Most New Mexico restaurants will be able to have outdoor dining services starting on Wednesday, according to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office.
Eateries will be allowed to serve customers outdoors as long as they are seated and practice social distancing.
Inside dining will continue to be prohibited and bars will stay closed.
Additionally, three counties in the northwestern part of the state will be excluded from the relaxed rules because of their higher rates of coronavirus infection.
“We continue to see sustained, consistent progress in our fight against this virus,” Grisham said in a written statement.