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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 07:05 PM

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

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.


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