The village council of Taos Ski Valley voted unanimously Thursday (July 2) to mandate that masks must be worn in public.
Following the state’s revised public health order Wednesday (July 1) that requires face coverings for people in public to slow the spread of COVID-19, the council adopted a resolution to the village health order to follow suit and require all members of the public to wear a face covering within village boundaries.
The mandate will be applied to all public spaces. Masks will only be exempt while people are eating, drinking or exercising, mirroring the state's order and one approved by the town of Taos council on Tuesday (June 30).
All visitors and residents of Taos Ski Valley over the age of 5-years-old will be required to wear a mask at all times in public, except when eating, drinking or exercising.
Taos Ski Valley is also encouraging visitors and locals to maintain social distancing practices and remain six feet apart from one another.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a new public health order Wednesday (July 1) imposing a $100 fine on those who violate the state’s order requiring face coverings.
In addition, the order calls for a 14-day mandatory quarantine for those traveling from out of state into New Mexico.
Find more about the governor's emergency health orders and updates here.
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