- New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham introduced Friday that the state might be closing all non-essential companies, beginning subsequent week.
- Lujan Grisham, who co-chairs President-elect Joe Biden’s transition crew, is encouraging New Mexicans to remain dwelling as a lot as doable by the top of the month.
- “Make plans for a unique type of Thanksgiving,” she mentioned.
- On Thursday, state well being officers introduced a record 1,753 new cases of COVID-19; one in six constructive assessments because the pandemic started have taken place over the past week.
New Mexico residents ought to keep dwelling for the remainder of November, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham mentioned Friday, asserting a brand new statewide order that may shut all non-essential companies and restrict bars and eating places to takeout.
Lujan Grisham, a Democrat who co-chairs President-elect Joe Biden’s transition crew, mentioned she had hoped to include the surge in COVID-19 with much less drastic measures.
“The general public well being information clarify, nevertheless, that extra aggressive restrictions should not solely warranted however important if we’re to forestall mass casualties,” she said. “Make plans for a unique type of Thanksgiving.”
On Thursday, state well being officers introduced a record 1,753 new cases of COVID-19. Over 60,000 New Mexicans have now examined constructive for the coronavirus — one in six over the previous week.
Not less than 94 folks have died due to the virus over the past seven days, bringing the statewide whole to 1,176.
The new public health order, which takes impact Monday, shutters gyms, salons, and tattoo parlors. It additionally prohibits guided raft and balloon excursions, presumably in an effort to discourage out-of-state guests; accommodations are additionally restricted to 25% capability.
Important companies, comparable to grocery shops and big-box retailers, are additionally restricted to 25% capability.
Church buildings and different spiritual venues can nonetheless maintain indoor providers, offered they’re capped at 1 / 4 of their most occupancy, topping out at 75 folks.
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