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COVID-19 Guidance

Mask requirement updated across NMSU system

In alignment with updated guidance from the CDC and the recommendation by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, masks will be required beginning Monday, Aug. 2, at all indoor NMSU system locations and offices around the state when social distancing to maintain six feet of distance between individuals is not possible. This includes our Las Cruces, Doña Ana Community College, Alamogordo, Grants and Carlsbad campuses, as well as New Mexico Department of Agriculture and Cooperative Extension Service offices and Agricultural Science Centers. This indoor mask requirement applies to all classrooms, labs, meeting rooms, vehicles and other spaces, and to all faculty, staff, students and visitors to NMSU, regardless of vaccination status.

Recent studies indicate that vaccinated people can still transmit the coronavirus. Wearing a mask reduces transmission of all variants and keeps our community safer. Please be mask-ready. If you need a mask, ask within your department and one will be provided to you. Anyone unvaccinated must wear a mask indoors at all times.

We continue to monitor guidance from the CDC and the New Mexico Department of Health, and will update our requirements as that guidance evolves and as conditions warrant.

NMSU Documents

Employee Expectations

All PSL personnel, regardless of job title, position, or work location are expected to follow a basic set of workplace guidelines and behaviors.

  • Report any direct personal contact with persons known to have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus or COVID-19 to your supervisor or PI.
  • Take personal responsibility to keep your work area and equipment clean.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick.

General Anderson Hall-PSL Entry/Exit Protocol

General Anderson Hall-PSL Entry/Exit
  • The main entry double-doors will be the primary entrance into Anderson Hall. The Anderson Hall back gate will follow the same protocol as the front entrance.
  • For those with physical impairments, the handicap entrance will continue to be designated as both the entrance and exit. But will be the main EXIT for egress out of the front lobby during regular business and after hours.
  • Upon entering the building, designated signage will be posted that badged employees and tenants enter proceed in the lane straight to the area where the hand sanitizer pump and reader on the passenger elevator is located. Visitors will enter and follow the designated direction to process in at the front desk.