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COVID-19 Lea County

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If you are nervous or concerned about how this will effect you NM DOH has a crisis hotline available to answer your questions or concerns.

Coronavirus Hotline:1-855-600-3453
For non-health related COVID-19 questions: 1-833-551-0518
Senior Food Hotline:1-800-432-2080
Nor-Lea Hospital COVID-19 Hotline 575-396-9090

NM Dept of Health COVID-19 Website
NM Dept of Health COVID-19 En Español
CDC COVID-19 Video Playlists in English, ASL, En Español

-COVID-19 Testing in Lea County-

NM DOH Testing Guidelines

Nor-Lea Hospital District
Lovington Site

126 Tatum Highway, Lovington, New Mexico 88260

Types: Call For Appointment

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Contact Info: 575-396-9090

Further Info: Please call hotline to schedule an appointment and you will receive further details. Office is closed from 12-1pm daily.

Lea Regional Hospital
Lea Regional Primary Care and Walk-In Clinic
5320 N Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, NM 88240
Monday thru Friday 7am-7pm

Lea Regional Emergency Room
5419 N Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, NM 88240

DOH Testing
Eunice Health Clinic
-1109 Main St, Eunice, NM 88231-
Monday 9am-11am

Jal Testing
Jal Health Clinic
-805 W Kansas Ave, Jal, NM 88252-
Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm
Fridays 8am-2pm
-Please call ahead-
(575) 395-3400

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Updated 05-25-20 at 6:32 PM MDT

-Lea County Emergency Operation Center has been activated to Level 2 in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic-

Our department has received several requests for information about our preparedness for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). At this time we are following the guidance of New Mexico Department of Health, New Mexico Department of Emergency Management and the CDC for prevention and preparedness with the most up to date information available and staying in constant contact with NM DOH officials.

COVID-19 in New Mexico

7,026 Confirmed Cases

320 Deaths

2,522 Recoveries

Lea County

24 Confirmed Cases

2,465 tests conducted

Cases by County: https://cv.nmhealth.org/cases-by-county/

Nor-Lea Hospital District COVID-19 Updates

Lea Regional Hospital COVID-19 Updates

New Mexico Department of Health

New Mexico Department of Health
Guidance for Public/Schools/Faith Based/Law Enforcement

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Lorenzo Velasquez, Director

1019 East Bender Boulevard, Hobbs, NM 88240 -
(575) 391-2983 - lvelasquez@leacounty.net

About Us

Lea County Emergency Management is responsible for planning the responses of small- and large-scale emergency situations to save lives, reduce injuries and preserve property. Emergencies and disasters, both natural and man-made, can affect every resident in Lea County. Sometimes threats occur that we simply cannot control or prevent from happening; ie, wildfires, hazardous-material spills and riots. However, from every family to every public safety department in Lea County, we all can prepare for how we respond to these emergencies. Preparing your family's responses to emergencies is critical, and it takes just three steps:
  • 1. Make a family emergency plan
  • 2. Get an emergency supply kit
  • 3. Be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur in your area and their appropriate responses.

For more detailed lists and plans visit https://www.ready.gov/

An official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Our Mission

Emergency management is a coordinated effort, involving local, state, and federal agencies as well as volunteer organizations. These organizations assist the public and communities to prepare for, respond, and recover from the effects of natural, civil, and technological emergencies and disasters. The primary goal of emergency management is to promote awareness, prevent injuries, save lives, and reduce property damage in our community.

The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) Website

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OEM has many responsibilities as can be seen all over the county. You may see us on an emergency scene or at your local fire station assisting with annual pump testing. We participate in many public education events for schools or non-profits.

If your school or non-profit has an event you would like Emergency Management to attend, please feel free to contact us!

Lea County Emergency Management

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