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At the time of this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 14,251 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases. In addition, COVID-19 cases locally impacting the area include: Luna County has risen to 113 total cases and 4,475 tests administered; Grant County has risen to 29 total cases with 3,141 tests administered; Hidalgo County has risen to 64 total cases with 1,539 tests administered; and Catron County has reported no new changes. A total of 395,881 COVID-19 tests have been performed statewide and currently there is a total 154 hospitalizations.
In response to COVID-19 cases climbing upward in the state, including a large increase among younger individuals under 30 years of age, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced yesterday afternoon to re-enact emergency public health restrictions in high-contact indoor establishments where face masks are not worn. The emergency public health order will be effective on Monday July 13th and will prohibit indoor dining at restaurants, which has been permitted at a limited capacity since June 1st. In addition, indoor seating at breweries will be restricted. Restaurants and breweries may operate outdoor seating at 50 percent of the maximum occupancy as determined by fire code. Restaurants may continue to operate carry out, pickup and delivery services and breweries may continue to operate curbside pickup services. The state continues to mandate that all individuals wear face coverings in public and now additionally require this to those exercising at indoor gyms and fitness centers. Operators of public establishments must require customers to wear face coverings and violators will be subject to a fine.
Due to the recent emergency public health order amendments, New Mexico State Parks are not open to out-of-state residents. In addition, individuals who visit a state park must demonstrate proof of residency, such as a state ID or state-issued license plate. Camping at state parks remains prohibited. For more information on New Mexico State Parks, visit http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/.
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