GOV LUJAN GRISHAM ANNOUNCES NEW MEASURES TO TACKLE COVID-19 SPREAD
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham addressed the state Tuesday on New Mexico’s efforts with COVID-19.
Beginning Friday, October 23rd:
Food and drink, retail, places of lodging and close-contact businesses as defined by the public health order, who have four or more rapid response tests in two weeks, will be then required to cease operations for a period of 14-days. During a Rapid Response, the operations are temporarily paused for facilities to be disinfected.
Retail locations must close by 10 p.m. every night.
Food and Drink Establishments
Food and drink establishments must complete the New Mexico Safe Certification training program to offer indoor dining at 25% of maximum occupancy.
Food and drink establishments must also consent to spot testing of employees.
State health officials will target businesses for testing in high-risk counties where health data show the spread is worst.
Food and drink establishments will have until October 30 to become certified. Those not certified after that date may not operate indoor dining.
If a food establishment fails to complete the free certification program, it will not be allowed to provide indoor dining.
Museums & Historical Sites
State-operated museums and historical sites will close on Oct. 23