The City of Farmington Mayor, Nate Duckett told the Daily Times he was especially disappointing, given the fact that he and other elected officials had been included in a two-hour phone call with the governor’s chief of staff before the press conference, and it was his understanding the governor wanted to modify her order on a statewide basis.
Duckett said he believed every community in the state was going to be allowed to open its golf courses and state parks, and that some previously closed businesses would be allowed to offer curbside pickup.
“We’re disappointed,” he said, but he acknowledged the governor likely has seen some public health data that led her to conclude the three counties should be made exempt from her order. He said if that is the case, he hopes to have that data made available to him.
Mayor Duckett said in the Daily Times.
Other areas like Gallup went into full lock down for the weekend.
Farmington, NM is located in Northern NM, near the Colorado stateline and Largest Native American Tribe is the U.S. the Navajo Nation, which has seen a spike in Coronavirus next to New York and New Jersey.
Farmington is known for its outdoor recreation and a landmark that tourist travel through for Golfing, fishing, hunting and hiking.