Public Health Order
New Mexico Department of Health
Cabinet Secretary Kathyleen M. Kunkel
April 6, 2020
Section: I hereby direct as follows:
#6 Last sentence:
Short term vacation rentals, apartments, and houses are not permitted to operate except to provide housing to health care workers who reside out of state but are engaged in the provision of care to new Mexico residents.
This means you may not rent out your listed properties in the state of New Mexico through April 30, per this Health order. As of this morning over 300 Angel Fire listings are still available on AirBnB and VRBO. If you or anyone you know has one of these listings, please go to these sites and block the entire month of April availability per this mandate.
We received this from Governor Lujan-Grisham:
“We must carry on undaunted in our fight against COVID-19,” Governor Lujan Grisham said. “These measures will help us prevent a sudden spike in infections that would overwhelm our healthcare system. This virus is still spreading, and we must remain vigilant about physical distancing from one another. And we will ramp up enforcement of non-compliance. New Mexicans, I implore you to honor your social contract with your state. These orders are not friendly suggestions; heed them and protect yourselves, your families and your communities. If these directives are not heeded, further restrictions will be enacted. The difference between a worst-case scenario and a best-case scenario for our state depends on your actions and the actions of those around you. It is an enormous sacrifice to adjust our daily lives in this way – but it is one we must undertake in order to limit illness and death in our state.”
Governor Lujan-Grisham added there will be ENFORCEMENT:
National rental sites are being monitored and she asks reports of non-compliance to be made at NMSP.COVID19@state.nm.us or to your local police or sheriff’s department’s non-emergency line. The state of New Mexico will explore and put into use all mechanisms for enforcement. There are civil and criminal penalties for violating a public health order.