New Mexico Relaxes Covid Restrictions

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In New Mexico, restrictions impacting the RV industry implemented in November have been eased in many areas of the state, effective Feb. 28.

Under the latest orders, RVIA stated vehicle manufacturing and servicing are allowed to remain open. Other RV industry segments continue to fall under the state’s “Red to Green” framework, which restricts activities in counties designated as Red.

Only Guadalupe County is designated as Red in the updated map, with 19 counties currently Yellow and seven as Green.

For dealerships in Guadalupe County, sales visits by appointment are permitted, as long as capacity is limited to 25 percent of maximum capacity. In counties designated as Yellow, the limit is 33 percent; in the Green counties, the limit is 50 percent, while in the Turquoise counties, the limit is 75 percent of maximum capacity. Completely online sales are permitted in all counties.

New Mexico state park campgrounds reopened to all visitors Feb. 28, but reservations are required. Private RV parks and campgrounds are required to follow the Red to Green framework for lodging.

In the Red county, businesses are limited to 40 percent capacity if the owner has completed the NM Safe Certified training, and 25 percent if they have not. Those in Yellow counties are limited to 60 percent capacity with the certification and 25 percent without it. Those in Green counties can have 75 percent capacity with the certification and 40 percent without it.

RVIA stated its government affairs team will continue to monitor activities in all state in response to the COVID crisis.

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