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COVID-19 Policy FAQs

Everyone must wear a mask when indoors at any NMSU campus, site or office statewide, in accordance with New Mexico's public health order.
Students enrolled in exclusively online courses are exempt from the vaccine and testing protocols, provided they do not live on campus and will not visit campus at any time to fulfill program requirements or participate in activities. If you enroll in in-person or hybrid classes in future semesters you must comply with the requirement.
Yes, all NMSU employees must comply with the vaccination mandate announced in October, even if they are using an approved Alternative Work Arrangement and working remotely.
Individuals who have tested positive and are within their 90 day “no test period” should upload their positive test result and note the date the test was administered. The VaxTrax system will record a testing exemption for 90 days.
No. Dual credit students or early high school education students are not required to adhere to the vaccination and testing policy. They must follow their school district policy and adhere to the NMSU visitor commitment while on NMSU system campuses.
No. Adult education programs that do not require a Banner ID for credit enrollment are not required to adhere to the vaccination and testing policy. They must adhere to the NMSU visitor commitment while on NMSU system campuses.
No. Booster shots for eligible individuals are not required by the NMSU system at this time.
No. You do not need to update your card in VaxTrax if you got a booster.
Yes. Vendors, lessees, or any entities that occupy assigned space in NMSU facilities systemwide must adhere to the NMSU vaccination requirement. It is the responsibility of the vendor, lessee, or entity to track their employees and report any non-compliance to the director of the NMSU facility.
No, but general contractors or vendors including, but not limited to, construction contractors, mail/package delivery services and other daily services rendered within NMSU buildings that do not occupy assigned building space must comply with the NMSU visitor commitment.
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