NEW MEXICO RESTAURANT REOPENING RESOURCES

LATEST UPDATE: 

April 7, 2021 – Multiple New Mexico counties have shifted colors according to the state’s Red to Green Framework for safe reopening during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cibola, San Miguel and Harding counties are now in the green status
San Juan and Hidalgo counties moved from turquoise to a more restrictive yellow status.
Guadalupe County moved from green to yellow.
The rest of the state including Bernalillo & Dona Ana counties remain unchanged.
View the map to check the status of your county. Remember if your county is progressing to a new level, the change is immediate, but if your county has moved backward, your restaurant has 48 hours to comply with the state restrictions.


The state has issued extensive changes to the red-to-green reopening framework plan. In addition to a new, least restrictive Turquoise level, changes have been made to activities permitted under both yellow and green. Some of the most notable changes that impact the restaurant industry include:

  • Restaurants in counties at Turquoise level can operate at 75% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining. At turquoise, bars, clubs and entertainment venues can operate at 33% indoor capacity and 75% outdoor.
  • In counties that have reached green – bar, clubs, entertainment venues and recreational facilities can operate at 25% of maximum capacity of any outdoor space on premises, where applicable; indoor not permitted.