New Mexico State Police To Enforce Penalties On Citizens Non-Compliant With Emergency Public Health Order

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police will continue to respond, investigate and potentially cite citizens or businesses that refuse to comply with the amended Emergency Public Health Order.

June 30, 2020 New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham extended the Public Order to July 15, 2020, which requires all New Mexicans to wear personal protective face covering while in public.

New Mexico State Police will ensure the public and places of business adhere to this mandate.

Officers will issue a citation to individuals who intentionally disregard the Public Health Order face covering requirements under Public Health Act (contrary to NMSA 24-1-1 a petty misdemeanor).

The violation could carry a fine not to exceed $100 or imprisonment in the county jail for a definite term not to exceed six months. 

Citations can be issued by all state and local law enforcement agencies in accordance with Section 12-10-10.

The New Mexico State Police is committed to maintain the health and welfare of the citizens we serve. If you wish to report a non-compliance with the public health order you may report it to Covid.enforcement@state.nm.us or online by clicking here.