The news came out Friday afternoon that the state has made another major change to its public health order, following new guidelines from the CDC. In most circumstances, effective immediately, fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors.
Individuals who are unvaccinated, or who are not yet fully vaccinated, are still supposed to wear a mask in public settings, according to the state. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.
Exceptions to this change include health care facilities, homeless shelters, public transportation and correctional facilities, where masks are still required. The state is also still requiring that masks be required in schools for all students and staff. Finally, individual workplaces may still have policies requiring that all employees and customers wear masks. For more information, please visit the New Mexico Department of Health or the Governor’s webpage.
In the meantime, we’re very excited to be moving forward with numerous events and activities.