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Daily Awareness – May 27, 2020

Posted on May 27, 2020

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday announced the state’s emergency public health order will be amended to permit limited outdoor dine-in services for most of the state beginning Wednesday, May 27.

Under the amended public health order restaurants may offer dine-in service in outdoor seating areas at up to 50 percent of their outdoor area fire code occupancy. The following stipulations apply:

  • No dine-in service may be provided in indoor seating areas.
  • Outdoor dine-in service may only be provided to patrons who are seated.
  • Tables must be placed with at least six feet of distance between one another.
  • No more than six patrons may be seated at any single table.
  • No bar or counter seating is permitted.

“The New Mexico Restaurant Association is happy with the Governor’s decision to allow a soft opening, of outdoor dining, for restaurants on May 27,” said Carol Wight, the association’s chief executive. “We believe this will provide restaurants the opportunity to ease back into the swing of things while taking the time to properly train staff and implement COVID-19 safe procedures effectively, before fully opening to the public on June 1.

The state has 7,130 positive cases of Covid-19 according to the NM Health Website, there have been 180,646 tests performed. 5 deaths yesterday raising the total to 325 statewide all having underlying medical conditions. 93% of the COVID-19 deaths in New Mexico have occurred in (4) counties (San Juan, Bernalillo, McKinley, and Sandoval counties). 211 currently remain hospitalized, while 2,564 people have fully recovered. 736 tests have been performed in Sierra County with only one positive case of COVID-19 being reported.

If you need food, email food@sierraco.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 over 7,392 meals to area residents.

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