Dealing With COVID-19 in New Mexico | The Line

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March 13, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel look at the impact of COVID-19, the disease caused by a new coronavirus. New Mexico reported its first cases of COVID-19 this week, and reactions have been swift. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham held a news conference declaring a public health emergency; Health Secretary Kathyleen Kunkel banned gatherings of more than 100 people; and late Thursday, the state ordered K-12 public schools to close through early April. The Line looks at efforts to prevent the spread of the virus and the disease’s impacts on the community and the economy. 

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima
Andy Lyman, reporter, New Mexico Political Report
Sophie Martin, attorney
Dan McKay, reporter, Albuquerque Journal 

For Further Reading: 
2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) — New Mexico Department of Health Website
Governor Declares Public Health Emergency Albuquerque Journal
Health Department prohibits gatherings of more than 100 people Santa Fe New Mexican
UNM Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information – University of New Mexico
NM DOH announces a fifth positive COVID-19 test The NM Political Report 

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