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June 25, 2021 – Covid-19 restrictions began shutting down our state in March 2020. Now, more than 15 months later, New Mexico is ready to reopen fully. New strains of the virus, including the Delta variant, are still a concern, urging some to call for caution. The Line opinion panel takes on the implications of the state’s full reopening, scheduled for July 1. 

Host: Gene Grant 

The Line Opinion Panel: 
Serge Martinez, UNM Law School  
Edmund Perea, attorney and public safety consultant  
Giovanna Rossi, Collective Action Strategies 

For More Information: 

New Mexico to lift virus restrictions July 1 – Santa Fe New Mexican 

State to allow 100 percent capacity for businesses on July 1 – NM Political Report 

Gov. Lujan Grisham announces New Mexico will retire COVID-19 restrictions, reopen July 1 – Las Cruces Sun-News 

New Mexico governor: Opening day will be July 1 – Associated Press 

PED: Pandemic impacts will affect schooling going forward – NM Political Report 

N.M. pandemic restrictions gone July 1 – Office of the Governor