Fully vaccinated youth athletes no longer required to wear face masks

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration has revised the state’s COVID-safe practices for youth sports.

Effective immediately, fully vaccinated players will not have to wear face coverings on the field of play.

A person is considered fully vaccinated when they reach two weeks after their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or two weeks after a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

A previous version of this article outlined incentives for youth teams that get vaccinated. However, the state retracted the information, and said the details of the incentive program are still being finalized.