Santa Fe, N.M. (KKOB) — Starting Saturday, masks and physical distancing are longer required for anyone inside a New Mexico courtroom or jury assembly area. The change was released Thursday by the state Supreme Court. Additionally, jurors no longer need to answer health screening questions to enter a courthouse. Courts will continue to make masks available to any juror who chooses to wear one, but they are not required. The Judiciary is lifting its remaining health-related COVID-19 protocols in line with the March 31, 2022 expiration of New Mexico’s declaration of a public health emergency.