In the Governor’s address this afternoon, she luckily didn’t “tighten” the stay at home order. She mainly reiterated what businesses are deemed “essential.” Open facilities include: grocery stores, health care centers, pharmacies, child care, hardware stores, veterinary services, banks, post offices, laundromats, shelters, and restaurants are open for curbside or to-go orders.
Facilities that are currently paused are: gyms, indoor malls, museums, group sports, salons, spa services, tattoo shops, recreational facilities, “big box” stores, and offices where work can be done remotely need to work from home.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham encouraged New Mexicans to support local business over the Thanksgiving Holiday, by ordering take out and enjoying your meal at home. Don’t mix your households, even though it may be tough, avoid spending time with people that aren’t in your immediate household. There is no zero-risk scenario even if the gathering is small, even if it’s outdoors. This year Thanksgiving, sadly won’t be traditional.
As of today, Thursday November 19, 2020, there are 3,675 recorded positive cases, another record high. Statewide, that puts our number at 74,116 cases. There were a reported 12 additional deaths, putting our statewide number for people killed by this virus at 1,302. Currently, there is 774 people hospitalized, and 125 people on ventilators.