COVID-19 Information for New Mexico Travelers
The health and safety of Farmington's residents and visitors is our highest priority. This page is regularly updated to provide travelers information regarding current public health orders. A phased county-by-county framework has been implemented that will permit counties to operate within various stages of restriction, as health metrics are met. Farmington, within San Juan County, is currently at the turquoise level. At this level, a county must meet two of the three metrics: 1) a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 10 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 2) an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results no greater than 7.5% over a 14-day period, and or a fully vaccinated rate at or above 40%. The current level will be in place through at least June 16, 2021. When 60% of eligible New Mexicans are fully vaccinated, the state will “graduate” from the color-coded reopening framework and will fully open.
Guidelines for all Travelers
Those traveling to New Mexico are asked to please follow safety guidelines and restrictions. If you have travel questions or need confirmation regarding the guidelines, please contact our office at 800-448-1240 or via email. Terms of the New Mexico Public Health Order and Navajo Nation Executive Order most relevant to travelers are listed below. Please note, there is no mandatory visitor quarantine or isolation in place.
- Per the CDC, fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear a mask in either indoor or outdoor settings.
- Unvaccinated and not fully vaccinated individuals are required to wear a mask in public settings
- Mass gathering limited to 150 people
- Recreational facilities open for 50% indoor and 75% outdoor capacity
- New Mexico State Parks are open to residents and non-residents for day use and camping
- Retail providers are open at 75% of max capacity
- Hotels, motels, and RV parks can operate at 100% capacity if NM Safe Certified
- Lodging properties that are not NM Safe Certified operate at 50%, 15 guests max for vacation rentals
- Food establishments that are NM Safe Certified operate at 75% of max capacity indoor dining, 75% of max capacity for outdoor dining
- Bars and clubs are open to 33% max indoor capacity and 75% outdoor
- Large entertainment venues operate at 25% indoor capacity and 50% outdoor space
- Close-contact businesses operate at 75% of max capacity
- Houses of worship may operate at 100% capacity indoors or outdoors should they so choose
Navajo Nation Guidelines
- While in public, all individuals (over age 2) must wear a mask
- A Stay-at-Home Order and Daily Curfew (11:00 pm to 5:00 am) are in effect until further notice
- All Navajo Parks and Monuments are closed
- Marinas and parks are open at 25% occupancy to Navajo Nation residents only
- 50% capacity allowed for most businesses
- Restaurants open for indoor dining at 25% and outdoor at 50% of max capacity
- Navajo casinos open at 50% occupancy to Navajo Nation residents only
- Museums may open at 25% max occupancy
- At this time flea markets, roadside markets, gyms, recreation facilities, and movie theaters are not permitted
- The fine for breaking the Navajo Nation Public Health Order is $1,000
As this virus, and the country’s response to COVID-19, is a constantly and rapidly evolving situation, please visit the City of Farmington information pages, as well as the State of New Mexico's COVID-19 information page to learn more. We also recommend that you refer to the CDC's Coronavirus and Travel Information page.
If you suspect you may have COVID-19, call the New Mexico Department of Health at (505) 827-0006. Please visit the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 website for details on indications and symptoms: http://cv.nmhealth.org/. For additional information and resources, call the NMDOH Coronavirus Hotline at (855) 600-3453.
Make the New Mexico Safe Promise
You can help keep New Mexico and all of its residents and guests safe by making the New Mexico Safe Promise. The New Mexico Safe Promise initiative, presented by the New Mexico Hospitality Association (NMHA), invites all New Mexicans and visitors to make a personal commitment to follow COVID-19 Safe Practices to help make New Mexico the safest place for its families, workers, and customers. To make the New Mexico Safe Promise, visit NMSafePromise.org.
Planning Your Trip
We can't wait to welcome you - when the time for travel is right! The Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau is continually monitoring the situation and has been, and continues to be, in close communication with City and State officials during this time. Our team is available to assist you with your trip planning. Please contact our staff via email or on Facebook at Visit Farmington. We also recommend ordering, viewing, or downloading our 2020 Vacation Guide.
This page will be updated as changes occur and mandates issued.