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The Silver City Town Council passed an ordinance amending Chapter 22 of the Town of Silver City municipal code creating a new section 22-30 regarding the use of face coverings by employees and customers when inside places of businesses and by all members of the public when in public places. Ordinance No. 1293, also called the “Face Covering in Public Act” requires the use of a face covering by individuals in public places within the boundaries of the Town of Silver City for every person over the age of thirteen. Penalties include a written warning issued by police or code enforcement person for the first violation, a fine not exceeding $50 for a second violation within 3 months, and a fine not less than $100 for each subsequent violation.

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham will be holding a remote press conference tomorrow and among several topics, will announce changes to the emergency public health order that expires this Friday, August 28th. Effective Saturday, August 29th, some of the following changes to be implemented include:

  • Houses of worship may operate at 40 percent of maximum occupancy of any enclosed building, an increase from 25 percent, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices. Houses of worship may, as before, conduct services outdoors or provide services through audiovisual means.
  • Food and drink establishments (including restaurants, breweries, wineries, distillers, cafes, coffee shops or other similar establishments) may provide indoor dining service at 25 percent of maximum occupancy, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices.
  • Food and drink establishments may continue to provide outdoor dining options, carry-out and delivery services, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices. Tables – inside or outside – must be spaced at least six feet apart, and no more than six patrons are permitted at a single table.

In addition, the Governor and other health officials will be discussing other amendments to the health order that include preparations for fall semester public schooling. The press conference is scheduled for 3:00 P.M. tomorrow on Facebook.

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