COVID-19: Updated restrictions from NM Department of Health


In an order issued Monday, April 6th the NMDOH further restricts essential business operations. It requires that all essential retail limit occupancy inside their stores to further enhance physical distancing measures.

  • The maximum number of customers that can be inside the store must be 20 percent or less of the max occupancy as determined by the fire department or marshal.
  • Customers waiting in line outside stores are advised to do so at least six feet apart from each other.
  • Car dealerships, payday lenders and liquor stores have also now been deemed non-essential and must cease in-person business.
  • Hotels, motels and RV parks must reduce their capacity from 50 to 25 percent of maximum capacity.
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