Gov. tightens COVID-19 restrictions; officials warn hospitals could fill to capacity

Gov. tightens COVID-19 restrictions; officials warn hospitals could fill to capacity

From the Las Vegas Optic

By Phil Scherer and Ryan Lowery

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that New Mexico will be putting its strictest restrictions back in place for the next two weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.

At a press conference Friday, Lujan Grisham announced that from Nov. 16-Nov. 30, in-person services for non-essential activities will be halted and New Mexicans will be instructed to “shelter in place.”

Essential businesses  —  such as grocery stores, pharmacies, shelters, child care facilities, gas stations, infrastructure operations and others  —  must reduce their in-person workforce as much as possible, but may remain open.