New Mexico Gov shuts down traffic in and out of an entire city

Source: Hot Air - View Original Article
Published: May 03, 2020
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99% "and it's coming from New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D).""
92% "(The Hill) New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) announced she is putting the city of Gallup on lockdown after a spike in coronavirus cases ..."
90% "We'll need to keep an eye on this situation as it develops.""
84% "The city is in the midst of changing mayors, and both the previous mayor and the new one asked the Governor to take this ..."
79% "In issuing executive order 2020-027, she declared that All roadways providing access to the City of Gallup shall be closed and only Gallup residents, ..."
78% "This is one of the harshest restrictions on free movement via executive fiat that we've seen from any governor thus far during the pandemic.""
73% "Closing off access to Gallup is going to create an emergency situation for many of them almost immediately.""

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99% : and it's coming from New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D).
92% : (The Hill) New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) announced she is putting the city of Gallup on lockdown after a spike in coronavirus cases in the area.
90% : The governor said in a statement that starting Friday at noon she is closing all roads leading into Gallup from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily and that vehicles can only have two people maximum.
90% : We'll need to keep an eye on this situation as it develops.
84% : The city is in the midst of changing mayors, and both the previous mayor and the new one asked the Governor to take this action.
79% : In issuing executive order 2020-027, she declared that "All roadways providing access to the City of Gallup shall be closed and only Gallup residents, those who work in Gallup, and members of the media shall be permitted entry into the municipality."
78% : This is one of the harshest restrictions on free movement via executive fiat that we've seen from any governor thus far during the pandemic.
73% : Residents of the city are encouraged to stay in Gallup except for emergency outings and trips essential for health, safety and welfare...
73% : This order has an even larger impact on the Native Americans of both the Navajo Nation and the Zuni Pueblo people.
73% : Closing off access to Gallup is going to create an emergency situation for many of them almost immediately.
70% : Gallup isn't really all that large (population 21,929 as of 2018), but it's big enough to notice when all commercial and personal travel to and from the city is suddenly brought to a halt.
70% : Gallup is the only city within a reasonable travel distance where most of their people can go shopping for groceries and other necessities.
65% : "The spread of this virus in McKinley County is frightful," said Lujan Grisham, "and it shows that physical distancing has not occurred and is not occurring.
64% : In response to a significant spike in COVID-19 cases in the city of Gallup, the Governor not only put everyone on lockdown but ordered a halt to almost all traffic in and out of the city.
63% : It must be stopped, and stricter measures are necessary.
63% : She claims she has the authority under the state's Riot Control Act.
60% : We saw a similar situation when the Governor of Rhode Island attempted to stop all cars with New York license plates entering her state.
55% : Their leaders are livid over this order.
54% : A problem in one part of our state, with a virus this dangerous and this contagious, is a problem for our entire state."
51% : After being challenged, she backed down on that order.
49% : To be fair to the Governor here, Lujan Grisham didn't take this action singlehandedly.
49% : So this is different than other governors who have "urged" people to avoid all nonessential travel.
46% : Normally when you hear about a Democratic governor doing an imitation of a medieval empress these days you probably think of Gretchen Whitmer.
44% : The State Police are checking all vehicles on the road outside of normal business hours and drivers will need to show a valid reason for commuting if they wish to enter or leave.
41% : But she's got some competition in that category this week
36% : They also account for more than a third of the reported cases in the entire state.
29% : Still, the language she chose to use in this announcement sounds more like a school teacher scolding unruly students than an informative public announcement.
28% : I'm guessing there is a limit as to how much of this sort of behavior people are going to tolerate.
24% : She's taking "stricter measures" because the residents aren't practicing social distancing.
22% : Rather than simply encouraging the new Mayor of Gallup to work with his citizens and promote greater compliance with social distancing requirements, she's just bringing the hammer down and sending in uniformed troopers to enforce her decree.
18% : The virus is running amok there.
18% : But can the Governor simply shut down almost all vehicular traffic with a wave of her hand?
8% : And the request clearly wasn't made on a whim.
8% : The city has reported more than 1,000 cases of the disease, representing nearly five percent of the population.

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