SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials on Wednesday announced New Mexico’s emergency public health order, set to expire May 15, will be extended through May 31 and modified to allow most retailers to operate at 25 percent of their maximum occupancy as determined by fire code.
WHAT WILL CHANGE BEGINNING MAY 16:
- All retailers may operate according to COVID-Safe Practices (“CSPs”) at 25 percent fire code occupancy (a “retailer” is any business that sells goods directly to the ultimate consumer or end-users and does not include wholesalers or suppliers, nor does it include entertainment venues such as movie theaters, concert halls, or amusement parks) gyms, salons and dine-in service at restaurants and bars – will remain temporarily closed.;
- Non-essential businesses (other than retailers; such as office spaces, call centers) generally may operate according to CSPs at up to 25 percent of pre-crisis staffing levels. All employees should continue to work from home wherever possible;
- Houses of worship may operate at 10 percent occupancy;
- Masks will be required of everyone in public places, with exceptions for eating, drinking and exercising and medical requirements.
532 tests have been performed in Sierra County with one positive case reported of Covid-19.
If you need food, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the county administrative office (575) 894-6215. The email should include your name, address, phone number, and the number of people in the home. We have currently provided 7,300 meals to area residents.