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Curry County joins Roosevelt in turquoise designation


Last updated 4/7/2021 at 2:16pm

Curry County joined Roosevelt County as turquoise counties Wednesday as the state unveiled its latest “Red to Green” data for COVID-19 mitigation.

Since Nov. 30, the state has compiled data every two weeks based on whether counties have met the gating criteria of 8 daily cases per 100,000 residents and test positivity of 5% or lower.

Red counties meet either criteria, yellow counties meet one, green counties meet both and turquoise counties make the green designation in consecutive weeks.

Data was still pending on the state’s COVID-19 dashboard Wednesday afternoon, but an afternoon webinar with cabinet secretaries showed the newest “Red to Green” data with no red counties, 20 turquoise counties, three green counties and 10 yellow counties.

Curry County can immediately operate under turquoise restrictions which include 75% capacity at essential retail spaces and most businesses, 75% capacity at houses of worship and dining at 75% capacity outside and inside.

The upgrade to turquoise means Curry County prep sports can allow spectators inside at 33% indoor capacity and 75% outdoor capacity. Also, the mass gatherings definition moves to 150 people or 200 vehicles.

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