Open for business: Gallup joins New Mexico in limited reopening


GALLUP — Businesses in Gallup and northwestern New Mexico can open for business under the governor’s new public health order.

Starting June 1, businesses that can reopen across the state include dine-in restaurants, indoor malls, gyms and salons.

“All businesses must operate in accordance with COVID-Safe practices for their industry,” a news release detailing the reopening said.

Gyms and indoor restaurants can have up to 50 percent maximum occupancy. However, bar and counter seating are not allowed at this time.

Indoor malls, hair and nail salons, barber shops, tattoo parlors, and massage services can operate at 25 percent occupancy.

The public health order still prohibits the opening of shopping mall food courts.

“Reopening our economy is not an invitation to forget about the risks of the virus — it is a mandate that we have to be more cautions and careful about our choices and decisions than ever before,” Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham said.

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