In New Mexico, the restrictions implemented in November have been extended until further notice, at least through February 26, 2021. Under the order, vehicle manufacturing and servicing are considered essential and are allowed to remain open. All other segments of the RV industry fall under the state’s “Red to Green” framework, which severely restricts activities in counties designated as Red. Only eight counties are not designated as Red in the current map; seven are currently Yellow (Union, Colfax, San Miguel, Los Alamos, Socorro, Sierra and Grant), while Harding County is designated Green.
For dealerships in Red counties, sales visits by appointment are permitted, as long as capacity is limited to 25 percent or 75 customers, whichever is lower. In counties designated as Yellow, the limits are 25% or 125 customers, while in the Green county, the limit is 50% of maximum capacity. Completely online sales are permitted in all counties.
New Mexico state parks are open for day use by residents only, while overnight camping in state parks is prohibited. Private RV parks and campgrounds in Red counties are limited to 40 percent capacity if the owner/operator has completed the NM Safe Certified training and 25 percent if they have not. Those in Yellow counties are limited to 60% capacity with the certification and 25% without it, while those in Green counties can have 75% capacity with the certification and 40% without it.
The government affairs team will continue to monitor state activities in response to the COVID crisis and advocate for the critical role of the RV industry within the state.