Lets Talk New Mexico 4/30, 8a: Some New Mexicans are talking about reopening businesses in defiance of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s stay-at-home order, and mayors of 19 municipalities in the state recently signed on to a letter requesting that the governor allow them to reopen. However, health care workers say that could make things worse for those on the front lines of the COVID pandemic. This week, we’re talking about calls to reopen the economy, what that timeline could look like, and what it might mean for New Mexicans.
And we want to hear from you! Do you think the governor is right to keep the stay-at-home order in place until at least mid-May? How can communities limit the spread of the virus while addressing peoples’ need to pay their bills? Email us at LetsTalk@KUNM.org, talk to us on Twitter using the hashtag #LetsTalkNM, or call in live during the show at (505) 277-5866.
- Dr. Craig Jensen, pulmonologist and critical care specialist
- Brook Bassan, Albuquerque City Councilor, District 4
- Nora Meyers Sackett, Press Secretary, Office of the Governor
- Noel Smith, Journalist, Farmington Daily Times
- Earlier Reopening Proposed for ABQ
- Utah and New Mexico Lead the Region in COVID-19 Testing. Here's How They've Done It.
- How New Mexico, One of the Poorest States, Averted a Steep Death Toll
- New Mexico Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-855-600-3453. Or 1-833-551-0518 for non-health related concerns.