Sun. May 28th, 2023


The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning March 10, with seven New Mexico counties at the Turquoise Level and seven at the Green Level, at which there are fewer restrictions on commercial and day-to-day activities amid decreased virus risk. Eighteen counties are at the Yellow Level as of March 10, and only one is at the Red Level, signifying the highest risk.

Roosevelt county has now moved into the Green designation, which now allows them expanded capacity for indoor dining and expanded fan capacity at prep sporting events (25% indoors, 50% outdoors). Curry county has remained in the Yellow designation, making the test positivity metric but not the daily cases per 100,00 residents.

Four counties, however, regressed to a more restrictive level. Those counties are: GuadalupeMoraTaos and Torrance. Mora, Taos and Torrance each moved from the Green Level – which if they had maintained would have put them into the Turquoise Level, or least restrictive – to the Yellow Level. Guadalupe County saw an increase in both its rate of new per-capita cases and positivity rate and moved from the Yellow Level to the Red Level. A county where the virus is on the rise, requiring a move back to a more restrictive level, must begin operating at the more restrictive level within 2 days.

Even as New Mexico rapidly vaccinates eligible populations with all available supply, it is important that New Mexicans still seek out COVID-19 tests if they feel symptomatic, if they have traveled, if they have spent time unmasked in the company of others – particularly non-household members and particularly indoors. Getting tested not only helps slow the spread; it helps counties maintain their risk levels and advance to less restrictive levels when the viral risk in the community is sufficiently reduced. Please seek out COVID-19 testing at

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