COLORADO SPRINGS, April 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- Gold Resource Corporation (NYSE American: GORO) (the “Company”) announced today that Mexico extended its national health emergency for another 30 days until May 30, 2020 to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The extension order was published April 21, 2020 in the Official Gazette of the Federation and extended the original order set until April 30, 2020. This suspension order continues the temporary closure of the Company’s Oaxaca Mining Unit operations in Mexico. The Mexican government has signaled it is evaluating zones with the least COVID-19 impact for potential earlier start-up.
The COVID-19 impact map provided by the government shows Oaxaca among the least impacted zones in Mexico. The Company is finalizing its proposed start-up plan to submit to the Federal Government requesting an earlier potential start-up date. While the Company’s Oaxaca Mining Unit is prepared to remain closed until the new extended May 30, 2020 date if needed, the plan to be submitted includes a staged ramp-up focused on utilizing local workforce first with a potential quarantine period for those that would be returning to work from outside the local area. The Company is also working closely with the local towns and citizens prioritizing safety first.
The Company’s Nevada Mining Unit continues to operate while taking numerous precautionary measures to keep its employees and contractors safe. The Company is also donating to local food banks and other social programs in the communities around both mining units and in the cities where it has offices. As this unprecedented situation continues to evolve on often an hourly basis, we appreciate our shareholders’ support as we navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business world.
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