State shuts down nearly two dozen essential businesses including grocery stores and major retailers due to COVID cases


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Several grocery stores and major retailers across New Mexico are getting shut down due to their number of COVID cases.

The governor mentioned this growing problem at a press conference Thursday.

“When all of the employees are infected with COVID they cannot be open, which means we're losing access to critical services and supplies,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

As of Friday, more than 20 essential businesses across the state have been shut down. Three have since been allowed to reopen. Nearly half of the closures are grocery stores or major retailers. This includes two Walmarts in Albuquerque, one in Santa Fe, a Santa Fe Target, and an Albertson's in Roswell to name a few.

“The reality is that we're seeing it everywhere,” said Maddy Hayden, spokesperson for New Mexico Environment Department....(Read more)

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