RECENT CHANGES TO PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS


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May 14, 2020 - There has been a lot of information communicated from local and state officials over the past few days, so we thought it would be beneficial to provide a list of recent changes to public health orders or restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Gallup’s council passed an ordinance requiring the use of face masks in public, which takes effect on Monday, May 18, 2020. Anyone over the age of two is required to wear a mask or face covering while in a public place.
  • From the governor: Effective Saturday, May 16, masks will be required for all New Mexicans in public places. Gallup would fall under this order, requiring face masks as early as Saturday.
  • The Navajo Nation already has a similar order in place, requiring masks in public.
  • The Northwest Region of New Mexico—including Gallup--enters the state’s ‘Preparation Phase’ on Saturday, May 16:
    • Non-essential retailers may provide curbside pickup or delivery
    • Golf courses, pet and veterinary services may open
    • Stay-at-home orders remain in place
    • If you must go out, maintain physical distance at least 6 feet from others
    • Congregating in groups remains unsafe and is prohibited
  • COVID testing is available statewide at all NMDOH public health offices. Find a location using this directory: https://cvprovider.nmhealth.org/directory.html
  • Some other good news: Nine New Mexico state parks will reopen beginning tomorrow for day-use only:
    • Oasis
    • Oliver Lee
    • Clayton Lake & Dinosaur Trackways
    • Pancho Villa
    • Mesilla Valley Bosque
    • Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
    • Coyote Creek
    • City of Rocks
    • Rockhound

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