COVID-19 Information

Masks are REQUIRED in the City of Las Vegas

No Groups or Gatherings Larger than 5 People

STAY HOME. STAY SAFE. #WeAreInThisTogether

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Tests in New Mexico

84,148 NM Confirmed Positive Cases

29,183 NM Recovered Cases (34.68% of positive cases)

1,400 NM Deceased Cases  (1.66% of positive cases)

State Government Updates & Resources




NM Tourism


New Mexico Recovery Process

October 16, 2020

  1. Masks are required throughout New Mexico in all public places

  2. 6ft Social distancing is required

  3. No "mass gatherings" of more than 5 people

  4. No indoor or outdoor parades

  5. All businesses must be COVID-Safe Certified

  6. Retail may operate at 25% capacity

  7. Close-Contact businesses may operate at 25% occupancy

  8. Bowling Alleys may open for league play

  9. Ice skating rinks may open for athletic training and practice

  10. Close-Contact recreational facilities must remain closed.

  11. Houses of worship may not exceed 40% of the max occupancy

  12. Outdoor recreational facilities may operate upon compliance of the COVID-Safe Practices.

  13. State parks are open to New Mexico residents only

  14. Lodging may operate at 60% if COVID-Safe Certified or 25% if not COVID-Safe Certified

  15. Stringent and regular sanitizing; training's for employees on cleaning processes

  16. Additional COVID-Safe Practices and requirements on and

Indoor Malls may open at 25% of maximum occupancy

  • Loitering prohibited; food courts must remain closed

Food and Drink Establishments


  • Food and drink establishments may provide indoor dining at 25% occupancy

  • Up to 75% occupancy for outdoor dining 

  • Tables must be 6 feet apart

  • No more than 6 at a table

  • No bar counter seating 

  • Alcohol serving establishments must close by 10 PM

Additional Openings

  • Drive-in theaters permitted with COVID-Safe Practices in place

Hair Salons, barbershops, tatoo parlors, massage services and nail salons may operate at 25% of Maximum occupancy in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices


  • Accept clients on an appointment-only basis

  • More COVID-Safe Practices and requirements on and

What remains the same?

  • Temporarily Limit Nursing Home Visitation

  • Temporary Restrictions on Non-Essential Health Care Services, Procedures, and Surgeries

  • Regulations on the Sale and Distribution of PPE

"Essential business" is a business or nonprofit under the following categories:

  • ​Essential businesses may open but must comply with the pertinent "COVID-Safe Practices (CSPs)" section of the "All Together New Mexico":

    • Health Care operations including Hospitals, walk-in care health facilities, ​pharmacies, medical wholesale and distribution, home health care workers or aides for the elderly, emergency dental facilities, nursing homes, residential health care facilities, research facilities, congregate care facilities, intermediate care facilities for those with intellectual or developmental disabilities, supportive living homes, home health care providers, drug and alcohol recovery support services, and medical supplies and equipment manufacturers and providers. 

    • Homeless shelters, food banks, and other services providing care.

    • Childcare.

    • Grocery stores, supermarkets, food banks, farmer's markets and/or others which generate the majority of there revenue from food or household products.

    • Farms, ranches  and other food cultivation, processing or packaging operations.

    • Infrastructure operations

    • Manufacturing operations (Please see NM Public Health Order for details)

    • Services necessary to maintain the safety and sanitation of residences or essential businesses (Please see NM Public Health Order for details)

    • Veterinary and livestock services

    • Media services

    • Automobile repair facilities

    • Utilities

    • Hardware stores

    • Laundromats and dry cleaning

    • Funeral homes, crematoriums, and cemeteries

    • Banking services

    • Mailing and shipping services

    • Laboratories, defense and national security

    • Professional legal services

    • Businesses that store, transport, or deliver groceries, food, materials, goods and services

  • Close-contact facilities

    • Movie theaters, indoor museums, miniature golf, arcades, amusement parks, aquariums, casinos​, concert venues, professional sports venues, event venues, bars, dance clubs, performance venues, go-kart courses, automobile racetracks, adult entertainment venues, and other places of recreation and entertainment.

What can I do to help slow the spread?


* Stay Home except for work/urgent needs/emergencies

* Wear a cloth face covering

* Keep 6 feet of physical distance in public spaces

* Don't congregate in groups - at parks, on hikes, etc.


* Help neighbors

*Offer to shop for groceries

*Make face coverings if you have extra fabric or other resources

*Reach out, stay in contact

* Monitor yourself for symptoms and find out how to get tested!


Employment/Income Loss or Reduction


  • If you are unemployed and/or underemployed and need assistance route to Department of Workforce Solutions Call Center. 1.800.664.6984

  • If you are a small business/employer and need assistance route to Economic Development for Small Business. 1.505.827.0300

Family & Misc.


If you need assistance with childcare route to 1.800.691.9067 NM Kids Child Care Resource Center

If you have complaints about facilities not closing route to 505.469.2940 or 1.505.629.2845

If you want to volunteer or need a volunteer route to 1.505.476.2200

Health Insurance


  • If you need assistance obtaining health insurance route to HSD/Medicaid 1.800.0283.4465

  • If are not eligible for Medicaid, you can apply for affordable health insurance online. or call 1.855.996.6449



If you need assistance with housing/utilities route to Housing-Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) Emergency Housing 1.800.444.6880

Utilites HSD Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program 1.888.523.0051



School age children route to Public Education Dept.


Senior/Adult with disabilities: i.e. Seniors Who Need Groceries or Meals


Emotional Crisis, Mental Health, or Substance Abuse


SNAP benefits route to HSD/Income Support Division


WIC route to Department of Health

  • WIC questions on food or formula availability 1.505.469.0929

  • WIC Operations Manager 1.505.8197028

  • WIC general questions 1.866.867.3124

Youth Conservation Group


The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) was created in 1992 to provide a process to employ youth ages 14-25 in public projects that conserve New Mexico's natural resources and provide community benefits of lasting value. YCC grants are open to governement agencies, tribal governments and 501c non-profits.

The YCC RFP for 2021 will be released in July 2020 and be open through early October. If you would like to be notified directly when the RFP is released, please email to be added to the list. YCC will hold several preproposal conferences around the state to assist applicants, and also post conference and other assistance online.  

Counseling & Training


If you, like many small business owners, need a business counselor to help guide you through this uncertain time, you can turn to your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Women's Business Center (WBC), or SCORE mentorship chapter. 


These resource partners, and the associations that represent them, will receive additional funds to expand their reach and better support small business owners with counseling and up-to-date information regarding COVID-19. There will soon be a joint platform that consolidates information and resources related to COVID-19 in order to provide consistent, timely information to small businesses.  

https://www.sba .gov/local-assistance/fi nd/

State of New Mexico

Help for Negatively Impacted by COVID-19


The state of New Mexico has a business-loan guarantee program in order to make capital more available to business owners whose operations are severly impacted by the COVID-19 health emergency. 

PNM Resources Foundation


PNM Resources Foundation is offering a $200,000 Community Safety grant opportunity to qualifying SOlc3s, with preference given to organizations that implemented COVID-19 response programs for the community’s most at-risk senior population.

Funding will range from $10,000 to $50,000 awards. This grant cycle begins on March 25th and ends on April 2nd at midnight. Please share this information and encourage your local nonprofits to apply for this community safety grant.

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