Looking Back, Forward and to the Present:
The NMDOH reported on March 6, 2023 that after three years of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Mexico, our Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the March 3rd renewal of the COVID-19 executive order would be the final extension. It remained in effect until March 31, 2023, and then was allowed to expire. Originally signed on March 11, 2020, the first public health emergency order was issued as the state announced its first three cases in across Bernalillo and Socorro counties.
“While we’re still seeing COVID cases, our preparedness and collaborative work have helped turn a once-in-a-century public health emergency into a manageable situation,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “We are working diligently across state agencies to make sure New Mexicans continue to be supported as federal COVID programs wind down.”
Gov. Lujan Grisham’s announcement came as the federal government also wound downs its emergency response. In late January, President Biden announced his administration would end the country’s formalized COVID-19 emergency order on May 11, 2023.
In the meantime, NM DOMs continue treating “Long Covid” cases . . .
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