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Otero County moves to green on New Mexico’s reopening map; Dona Ana & Luna remain yellow

The latest New Mexico reopening map shows Otero County in green.
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The latest New Mexico reopening map shows Otero County in green.

SANTA FE, New Mexico — New Mexico's latest red to turquoise reopening map is out and Otero County moved from yellow to a less restrictive green level.

Dona Ana and Luna counties in southern New Mexico remained in yellow.

Overall as of Wednesday, 14 New Mexico counties were turquoise, three were green, 15 were yellow and one was red.

The four levels indicate a county's current Covid-19 risk: Red signifies a very high risk; Yellow is high risk; Green is medium risk; and Turquoise is low risk.

Otero County moved to the green level because its new virus case incidence rate is no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period, and an average percent of positive test results over the most recent 14-day period was less than or equal to 5%.

Here's a look at the restriction adjustments that will occur in Otero County under the green level.

Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions

Essential retail spaces: 50% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)

Food and drink establishments (if NM Safe Certified): 50% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining

Close-contact businesses: 50% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)

Large entertainment venues: 25% of maximum capacity for any indoor/enclosed space on premises; 50% of any outdoor space on premises

Recreational facilities: 25% of maximum capacity of any indoor/enclosed space on the premises; 50% of any outdoor space on the premises

Bars and clubs: 25% of maximum capacity of any outdoor space on premises, where applicable; indoor not permitted

**All other businesses: 50% of maximum capacity (indoor and outdoor)

Houses of worship: May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 50% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises

Places of lodging: 75% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 40% of maximum occupancy for all others; 10 guests maximum for vacation rentals.

Mass gatherings limit: 20 persons, 120 vehicles

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