Updated: August 18, 2021 11:20 AM
Created: August 17, 2021 02:32 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – All who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine must show proof of being fully vaccinated to enter the grounds of the New Mexico State Fair.
Attendees are required to present proof of vaccination to a state fair official before entering unless they are eligible for an exemption. Exemptions will be made for attendees with a qualifying medical condition, disability or sincerely-held religious belief.
"To have proof of vaccination before admittance, venues are safer if vaccinated people are attending those venues and unvaccinated people are not," said Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
If a state fair official determines an attendee has met the exemption requirements, they must then provide adequate proof that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within 48 hours of entering the fair grounds.
All statements must be provided to a state fair official to warrant entry into the state fair.
These guidelines were announced in a public health order released Tuesday regarding vaccination requirements.
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