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New Mexico Governor: Opening day will be July 1

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 11:35 AM MST
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says all remaining pandemic-related public health restrictions on commercial and day-to-day activity in the state will be lifted July 1.

She made the declaration Friday, June 18, as state health officials continued to crunch the vaccination numbers.

The Democratic governor had wanted at least 60% of residents 16 and older to be vaccinated two weeks ahead of the reopening.

Her office said vaccinations stood at 59.4% on Thursday but that the state was waiting for more federal data to come in.

They expected those numbers to bring the state within its goal.

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