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Posted on: August 28, 2020

COVID19 - Press Release from Mayor Raye Miller



The Governor has laid out criteria to allow children to return to in-classroom learning.  Due to the recent rise in cases in our county, under her criteria, we don’t qualify. 

I believe it is critical for our children to get back into school in a safe and healthy learning environment.

To do that, we need to reduce the spread of the virus in our community.

Many of us, including myself, do not like masks, social distancing and being isolated at home. If we can get our children back in school by doing these things, then I believe we can all make the sacrifice.

Please look at everything you are doing each day and try to avoid close contact in groups, wear a mask, and avoid touching.  I am thrilled to be back in church, but in those types of environments, we need to avoid close contact to reduce the risk of spread to others.

I know some are recommending not to get testing, but in talking with our Healthcare Professionals, that is the wrong direction.  If you have any of the symptoms, please avoid going to work, church and any family or group gatherings where you may spread whatever you have.  Consider being tested so that you know whether you are positive for COVID19 or not, for your safety and the safety of others.

Please join with me to work towards getting our children back to safe in-person learning in our schools.  A few more weeks of our sacrifice will be worth it to help to get them back to a better and more successful learning environment.

Thank you.

Raye Miller


City of Artesia, NM

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