Four New Mexico counties are now at the Green Level and 15 are now in the Yellow Level restrictions. The New Mexico Department of Health announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map on Wednesday, Feb. 10.
Union, Catron and Sierra can now operate in Green Level. Bernalillo, Cibola, Sandoval, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Taos, Colfax, Mora, San Miguel, Guadalupe, Quay, Curry, Grant, Dona Ana, and Valencia counties met a positivity rate below 5% in each county and now may operate at the Yellow Level. Unfortunately, Roosevelt County just missed the mark of turning from ‘red’ to ‘yellow.’ Currently, their test positivity rate is at 5.3% with 19.4 daily cases per 100,000.
For Counties now in the Yellow Level; in-door dining is allowed at 25% maximum capacity and outdoor dining moves to 75% maximum capacity, essential retail spaces can move from 25% occupancy to 33%, and mass gathering can have 10 people compared to five while operating under Red. Each county can begin to operate immediately under the relaxed guidance.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials are set to hold a remote news conference at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10 to provide an update on COVID-19 in New Mexico.