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Governor Lujan-Grisham along with state health and workplace safety officials announced new enhanced efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in New Mexico during a livestream event yesterday afternoon. The extended emergency public health order goes into effect this Friday and includes the following:

  • Businesses that incur four rapid responses over a two-week period will be required to close for two weeks
  • Retail businesses must close by 10:00 P.M. each night in alignment with food and drink establishments that serve alcohol
  • Food and drink establishments that complete the New Mexico Safe Certification training program may continue indoor dining at 25% occupancy as of October 30th
  • Food and drink establishments that have not completed the safety training as of October 30th may continue outdoor dining at 75% occupancy but no indoor dining
  • Restaurants with indoor dining must consent to spot testing of employees
  • Restaurants with limited indoor dining must require customers that dine-in to list their name and contact information in a logbook
  • Effective this Friday, October 23rd, the state will close state museums and historical sites

The Gila National Forest is warning area residents that due to warm temperatures and limited precipitation, the recently upgraded status of HIGH fire danger is trending towards VERY HIGH. Unattended brush and campfires are likely to escape and outdoor burning should be restricted. Hunters, campers, woodcutters and all forest visitors should be vigilant of the current conditions and avoid using anything with an open flame or a spark. Please report fires and abandoned campfires to the Silver City Interagency Dispatch at 1-800-538-1644.

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