New Mexico governor to extend stay-at-home order, with exceptions

On April 30, 2020, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) announced during a press conference that the state’s stay-at-home order was extended through May 15.  Prior to the announcement, the stay-at-home order was in effect through April 30.

Lujan Grisham also announced during the same press conference a few changes to her directives, effective May 1. Starting that day:
  • Nonessential retailers can operate via curbside pickup and delivery service where permitted.
  • State parks can reopen on a modified basis, but camping is still prohibited.
  • Pet services, such as grooming, veterinary care, and boarding, can resume
  • Golf courses can reopen for golf only.  Food and retail services are prohibited
  • Gun stores can reopen for background checks only

Under the order, in-restaurant dining, fitness centers, salons, theaters, and casinos are still closed. The stay-at-home remains in effect through May 15, mass gatherings are still prohibited, and a 14-day quarantine remains in effect for out-of-state travelers.

Ballotpedia is tracking how state government plans to reopen after the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.



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