FROM THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
The state of New Mexico’s amended emergency public well being order got here into impact Friday after successive days of record-breaking each day COVID-19 an infection charges.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state well being officers earlier within the week introduced the tightened restrictions in an effort to stem the alarming rising tide of the virus statewide.
The amended public well being order and govt order pertaining to necessary quarantine upon journey out of state are connected to this information launch.
The governor reiterated her stark warning that the state’s dramatically and quickly worsening public well being situations will, if unabated, compel vital extra restrictions on day-to-day actions for all New Mexicans in an effort to protect lives and defend the state’s fragile well being care capability.
“That is essentially the most extreme emergency New Mexico has ever confronted,” mentioned Gov. Lujan Grisham. “If New Mexico’s COVID-19 unfold continues to spiral uncontrolled, our state hospital and well being care infrastructure will be unable to help the unprecedented well being care wants of sick and dying New Mexicans. I can’t be extra clear: The second to show the tide must be proper now, instantly, or else we face accelerating vital diseases and pointless deaths for lots of of New Mexicans. The state can be compelled to hunker again down. The well being and financial penalties brought on by the continued out-of-control unfold of the virus can be devastating.
“Please keep dwelling. Should you should exit, put on a masks. Should you should exit, don’t congregate in a gaggle. Keep away from indoor actions the place the virus spreads extra simply. Please, don’t await COVID-19 to take a beloved considered one of yours to take this virus critically. All of us have a task to play in defending our state, in saving New Mexican lives. We’ll overcome this collectively. However, once more, now’s the second.”
The state’s amended emergency public well being order can be in impact till Nov. 13, 2020.
If public well being situations proceed to quickly worsen, the governor and state well being officers will tighten restrictions and situation amended public well being pointers and restrictions earlier than Nov. 13.
The next amendments to the general public well being order are actually in impact:
TEMPORARY CLOSING TIME
Any meals or drink institution in New Mexico serving alcohol should shut at 10:00 p.m. every night time. The governor’s Financial Restoration Council, which has suggested her administration on re-opening methods to strengthen and maintain the state’s workforce and economic system by this disaster, made the advice for this necessary closing time.
Different states have enacted comparable closing occasions for locations of enterprise promoting alcohol so as to slow the spread of COVID-19 in those establishments. The state, which points liquor and restaurant licenses to foods and drinks institutions, will rigorously implement this requirement.
Most occupancy restrictions have been decreased to 60 % for locations of lodging which have accomplished the N.M. Safe Certified training program and to 25 % for locations of lodging that haven’t accomplished the coaching program – a discount of most occupancy from 75 % and 50 %, respectively.
The governor’s govt order has been amended to require a interval of necessary self-quarantine for people arriving into New Mexico from out of state. People arriving from “higher-risk states,” or these with a take a look at positivity charge exceeding 5 % and a take a look at positivity charge greater than 80 per 100,00zero residents, are not exempt from the interval of necessary self-quarantine in the event that they take a look at damaging for COVID-19 inside 72 hours of their arrival into New Mexico. All people arriving from these higher-risk states – a listing of which is up to date every Wednesday at cv.nmhealth.org/travel-recommendations – should self-quarantine for a interval of at least 14 days or throughout their keep in New Mexico, whichever is shorter.
Mass gatherings of greater than 5 people are as soon as once more prohibited. Beforehand the state had allowed gatherings of greater than 10 people. A “mass gathering” is outlined as any public or non-public gathering, organized occasion, ceremony, parade, organized newbie contact sport, or different grouping that brings collectively people in an indoor or outside area.