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Covid-19 Update

Information on the current NM Covid Safe Practices and Guidance for Communities of Faith

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New Mexico Department of Health, updated June 30, 2021

From: Public Health Order, New Mexico Department of Health 

"All New Mexicans should continue to adhere to social distancing protocols when required to protect our state as a whole."

"(1) Unless a healthcare provider instructs otherwise, all individuals shall wear a mask or multilayer cloth face covering in public settings except when: eating or drinking; outdoors alone or with members of the same household... ...fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask unless otherwise recommended by the latest official guidance from the CDC... ...vaccinated individuals shall not be required to socially distance from other individuals unless otherwise recommended by the latest official guidance from the CDC... ...houses of worship, and other non-profit entities shall also follow the latest official guidance from the CDC regarding mask-wearing and social distancing..."

"(3) All business, establishments, and non-profit entities must adhere to the pertinent COVID-Safe Practices

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Updated February 19, 2021

From: CDC: Communities of Faith Safety Actions

  • "Correctly and consistently wear a mask that completely covers your nose and mouth"

  • "Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you"

  • "Avoid crowds"

  • "Stay home when you are sick"

  • "Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol"


From: CDC Encouragments:

  • "Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of their elbow. Used tissue should be thrown in the trash and hands washed."

  • "Mask should not be placed on children younger than 2 years old, anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious..."

From: CDC Updated Guidance for People Who Are Fully Vaccinated, updated May 28, 2021

"Fully vaccinated people can: resume activities without wearing masks or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, regulations, including local business and workplace guidance..."

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