Government of New Mexico. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Oregon Chief Executive Kate Brown ordered a two-week trade-off on Friday as states struggled to stem the Kovid-19 outbreak.
Starting Monday in New Mexico, essential businesses can operate on “limited business”, and residents of the state can leave their homes only for “domestic travel”.
“Food and beverage establishments can provide curbside pickup and delivery; Onsite food is prohibited, ”states the order of Luzon Grisham. “Non-essential entities, including close contact businesses, should reduce person-workforce and activities by 100%.”
Infections, hospitalizations and deaths have occurred in New Mexico, where 1,176 Kovid-19 deaths occurred on Thursday, exceeding 100 a week earlier.
“New Mexico is at breaking point,” Luzon Grisham Said in a statement. “We face a life-or-death situation, and we must work to preserve the life of New Mexico.”
In Oregon, Brown ordered a two-week “freeze” starting next Wednesday, which would force grocery stores, pharmacies and retail outlets to limit it to 75 percent. Only 25 people will be allowed inside the church and 50 people outside in the church.
Hosting other businesses such as a gym and fitness center, museum, pool, sports court, movie theater, zoo, garden, aquarium and venue will all have to be closed simultaneously.
Restaurants and bars, which were operating on a range of 50 to 100 customers based on local regulations, will now be limited to takeout only.
And private social gatherings will be limited to six people from no more than two homes.
Brown’s office stated, “These risk mitigation measures are important in limiting the spread of COVID-19, helping to reduce risk and preserve hospital capacity in communities at risk of serious illnesses and deaths. May all Oregonians have access. ” in a statement.
Oregon reported seven new deaths and 1,076 more cases on Friday.
The Associated Press has contributed.