Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham eases restrictions in amended public health order

Restaurants; hotels can operate at 50% maximum capacity beginning June 1

On Thursday, May 28, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the details of the amended public health order that is set to take effect June 1, which includes several updates to the tourism sector.

Some of the key updates:

  • Restaurants can offer indoor dine-in service at 50% maximum occupancy in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices
  • Hotels can operate at 50% maximum occupancy in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices
  • Drive-in theaters permitted to operate with COVID-Safe Practices in place
  • Nine more state parks will open for day-use beginning May 30 with five more state parks opening for day-use beginning June 1. (click here for more info)
  • Hair salons, nail salons, massage services, and related services may operate at 25% of maximum occupancy in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices
  • Gyms may operate at 50% of maximum occupancy in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices
  • Indoor malls may open at 25% of maximum occupancy in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices
  • 14-day self-quarantine order for airport arrivals amended to permit certain business travel

SANDOVAL COUNTY MISSES YOU!

Sandoval County is home to some of the Southwest’s most beautiful settings and culturally diverse communities. Due to mandatory quarantine, we understand that you can’t visit us right now, but thanks to technology, you can treat yourselves to a virtual visit. Our website is chock full of information so that when these uncertain times come to an end, you can come back and “SeeSandoval” County in it’s full New Mexican splendor!

We’re with you, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon!

“As we spend more time in New Mexico’s great outdoors, let’s remember that we all share these beautiful spaces and must protect them as well as each other.”

Governor michelle Lujan-Grisham

Be Safe, Respectful While Enjoying the Outdoors

#RecreateResponsibly, New Mexico

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, it’s also important to remember that many areas of Northwest New Mexico, and tribal lands elsewhere in the state, remain closed due to health concerns and the spread of the virus.

Check out these 10 Rules for getting Outdoors


BUY FOR TOMORROW TODAY

Help support small businesses navigate COVID-19
Buy a gift certificate to share with friends and family!!

Don’t let travel restrictions keep you from experiencing authentic New Mexican wares from the comfort of your home.

Got a birthday coming up and you can’t celebrate in person? You can still give Aunt Lydia an amazing gift with that one of a kind New Mexican flare! Explore the special New Mexican gift giving opportunities that the “Buy Today for Tomorrow” program holds for you and those you love!

To Sandoval Businesses

We’re With You!

Now more than ever, the success of our Sandoval County businesses is of the utmost importance to us and we want to help you weather the storm until we can see brighter days ahead.

Below is a link to a quick guide giving you easy information about how to apply to SBA for a plethora of loans and grants. We’ve also included easy to understand information about Local and Federal grants.

If you need further assistance please feel free to reach out to Sandoval County Economic Development or Rio Rancho Economic Development.

SMALL BUSINESS DISASTER RELIEF GRANT & LOAN INFORMATION

VIRTUAL SANDOVAL

Here we’ve compiled a delightful assortment of all things New Mexico.
We hope you’ll come visit us soon, but in the meantime, immerse yourself in some virtual entertainment New Mexico Style.

The New Mexico Museum of Art's searchable online site dedicated to their growing collection of 20,000 works of art, allowing everyone around the world to experience the New Mexico Museum of Art’s collection.

NM Book Club

The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow: Week 1

The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow: The Diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo Girl, New Mexico, 1864 (written by Ann Turner) As one of the latest editions to the Dear America series, this tale provides the (fictional) first-hand account of a Navajo girl who, along with her family and friends, endured the hardships of the Long Walk in an effort to survive and reach her final destination.

NM Book Club

The Unbreakable Code

“John's mother is getting married and he has to leave the reservation. John's grandfather tells him he has the special unbreakable code to take with him. This story portrays the quiet pride of a Navajo code talker as he explains to his grandson how the Navajo language, faith and ingenuity helped win World War II.” In this video, a Fort Sumner Historic Site/ Bosque Redondo Memorial Ranger reads a children’s book out loud while the video shows the pages she is reading. Families are be able to access the digital copy of the book for free at Internet Archive..

NM Book Club

The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow: Week 2

Video Gallery

Star Parties

New Mexico's stargazing opportunities are among the best in all of North America. The combination of high altitude, low humidity, and and vast open areas without light pollution are key factors.

As a result "Star Parties" are common all across the state. In this case we get a glimpse of two Star Parties, at Bandelier National Monument and at Cerrillos Hills State Park.

Corrales

This rural village sits on the banks of the Rio Grande, nestled tightly between the first and third largest cities in New Mexico. Despite the metropolis surrounding it Corrales maintains a lifestyle that is slower and quieter. And the attributes of a small farming community still thrive, with a popular growers market, horseback riding, and quaint village shops and restaurants. #NewMexicoTRUE

Tent Rocks

This national monument offers a relatively easy hike to a surprisingly stunning overlook. The tent rocks are cones of volcanic material worn into their unusual shapes over eons. And the trip to the top includes a slot canyon and multiple stops you will have to make to pull out your camera. #NewMexicoTRUE

Experiences Abound in Sandoval County

Fun for the Entire Family

From historical and cultural sites to unique experiences, Expanses of beautiful wilderness and peaceful lakes. Sandoval County is a Playground of New Mexican wonders.

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