ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The state has launched a new proactive testing and contact tracing program to help keep more stores open. The voluntary program is only being offered to essential businesses and allows businesses to avoid closing down after they’ve had positive COVID cases. Businesses must agree to test 100 percent of their employees to avoid the mandatory two-week closure.
State lawmakers kicked off the 2021 New Mexico legislative session Tuesday, Jan. 19. KUNM’s Nash Jones spoke with James Barron, education reporter with the Santa Fe