Wed. Jun 12th, 2024

New Mexico continues on to Phase Two of recovery

SANTA FE (KSMX)- On Thursday, May 28, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials announced that based on the gating criteria presented during a press conference, the entire state will continue to the next phase of economic recovery.

As of June 1, restaurants will be able to operate indoor dine-in services at 50% of maximum occupancy in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices.

These practices include making sure that six feet are between tables and service stations that require customers to congregate will be discontinued. There will be regular sanitizing and training for employees on cleaning processes.

Bar and counter seating will remain prohibited.

Other businesses that will be allowed to operates at 25% occupancy are:

  • Hair Salons and barbershops
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Massage services
  • Nail services

Gyms will be able to operate at 50% of maximum occupancy along with personal training for up to 2 trainees. Hotels may operate at 50% of maximum occupancy as well.

Pools will only be able to operate for lap-swimming and lessons of up to two students at a time.

Drive-in theatres will also be permitted with COVID-Safe Practices in place. Additional state parks will reopen in phases however, camping still remains prohibited.

The 14-day quarantine order for airport arrivals will be amended to permit certain business travel.

What remains the same:

  • retailers and houses of worship operate at 25% maximum occupancy
  • bars remain closed
  • breweries/wineries continue curbside pickup where permitted by license
  • face-covering must be worn in public settings
  • mass gatherings and congregations are prohibited
  • stay home to the greatest. extent possible

The Governor stated that the next phase of recovery will include theatres, casinos, museums, zoos, bowling alleys, mass gatherings, large events and more depending on New Mexico staying on track with virus transmission data and gating criteria.

New Mexico’s gating criteria is based on data within four different target categories including spread rate, testing, contact tracing and statewide health care systems.



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