As New Mexico navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, we are gathering and providing the latest information here. Please check back often as we update this page with current information from the State of New Mexico as well as our local communities. Our small mountain communities have very limited health care resources, so let’s take care of each other.
STATE OF NEW MEXICO
- Effective 8/29/20
- Houses of worship and retailers may operate at 40% occupancy
- Food and drink establishments may provide indoor dining at up to 25% capacity and outdoor dining at up to 75% capacity.
- Museums with static displays may operate at 25% capacity.
- Mass gatherings of more than 10 individuals are prohibited.
- Places of lodging that have been safe-certified may expand their maximum occupancy from 50% to 75%.
- State parks are not open to out-of-state residents. (Visit New Mexico State Parks for details)
- 14-Day mandatory quarantine for some out of state visitors (read FAQ) (Executive Order)
- Individuals arriving from states with a 5% positivity rate or greater, or a new case rate greater than 80 per 1 million residents, must quarantine for at least 14 days from their date of entry into New Mexico.
- Individuals arriving from states with a 5% positivity rate or lower, or a new case rate lower than 80 per 1 million residents, are advised to get tested for COVID-19 within 5 to 7 days of their arrival in New Mexico.
- Mandatory face-coverings in public will be aggressively enforced. ($100 fine)
- Stay home to greatest extent possible, keeping 6 feet of physical distance possible from others if you must go out.
- Masks are required of everyone in public places, with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising and medical requirements.
- Outfitters that follow COVID-Safe Practices are allowed to open.
- Hair salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, message services and nail salon may operate at 25% of maximum occupancy, appointment-only.
- Indoor malls may open at 25% of maximum occupancy.
- Gyms may operate at 50% of maximum occupancy. Group fitness classes not allowed.
- Carson National Forest developed campgrounds and day use sites are open (press release)
- Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Press Releases
- NM Covid-safe best practices for individuals and employers
- Covid-19 Data Map (NM health Public Dashboard)
- Angel Fire Resort
- Monte Verde Lake is open.
- Angel Fire Golf Course is open.
- Angel Fire Bike Park, Scenic Chairlift, Zip Line, and Disc Golf are open.
- View AFR’s COVID-19 Updates here
- Music From Angel Fire cancels their 2020 season.
- Fly fishing, OHV, and horse back riding outfitters are open.
- Red River Ski & Summer opens for summer activities (COVID updates)
- All Town of Taos supported events are on hold for the summer.
- Taos Farmers Market is being held every Saturday.
- Face coverings are required in the Town of Taos. (Up to a $500 fine and 90 days in jail)
Taos Ski Valley:
- Starting June 17, TSV will slowly open up.
- Visit What to Expect for a complete schedule and updates.
If you have any questions or just want a local’s perspective, feel free to give our team members a call at 575-377-2321.