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Bernalillo County COVID-19 Updates

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Information from Bernalillo County regarding its operation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2020 Primary Election Is June 2

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Get the voting information you need right here from the Bernalillo County Clerk

County Spotlight

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Clerk Linda Stover reminds voters that early voting convenience centers will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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On May 22 Commissioner Quezada gave away free facemasks as part of the daily Meals on Wheels food distribution to seniors in South Valley.
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Bernalillo County is offering free washable/reusable material facemasks at eight county facility locations on Friday, May 22 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Any county resident is welcome to receive a mask, with a limit of one mask per person.
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Bernalillo County and Albuquerque Public Schools Title I McKinney-Vento Program are collaboratively working with the community to support families in need and provide transitional housing in the form of a motel voucher.
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BernCo Treasurer Nancy Bearce reports 94% of the 2019 property taxes were collected by the due date and says thank you to all property tax payers for their payments coinciding with the difficult coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency. Payments are expected to continue to be received as the phased re-opening of businesses and employment occurs.
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At the direction of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Bernalillo County is instituting partial office work schedules while continuing tele-working for employees whose positions allow and encouraging a stay-at-home posture.
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Commissioner Steven Michael Quezada handed out face masks to employees at various restaurants and food establishments in the South Valley on May 15.
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BernCo has been awarded the National Council for Behavioral Health (NATCON) Innovation Award, which recognizes honorees in a complex health care landscape, mental health and addiction treatment organizations who are thinking “outside of the box” for creative solutions to challenges.
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Early voting begins May 16. If you must vote in person, schedule it now, allow yourself extra time, and do not wait until the last minute.
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Bernalillo County food safety inspectors are still on the job and conducting food safety checks via the web or by phone. The checks are non-binding and are not inspections, but are an effort to ensure that all restaurants still operating during the coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency are maintaining proper safety standards and following the public health order.
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Due to the uncertain aspects of coronavirus (COVID 19), all Bernalillo County Parks, Recreation and Open Space facilities, such as ballfields, courts, rodeo arenas, swimming pools, playgrounds, open space buildings, and community centers will remain closed until further notice for any organized activity, including traditional summer camp, sports team practices and games, little leagues, or rodeos, and special events at county facilities.
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As a result of the facility-wide testing, conducted by the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH), MDC has been made aware of a staff member who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The officer is asymptomatic and has been sent home to self-quarantine. The corrections sergeant tested on May 7, and the results were provided to MDC on the evening of May 11. Officers and staff that MDC has identified as having contact with the positive staff member have been sent home to self-quarantine.
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The Office of the Assessor would like to remind property owners that business can be conducted at the Assessor's Office with the current health climate, in a number of ways such as, in person, phone, email, mail, fax and using online tools.
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Bernalillo County is currently soliciting for an Arts Board vacancy appointment for County Commission District 5. The position is open to candidates with a wide variety of experience in the arts and has a three-year term limit.
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Bernalillo County’s Public Art Board continues to support the creative economy through its unsolicited proposal process as artists face never-before-seen economic challenges due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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The Office of County Assessor has mailed the 2020 Notice of Value statements to Bernalillo County property owners to notify them of the their property's assessed value for tax purposes. May 29 is the deadline to file an appeal or apply for any exemptions. Have questions? Contact our office at 505-222-3700 or email us assessor@bernco.gov, or visit our website at bernco.gov/assessor.
The Bernalillo County Treasurer would like to remind property owners that 2nd Half Property Tax payments for 2019 are due May 10, 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services is working hard to treat our residents, so you can stay home. Help flatten the curve of COVID-19.
Clerk Linda Stover with an update on the Primary Election. Please request an absentee ballot at BerncoVotes.org. #BeTheVote #TrustedInfo2020
Bernalillo County Open Space Supervisor Mari Simbana explains availability and usage of Bernalillo County Open Spaces to the public while the county deals with the Coronavirus pandemic in our community.
Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca stresses the importance of taking care of both your mental and physical health during this pandemic. Much of the focus at this point has been on our physical well being, but with all the compounded issues related to the coronavirus, not as much is being said about mental health awareness.
Bernalillo County Communication Services explains the importance of social distancing, the State of New Mexico guidelines and why it's critical for all residents of Bernalillo County to observe this etiquette. This will lessen the spread of the Coronavirus help to flatten the curve during the global pandemic here at home.
Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca delivers a message to residents to please refrain from hoarding during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 in the Census 2020. Your community counts on you.
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.
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.
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