State Amends Mandatory Quarantine Requirements for Some Visitors

Date: September 03, 2020

Governor’s Pre-Labor-Day executive order also affects the hospitality industry

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a revised executive order right before the Labor Day weekend easing up a bit on the state’s required quarantine on visitors from certain states, but there weren’t many states on the list. In fact, it was more notable for how many states remained on the quarantine list—37!

According to a news release issued by her office, “These high-risk states and territories where quarantine is required for arrivals into New Mexico as of Sept. 2 are: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The quarantine requirement also applies to individuals arriving into New Mexico from outside the United States.”

Her revised order also cut some slack for places of lodging, which had been forced to operate at a maximum of 50 percent capacity. Now, according to her September 3 news release, “In an amendment to the health order that is effective Friday, Sept. 4, places of lodging that have been safe-certified may expand maximum occupancy to 75 percent. All places of lodging must operate in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices.”

The news release contains other valuable information and reminders of such things to whom the mandatory self-quarantine does not apply.

The governor’s executive order can be read here, and a related public health order from the New Mexico Department of Health can be read here.



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