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A mandate that New Mexico restaurateurs log and store customers’ contact information is raising concerns as the industry gears up to potentially reopen in-person dining rooms in early June.
The rule, which state officials said relates to the need for COVID-19 contact tracing efforts, was one of many requirements and recommended practices announced by the state government late last week as more sectors of New Mexico’s economy start to reopen. Restaurants will be required to “retain a daily log for at least four weeks including the date, name and phone number or email address of all customers and employees who enter the establishment.”
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