Last Friday, November 13, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials announced the state of New Mexico will temporarily re-enact a statewide order to blunt the spike of COVID-19 illnesses. Places of lodging, including RV parks, are included in the new order, as are businesses not considered as “essential businesses”.
Specifically, places of lodging, including RV parks, are limited to 25 percent occupancy if they have completed the New Mexico Safe Certified. If the training has not been complete, they must close. Additionally, all RV dealers must halt all in-person sales at dealerships until at least November 30. RV dealers could conceivably transact sales via online methods, but it is unclear how vehicles could be delivered to the consumer. RV service and repairs may remain open. Read the full essential business details here.
To our knowledge, New Mexico is the first state to enact restrictions on RV parks or dealerships since the spring. The RV Industry Association’s government affairs team is working with the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) and the National RV Dealers Association (RVDA) to update resources on any new state restrictions which could impact RV campgrounds, dealerships, repair shops, or manufacturers. The updated resources will be available later this week.
The team is also proactively sending letters to all governors and federal agencies asking that RV manufacturers, dealers, and campground be considered essential businesses, to enable them to meet the needs of RVers across the country.
For more information contact RV Industry Association’s Director of Government Affairs Mike Ochs at [email protected].