Press Release

February 17, 2022

Governing school bodies will decide local masking policy

SANTA FE – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, on Thursday, announced she has lifted the requirement for face coverings to be worn in most indoor spaces, effective immediately.

The indoor mask mandate remains in effect for congregate settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities and detention facilities.  the decision on masking in schools will be left up to governing school bodies, which may elect to keep or suspend masking requirements.  An updated public health order, in effect as of Thursday, February 17, 2022, can be found here.

Although New Mexico has lifted the mask mandate, Acoma Pueblo will continue to enforce its Face Mask requirement under the current Executive Order Amendment No. 07.

In addition, if traveling outside of the Pueblo boundaries, we strongly encourage the continued use of face masks and COVID-19 Safe Practices to keep you and the community safe.

Public Health Order