Dem New Mexico Gov. Skips Family Thanksgiving Celebrations After Testing Positive For COVID-19 Again

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Democratic New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she would isolate and skip family Thanksgiving celebrations after testing positive for COVID-19 one day before the holiday.  

Grisham released a statement Wednesday saying she was experiencing mild symptoms and that she was thankful for being vaccinated and boosted. This was the governor’s second time testing positive for COVID in 2022. She said she had already received the latest bivalent booster.

“I am very grateful to be experiencing only mild symptoms after being fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19,” Lujan Grisham said in the statement. “Including the latest bivalent booster. While testing positive just before the Thanksgiving holiday is disappointing, I know that I am protecting my loved ones by isolating and not joining them for holiday festivities.” (RELATED: Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham Wins Reelection In New Mexico Governor’s Race)

President Joe Biden, left, and Michelle Lujan Grisham, governor of New Mexico, greet an overflow crowd during a New Mexico Democrats rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico, US, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. Photographer: Adria Malcolm/Bloomberg via Getty Images

“I encourage all New Mexicans to take steps to reduce the risk of respiratory illnesses this holiday season, particularly as area hospitals are experiencing a surge of pediatric respiratory illnesses – consider testing before holiday gatherings, and please stay home if you’re sick. I especially encourage all New Mexicans to get the latest bivalent COVID-19 booster in order to stay best protected – you can schedule shots at vaccinenm.org,” Grisham continued in the statement. (RELATED: Biden Tests Positive For COVID Again In ‘Rebound’ Positivity Case)

President Joe Biden declared the COVID-19 pandemic over during a “60 Minutes” interview that aired in September. Dr. Anthony Fauci and other White House officials made efforts to explain what Biden “really meant” in the aftermath of the interview.

Lujan Grisham won reelection earlier in November, defeating her Republican opponent, former meteorologist Mark Ronchetti, by eight points. Ronchetti was endorsed by former President Donald Trump.