NMSU donates personal protection equipment to hospitals

IN TO HELP HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN LAS CRUCES. RESEARCHERS ARE GATHERING SPARE SURGICAL MASKS, GOWNS, FACE SHIELDS AND GOGGLES NORMALLY USED IN LABS. THE ITEMS WILL BE DONATED TO THE CITY )S TWO HOSPITALS. NMSU POLICE HAV ALSO DONATED EIGHT THOUSAND MASKS TO THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. STUDENTS AT BELEN HIGH SCHOOL ARE…

Grocery stores making changes to protect customers and staff

GROCERY STORES ACROSS THE STATE AND HERE IN EAST TENNESSEE ARE TAKING EXTRA STEPS TO MAKE SURE CUSTOMERS STAY SAFE WHILE STOCKING THEIR FRIDGES AND CABINETS. WATE 6 ON YOUR SIDE REPORTER KELLYANNE STITTS JOINS US IN STUDIO – LOOKING AT THE PRECAUTIONS THEY’RE TAKING… KELLYANNE? KELLYANNE: FOOD STORES LIKE KROGER AND FOOD CITY ARE…

How local jails are protecting staff and inmates

CLOSE LIVING QUARTERS MAKES PLACE LIKE JAILS A HOTBED FOR POTENTIAL OUTBREAKS. ((ERIC)) COUNTY SHERIFFS HERE IN THE STATELINE ARE TAKING STEPS TO PREVENT THAT FROM HAPPENING. ALEXIS CARPELLO TALKED WITH THE ROCK AND WINNEBAGO COUNTY SHERIFFS AND TELLS US.. BOTH ARE WORKING TO MAKE MORE ROOM IN THEIR FACILITIES. ((ALEXIS)) STATELINE JAILS ARE TRYING…

SBA Paycheck Protection Program starts Friday

BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC – CAN APPLY FOR GOVERNMENT FUNDS… TO HELP PAY THEIR WORKERS. THE CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS PACKAGE- SIGNED INTO LAW LAST WEEK – INCLUDED THE 349 BILLION DOLLAR PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM. SMALL BUSINESSES CAN APPLY TO GET FUNDS TO PAY WORKERS – AND HELP WITH RENT AND UTILITIES – FOR THE NEXT…