New Mexico Invokes State's Riot Control Act To Curb COVID-19 Spread Near Navajo Nation

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The small city of Gallup, New Mexico, is under strict lockdown after the governor invoked the state's Riot Control Act, per request from the mayor, as the city's coronavirus cases rank among the highest in the nation.

The city also sits near two Native American reservations, one of which is also experiencing one of the worst outbreaks in the country. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Gallup Mayor Louis Bonaguidi.

NPR is remembering people who have died of coronavirus as they continued to work outside their homes during the pandemic: health care workers; grocery store clerks; city and town services employees; police; domestic workers; mail carriers; caretakers; those who kept serving others as the rest of us have stayed home.

We'd like to hear a story from you about your lost loved one or friend. Head to to share a special memory you have of this person — it may appear online or on air.

This segment aired on May 5, 2020.



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