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June 26, 2020 – As much as we may wish it to go away, the novel coronavirus is still with us. Although there is a mandate in our state to wear masks when out and about, many people are still lax about complying. With the relaxation of some business and restaurant constraints, New Mexico is seeing cases rise. (Link to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s press update on Facebook, which happened after The Line was recorded; video starts approximately three minutes in.) Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel take on the impact of the COVID pandemic and weigh New Mexico’s response. 

Host: Gene Grant 

Line Panelists: 
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima 
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law  
Rachel Sams, editor, Albuquerque Business First   

For Further Reading: 
Lujan Grisham: Next Reopening Phase on ‘Hold’ for NowAlbuquerque Journal  
PED Releases School Reentry Plan – Albuquerque Journal  
Many Santa Fe Visitors Ditching Masks – Santa Fe New Mexican  
Balloon Fiesta is a no-go for 2020 – KOB 
Struggling businesses devastated over cancellation of Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – KRQE