New Mexico lifted COVID-19 restrictions

Patrons dine off of the Taos Plaza on the day COVID-19 restrictions are fully lifted.

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced on Thursday (July 1) that COVID-19 restrictions across the state would be lifted effective today, including occupancy restrictions on commercial and day-to-day activities, along with the color-coded map system that measured the severity of outbreaks in counties since the beginning of the pandemic.

All businesses across the state may now operate at 100 percent capacity, and all limitations on mass gatherings have been lifted, whether indoors or outdoors.

Businesses and local governments can still adopt, and require, additional precautions for residents, employees and patrons at their discretion, and are free to enact social distancing and face covering measures.

According to the New Mexico Department of Health, 62 percent of eligible New Mexicans are now fully vaccinated. The agency reports almost 71 percent of eligible New Mexicans have received at least one vaccine dose, and that the state’s vaccination distribution and education efforts will continue.

“New Mexicans should be proud to celebrate this exciting milestone,” said Lujan Grisham. “We’ve worked hard to get here, prioritizing public health and saving thousands of lives, and now we are moving forward together, as one state, with a commitment to build a brighter post-pandemic future.”

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