News & Announcements
March 11, 2021
COVID Orders Remain in Effect, With Fewer Restrictions
"Green" Designation Prompts Amendments to Mayor's COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation
In response to New Mexico Department of Health’s announcement that Santa Fe County is for the next two weeks qualified for the “Green” risk level designation, Mayor Alan Webber issued amendments to certain Orders in Emergency Proclamation VII-COVID-19. Proclamation VII was issued on January 30, 2021, and extended on February 1 through March 29, 2021.
The intent of the amendments is to evolve the Proclamation so it complements changing State restrictions while keeping risk to the City’s employees and others limited. Under the new amendments, and in compliance with State Orders:
- Mass gathering size increases from 10 to 20 persons and from 80 to 120 vehicles (the City’s Order moves up as the State’s changes).
- Indoor retail occupancy limitations increase to 50% (up from 33%).
- Grocery stores and supermarkets will no longer have limitations on occupancy.
- Indoor dining may occur with up to 50% indoor occupancy and 75% outdoor capacity (up from 33% and continuing at 75%), for restaurants that have completed the various training and improvements required by the State’s orders and COVID-19 Safe Practices (CSPs).
- Lodging facilities occupancy limitations increase to 75% for those business trained in CSPs and 10 persons in other rentals.
- Gym occupancies increase to 50% (up from 25%).
- The GCCC ice rink will reopen on a restricted basis this Saturday (for more information, refer to chavezcenter.com/ice-arena). Other recreation facilities such as swimming pools, basketball courts and large event centers, such as the Convention Center and movie theaters, are limited to an occupancy of 25%. City-owned facilities will maintain mass gathering limitations of 20 persons inside these facilities at least through the term of the current City orders (March 29).
- Bars and clubs can open in outdoor spaces up to 25% occupancy and cannot open indoor spaces.