Taos veterans' organization closes programs and farm temporarily


Not Forgotten Outreach,  a nonprofit veterans' organization in Taos, announced it is closing most of its programs and staff will telecommute until April 6 due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus COVID-19 and the state of emergency declared by the governor. 

"It is our duty as an organization to limit exposure and the potential spread of the virus," said executive director Don Peters in a statement. "All of NFO’s programs will be affected by this — please understand that the steps we are taking below are in regards to public safety and well-being of our military families and community members."

Among the impacts:

– NFO’s “La Finca Militar” farm, respite center and wellness center will be closed to the public until April 6;

– NFO staff members (part time or full time) will telecommute until April 6 from home;

– NFO’s VetCorps start dates will be adjusted with crew leaders starting March 16 and crew members starting April 6;

– All NFO public events (DBT, yoga, art therapy and any other scheduled events) will be canceled until April 6;

– All NFO’s Veterans Administration adaptive sports grant and New Mexico Behavioral Health grant events are also canceled. 

For more information regarding COVID-19 in New Mexico:
Call the Health Hotline – (855) 600-3453  if you have symptoms, have been in contact with a confirmed case or have returned from out-of-state travel.
Call the Social Services Hotline – (833) 551-0518  if you have questions about school closures, meal programs, child care, unemployment, emergency loans, etc.
Find the latest information, precautions, recommendations and contact numbers regarding COVID-19 at the New Mexico Department of Health coronavirus site and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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