The State Public Health Order removed Businesses from the List of Essential Business
During the COVID pandemic, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham regularly issues Executive mandates and the New Mexico Cabinet Secretary of Public Health, issues Public Health Orders (PHO). The new orders went into effect on October 16, 2020.
In a ZOOM meeting I attended last Friday, it was brought to our attention for discussion, that a few of the essential services have been removed from the list of essential businesses. After some research and a call into the Governor’s office, it was confirmed that these businesses were actually removed from the list on the July 30 Public Health Order, but seemed to go unnoticed until recently with the Governor’s quarantine mandates being more closely enforced by the state.
From the first Public Health Order in March through each new Public Health Order until July 30, listed in the essential business listings is:
- Real Estate services including brokers, title companies and related services.
- Also removed from the essential business listing is restaurants.
These businesses are expected to follow the safe practices guidelines for all non-essential businesses, put out in the state All Together New Mexico guidelines. Restaurants have their own section is this publication. Real Estate services are to follow the same guidelines as Offices and Call Centers.
Links to 3 of the Public Health Orders are below: