New Mexico Sets New Mask Mandate, COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements

New Mexico is reinstating a statewide mask mandate for all public indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.) announced on Tuesday. The new rule, issued by Acting Health Secretary David R. Scrase, applies to everyone in the state aged 2 and older. Masks have to be worn in all indoor public settings—except when eating or drinking, according to a statement issued by the governor’s office. “We all have a role to play. No one wants to go backward. No one wants to see our recovery endangered by another—and preventable—surge of serious illness,” said Grisham. “So mask up indoors to stop the spread,” she added. Prior to the mandate, officials only recommended vaccinated individuals to continue wearing a mask in indoor spaces, while those not vaccinated were required to wear them in indoor public settings. In addition, Grisham’s office also announced that more people will be mandated to get a COVID-19 vaccine, such …Read More

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