Mandatory NMT Spring 2021 Student Check-in
For the safety and well-being of the entire New Mexico Tech community, all NMT students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Spring 2021 Semester on-campus classes/labs (face-to-face [F2F] or hybrid) must successfully complete the NMT Spring 2021 Student Check-in.
Updated COVID-19 Testing Requirements
Jan. 4, 2021
NMT is requiring surveillance testing for COVID-19 for all essential employees, including student employees and graduate student researchers, who may be asymptomatic and are returning to campus for work. If any employee is ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or has been exposed or had direct contact with an individual(s) who has been confirmed to have COVID-19, they may not return to campus until they’ve been tested and receive a negative result.
IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE: Essential employees must have surveillance testing performed on or before Friday, January 8 and may return to work on campus immediately (without waiting for results) as long as the employees are not sick, not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, and have not been exposed or had direct contact with an individual(s) who has been confirmed to be infected with COVID-19. If the employee tests positive for COVID-19, then they are to follow NMT’s COVID-19 guidance.
Rapid COVID-19 Testing is available locally at Bhasker Medical Clinic and Positive Outcomes and requires an appointment. Standard COVID-19 testing is still available free-of-charge through the New Mexico Department of Health.
1. Student Employees/Graduate Researchers:
All student employees and graduate researchers who have health insurance can schedule an appointment for rapid testing with Bhasker Medical Clinic. Those without health insurance can schedule an appointment to get tested at Positive Outcomes. Standard COVID-19 testing is still available free-of-charge through the New Mexico Department of Health.
2. All Essential Faculty/Staff Who Work on Campus:
All faculty and staff who have health insurance can schedule an appointment for rapid testing with Bhasker Medical Clinic or Positive Outcomes. Standard COVID-19 testing is still available free-of-charge through the New Mexico Department of Health.
3. Testing Options:
Dr. Bhasker’s office and Positive outcomes’ testing hours for this week January 4 to January 8, 2021 are as follows:
Positive Outcomes (testing by appointment only, 575-838-7630)
- Tuesday 10am-3pm
- Wednesday 10am
- Thursday 10am-3pm
- Friday 10am-3pm.
Bhasker Medical Clinic (testing by appointment only, 575-835-2940, ext. 21)
- Monday-Thursday, 11am-4pm by appointment only
New Mexico Department of Health
Standard testing is still available free-of-charge through the New Mexico Department of Health.
Register for testing at the following link: https://cvtestreg.nmhealth.org/
Testing is available Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-11 am.
Prior to arriving on campus, all NMT visitors are required to fill out and submit the NMT Campus Visitor Form to obtain permission to visit campus.
Vendors/Contractors requiring access to the NMT campus for installation, repair, inspection, and similar work, should contact the department to obtain a COVID-19 On-Campus Work Request. Click on the image above to access the form.
Off-Campus COVID-19 Testing
Socorro Public Health Office
214 Neel Avenue NW
Socorro, New Mexico 87801
Contact Details: 575-835-0971 ext. 3
The Socorro Public Health Office drive-through testing site is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. Individuals should register using the NMDOH online COVID-19 Test Registration button. A confirmation code will be provided and will be needed for the testing. Student should use their NMT email address and select NMT as their place of employment so the NMDOH can keep track of the number of Tech students being tested each week.
Nov. 18 Update: N.M. tightens public health restrictions amid ‘reset’
New Mexicans instructed to shelter in place through Nov. 30
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials on Wednesday announced several tightenings intended to clarify the intent of the emergency public health order effective through Monday, Nov. 30, and to further underscore the imperative that New Mexicans must absolutely remain at home except for only those trips that are most essential for health, safety and welfare.
