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COVID Safe Practices for Individuals and Employers

Updates on the Corornavirus for Businesses, Employees and Tourists

Updated on June 16, 2020

Starting on May 28th, Governor Michelle Lujan announced the partial reopening of New Mexico State with guidelines across different industry sectors. The amended public health order officially went into effect on June 1, 2020.

For the most up to date information on COVID safe practices from the State of New Mexico: 

- Visit the NM Health Department for more information
- Certify your business with New Mexico State's Safe Certification. Click here. 

COVID Safe Practices for individuals and employers:

Click here for State issued COVID-Safe practices for individuals and employers.
Haga click aqui para las practicas seguras a seguir durante la emergencia COVID-19 para empleadores y personas. 

New Mexico Tourism Department hosted a webinar update for the tourism industry regarding recent amendments to the public health order and what the Tourism Department continues to do to assist industry stakeholders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To view the webinar register here.

City of Santa Fe passes legislation requiring people above the age of 15 to wear masks. Click here.

For a Free Mask please visit: 

Plaza Visitor Information Center
Paso de Luz
66 E. San Francisco Street, Suite 3
Santa Fe, NM 87501
800-777-2489 / 505-955-6215

Santa Fe Libraries during Curbside Service
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 12 (noon) – 5:30 p.m.

Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce
1644 St Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 8750
Monday – Friday from 10 am – 2pm.

Basic Safety Measures

- Masks required in public - YES

- 6 ft physical distancing in public - YES

Employers Requirements

Limit operations to remote work to the greatest extent possible.

Arrange workplace to provide for 6 feet of distance between individuals wherever possible.

Close common areas where personnel are likely to congregate wherever possible or modify them to minimize contact.

Provide for all meetings to take place remotely whenever possible.

Ensure all employees have face coverings or masks and wear them in the workplace at all times when    in the presence of others, except when eating, drinking or exercising, or unless otherwise advised by   a health care provider.

Train all employees on daily cleaning and disinfecting protocol, hygiene, and respiratory etiquette (e.g., covering coughs).

Make handwashing, sanitizer, and other hygiene support available to employees.
Note: the use of gloves is not a substitute for frequent handwashing.

Screen employees before they enter the workplace each day (verbally or with a written form or text- based or other app). Send employees home who are experiencing the following COVID-19 symptoms related to COVID-19 and direct them to obtain free testing through the Department of Health.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Loss of taste or smell

Prohibit employees with known close contact to a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 to return to work until authorized by the Department of Health.

Minimize non-essential travel. Adhere to CDC guidelines and state orders regarding isolation following out-of-state travel.

Adhere to all CDC and OSHA guidelines.

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