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New Mexico governor, senators urge employers to require vaccinations

Healthcare workers unbox vaccines at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Healthcare workers unbox vaccines at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

SANTA FE, New Mexico — New Mexico’s governor and dozens of other elected officials are urging the state’s business community to require that employees be vaccinated against Covid-19 or alternatively undergo regular testing.

The letter sent at week’s end to employers and business groups said the action is necessary to stop the current increased spread of Covid-19 as infections increase.

The 28 signers include Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham., U.S. Sens. Ben Ray Lujan and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Reps. Teresa Leger Fernandez and Melanie Stansbury but not U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell, the congressional delegation’s sole Republican member.

New Mexico state employees must be vaccinated or get tested regularly.

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