Tuesday, November 24, 2020

New Mexico governor shuts down (Some) grocery stores for two weeks

 Via Cousin John

A dozen grocery stores around the state have been forced to close for two weeks because of a public health order issued by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham at a time when the state’s residents are suffering from record high unemployment and food insecurity, critics say.

The order requires businesses with four or more rapid responses of COVID-19 cases reported within in a 14-day period to close for two weeks.

More than 25 essential businesses were shut down as of Monday afternoon, including a number of grocery stores and major retailers.

The closures include two Walmarts in Albuquerque and one in Santa Fe, an Albertson’s in Roswell, a Smiths Food & Drug Center in Albuquerque and New Mexico Food Distribution Center in Albuquerque..

More @ Washington Examiner


  1. This guy is blind to the effect of his actions. When you close some grocery stores, those customers still have to eat and so they crowd into the remaining stores, making those stores "overcrowded too".

    The real solution would be to make policies that cause stores to stay open longer hours and to stretch out their service times. Maybe suspend the need for liquor licenses and serve drinks to the guys while their wives shop.