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