COVID-19 Safe Practices

Pre-production is open and allowed in New Mexico. Productions must adhere to COVID-Safe Practices for Individuals and Employers and additional applicable COVID Safe Practices including but not limited to COVID-Safe Practices for Office and Call Centers and COVID-Safe Practices for Construction and Field Operations

Productions are also expected to adhere to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force “Proposed Health and Safety Guidelines for Motion Picture, Television, and Streaming Productions During the COVID-19 Pandemic”, otherwise referred to as the AMPTP’s White Paper, in addition to other current and future COVID-19-related health and safety guidance and joint labor agreements. 

The New Mexico Film Office has concurrently released Back2One, a set of principles, general recommendations and resources for film and television productions during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Back2One is about coming together as a collective – public and private sectors, cast and crew, and industry representatives and stakeholders, to promote a safe return to production in New Mexico and support sustained success. 

New Mexico COVID Safe Practices

All New Mexico COVID Safe Practices

COVID Safe Practices for Individuals and Employers.

COVID Safe Practices for ALL EMPLOYERS

Our businesses leaders have shown great determination and leadership in the face of the extraordinary hardship caused by COVID-19. As the economy reopens, we are asking for your help to ensure all New Mexicans—your customers, employees, and families—take precautions to remain safe when entering a place of business. Please help us set the highest standards for living with COVID-19 by enacting these requirements and additional best practices.

If you have an employee who tests positive for Covid

You are required to report the case to the NM Environment Department within 4 hours of learning of the positive case via email, telephone or fax:, Tel: (505) 476-8700, Fax: (505) 476-8734.

COVID Safe Practices for Office and Call Centers

COVID Safe Practices for Construction & Field Operations

The following COVID-Safe Practices apply to construction, energy and field operations. This includes, but   is not limited to, vertical construction and maintenance, horizontal construction and maintenance, energy field operations and administration. 

COVID Safe Practices for All Retailers

Retail establishments providing essential goods and services have remained open in limited capacities during the public health emergency, requiring their courageous employees to be on the front lines. We’ve learned important lessons below from these businesses and employees on how to keep safe while servicing customers, which are embodied in the requirements and best practices below.

COVID Safe Practices for All Restaurants

Before COVID-19, restaurants and food service employees kept our restaurants clean and food safe for customers. They are doing the same now, plus enhanced work practices recommended by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When permitted by the State’s Public Health Order, restaurants will be allowed to offer dine-in service under the following requirements.

NMFO COVID-19 page

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