Eddie Moore – Pool / The Albuquerque Journal via APNew Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, pictured in an April file photo, has announced new restrictions on her state’s residents to deal with an upsurge in COVID-19 cases. (Eddie Moore – Pool / The Albuquerque Journal via AP)
Nearly eight months after the United States’ first COVID-19 wave sparked a government-ordered lockdown of communities and economies, a surge of coronavirus infections is causing Americans to be thrown back under harsh quarantine conditions.
However, not all governors will be shuttering their states over fear of the viral infections.
The first state leader to reimpose a lockdown appears to be New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who issued the order Friday.
Businesses deemed “non-essential” must halt all in-person services, while those allowed to remain open will have to abide by strict occupancy limits. Restaurants may offer delivery and to-go food, but