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Like communities across New Mexico, the country and the world, Taos is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced updates to the Public Health Order. Below are some of the key takeaways related to tourism businesses:

As of Monday, June 1:

Hotels & Lodging

  • The amended public health order permits hotels to operate at 50% maximum occupancy. The provision that allows for health care workers staying in hotels or for people staying in hotels for self-quarantine to not be counted in determining maximum occupancy is still in effect.
  • The amended public health order also removes the restriction on out-of-state guests for short-term vacation rentals.
  • All hotels, motels, B&Bs, RV Parks and Vacation Rentals are required to implement COVID-Safe Practices.
  • To review the complete public health order, click here.
  • To review the COVID-Safe Practices for hotels, motels and lodging, click here.

Restaurants

  • The amended public health order permits restaurants to offer dine-in service at 50% maximum occupancy.
  • Bars are not permitted to operate other than curbside service under applicable licenses.
  • To review the complete public health order, click here.
  • To review the COVID-Safe Practices for restaurants, click here.

Retail

  • Retail businesses must still operate to permit 25% of maximum occupancy as determined by relevant fire marshal or fire department.
  • The amended public health order allowed for indoor shopping malls to operate at 25% maximum occupancy as determined by relevant fire marshal or fire department. Food courts within indoor shopping malls must remain closed.
  • To review the complete public health order, click here.
  • To review the COVID-Safe Practices for retail, click here.

Salons, Spas and Gyms

  • The amended public health order allowed for salons, spas, gyms and related services to operate according to COVID-Safe Practices.
  • Please review the CSPs for salons, spas, gyms and related services for details on safely reopening.
  • To review the complete public health order, click here.
  • To review the COVID-Safe Practices for salons, spas, gyms and related services, click here.

Air Travel

Individuals who travel to New Mexico by air are still required to self-quarantine for 14 days or for the duration of their time in New Mexico. However, Executive Order 2020-037 which was signed alongside the amended public health order, provides several exemptions to the self-quarantine requirement that allows for certain business travel:

  • Airline employees on travel for work
  • Individuals performing public safety or public health functions
  • Emergency first responders
  • Health care workers
  • Military personnel
  • Individuals employed by a federal agency or national defense contractor
  • Individuals arriving to New Mexico pursuant to a court order
  • Individuals traveling to New Mexico to conduct business activities.
  • To review the complete executive order on out-of-state air travel, click here.

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