On April 9, New Mexico Director of Financial Institutions Division Christopher Moya issued an order calling on all standalone money services businesses to temporarily close and suspend operations. MSBs are not designated as essential businesses in New Mexico, and as such, were instructed to cease all standalone storefront operations to further combat the spread of Covid-19. Branches located physically within a business deemed essential were permitted to stay in operation, as well as MSBs with telephonic or online services.
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