SANTA FE – Travelers arriving in or returning to New Mexico from Colorado, Oregon and Rhode Island will be required to quarantine for 14 days in a bid to manage the spread of the coronavirus.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham added those three states to New Mexico’s list of “high risk” states on Wednesday based on coronavirus positivity rates and per capita infections.
In all, there are 39 states on New Mexico’s list of high risk states.
People who can show documentation of a valid negative COVID-19 test taken within the 72 hours before or after entry into New Mexico from another state are exempt from the quarantine requirement.
New Mexico health officials on Wednesday reported 200 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total since the pandemic began to nearly 27,990.
The additional cases include 11 among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility. In all, there have been 561 cases among state inmates since the pandemic began.
Officials also reported three additional deaths linked to COVID-19.