In an unexpected turn of events, the Office of Democrat Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham confirmed Monday in a press release that the governor has tested positive for COVID-19. The statement noted that Governor Lujan Grisham is currently “experiencing some minimal symptoms.”
The Governor’s office told the public that she is in good spirits despite the mild symptoms.
For the remainder of the week, Governor Lujan Grisham will be carrying out her duties remotely.
The press release did not provide specific details about where or how the governor may have contracted the virus.
Governor Lujan Grisham’s positive test result also raises questions about potential impacts on the state’s governance, though the remote work arrangement is designed to ensure continuity in decision-making processes.
Lujan Grisham previously tested positive for the virus in August of 2022 and in November of 2022.