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Governor, DOH Answer Faith-Based Community Questions

STATE News:
SANTA FE – New Mexico’s faith-based organizations, working together with schools, businesses, healthcare systems, and state, local and tribal health departments, play an important role in slowing the spread of COVID-19, especially among high-risk populations.
With Passover and Holy Week approaching and Ramadan soon after that, the following questions and answers are intended to help faith leaders keep their communities together while abiding by the state’s public health orders:
Q: How can we hold a religious ceremony and still adhere to social distancing and crowd sizes? 

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Virtual Egg Hunt Hosted By Freedom Church Los Alamos

FREEDOM CHURCH News:

With Easter coming up and egg hunts being cancelled let’s hunt eggs a different way. Freedom Church in Los Alamos is hosting “The Great Los Alamos Egg Hunt”, quarantine-style where kids and their families will decorate and display an egg of their own.

Eggs must be a minimum of 1 foot tall by 8 inches wide and can be colored, painted, made with paper, etc. Families will then hop into their cars to see how many eggs  they can find.

Egg designs can be displayed starting immediately.

The actual hunt begins at Noon on Wednesday, April 8 and end at 9 p.m., Saturday,


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Burgess Reports On County Efforts To Address COVID-19

County Manager Harry Burgess

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County continues to implement changes as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, County Manager Harry Burgess reported during the regular County Council meeting March 31.

Two weeks ago, he said, the County initiated new policies regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. This resulted in department heads sending as many employees as possible home. He said employees could telework and emergency leave was given to non-essential jobs.

The original policy was effective through April 6 but then U.S. President


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Changes In Council Meeting Due To COVID-19

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council meeting scheduled in Council Chambers at 6 p.m. today, April 7 will continue using a format that complies with the recent New Mexico Department of Health’s public health emergency order governing mass gatherings because of COVID-19.

The format was initially used for the March 31 Council meeting and that process is noted again for public reference below:

Public in-person attendance Tuesday evening will not be allowed. Minimal County staff will be in attendance to present items and most Councilors will be participating by phone. The agenda has been


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Triad National Security Pledges $50,000 In Emergency Grants To Local Philanthropies: The Food Depot And Los Alamos, Santa Fe And Taos Community Foundations

Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Triad National Security, the management and operations contractor of Los Alamos National Laboratory, has pledged $50,000 to four local philanthropies to address emergency needs caused by the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Funds are prioritized in the areas of healthcare, food security, childcare for essential workers and education.

“These community partners are experts in responding to the urgent needs of their respective communities,” said Thom Mason, president of Triad National Security. “They have proven track records


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Lisa Shin, O.D. Office Closed – Open For Virtual Eye Care

By LISA SHIN, O.D.
Los Alamos

Dear Friends:

I trust you and your family are safe and healthy, during this time of severe economic and social disruption. We are working together to prevent the spread of COVID19 within our community!  

Unfortunately, our building was vandalized, and thieves took cash, broke windows at Daniel’s Cafe and Top Nails. Thankfully, my office was spared, but we installed new plexiglass windows, new door locks, and will upgrade our camera system.  

Like every small business owner, I have made difficult decisions to ensure our future viability and to safeguard


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Stay Healthy & Informed With Facts On Pets & Coronavirus

ACLA News:

As a pet owner, you may have questions about how COVID-19 affects not only humans, but also our pets.

To provide some clarity and peace of mind, here are answers to some of the most common questions and concerns we hear from pet owners.

COVID-19 and animals

Because experts believe COVID-19 originated in animals before being transmitted to humans, pet owners may wonder if the disease could be passed from pet to owner. Rest assured, there is no evidence that any pets, livestock or other animals in the U.S. could be a source of COVID-19.

Similarly, there are no reported instances of human-to-animal


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Cats Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos: Meet Belle And Ed

Belle is a 7 year old domestic shorthair. She was adopted through the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. She loves to have her picture taken and lift spirits around Los Alamos. She is a member of the
Lynette, Joe and Dylan Cordell family. Courtesy photo

Ed is a 6 years old domestic shorthair. She was found under a shed on Mother’s Day 2013. She was living with her mother and siblings. They were rounded up and taken to the Los Alamos Animal Shelter. Ed was adopted is still very shy around people she does not know but still does her best to lift spirits around Los Alamos. She also is a member of the Lynette, Joe and Dylan


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