- COVID-19 UPDATES
Declaration of a Health Emergency for the Town of Taos (Resolution 21-41)
When does the declaration take effect?
Friday, August 20, 2021
Who does this pertain to?
Town of Taos residents, visitors, and all employers and employees doing business within the Town of Taos.
How long will it be in effect?
30 days, but will be reviewed every week by Town Council as the situation changes.
What does this mean for the public?
- Mask mandate indoors and at all gatherings indoors and outdoors.
- Social distancing indoors and outdoors and at all gatherings.
- All events currently scheduled will need to implement a public health and safety plan to be approved by the Town, to include, at a minimum, masking, social distancing and occupancy limits in order to move forward with the event.
Why are we doing this?
As a preventive measure to contain the more contagious COVID variants as cases are rising statewide, nationally and globally.
How will this be enforced?
Violations of the Public Health Declaration are considered a misdemeanor offense that may result in a warning, fine of not more than $300 per person per incident, and/or not more than 30 days in jail.
How do I report a violation?
Violations should be reported to Taos Central Dispatch at (575) 758-2216 (non-emergency).
Those wishing to receive further information on the requirements of the Declaration should call (575) 751-2002.
FREE DRIVE-THRU TESTING
Every WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY from 8:00am – 2:00pm
Taos Youth and Family Center, East Parking Lot
407 Paseo del Canon East, Taos
NO-COST COVID TESTING FOR ALL NEW MEXICANS
New Mexico and Vault Medical Services have teamed up to offer at-home COVID-19 saliva testing for any person who believes they need to be tested, with or without symptoms, at no cost. Order a test online.
Click on the image below to get a complete, up-to-date list of testing locations in Taos.
FREE PPE FOR THE PUBLIC AND SMALL BUSINESSES
Email Judy Esquibel to arrange your pick up, JEsquibel@taosgov.com
REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE
TAOS COUNTY COVID-19 DASHBOARD
Keep track of case count in Taos County: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/55410268d14842d985e7725f31a854c1
COVID-19 VACCINE DASHBOARD
Stay up-to-date about the state’s vaccination effort, including the number of vaccines administered: https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/public-dashboard.html