COVID-19 Information

The latest information about our guidelines can be found in our COVID-19 FAQ.

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NMT Activity and Special Event Form

This form provides approval that the event meets the parameters and requirements of COVID-19 protocols.  This form also provides authorization for the location of the event and also provides notice to campus police that the activity will be taking place. 

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Campus Response to Confirmed Cases

In the event of a positive COVID-19 case, the following actions are undertaken by the parties as identified in this chart. 

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NMT Student, Staff & Faculty Daily Self Check Decision Diagram

A tool for COVID-19 precautions and decisions. 

For additional questions or concerns about NMT's COVID-19 policies, procedures, or on-campus testing, reach out to NMT's Public Health Support Specialist at or the NMT COVID Response Team at

As of July 27, 2021, older content from this page has been moved to our COVID-19 Information Archive

The New Mexico Tech CARES Act quarterly updates are available here.

New Mexico Tech's Interim COVID-19 Donated Leave Policy is available here (PDF).

Vaccination Update

There’s still time to get your COVID-19 vaccination or booster before the end of the semester. Vaccination info can be found on the New Mexico Department of Health website at

COVID-19 Reporting

A reminder to please report all staff and student COVID-19 positive cases via the NMT COVID-19 Self-Report Form. If you are unable to report your positive case, please contact your supervisor or undergrad/grad deans to report on your behalf. All positive cases should contact their doctor or medical care provider for medical advice or treatment, especially if they are a student/staff member with an existing medical condition which puts them at risk of serious illness from having COVID-19.

The university is still required to report all student and staff positive cases to the NM State Higher Education Department and the NM Occupational Health and Safety Bureau within six hours of notification. Please note that Socorro County has moved from the medium to the high level of community transmission, according to the CDC website

On-Campus COVID-19 Testing

Update: Curative is ending all COVID-19 PCR testing nation-wide effective 12/28/2022

In-person COVID-19 PCR testing will only be available at Fidel Center,  on Monday, 12/12/22 and 12/19/22 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Students, employees, and community members can register for testing via  

Note: Effective 12/20/22 NMT will no longer offer in-person COVID-19 PCR Testing. 

Rapid Test Kits

Free at-home COVID-19 tests may be available through Project Act, a partnership between the state of New Mexico and the Rockefeller Foundation to support communities in zip codes that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Learn more about Project ACT by visiting its website or  

The Socorro Public Health Office is no longer offering PCR testing but is providing free rapid tests, please call 575-835-0971 for more info. 

If you participate in NMT’s health insurance plans, you can contact CVS Caremark Medical to request personal reimbursement for COVID-19 tests. Rapid COVID-19 tests are also available for purchase at most pharmacies. 

NMT Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or COVID-19 Surveillance Testing

President's Directive/Interim Policy

Effective April 4, 2022

The NMT Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Interim Policy has been suspended due to the high NMT campus vaccination rates of approximately 90% for staff and 87% for students and rapidly declining positive cases over the last 3 month period.

NMT Administration still highly encourages all NMT employees and students to get fully vaccinated and boosted. In addition, employees and students are encouraged to practice the COVID-19 safe protocols as appropriate, such as daily health check assessments, hand washing, distancing 

FULL Update Available Here


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

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New Mexico State government Executive Orders and Public Health Orders

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Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC Guidance

Digital rendering of the Coronavirus cell.Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of the New Mexico Tech community have been the top priority for our administration. We continue to closely monitor 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). We follow recommendations from these agencies as they respond to any new developments.