New Mexico to fully reopen on July 1

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The state’s “Red to Green” county-by-county system will officially be gone on July 1, according to a press release from the state of New Mexico. That means all businesses across the state may operate at 100 percent of maximum capacity (instead of 75 percent) and all limitations on mass gatherings will be gone. According to the state, independent of lifting the capacity limitation rules, facemasks will remain required for unvaccinated individuals and businesses may continue to require masks for employees or customers at their discretion. 

Eddy County has remained consistently Turquoise for several months meaning capacity limitations have been minimal. Still, we’re very glad to have these remaining restrictions lifted, especially as we go into our Independence Day celebration, and think they are long overdue. We will continue to support efforts to provide vaccines through our weekly vaccination clinics, held every Monday at the civic center, and we will work to keep COVID-19 numbers low. 

From the office of Mayor Dale Janway

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