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New Mexico Governor Shuts Down (Some) Grocery Stores for Two Weeks

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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..

The state’s environment department has published a complete list of businesses that have been closed due to employees testing positive for COVID-19, as well as a watch list, and FAQ about the watch list.

Access to purchase food is now limited because of another order issued by the governor requiring capacity limitations at all stores. New Mexicans are now waiting outside, standing in line for up to two hours, local news reports indicate, which the governor’s office has disputed.

The governor’s office said, “The state is not forcing anyone to stand in a crowded line, as you suggest,” in response to requests for comment from KOB4 News TV.

But John Block at PInon Post says the governor’s office claims are “untrue and easily disprovable.” He posted photos of New Mexicans waiting in long lines outside of grocery stores with dates and time stamps. The photos were taken between Nov. 13 and Nov. 23.

“Upon the news that limits of 75 people inside each store, retailers pre-emptively began limiting capacities to begin compliance with the mandate,” Block said.

The governor’s office issued a statement to KOB4 News TV, saying, “There is no community in the state of New Mexico where COVID-19 closures have closed off all food and water or medicine options for any community or group of people. Every single community where the virus is forcing closures has alternate stores, alternate resources. Moreover, stores are only ordered closed for the protection of public safety when the store’s staff members have an abundance of COVID-19 infections among them – surely you and everyone in New Mexico can agree that not one of us would like to be shopping among staff that are contagious.”

But Larry Behrens, Western States Director for Power The Future, disagrees. He told The Center Square, “Our state currently suffers from high unemployment brought on by the same governor who passed a controversial energy law that will kill jobs and raise electric rates. The fact she will keep cashing her taxpayer-funded paycheck while her constituents stand in line for food should surprise no one.”

Less than six months after the state’s shutdown began, a report by Feeding America found that New Mexico was one of the worst food-insecure states in the country. The coronavirus has had a devastating impact on people facing hunger across the country, Feeding America found in a recent report, especially in New Mexico.

In 2019, 315,990 New Mexicans, including 114,180 children, did not have adequate access to nutritious food, Feeding America reported, a problem that existed well before record unemployment plagued the state. The organization estimates the number to grow to 434,570, including 162,960 children, or 21 percent, by the end of 2020.

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    • Katherine

      She, as are all members of the Nazi style pedophile death cult USA, is/are not very bright.

      And so sadistic. Those 2 things come hand in hand.

      I believe she was one of the many who stole their way into office in the 2018 elections; bought and paid for by Soros.

      • Fae

        Sadists is exactly the way to describe these people and they have infested countries all around the world. They KNOW there is no pandemic and never was one yet they persist in torturing us to satisfy their own pathological lust for power and money.

        The lockdowns and restrictions they have inflicted upon us meet the definitions of torture as per Amnesty International and outlined in the communist prisoners of war handbook.

        The small glimmer of hope we have is the lawsuits against these demons that have been launched around the world including:

        Portugal just ruled the PCR tests are unreliable and quarantines unlawful;

        Medical professionals in the Netherlands filed a lawsuit against their Ministry of Health;

        A private prosecution (common law) in the UK that will have every MP in parliament under house arrest (the request for warrants have been granted);

        Dr. Reiner Fuellmich a German lawyer licensed to practice in both Germany and the US has filed a torte (malicious intent to cause harm) suit in Germany and in collaboration with legal teams in the US and Canada filings to follow in these two countries for what he calls the greatest crimes against humanity ever:

        Here in Canada Constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati has filed a lawsuit agains the federal government that goes to court next month and is the lawyer that is collaborating with Mr. Fuellmich to launch the torte suit in this country;

        It is interesting that just as all these lawsuits (and hopefully more that I am not aware of) are being filed the governments begin to crack down even harder – got to get maximum effect as quickly as possible to appease their Agenda 2030 masters so as to force through their experimental vaccines and tracking and tracing technology before the courts all rule against them

    • Just Dandy

      NOW SUPPOSE just for a moment that the COVID-19 wasn’t a fake pandemic where the testing process wasn’t all bullshit and the virus seriousness a total fraud. How bad would it be if there was real deaths and big numbers of those mortally at risk, ARE YOU PREPARED for what the heat app has in store for you?

    • Just Dandy

      Prepare, stock up on food, the big lock down will be much worse!

    • Just Dandy

      To control a country control the banks, to control the people control the food. Pretty basic, clearly he works for Soros not the people.

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