** Any COVID 19 Related Medical Concerns and Questions You Have, Call: 1-855-600-3453 **

 Resources for Employers:

The SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service can be reached at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY:1-800-877-8339) or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Resources for Employees:

You may be eligible for unemployment compensation if the situations described below apply to you:

  • Workers who have had their hours reduced or lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19.
  • Workers who are self-isolated or directed to be isolated or who have immediate family who is isolated.

For more information, click here.

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions is waiving the work search requirements for any of the above impacted workers for up to four weeks. To start looking for another job, register as a job seeker at http://www.jobs.state.nm.us/ or at your local New Mexico Workforce Connection Center. Creating an account and registering in the New Mexico Workforce Connection system is required within 14 days of your initial claim for Unemployment Insurance benefits.

For more information click the link below for an Unemployment 101 FAQ. Learn More

apply online at http://www.jobs.state.nm.us  or over the phone at 1-877-664-6984, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. NMDWS is highly encouraging anyone who is able to apply online to do so. After filing your initial claim, you will need to certify each week for which you are requesting benefits. Certifications can also be completed online or over the phone.

Sources for Reliable Outbreak- Related Information:

Health Hotline: 1-855-600-3453

Information Hotline: 1-833-551-0518

Senior Food Hotline: 1-800-432-2080

Local Resources:

** The Chamber has reached out to all local grocers and would like to inform all that there is NO food shortage in this country. Please be mindful and only take what is needed when shopping.** 

FROM ALBERTSONS on 3/24/20: Things are changing rapidly amid COVID-19, but your Alamogordo Albertsons Market will remain open and stocked to the best of our ability. Our team members are working tirelessly throughout the day to clean and restock the store. The supply chain is moving and trucks are running more product to stores. Shelves are restocked periodically throughout the day. 

Panic purchasing is making it difficult to keep up with demand. The supply chain will catch up to the demand, if everyone will buy what they need and not stockpile goods. 

Watch for markers on the floor of Albertsons Market this week, to remind all of us about social distancing. It is important we flatten the curve of this virus by doing all we can to help ourselves. 

We appreciate your business and your patience as we work through these difficult times. 

These two churches will provide boxed meals (curb-side, not dine-in) until further notice:

  • Our Savior Lutheran Church Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 5-6 pm  (1212 Washington)
  • Grace United Methodist Saturday 11:30am -1pm (16th and Cuba)

For Senior Citizens:

  • Mountain View Church – Grocery Delivery for citizens 60+ ( Email Anthony@mvagalamo.com or text 214-931-5702 or 575-202-2158)
  • Albertsons Market – Monday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. will allow shoppers older than 60 and guests who have comprised immune systems to shop.
  • NM Aging and Long-Term Services Department will deliver groceries to seniors or disabled adults. Please call 1-800-432-2080. Leave a message with your name, telephone number and the city/town you reside in. You will be contacted within 2 hours, if not sooner.
  • Alamo Senior Center – Home Delivered Meals will continue and Grab & Go meals available for curbside pick-up M-F 11 am to 1 pm. If seniors need help buying groceries, please the senior center know and they will shop for them.
  • Dollar General – the first hour of each day.
  • Lowe’s Market – Pay n Save Senior-only hours are 7:00 to 8:00 am each day.
  • Tularosa Senior Center – They will resume with To-Go Lunches and Home Delivered lunches starting on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 11:30-12:30 Monday thru Friday. If you know of any seniors in the Village of Tularosa who is in
    need of a lunch please call the center 575-585-4532.

What we are doing at the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce:

Please be aware that due to COVID_19, the doors of the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce and the Aubrey Dunn, Sr. Visitors Center will be closed to the public starting Friday, March 20, 2020 at 8:00am, until further notice. The office will be available via phone at 575-437-6120, email chamber@alamogordo.com, or on our Facebook page.  Our website, www.alamogordo.com, will be updated continuously with small business resources and community news; if you have a press release or pertinent information you feel should be added, please reach out via email.


 Latest News:

  • Alamogordo & Otero County:  Press Releases
    Office of the Governor : Press ReleasesNew Mexico Courts: Press Releases
  • **Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020** Public Health Emergency Order Closing All Businesses and Non-Profit  Entities Except for those Deemed Essential and  Providing Additional Restrictions on Mass Gatherings Due to COVID-19
  • March, 24, 2020: Supreme Court Halts Eviction Orders
  • Friday, March 27, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. – Otero County Board of Commission Special Meeting – View meeting here