Amended public health order in effect in Santa Fe

New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (KAMR/KCIT) – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health and workplace safety officials detailed new enhanced mitigation efforts to crack down on COVID-19 throughout the state.

The Governor’s office says this is a more targeted and moderated approach intended to break the chain of escalating statewide infections and prevent the virus from overwhelming state hospitals without having to close businesses.

The state’s newest mitigation efforts include an enhanced strategy for enforcing safety requirements at food and drink establishments by offering limited indoor-dining options, a targeting of higher-risk hotspots where places of business are reporting clusters of infections, and a statewide mandatory closing time for retail entities among other measures.

The Governor’s office amended public health order incorporates the following amendments as quoted:

These mitigation efforts are supplemental to the states most recent enhanced regulations.

The Governor’s office has closed state museum and historical sites, and maximum occupancy restrictions remain in place for businesses and different industries and in-person entities along with the state wide requirement that all individuals wear facemasks in public.

“Please stay home,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “Please, when you must go out, wear a mask, and avoid groups. Shop alone – don’t bring the whole family. Over the next week, two weeks, three weeks, please be extremely conservative in deciding how much time to spend outside of the home. The visit to friends can wait – it’s not worth your life, or theirs. The visit to family can wait – it’s not worth your life, or theirs. Take care and take caution, and we will successfully protect our hospitals and health care workers.”

The Governor’s office says the amended public health order is effective through Nov. 13

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