(Audio) Lt. Governor Howie Morals: Getting Back To School, Working Together, and Continued Public Health Orders

Lt. Governor Howie Morales called into 101 Gold early this morning and spoke with Lyndsey Kalson about getting our kids back to school this Fall, the latest news to come from Santa Fe’s special Legislative session, balancing our state budget, the New Mexico’s continued response to COVID-19.

You can hear the full interview here-

And be listening for Lt. Governor Morales on air with our Las Cruces Today Community Spotlight on 101 Gold, 99.5 Zia Country, Magic 104.9, and News Talk 92.7

According to Governor Grisham's latest Facebook post,

"Yesterday the New Mexico Public Education Department announced their School Reentry Plan for New Mexico students and educators, beginning with a hybrid model ensuring distancing and safety for students, families and educators. See the full plan here: bit.ly/SchoolReentryNM

This plan was informed by the hard work of a task force of great stakeholders, including educators, parents, administrators, public health officials, and many others who looked at various options for safely and expeditiously getting students back on track with learning.

Across New Mexico, the 2020-2021 school year will begin with a hybrid model in which the number of students in the building is limited to allow for maximum social distancing. Students will rotate between in-person and online learning, with rigorous safety steps required of schools, including no large gatherings, face coverings required, daily staff screening, and ongoing staff surveillance testing. Meals will be provided to students during both in-person instruction and remote learning.

The safety of New Mexico's students and educators comes first and will remain of the utmost priority as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and begin school reentry. Nothing is more important.

See the NMPED school reentry FAQs here: https://bit.ly/3fWRn4u"