Mayor Issues Executive Order

RUIDOSO, NM – March 18, 2020 – Mayor Lynn Crawford has issued an Executive Order, giving clear direction regarding the shut-off of utility customer accounts due to non-payment in an effort to mitigate risk to staff and the public during the COVID-19 outbreak.

“The Village of Ruidoso has a commitment to ensure employee safety in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and will take necessary precautions to make decisions on policy changes and updates as needed,” said Mayor Lynn Crawford.

Please see Executive Order 2020-03 for additional information.


The governor and Department of Health are urging New Mexicans to:

  • Remain home from work or school if you are sick

  • Avoid all non-essential travel to affected out-of-state areas, and exercise extreme caution with all out-of-state travel

  • Remain home (“self-isolate”) if you are sick and call the Department of Health at 1-855-600-3453 if you are exhibiting any of the symptoms of COVID-19. Those symptoms include fever, cough or trouble breathing

  • And continue taking precautionary steps to protect your health and the health of others, such as:

  • Washing your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

  • Clean “high-touch” surfaces daily with regular household cleaners

  • Avoid sharing personal household items

Please call the Coronavirus Hotline at 1-855-600-3453 if you are experiencing symptoms.

The Village will continue to provide new updates from NMDOH on the VOR website ( and on our Facebook page (

In addition, other valuable resources that are constantly being updated are available at the CDC website ( and the New Mexico Department of Health website (

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