New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has re-enacted restrictions on indoor seating at restaurants and breweries in response to a rise in Covid-19 cases in the state, a statement from her office said.
The new public health order again prohibits indoor dining at restaurants, which had been allowed with limits since June 1, and restricts indoor seating at breweries, which was allowed with limits since June 15, according to the statement.
The latest numbers: In the past two weeks, the state has seen at least 3,049 new positive cases of Covid-19, representing 20.2% of the total positive cases statewide over the course of the pandemic, according to the governor’s office.
However, the state’s infection rates are not as serious as its neighbor, Arizona, which has led the nation for over a month with the highest seven-day average of new coronavirus cases per 100,000 people, according to a CNN analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.
Both restaurants and breweries can still seat people outdoors at 50% of their capacity and restaurants can continue to operate carry out, pickup and delivery services, the statement said.
The governor also tightened restrictions on gyms and other “close contact businesses” like tattoo shops and salons. Those establishments are now limited to 25% of their maximum capacity, the statement said.