New Mexico Gov. Urges Colleges to Delay Contact Sports

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The governor of New Mexico is urging the major state universities to suspend contact sports this fall.

The Albuquerque Journal acquired a copy of governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Tuesday letter asking the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University to adjust their sports schedules.

“The tight-knit communities in which our schools operate will be at risk if the virus is given the opportunity to take root,” Lujan Grisham’s letter reads. “Sports, especially contact sports, are unsafe at this point in time for that very reason; they are a risk we cannot afford to take given how many people would be endangered by the inevitable spread of COVID-19 in these environments.

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