Indoor Dining is Back!
Governor Lujan Grisham announced today that four N.M. counties are now at the “Green Level” and 15 are in the Yellow Level restrictions. The New Mexico Department of Health announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map. Union, Catron and Sierra can now operate in Green Level. Harding County has been operating at the Green Level since Jan. 13 and has continued to meet health metrics.
Bernalillo, Cibola, Sandoval, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Taos, Colfax, Mora, San Miguel, Guadalupe, Quay, Curry, Grant, Dona Ana, Valencia counties met a positivity rate below 5% in each county and now may operate at the Yellow Level. This means that in-door dining is allowed at 25% maximum capacity and outdoor dining moves to 75% maximum capacity.
The New Mexico Department of Health and the governor introduced a “Red to Green” scale in November, which includes three levels of operations that are based on a county’s ability to meet certain criteria: Green Level, Yellow Level, and Red Level. Bernalillo County has been at the “Red Level” since November.
More than 20 counties are now listed in the yellow or green phase. The DOH and the governor are still asking that New Mexicans wear masks and avoid large gatherings.
The state updates its map every two weeks. The next update will be Wednesday, Feb. 24.