Las Campanas Owners Association COVID-19 Update

Dear Las Campanas Owners,

April 7, 2020

With COVID-19 cases still rising in New Mexico, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham yesterday extended her public health emergency order and announced the extension of related public health orders to encourage social distancing and preserve safety equipment for health care workers. Per the order, all guidance and advisories issued by the governor and secretary of health are in effect through at least April 30.

The amended public health order, which can be read HERE, further restricts business operations as a means of combating continued congregating in spaces outside the home. The order is effective 8 a.m., April 7.

As in the original public health order, New Mexicans are instructed to stay at home except for emergency or essential outings, and non-essential businesses that had been ordered to close in-person operations must remain closed.

The amended order includes a new requirement that all retail operations that are considered essential businesses – including grocery stores – shall limit occupancy in their retail spaces. The maximum number of customers in the retail space must be equal to 20 percent or less of the maximum occupancy of the retail space, as determined by the relevant fire marshal or fire department.

If and when customers are waiting outside of a retail space, they must do so in compliance with social distancing protocols including the requirement that they maintain a distance of at least six-feet from other individuals and avoid person-to-person contact.

Hotels, motels, RV parks, and other places of lodging shall not operate at more than 25 percent of maximum occupancy, per the amended order. This is reduced from 50 percent.

Additional entities that are deemed non-essential as part of the amended order and must cease in-person operations are automobile dealerships, payday lenders and liquor stores.

The New Mexico Department of Health recently launched a page on its website titled “Should I Be Tested”. It is a screening tool to provide guidance regarding whether a person should be tested for COVID-19. To go directly to that page, click Should I Get Tested.

For up-to-date information, continue to visit the following websites:

New Mexico Department of Health: NMDOH
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC

The status of the LCOA remains the same. The administration office remains closed except for appointments for service. We have a reduced staff to comply with the governor’s health order, which means we need to limit the number of individuals in our office. Please continue to contact us by telephone at 505-820-7220 and leave a message. We check messages regularly and will respond as quickly as we can. Also, feel free to email us at and we will reply similarly.

As of today, there are 794 confirmed cases in New Mexico as determined from 21,933 tests. This reflects a 3.6% positive result of the total tests. There are 66 confirmed cases in Santa Fe County. There have been 13 deaths in New Mexico attributed to COVID-19, none in Santa Fe County.

Please continue to check our website for news updates as well by clicking Community News below. The Community News is updated daily, whether or not there has been an eblast.

Stay safe and be well.

Thank you,

Chip Munday,
General Manager
Las Campanas Owners Association