If you are planning on heading up to Ruidoso to get out of the El Paso heat, here's what you need to know before you head up. Restaurants are open with a 50% capacity and breweries can do outdoor and patio seating at 50 percent of maximum occupancy as determined by the fire code. There are other stipulations outlined by the New Mexico Governor's office. Read up on them here.

If you are going to stay at a hotel, they can operate on a 50% capacity, as can motels, RV parks, condos and short-term vacation rentals.

There are 14 state parks open including El Vado Lake, Leasburg Dam, Percha Dam, Heron Lake, Eagle Nest Lake, Conchas Lake, Santa Rosa Lake, Bottomless Lakes, and Sugarite Canyon State Parks. Click here for more parks information.

If you need to get your hair done or get those nails taken care of, or maybe you need a calming massage, you can do that but call first because salons and day spas can only operate at a 25% of maximum occupancy.

You can get more information from the Governor's office by clicking here. As with most places you will be visiting this summer, it is best to call ahead and make sure that wherever you are planning on staying or anywhere you are planning on eating or drinking is not only open but find out their capacity limits. There are a lot of places that can't do their maximum capacity percentage and some places are taking reservations only.

In Ruidoso you will have to wear a face mask in public and mass gatherings are not allowed. You can call the The Village of Ruidoso Tourism Department at 877-784-3676 for more information about your next Ruidoso trip.

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