As the rate of new coronavirus cases drops in most of the state, New Mexico’s governor says it will be dropping its mandatory quarantine rule for most out-of-state travelers.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) said in a press release Wednesday:
“New Mexicans have sacrificed to make this recent progress, and I encourage all New Mexicans and visitors to our state to maintain vigilance in the coming weeks.”
The current quarantine rules will expire Thursday. They required that people coming to New Mexico from 48 other states isolate for 14 days after arriving.
Only travel from Hawaii was exempted from the rule, since that state has a positivity rate of lower than 80 cases per million residents.