The following restrictions are placed on all New Mexico food establishments under the March 19 and March 23, 2020 Public Health Emergency Orders issued by New Mexico Department of Health Cabinet Secretary to limit the spread of COVID-19:
All restaurants, bars, breweries, eateries, and other food service establishments are limited to providing take-out service and home delivery only.
Indoor and outdoor customer dining is prohibited.
Customers may enter a food establishment to pick up their food. Restaurants should limit the number of customers inside the premises to no more than 5 and encourage social distancing of at least 6 feet between each person.
Restaurants located within shopping malls with a separate exterior entrance may stay open (and must meet requirements of 1-3 above). Restaurants located inside shopping malls without exterior access must close.
The number of employees in restaurants is not limited.
The following regulatory food programs are available to answer questions:
State-wide (Except Albuquerque and Bernalillo County)
New Mexico Environment Department
Johnathan Gerhardt – (505) 362-8861
Bill Chavez – (505) 850-2344
City of Albuquerque
Francelli Lugo – (505) 366-4838
Lucas Tafoya – (505) 401-4209
These restrictions and the March 19, 2020 Public Health Order are in effect through April 10, 2020 with the possibility of extension.