monitor the COVID-19 coronavirus situation and the safety of employees and citizens is the top priority. Effective Monday, March 23 office visits by contractors and customers to the following Public Works Division technical service sections will be by appointment only until further notice.
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The BernCo Housing Department has issued an order to cease evictions of residents who have reduced income and cannot pay their rents due to COVID-19.
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New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham mandated changes to the coronavirus (COVID-19) closure and exposure requirements today and in response Bernalillo County is increasing the status of its emergency operations center to level 2.
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The Metropolitan Detention Center has enabled remote inmate visiting as of Thursday, March 19. Those wishing to use the remote visitation system must go to https://sso.gtlconnect.com/users/sign_up to create an account.
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Clarification regarding the civil emergency powers to the county manager granted by the county commissioners on March 17.
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In an emergency session Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Bernalillo County Commission passed a resolution declaring all of Bernalillo County’s unincorporated area as an emergency area as the result of positive cases of COVID-19 within the county limits.
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Following directives from the State of New Mexico, Bernalillo County closed various departments and county buildings at noon, Monday, March 16 until April 15.
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The Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Census 2020 Complete Count Committee is working hard during the COVID-19 crisis as the 2020 Census count is moving forward.
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Coronavirus COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center is reminding owners to include pets in their preparedness plans.
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Officials at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) have put the following guidelines in place to help to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. MDC has temporarily discontinued all in-person visits to the secure area of the facility. This restriction applies to all non-essential security personnel, including any outside groups and/or volunteers. In addition, visits in the front area of the facility are temporarily discontinued.
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Due to current circumstances, the Office of the Assessor for Bernalillo County will be mailing the Notice of Value statements April 29, 2020 with a deadline to file an appeal no later than May 29, 2020. Thank you for helping the Office of the Assessor for Bernalillo County support the health and safety of our community.

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Bernalillo County has installed portable hand washing stations at a half dozen facilities where employees and customers must wash their hands before going to work or doing business with the county.
Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca addresses the current health emergency regarding the coronavirus health crisis.
Stand up and be counted. Your community counts on you.
Highlights from the BHI News Conference announcing five new providers who will be providing Education and Training Services for the Behavioral Health Initiative. Speakers include Vice Chair of the Bernalillo County Commission, Charlene Pyskoty, County Manager Julie Morgas Baca, Michelle Harmon, ARCA's Community Living Services Director and Cathryn McGill one of the founders of New Mexico Black Mental Health Coalition.
The Bernalillo County Public Art program unveils "Living Landscape" by Karen Yank, one of the West's leading public artists. The piece is at the Vista Grande Community Center in the East Mountains. The video has highlights from the ceremony.
The Bernalillo County Public Art Program dedicates the latest piece of public art at the Bernalillo County Courthouse at 5th and Lomas Blvd. The sculpture commemorates the landmark historic Chinese American civil rights case, Territory of New Mexico v. YeeShun (1882). The video features highlights from the event.
The City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County officially kicked off their 2020 United States Census count campaign on Jan. 14, 2020. City and county officials urged all residents to come forward and be counted as part of the campaign that happens every 10 years in the United States.
Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca interviews Dani Garcia, The Outreach Specialist and Gabi, a former resident about the transitional living facility that is the only home of its kind in the state. Casa Q is one of nearly two dozen programs supported by the Behavioral Health Initiative and provides housing and support for homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning, or LGBTQ youth ages 14 - 17.
A step by step guide on how to figure out who your Bernalillo County Commissioner is, in addition to the other elected officials who represent you.
Information regarding the ban of giving plastic single-use carryout bags and single-use polystyrene containers to customers in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County beginning Jan. 1, 2020.
A partir del 1 de enero de 2020, los negocios minoristas en las áreas no incorporada del Condado de Bernalillo (fuera de la ciudad de Albuquerque y de las villas de Tijeras y Los Ranchos) deben dejar de proveer las bolsas desechables de plástico y los recipientes para comida de poliestireno a los clientes.
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  • Play, learn and explore with the entire family! There are two ways to participate, you choose: - Come inside to explore, learn, read, craft and experiment with us! - Sign out a nature backpack and head outside. Each pack is filled with guidebooks, tools and activities for explorers of all ages!
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    3/29/2020 12:00 PM - 3/29/2020 5:00 PM

  • Every Sunday through May 3 Los Padillas Community Center is offering guitar classes. The cost is $15 for the first participant, and just $10 for each additional participant in your group. Max 12 per age group. 12-1 p.m. - 5-8 year olds, general music 1-2 p.m. - 8-12 year olds, youth guitar 2-3 p.m. - 18 years and older, adult guitar
    Location:
    Los Padillas Community Center, 2117 Los Padillas Rd. SW
    Time:
    3/29/2020 12:00 PM - 3/29/2020 3:00 PM

  • Every Monday and Wednesday seniors 55+ are invited to attend a ceramics class at Paradise Hills Community Center. The cost is $16 per month, space is limited to just 12 participants, and you must bring your own tools. See the flyer for more information or call (505) 314-0245.
    Location:
    Paradise Hills West Annex, 6001 Paradise Blvd. NW
    Time:
    3/30/2020 9:30 AM - 3/30/2020 11:30 AM

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