On Monday, March 23, 2020, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham directed New Mexico Secretary of Health Kathyleen Kunkel to issue “Public Health Emergency Order Closing All Businesses and Non-Profit Entities Except for those Deemed Essential and Providing Additional Restrictions on Mass Gatherings Due to COVID-19”
The Public Health Emergency Order requires all businesses, except for essential businesses, to reduce by 100% the in-person workforce at each business location. Essential businesses may remain open, provided operations and staff are minimized to the greatest extent possible.
We, like all of you, are striving to keep our communities safe and healthy as possible. We are adhering to the Public Health Emergency Order, and we urge everyone to do the same. At the same time, it feels more urgent than ever to protect the people we serve. While the world slows itself to address the unprecedented challenges and dangers of this pandemic and we all learn new terminology like “social distancing,” we are reminded of the importance of the rule of law and our responsibility to protect hard-won legal rights. The rule of law must be maintained, state and federal courts continue to function, and your legal needs have not stopped.
During these difficult times, we continue to work diligently for all our clients and to provide the high-quality legal services and advocacy that our clients expect and deserve. By employing the latest technology to keep in touch with current and new clients, we are striving to provide continuity of service, protect client confidentiality, and, importantly, protect the public health.
Please contact us if you have questions.