SANTA FE, New Mexico -- The state of New Mexico issued a new public health order Friday which allows houses of worship to operate at 100% capacity, ABC affiliate KOAT reports.
According to the order, all churches can operate at full capacity if they wish, regardless of the color-coded risk level their county is in.
This update comes as the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that states cannot enforce capacity limits on churches that are more restrictive than other entities, such as factories or schools.
Still, a spokeswoman for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the state is “strongly encouraging” these houses of worship to have capacity limits; however, it is in no longer required.