Governor Tightens Restrictions on ‘Large Retailers’

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is tightening restrictions on “big box” stores and “large retailers.” Beginning today, essential retailers may not have more than 75 customers inside or exceed 25-percent maximum capacity. According to the governor’s office, essential retailers are defined as grocery stores, supermarkets, food banks, farmers’ markets, convenience stores, automobile repair facilities, bike repair facilities, hardware stores, laundromats and dry cleaner services. Any other business outside of those listed above may not operate in-person services. Additionally, retailers such as Hobby Lobby and Ross Dress for Less are no longer allowed to operate in-person services, but officials say they can still do curbside pickup and delivery services.