The Eddy County Board of Commissioners Unanimously Approve Resolution Requesting Governor to Re-open Business

23 Apr 2020

Eddy County, NM- Today, during a Special Commission Meeting, the Eddy County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to pass Resolution R-20-36, Resolution requesting the Governor to reopen businesses, including non-profits closed by Executive and Public Health Orders.

The Resolution finds that no one rule related to which businesses, including non-profits may stay open is appropriate for every political subdivision or geographical area of New Mexico.

Much like every State in the Nation has been affected completely differently by this virus and have put their own plans and orders in place, Eddy County believes it’s much the same for Counties within the State, all being affected differently. A one-size-fits-all State Public Order doesn’t fit all.

Commissioner, Susan Crockett, District 5, said during the special meeting, “I want to make sure that Eddy County businesses know that this does not mean that they can open tomorrow, though I wish they could. The passing of this Resolution means we are asking the Governor and the State for support and equality for all Eddy County businesses, large and small.”

Eddy County Manager, Allen Davis, said, “Each County within New Mexico has been affected differently by this virus. That does not mean we ease up on the safety precautions put in place to protect the public, but we believe allowing our small businesses to reopen, following the same protocols put in place by the State for essential business, can and will save our small businesses, get people back to work, and allow the community to see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Eddy County, along with other counties in the State support all businesses, while maintaining adherence to public orders and measures put in place to keep their staff and the community safe.

Lea County will be considering a similar Resolution tomorrow.

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