Gov. Lujan Grisham talks about COVID-19 in New Mexico with Washington Post

New Mexico

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham talked about COVID-19 in New Mexico with Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart on Monday. The governor spoke about New Mexico’s testing strategy, face mask mandate and her decision not to rely on the federal government.

During the live stream, Capehart also talked to Gov. Lujan Grisham about the fight over Spanish conquistador statues and police brutality protests in New Mexico.

When asked by Capehart, the governor discussed the quick response at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. She said she’s dealt with a pandemic before and if you don’t act fast it will get out of control. The governor also discussed the drive behind the increase of COVID cases. She says the curve was flattened early on and that the northwest part of New Mexico, Navajo Nation were dealing with the worst of it. She also says the early stages of the pandemic were difficult in aspects of different rules and testing strategies.

Gov. Lujan Grisham discussed the racial injustice and statues happening in New Mexico. She says looking into community police strategies and efforts that build trust and protect citizens. She also said statues are needed for important teaching lessons.

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