Governor: No change to 14-day quarantine for air travelers in New Mexico | KOB 4

Governor: No change to 14-day quarantine for air travelers in New Mexico

Nathan O'Neal
Updated: June 11, 2020 06:37 PM
Created: June 11, 2020 06:02 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham continues to require people, who travel by plane, to quarantine for 14 days.

During a briefing Thursday, the governor pointed to other states with rising COVID-19 cases.

She said she wants New Mexicans to be aware of what's going on in other states. 

"I'm really being cautious about that 14 days," the governor said. "Remember for out-of-state travelers, tourism is high risk and this is how every state ended up with their first infection. It's a really tough spot to be in New Mexico given the film industry and the fact that we are a tourism state."

The governor added that there is a possibility that the 14-day quarantine restriction could be lifted in July.

"Phase two, given our patterns and strategies, would be available in July," she said. "That's when we should be looking at easing more of those travel restrictions, but they're high risk."

The governor previously eased travel restrictions for people who are flying into the state to do essential work. 


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