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Colorado added to New Mexico’s 14-day travel quarantine list

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Anybody in Colorado who crosses the state's southern border will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine after the Centennial State was added to New Mexico's list of restricted states due to COVID-19 this week.

The newest "Restricted States" list as of September 23 includes Colorado, which adds to the tally of several dozen states that are labeled as "high-risk."

According to the New Mexico State Public Health Order, people arriving from high-risk states --states with a 5% positivity rate or greater over a 7-day rolling average or a positive test rate greater than 80 per 1 million residents-- "must physically separate from others in a residence or place of lodging for at least 14 days from the date of their entry into New Mexico."

If you're not staying a full 14 days, you'll just stay isolated for the duration of your trip, according to the state.

However, if you can show proof of a valid negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before or after entry into New Mexico, you're exempt from the 14-day quarantine requirement.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises you not to travel if you're sick or if you've been around someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

Coronavirus / News / State & Regional News

Andrew McMillan

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8 Comments

  1. So, New Mexico wants to put any of us who drive across some invisible line under house arrest, and thus “be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law…” Hmmm… I seem to remember some Constitutional Right against that.

  2. OK…Fine…as of now…NM residence are no longer welcome within the Colorado state boundaries…EVER!!!…FU too!!!!!!

  3. I dont get all the Covidulant bull. I have been around and hanging out perpetually with people who tested “Positive” for Covid and I still…. Do not got the shit. I also never wear a facemask. What gives?

  4. Umm…

    people arriving from high-risk states –states with a 5% positivity rate or greater over a 7-day rolling average or a positive test rate greater than 80 per 1 million residents– “must physically separate from others in a residence or place of lodging for at least 14 days from the date of their entry into New Mexico.”

    Interesting, because Colorado’s rolling 7-day positivity rate is under 4%.

    F*cking math, how do it work?

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