New Mexico makes travel quarantine rule changes

New Mexico makes journey quarantine rule adjustments


SANTA FE — The state took two steps ahead, however three steps again Wednesday relating to states from which vacationers should self-quarantine upon arrival in New Mexico because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Added to the checklist of high-risk states had been Colorado, Oregon and Rhode Island. In the meantime, Michigan and Hawaii had been moved to the low-risk state designation.

The tipping information factors for a high-risk state versus a low-risk state are a 5% take a look at positivity charge for COVID-19 over a 7-day rolling common, or a optimistic take a look at charge higher than 80 per 1 million residents.

Excessive-risk states now embrace Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The self-quarantine requirement lasts for 14 days or the size of the keep, whichever is shorter. The high-risk and low-risk state lists are up to date each Wednesday primarily based upon the newest out there information.

A unfavorable take a look at exemption is in place for any traveler who can present documentation of a sound unfavorable COVID-19 take a look at taken inside the 72 hours earlier than or after entry into New Mexico, supplied they self-isolate or self-quarantine whereas awaiting the outcomes of their take a look at.

All worldwide journey is designated as high-risk, with no unfavorable take a look at exemption.

Individuals who arrive from lower-risk states should not required to quarantine, however are suggested to take action for 5 to seven days upon arrival in New Mexico.