COVID-19 Information

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Campus Visitor Form

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. 

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Vendor/Contractor Form

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.

Weekly COVID-19 Testing On-Campus

New Mexico Tech is hosting free COVID-19 testing on the first floor of the Macey Center each Thursday this semester from 1 to 4 p.m. Testing capacity is 96 students each Thursday - 8 students per 15-minute interval.

Students should first register online through the NMDOH website. They will need to select a Thursday and the New Mexico Tech location for their testing, and then they will receive a confirmation code that will be required at the time of the test. 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. Only asymptomatic individuals should utilize Tech’s indoor testing location.


Students can then schedule their test time using the online scheduler below:

Weekly COVID-19 Test Sign Up

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.

NMT COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions


October 18 Update from President Wells

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.

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.

Quick Links

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:


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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

Digital rendering of the Coronavirus cell.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.  

Update Archive

Sept. 24 Message from President Wells

Sept. 24, 2020

Faculty, Staff, and Students,

New Mexico Tech has recorded its first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 on campus. The individual who has tested positive is a student and is quarantined. New Mexico Tech is following all safety and health protocols and is working in conjunction with the New Mexico Department of Health. We’re performing contact tracing for this individual, and, as a precautionary measure, two campus classrooms have been closed and are being disinfected.

Please Read the Complete Message Here