Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham today announced that New Mexico will pause our economic reopening in order to address the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases. This means that while businesses that are already open will remain open, we will not move to Phase 2 of reopening on July 1. The decision comes after other states in our region have chosen to reopen recklessly, allowing case rates to spike significantly.
DPNM Chair Marg Elliston released the following statement regarding the governor’s decision to pause our reopening:
“In times like these we need leaders who are willing to make tough decisions in order to protect the health of our families and our communities. Given the recent spike in case rates, it is absolutely necessary that New Mexico continue to be cautious in reopening until we are confident that it can be done safely. We applaud Governor Lujan Grisham for her strong leadership and following the advice of health professionals and prioritizing the wellbeing of all New Mexicans.”
DPNM continues to encourage New Mexicans to wear their masks and comply with public health guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19.