In partnership with postsecondary leaders across the state, the New Mexico Higher Education Department developed a statewide plan for reopening campuses. The document provides institutions with guidelines on how each campus can safely reopen in compliance with public health and executive orders.
The Higher Education Department recognizes that New Mexico’s colleges and universities differ in mission, location and governance structure, and one plan will not fit all institutions. Nonetheless, all institutional plans must address a common set of considerations that ensure adherence to public health and executive orders, embrace implementation of key mitigation strategies, and prepare institutions to respond should COVID-19 spread occur on campus.
This page is dedicated to ensuring public access to postsecondary reopening plans. Each has been reviewed by the Department utilizing the Reopening Plan Rubric which may be accessed below. Plans will receive one of three ratings:
Information for Colleges, Universities, and Higher Learning
The CDC has updated their resources and tools for colleges, universities and higher learning. The following webpages include health considerations and tools, and information to plan, prepare and respond to COVID-19, as well as communication resources:
The Department has also prepared an FAQ document that provides students, parents and higher education partners with additional guidance on how public health and executive orders intersect with campus operations and instructional delivery. It is located here: FAQ on Reopening Campuses (PDF, 171 KB)