NM Governor making announcement regarding statewide stay-at-home instruction

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Updated: Mar. 23, 2020 at 3:00 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico made an announcement regarding a statewide stay-at-home instruction Monday afternoon.

Another 18 positive COVID-19 cases were confirmed today bringing the total to 83 in New Mexico out of more than 6,000 patients that have been tested in the state.

The Governor has suspended operation of all non-essential businesses, including all basic retail and dine-in services across the entire state. Business operations publicly and privately are restricted under this order.

In Governor Lujan Grisham’s announcement today, she said this shelter-in-place order will be enforced.

The Governor has also cut in half the gathering number. Groups of more than five are no longer allowed.

There will be a place for individuals to report non-compliance of the Governor’s orders, and those who violate these orders will face civil or potential criminal penalties.

Local law enforcement is aware of this order and are cleared to enforce.

The Governor stated that should you be in a group larger than five outside of your home, you should expect a harsh reminder or citation.

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