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Local educator part of COVID prevention video

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Lake Arthur Municipal Schools Superintendent Elisa Begueria (Submitted Photo)

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Follow COVID-Safe practices to help public schools reopen.

That’s the message of a new public service announcement that includes a Chaves County educator.

The video has been produced by the New Mexico Public Education Department. Elisa Begueria, superintendent of Lake Arthur Municipal Schools, delivers a portion of the message in Spanish while other educators across the state communicate in English and other languages, including sign language.

The video urges New Mexicans to wear masks — as well as practice social distancing, avoid large gatherings and wash their hands — so that COVID-19 cases subside, allowing public schools to reopen.

The announcement concludes with a shot of a Ruidoso High School student sitting at a school desk saying, “Please wear a mask so that I can go back to school.”

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The video is being posted on various websites and social media sites, including the New Mexico Public Education Department Facebook page. To see it on the Lake Arthur Municipal Schools website, visit www.la-panthers.org.

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