COVID-19 Information

New Mexico Tech President Dr. Stephen G. Wells and Socorro Mayor Dr. Ravi Bhasker discuss  the steps New Mexico Tech and the City of Socorro have implemented to prepare for the Fall 2020 semester. (July 7, 2020) 

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NMT Reopening and Campus Repopulation Plans (PDF)

NMT Fall 2020 Student Drive-thru Check-in Traffic Flow

NMT Fall 2020 Student Drive-thru Check-in Traffic Flow 


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New Mexico Tech is committed to continuing to assist our campus community in managing COVID-19 related issues. The following tool has been developed to assist our faculty and staff administrators in their response to your inquiries. After reviewing this page, if you need more information, please submit your question, comment, or issue via the following form. It will be reviewed and routed to the appropriate campus official for response.

NOTE: Please do not use this form to report health information. If you are ill or have been exposed to COVID-19, stay home. Get medical care if you need it. If you need a COVID-19 test, contact your doctor or the Department of Health coronavirus Hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

NMT COVID-19 Communications Center


Updated NMT COVID-19 Policies, July 13 

July 13, 3:45 p.m. MST

As New Mexico Tech continues to prepare a safe, healthy campus for the coming semester that complies with New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Executive Orders and direction from the New Mexico Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control, the COVID-19 Task Force has issued updated policies for all NMT employees.

COVID-19 Updated Policies

Key Requirements for NMT Campus During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

June 23 8:15 p.m. MST

President Wells has issued a memo outlining the key requirements for NMT's campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the following links for more information:

key requirements for NMT campus during the COVID-19 Pandemic

President Wells' Memo in PDF format


New Mexico Tech, in full compliance with New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's Executive orders, the New Mexico Department of Health, and the Center for Disease Control, has released its Phased Reopening Plans for its campus and facilities. Please see the following link for detailed information. 



President Wells' Statement on ICE Decision Reversing International Student Restrictions

July 15, 1:15 p.m. MST

New Mexico Tech President Stephen G. Wells released a statement regarding Tuesday's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announcement reversing its proposed plans to restrict international student visas.

President Wells' July 15 Statement

President Wells' Statement on ICE Ruling Regarding International Students

July 8, 4:55 p.m. MST

New Mexico Tech President Stephen G. Wells released a statement regarding the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announcement regarding International students.


New Mexico Extends Emergency Public Health Order

July 8, 9:15 a.m. MST

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham recently extended the state’s emergency public health order through July 15 and issued a severe warning about the risk of New Mexico being forced to re-enact more severe public health restrictions in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 across the state.

 New Mexico Tech Offering On-Campus and Online Instruction Options for Fall 2020

May 21, 10:15 a.m. MST

New Mexico Tech has released preliminary details of the university’s plans for Fall 2020 semester course instruction. Instruction will take place on campus, with a hybrid distance education option available to students as well. Details are available at the following link:



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Information for faculty, staff, and students concerning Tech's academic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NMT Academic Affairs COVID-19 Information
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For more information about prevention and treatment, visit the CDC link here:

CDC Coronavirus Update
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NMT's partners at Presbyterian HealthCare have a site dedicated to COVID-19 prevention and awareness here:

Presbyterian Health Care COVID-19 Update
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For an update on COVID-19 in New Mexico, visit the NMDOH COVID-19 page here:

New Mexico Department of Health
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New Mexico State government Executive Orders and Public Health Orders

NM Public Health and Executive Orders
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Emergency Supply Sourcing and Manufacturing

Emergency Supply Sourcing and Manufacturing
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Travel advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC Travel Guidance
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COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University

Updated COVID-19 Global Cases
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Updated NMT Research Information 

NMT Research Resource Information

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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.  

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There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

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