SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and other state officials will provide a public status update on New Mexico’s response to COVID-19 at noon Wednesday, March 18, in the House chamber of the state Capitol.

The address will be broadcast live on Facebook at facebook.com/GovMLG. The Legislative Council Service will livestream the update on its website, nmlegis.gov, under the “Webcast” tab.

Due to the need for social isolation and the imperative to avoid gatherings and face-to-face contact to the greatest extent possible, state officials this week strongly encouraged state media associations to arrange for a pool-style rotation of reporters who will attend the update and share information among outlets. The need to disseminate information is as great as the need to keep our distance; cooperation between outlets is greatly, greatly appreciated.

News outlets are permitted one credentialed reporter each inside the Capitol. Camera personnel will be limited to one per outlet as well. Again, media outlets are strongly encouraged to cooperate and share resources in order to minimize physical attendance.

Media representatives MUST R.S.V.P. to CovidPress@state.nm.us.

Media members who are not attending in person are asked to submit inquiries to CovidPress@state.nm.us so they can be addressed by officials during the status update.

State officials will send a complete transcript of the address to New Mexico media members as quickly as possible following the update.

Officials are working to establish a plan for regular telephonic briefings with state health officials for the media. Details will follow as circumstances allow.

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