Protecting Your Health and Safety

Updated: 8/24/2021

Cleaning for prevention

NMSU will continue to take appropriate measures to reduce community spread of COVID-19 through daily enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures created by Environmental Health Safety and Risk Management (EHS&RM) based on guidance from the CDC and the NMDOH for cleaning and disinfection.

We can all contribute to a healthier campus by following these general guidelines:

  • Increase the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting, focusing on high-touch surfaces such as residence hall communal rooms, public restrooms, computer labs, exercise rooms, library tables, buttons, handrails, tables, faucets, doorknobs, and shared keyboards. Cleaning and disinfecting daily and between users for shared workstations with attention to these areas helps remove bacteria and viruses, including the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Practice good hygiene after cleaning:
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Facilities and Services will continue to provide building monitors with disinfecting wipes for classrooms for distribution to instructors. Instructors or building monitors can call the Facilities and Services Work Order Desk, 575-646-7114, if supplies need to be replenished.

Custodial teams clean and sanitize spaces on a daily basis in academic buildings, including classrooms, computer labs, and restrooms, including building entryways, break rooms, elevators, conference rooms, and common areas.

Custodial teams use two methods of enhanced cleaning: manual sanitation and disinfection of surfaces throughout the normal work day, as well as daily electrostatic disinfection. Teams perform enhanced daily cleaning between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. in classroom buildings.


COVID-19 supplies
Updated: 6/10/2021

NMSU provides supplies needed to maintain a healthy environment. All faculty, staff, and students should ensure that their personal workspaces are sanitized, and NMSU will ensure availability of supplies. Employees and students will be provided masks if needed, or they may use their own.

For assistance with COVID-19 protective supplies purchases or barrier purchases that don’t require installation by Facilities and Services, contact the Aggie Service Center at or call 575-646-2000. For more information, visit the Aggie Service Center COVID-19 Protective Supplies webpage.


Signs and informational posters

In addition to signage installed by Facilities and Services, printable informational posters, checklists, and fliers are available for download at, along with guidelines about where and how they should be posted by building monitors. These include reminders about the NMSU system’s COVID-19 Safety Commitment, rules and expectations regarding personal responsibility, checklists for self-monitoring of health and wellness, information about reporting a positive COVID-19 test, and other topics.