Albuquerque, New Mexico 2020-10-25 00:30:48 –
Albuquerque, New Mexico (KRQE) – The latest update to the New Mexico Public Health Order came into effect on Friday night. Currently, all retail spaces have to close the door at 10 pm or face a quote.
“These are additional steps we consider to keep the economy alive and slow its spread,” Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said in a COVID-19 update Tuesday afternoon.
On Friday night, News 13 checked various stores in Albuquerque to see if they were in compliance with the latest rules. The target of Paseo del Norte closed the door at 10 o’clock. Walgreens, located in central Nobhill, is exempt from the pharmacy regulations, but has a sign on the door stating that it will close at 10 o’clock.
“Retail is not [a] As a pharmacy, anyone who needs these services can use them at any time. Healthcare and supplies are exempt from this standard, “said Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Since Saturday, the city of Albuquerque has stepped up its education and enforcement efforts throughout the city. Jean Galegos, Deputy Chief of the Fire Marshal Office, said:
About 20 inspectors from the Fire Marshal office will remind people of new requirements. Only APDs can make citations. “Once we receive those complaints, we go there [and] Give them warnings and notices of violations, follow up with APD if there are any violations, and write a quote, “said Garegos.
Education and enforcement efforts have continued since the beginning of the pandemic. Since then, the Fire Marshal Office has stated that their agency alone has had about 5,000 interactions with various companies and people.