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Gov. Lujan Grisham eases restrictions on youth sports, camping, pumpkin patches

Tommy Lopez
Updated: September 17, 2020 09:27 PM
Created: September 17, 2020 02:54 PM

Gov. Lujan Grisham eases restrictions on youth sports, camping, pumpkin patches | Gov. Lujan Grisham eases restrictions on youth sports, camping, pumpkin patches |

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham eased restrictions under the public health order that are aimed at providing more options for kids, parents and families. 

  • Youth sports practice and skills development are permitted (No more than 10 in a group)
    Competitive, contact play is still prohibited
  • Camping for New Mexico residents at open state parks permitted starting Oct. 1 (No more than 10 in a group)
  • Pumpkin patches can open with COVID-safe practices
  • Ice skating rinks can open for hockey and figure skating lessons and groups.  (No more than 10 in a group)

Face coverings continue to be required in all public spaces.

The governor said the state is moving slower than other states with reopening the economy because of New Mexico's hospital capacity limitations and the overall health of New Mexicans.

"I'm confident as I can be that, given the gating criteria that we're largely meeting, case counts are stable and lower, that we're going to be able to look more like Colorado and other states with fewer deaths, fewer infections and fewer risks to kids, and I think that's something to celebrate," Gov. Lujan Grisham said.

The governor also said she wants to see five weeks of seven-day rolling case count averages to know how the virus is acting. 

The state's goal is to bring more students into classroom and reopening more businesses, but no timeline was given. 

The new public health order will be effective through mid-October.


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