Travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Find out what to consider before, during, and after travel on our Travel during the COVID-19 pandemic web page. If you travel, take steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 during your trip. Wear a mask, stay 6 feet from others, and wash your hands. Find More travel tips from the CDC here
Ordinance 1293 regarding face coverings was adopted by the Town Council on August 25, 2020. View the ordinance here
Department of Health reports counterfeit facemask exemption cards being distributed in Santa Fe County
The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports fraudulent exemption cards are being distributed to the public that assert the holder of the card is exempt from wearing a facemask despite public health orders requiring it. These cards falsely purport to be issued by NMDOH and the U.S. Department of Justice. Anyone fraudulently creating and/or using these cards could result in being charged with a 4th degree felony. read more here.
As the country reopens, the CDC has updated guidance on how to stay safe in your personal and social activities. The guidance includes recommendations for dining at restaurants, going to the gym or salon, traveling overnight, visiting parks and recreation facilities, and hosting social events.
The New Mexico Public Education Department has released the state’s plan on how to safely reopen schools in the fall. The 2020-2021 school year will begin with a hybrid model where the number of students in the building will be limited to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure social distancing practices. Students will also rotate between in-person and online learning. Face coverings are required at all times except for eating, drinking and exercising. All staff will be screened on a daily basis which includes temperature checks and a review of potential symptoms. If they have an internal temperature over 100.4°F, they will be sent home to self-isolate. Students will be screened before entering the building. That may include a temperature check.
CDC Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance is intended for all Americans, whether you own a business, run a school, or want to ensure the cleanliness and safety of your home. Reopening America requires all of us to move forward together by practicing social distancing and other daily habits to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance yesterday to assist states, tribes, localities, and territories, as well as businesses and community organizations operate as safely as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic as communities begin to reopen. The guidance includes a set of health considerations to be used by summer camps, schools, youth sports organizations, institutes of higher education, and restaurants and bars.
The CDC and the New Mexico Department of Health recommend wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Cloth face coverings should not be used as a substitute for social distancing, but rather can be used as a supplement.