November 13 Update from President Wells
Nov. 13, 2020
New Mexico Tech Students, Staff, and Faculty,
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced this afternoon that a rapid rise in the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state has necessitated the re-enactment of a number of public health restrictions statewide. Here is the list of those restrictions:
- Shelter in Place - New Mexicans are to stay at home except for the most essential trips
- All non-essential businesses and nonprofits must cease in-person activities
- All essential businesses may remain open but must reduce their operations and in-person workforce to greatest extent possible
- Houses of worship may operate at 25% max occupancy or 75 occupants at any one time, whichever is smaller
- Essential retail spaces may operate at 25% max occupancy or occupants 75 at any one time, whichever is smaller
- Food and drink establishments may provide curbside pickup and delivery; on-site dining is prohibited
These restrictions go into effect on Monday, November 16, 2020 and will remain in place for two weeks, through Monday, November 30, in order to drive down infection rates and implement a three-tier county-by-county system using county-level public health data to establish “re-opening” benchmarks for each county.
Governor Lujan Grisham did not enact any new restrictions with regard to public or higher education, and, as such, New Mexico Tech will continue to provide its current modes of instruction with no changes.
I am instructing as many people as possible to work from home during this time. Please work with your supervisor to determine if that is appropriate in your situation.
Effective Monday morning, we are closing the golf course, swimming pool, and gym for the duration of these restrictions. Student dining at Chartwells is also moving to grab-and-go only, with the exception of delivery for students on campus in quarantine.
For more information, please see the NMT Resilient and Reopening plan for our campus, available here..
CARES Act Update
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief from COVID-19.
NMT signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the U.S. Department of Education and intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
COVID-19 Communication Center
This page has been developed to assist our faculty and staff administrators in their response to your inquiries. If you need additional information, please submit your question, comment, or issue via this form.
All NMT employees and student employees must do a self-assessment prior to reporting to work to determine if they are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19. These include fever, dry cough, chills, repeated shaking with chills, shortness of breath, muscle pain, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, or any symptoms of COVID-19 based on the most recent list from the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If an employee exhibits any of the symptoms, they are to contact their supervisor and not come to work. Likewise, if employees develop such symptoms during the course of the day, they should report it immediately to their supervisor, go home, and seek medical consultation or call the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) COVID-19 hotline (855-600-3453) for further instruction.
Students should conduct a similar self-assessment screening on a regular basis throughout the semester, including temperature checks. If students develop such symptoms during the course of the day, they should report it immediately to the NMT Student Health Office at (575) 835-5094, go to their on/off campus residence, and seek medical attention as advised. If students develop symptoms in the evening or over the weekend, they should contact the NMDOH COVID-19 Hotline at 855-600-3453 and follow their instructions
NMDOH COVID 19 testing website registration can be found here: https://cvtestreg.nmhealth.org/
Information for faculty, staff, and students concerning Tech's academic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.NMT Academic Affairs COVID-19 Information
For more information about prevention and treatment, visit the CDC link here:CDC Coronavirus Update
NMT's partners at Presbyterian HealthCare have a site dedicated to COVID-19 prevention and awareness here:Presbyterian Health Care COVID-19 Update
For an update on COVID-19 in New Mexico, visit the NMDOH COVID-19 page here:New Mexico Department of Health
New Mexico State government Executive Orders and Public Health OrdersNM Public Health and Executive Orders
Emergency Supply Sourcing and ManufacturingEmergency Supply Sourcing and Manufacturing
Travel advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.CDC Travel Guidance
COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins UniversityUpdated COVID-19 Global Cases
Updated NMT Research InformationNMT Research Resource Information
The health and safety of the New Mexico Tech community is a top priority for our administration. We are closely monitoring developments involving the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) through the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). New Mexico Tech will continue to actively monitor the situation via the NMDOH and the CDC, and we will follow their recommendations as they respond to any new developments.
Oct. 18, 2020
New Mexico Tech Students, Staff, and Faculty,
The Governor of New Mexico has a statewide executive order in place that limits gatherings to no more than five people to limit the spread of COVID-19. It has come to my attention that anywhere between 50-100 New Mexico Tech students gathered this past weekend at multiple local, off-campus parties. As a consequence, I am physically closing the New Mexico Tech campus for Monday, October 19, 2020, for the day as a precautionary measure and to best limit any potential exposure to COVID-19. This campus closure will also provide critical time to allow our administration to understand the depth of the issues resulting from this activity.