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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 06:05 PM

New Mexicans ordered to shelter-in-place, non-essential businesses must close for 2 weeks

As New Mexico has seen more than 1,000 new cases each day for several weeks, the governor has issued a new public health order to “reset in the battle against COVID-19.” The latest order goes into effect Nov. 16 and resumes some of the state’s most heightened protections.

Why two weeks?
According to the press conference Friday health experts confirm that two weeks of dramatically limited activity and travel can “effectively blunt the spread of the virus”.

So what happens next?
After November 30th the state will implement a three-tier-county-by-county system using county-level public health data to establish re-opening benchmarks for that specific county. This will break the risk assessment of that county into three categories therefor allowing these counties flexibility to engage in more in-person and businesses activities with Department of Health approval.

So, what does this mean for you?
All nonessential businesses must cease in-person activities.
Nonessential businesses include close-contact businesses like barbershops, salons, gyms, close-contact recreations facilities, movie theaters, casinos, bars and outdoor recreation facilities like golf courses, tennis courts and state parks.
Essential businesses may operate if they reduce their operations and in-person workforce to the greatest extent possible. Essential businesses include grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, shelters child care facilities and some essential retail.
Essential retail spaces like hardware stores, automobile and bike repair facilities, laundromats, grocery stores, convenience stores, food banks and big-box retail spaces may operate with either 25% of their maximum capacity or no more than 75 customers in the store at one time, whichever is smaller.
More details on essential businesses here >>
Food and drink establishment must close for on-site dining, however they may provide curbside pickup and delivery.
Houses of worship may operate at 25% of their maximum capacity or 75 people at one time, whichever is smaller.
Places of lodging that have completed NM Safe Certified training can operate at 25%, those places of lodging who have not completed that training must close.

https://www.koat.com/article/as-cases-spike-major-changes-coming-for-new-mexicans/34671905#

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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 06:39 PM

1. One other thing it covers Thanksgiving

That is a huge deal. Blunting the post holiday bumps we have seen need to be blunted.

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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 06:47 PM

2. N.M. GOP is pissed

They say the governor is assuming dictatorial powers and stepping on their constitutional rights to assemble.
Say it's an attack on churches and religion, and it's to destroy the economy.

"My body, my choice !"
(except when it comes to a woman's right to determine her reproductive choices, of course)

Local TV news is showing lines outside stores as people flock to stock up.

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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 06:51 PM

3. Essentially the same order here in Oregon

I picked up my curbside order this morning from the grocery store. I created next weeks order already to reserve my day and time. I’m generally only buying fresh produce and milk but I am throwing a few holiday things in there too.

I wouldn’t want to go to a store tonight. I imagine a lot of people are stocking up right now.

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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 07:14 PM

4. New cases per million population today from Worldometer

2076 Kansas
1875 North Dakota
1821 South Dakota
1724 Iowa
1489 Wyoming
1336 Wisconsin
1216 Illinois
1135 Montana
1118 Colorado

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