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Republican Senators Respond to Governor’s COVID Update 


Senator Baca and Senator Pirtle applaud long-overdue modifications to outdated reopening framework

SANTA FE – Today, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials announced long-overdue modifications to the controversial Red to Turquoise reopening framework. Following multiple requests from Republican leaders and concerned citizens, the new framework includes adjustments to the daily case and test positivity rate metrics, and adds a new vaccination rate metric. The Governor also announced that the metric to reopen the state is now 60% of New Mexicans fully vaccinated – a number projected to be met in nine more weeks.

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