Addressing the impact of COVID-19

In response to the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring a Global Health Emergency due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the New Mexico Tourism Department has put together essential information and resources to assist the travel industry track the situation.

Last updated May 11


Background on COVID-19

On January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern” (PHEIC). On January 31, 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19.

On March 11, 2020, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham declared a public health emergency for the state of New Mexico.


Status of COVID-19 in New Mexico

For up-to-date information regarding the status of COVID-19 in New Mexico, visit the New Mexico Department of Health.


Public Holding Statement from the New Mexico Tourism Department

“The New Mexico Tourism Department supports Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Health in their efforts to mitigate the potential for community spread of COVID-19 during this global crisis. Compliance with these proactive measures can help save lives, which is the top priority for the state of New Mexico during this public health emergency.

The health and well-being of New Mexico residents is of the utmost importance to the New Mexico Tourism Department, and we continue to work closely with the New Mexico Department of Health, the Office of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, other state agencies, tourism partners throughout New Mexico, and national partners to ensure the preservation of public health is our top priority.

The Tourism Department is committed to support of all public health efforts, reduction of negative economic impact, and evaluation of potential plans for recovery.”