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Albuquerque to continue aggressive public health order enforcement amid rising COVID infections

Ryan Laughlin
Updated: October 28, 2020 05:18 PM
Created: October 28, 2020 04:30 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Mayor Tim Keller wants to make sure people are in compliance with the public health order to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak from getting worse. Bernalillo Country reported 273 cases Wednesday. 

The city held an enforcement blitz over the weekend, which Keller said resulted in 1,500 enforcement actions. He said the enforcement actions were mostly city officials reminding people to follow the rules.

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However, more than 300 notices of violations and seven citations were given out.

Keller said that's twice as man as what they've given out during previous weekends. 

The mayor added that strict enforcement will continue until the COVID-19 numbers begin to fall. 

"There were seven violations issued with respect to large gatherings in houses constituting a party," Keller said. "There were about 14 complaints for parties. This is truly a city-wide effort, again, spread across every neighborhood."

Keller said the city is using every regulatory department they have because they are trying not to tie up police officers with public health order enforcement. He said he wants police officers focused on reducing violent crime.
 


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