New Mexico’s eager rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine – about 101,000 doses have already been administered – could soon allow for in-person schooling to resume, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Thursday.
While the governor did not provide any specific dates, she said getting public school students back in the classroom was a top priority. Many students have attended classes remotely for nearly one year – a setup complicated by broadband limitations in rural parts of New Mexico – and recent studies suggest limited transmission of the virus in school settings.
The Democratic governor also expressed optimism that vaccine doses could be available to the general public by this spring or early summer, depending on the pace federal supplies are delivered to New Mexico.