Reopening Map: All 33 New Mexico counties now in Turquoise

In addition to relaxed restrictions, districts at the turquoise level are reassessed every month instead of every two weeks.

In this latest update, Chaves County switched from the green plains to turquoise.

In the future, the state will no longer reduce the counties to a more restrictive level.

State officials plan to end the color-coded system two weeks after 60% of New Mexicans are fully vaccinated. By Wednesday, 56% of New Mexicans are fully vaccinated and 65% of New Mexicans have received at least one dose.

Dr. However, Tracie Collins, cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Department of Health, said the state will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 even after the color-coded system is discontinued.

“The goal is to open up, but we need to keep surveillance on, but we’re not going to use that color scheme anymore,” she said. “So people will be able to do their activities safely, and then let’s evaluate what makes sense to keep New Mexico safe.”

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TURQUOISE LEVEL:

Turquoise-level counties have three of the following or two of the following for two consecutive reporting periods: 1) a new average daily incidence rate of COVID-19 of no more than 10 cases per 100,000 population during the past two weeks, 2) an average percentage positive COVID-19 test results less than or equal to 7.5% or 3) a fully vaccinated rate of or greater than 35%.

  • Major businesses (not retail): No capacity restrictions, but operations must be limited to what is strictly necessary to carry out essential functions
  • Indispensable retail space: 75% of the maximum capacity for indoor and 100% for outdoor
  • Catering establishments (if NM Safe certified): 75% of maximum indoor dining capacity; 75% of the maximum capacity for outdoor dining
  • Companies with close contact: 75% of the maximum capacity; no restrictions outside
  • Great entertainment options: 33% of the maximum capacity for all indoor / enclosed spaces on the premises; 75% of all outdoor areas on the site
  • Leisure facilities: 50% of the maximum capacity of an indoor / enclosed space on the premises; 75% of all outdoor areas on the site
  • Bars and Clubs: 33% of the maximum capacity of an indoor / enclosed space on the premises; 75% of the outside area on the site, if applicable
  • All other shops: 75% of the maximum indoor capacity; no restrictions outside
  • Houses of God: Can be operated at 100% capacity indoors or outdoors if you wish
  • Accommodation places: No limit on maximum occupancy for those who have completed NM Safe Certified training; 50% of the maximum occupancy for everyone else; A maximum of 15 guests for holiday apartments
  • Mass accumulation limit: 150 people

GREEN LEVEL:

Green-level counties have two of the following factors: 1) an average daily incidence rate of COVID-19 of no more than 10 cases per 100,000 population during the past two weeks, 2) an average percentage of positive COVID-19 test results no more than 7 , 5% or 3) a fully vaccinated rate of 35% or more.

  • Major businesses (not retail): No capacity restrictions, but operations must be limited to what is strictly necessary to carry out essential functions
  • Important sales areas: 50% of the maximum capacity (inside and outside)
  • Catering establishments (if NM Safe certified): 50% of the maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of the maximum capacity for outdoor dining
  • Companies with close contact: 50% of the maximum capacity (inside and outside)
  • Great entertainment options: 25% of the maximum capacity for all indoor / enclosed spaces on the premises; 50% of all outdoor areas on the site
  • Leisure facilities: 25% of the maximum capacity of an indoor / enclosed space on the premises; 50% of all outdoor areas on the site
  • Bars and Clubs: 25% of the maximum capacity of an outdoor space on the premises, if applicable; Not allowed indoors
  • All other shops: 50% of the maximum capacity (inside and outside)
  • Houses of God: Can be operated at 100% capacity indoors or outdoors if you wish
  • Accommodation places: 75% of maximum occupancy for those who have completed NM Safe Certified training; 40% of the maximum occupancy for everyone else; A maximum of 10 guests for holiday apartments
  • Mass accumulation limit: 20 people

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