New Mexico will no longer require self-quarantine after traveling

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Starting Feb. 11, New Mexico will no longer require self-quarantine for visitors or New Mexicans arriving into the state from "high-risk" states, according to state officials.

Instead, all travelers will be "strongly advised" to self-quarantine for 14 days and get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible.

“New Mexicans have sacrificed to make this recent progress, and I encourage all New Mexicans and visitors to our state to maintain vigilance in the coming weeks,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said. “Please consider continuing to limit travel to only what is necessary for your work and family. This is the best way to ensure our progress is sustained, and we can continue to save lives and protect New Mexicans’ health and livelihoods.”

The announcement was made just after state health officials reported that all but four counties in the state saw a COVID-19 positivity rate below 10% over the last two weeks.

To read the executive order, click here.