08 April 2020 – $10mil funding for PPE and testing equipment

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Finance/Economy, Health, Social Services
Level of Jurisdiction: NM
Lead People/Agency: Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

Overview: Executive Order 2020-023 gives an additional $10 million to fund for personal protective equipment, testing supplies, and other necessary materials that help combat the spread of COVID-19.
Full details here: https://www.governor.state.nm.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Executive-Order-2020-023.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: “New Mexico’s current inventory of PPE, testing supplies, and other related materials will be insufficient if this trend continues for an extended period of time.”