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New Mexico to loosen Red-Yellow-Green criteria, sets vaccination goal for removal of restrictions


Changes come amid nation-leading vaccine distribution effort; New Mexico approaching victory over the worst of the pandemic

SANTA FE – State officials announced on Wednesday that New Mexico will loosen the key health metrics used to assign risk levels to counties under the Red-Yellow-Green COVID-19 framework, as the state’s nation-leading vaccine distribution effort is over time likely to reduce the number of asymptomatic people seeking out and receiving tests for COVID-19.

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