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BernCo Extends Closure and Tele-work to April 30 - County Offices Closed Friday for Spring Holiday

At the direction of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Bernalillo County is extending its coronavirus COVID 19 building closures and employee tele-commuting policy to April 30. And, in an effort to maintain normalcy within the employee and county community, all county offices will be closed on Friday, April 10 in observance of the spring holiday, as originally scheduled. Law enforcement, firefighters and rescue personnel, 911 dispatch, and the Metropolitan Detention Center (no in-person visitation) will continue to work as normal.
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Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Residents Get Counted

Residents in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Census 2020 count have topped 41% in response to the Census 2020 questionnaire.
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BernCo Eases Single-Use Plastic Bag Restrictions

Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca has issued an order suspending the single-use plastic bag ban for 60-days.
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BernCo Produces Video, Guidance on Social Distancing During COVID-19

Bernalillo County has produced an instructional video for residents to learn best behaviors and guidance for social distancing, to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community.
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BernCo, CABQ Provide COVID-19 Guidance to Grocery Stores

Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque are providing informative resources and guidance to local grocery stores on safe operation and minimizing the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. The resources explain the symptoms of COVID-19, how to prevent the spread of illness and outline best practices for grocery stores operators and customers.
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BernCo and Partners Lead Major Efforts to Help and Serve the Community

BernCo in collaboration with private business partners, generous individual citizens, and the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department continue to help and serve the community in the midst of this historic health crisis. On-going food and household goods donation drives, grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals, and boxes of food for families are happening right now.

Bernalillo County Increases Emergency Operations Center Status to Level 2

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham mandated changes to the coronavirus (COVID-19) closure and exposure requirements today and in response Bernalillo County is increasing the status of its emergency operations center to level 2.
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County Resolution and Ordinance Assign Powers

Clarification regarding the civil emergency powers to the county manager granted by the county commissioners on March 17.
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Commission Declares Emergency in Bernalillo County

In an emergency session Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Bernalillo County Commission passed a resolution declaring all of Bernalillo County’s unincorporated area as an emergency area as the result of positive cases of COVID-19 within the county limits.
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COVID-19 Is Not Stopping the Census

The Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Census 2020 Complete Count Committee is working hard during the COVID-19 crisis as the 2020 Census count is moving forward.
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County Urging “Calm Concern” With Regard to COVID-19 Virus

BernCo Manager Julie Morgas Baca is asking the community to be alert, take the necessary safety precautions, and follow the CDC guidelines with regard to the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus), while exercising “Calm Concern.”
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Bernalillo County Receives Triple A Bond Ratings from Moody’s, Fitch and Standard and Poor’s

Bernalillo County has kept its triple A bond rating with the three major rating companies in the country, Moody’s, Fitch and Standard and Poor’s.
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BernCo Commission Agrees to Partner with UNM Health Sciences Center to Build Crisis Triage Center

With this agreement, $20 million from Behavioral Health tax funds will go toward this project and UNM HSC will match the dedicated funding with $20 million for capital investment in the project.
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County Commission Approves Amendments to Paid Time Off Ordinance

The Bernalillo County Commission approved amendments to the paid time off ordinance, known as the “Employee Wellness Act.”
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County Commission Approves Design and Name Of New County Building

Bernalillo County @ Alvarado Square will be the name of the new home for most Bernalillo County offices in the renovated Alvarado Square building.
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    • Art Along the Rio Grande: Experience Nature Through the Artists' Lens is a visual exploration of the ecological and cultural richness of the South Valley’s Valle de Oro Wildlife Refuge. The exhibit is a joint project of the Refuge, Gutiérrez Hubbell House, Friends of Valle de Oro, Hubbell House Alliance, and Bernalillo County Public Art. Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge is the Southwest’s first urban refuge, located in the South Valley, just a few miles south of downtown Albuquerque. The refuge is in the process of restoring a former dairy farm back to a mosaic of native New Mexico habitats in order to provide an oasis for wildlife as well as an abundance of education and recreation opportunities for the community. The exhibit showcases the work of local artists in diverse mediums. For the past 7 years, photographers of all ages and skill levels have been invited to participate in an annual photo contest hosted by the refuge, to capture images of the refuge's wildlife, landscapes and people. This exhibit will feature the winning images from the 2019 photo contest, highlighting the refuge this past year as it begins restoration. Sketches and images from the Fall 2019 field mural project featuring 5 women muralists will be on display at GHH. The murals can still be seen at the Refuge, while sketches, photos, and other works reflect the goals and processes of the artists. Artwork by local Artist Wren Walraven, will also be featured. Wren’s artwork content comes from her personal experiences with wildlife, her passion for those animals and the magical desert scenery. Join us in this celebration of the South Valley’s environmental beauty, creativity, and community connections.
      Location:
      Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW
      Time:
      4/7/2020 10:00 AM - 4/7/2020 2:00 PM

    • Learn basic English vocabulary and overview the parts of speech for free every Tuesday and Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the South Valley Multipurpose Center. Call (505) 468-7341 for more information.
      Location:
      South Valley Multipurpose Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW
      Time:
      4/7/2020 10:00 AM - 4/7/2020 11:30 AM

    • Please be advised that the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Complete Count Committee will convene virtually on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 11 a.m. In response to the governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and ban on large public gatherings, this meeting will be conducted utilizing Zoom. This meeting is open to the public and constituents are encouraged to join at https://zoom.us/j/392391762 Meeting ID: 392 391 762 Dial In: 929-436-2866 Please see the attached agenda.
      Location:
      Virtual Meeting
      Time:
      4/7/2020 11:00 AM

    History of Bernalillo County

    History of Bernalillo County
    During the period of 1610 to 1680, New Mexico's historical archives reflect the Spanish dominance on indigenous populations of what we know today as New Mexico.

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    The Manager’s Role
    The county manager is hired by the Board of County Commissioners to carry out policies and serve as the chief administrative officer of county government.

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