SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham tested positive for COVID-19 late Wednesday afternoon. Per state and CDC guidance and protocol, Gov. Lujan Grisham is currently isolating at the governor’s residence and will not celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday with family. The governor returned to New Mexico on Tuesday from Egypt, where she was representing New Mexico and the United States at the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference.
The governor issued the following statement:
“I am very grateful to be experiencing only mild symptoms after being fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, including the latest bivalent booster. While testing positive just before the Thanksgiving holiday is disappointing, I know that I am protecting my loved ones by isolating and not joining them for holiday festivities.
“I encourage all New Mexicans to take steps to reduce the risk of respiratory illnesses this holiday season, particularly as area hospitals are experiencing a surge of pediatric respiratory illnesses – consider testing before holiday gatherings, and please stay home if you’re sick."
"I especially encourage all New Mexicans to get the latest bivalent COVID-19 booster in order to stay best protected – you can schedule shots at vaccinenm.org.”
This is the second time Gov. Lujan Grisham has tested positive for COVID-19. The governor first tested positive for COVID-19 on August 25, 2022. Following standard protocol, all those defined as close contacts have been notified.