New Mexico Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced on Thursday that she was ending the state’s indoor mask mandate effective immediately.
New Mexico drops indoor mask mandate https://t.co/MQSYWLymCb
— Las Cruces Sun-News (@CrucesSunNews) February 17, 2022
“Citing improved COVID-19 data, Lujan Grisham on Thursday announced that masks are no longer required in most indoor public settings,” The ABQ Journal reported.
“The move – effective immediately – comes 2½ weeks before the state’s mask mandate was set to expire and aligns New Mexico with most of the rest of the country,” the report added.
“A Feb. 11 report by the Las Cruces Sun-News highlighted New Mexico’s Health Secretary Dr. David Scrase’s continued support of the state’s mask requirements,” the Daily Caller noted.
“New Mexico’s new public health order allows school districts, private schools, and local educational institutions to drop the mask requirement at their discretion but continues to require they all follow the state’s ‘reporting, testing, and closure requirements,'” it added.
Democratic Governor Abruptly Drops Mask Mandates – Elections Cure Covid https://t.co/R1y1Dk9NXU
— Dr. Jake Baker (@DrJakeBaker) February 18, 2022
The new report comes as good news for many in the state that have endured two years of restrictions over COVID-19. The residents hope the changes are for good, signaling the end of government restrictions over the virus.