Today Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a revised executive order amending the mandatory
quarantine for individuals arriving to the state of New Mexico. In this amended executive order,
individuals who travel to New Mexico from low-risk states are exempt from the mandatory travel
quarantine, based on the following criteria:
• COVID-positivity rate less than 5%, and
• new case rate equal to or less than 80 per 1 million residents
Furthermore, individuals who can show documentation of a valid negative COVID-19 test taken within
72 hours before or after entry into New Mexico are exempt from the 14-day quarantine requirement,
regardless of the state from which they have traveled. This exemption does not apply to persons
entering New Mexico after traveling outside the United States.
The governor has also made other updates such as to the maximum occupancy for lodging properties.
The public health order was updated to extend maximum occupancy for hotels and lodging venues that
have completed the NM Safe Certified program to 75%. The same exemptions for counting maximum
occupancy written into previous public health orders still apply. Hotels and lodging properties must still
operate in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices, but now the occupancy level is 75%.
The NM Safe Certified Program, administered by the New Mexico Society of Association Executives,
offers free, on-demand training modules to help tourism businesses to create a safe and responsible
environment for employees and guests. Upon completion of the program, certified businesses can
access the following benefits:
• Recognition as a NM Safe Certified business
• Usage of the NM Safe Certified seal to promote business
• Inclusion in the NM Safe Certified business directory
• Access to the NM Safe Certified resource toolkit
• Participation in statewide peer learning communities to share best practices, troubleshoot
common challenges, and access additional resources
Go to NMsafecertified.org to learn more.