COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. The illness first appeared in late 2019 and has since spread around the world. The following are resources and information that are intended to guide individuals and school-based health centers in dealing with the pandemic.

NM COVID-19 Information Hotline: 1-833-551-0518
NM COVID-19 Health Hotline: 1-855-600-3453

Guidance for New Mexico School-Based Health Centers for 2020-2021 School Reopening/Reentry (Released 07/20/20)

NMDOH – Policies for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in New Mexico (released 08/28/20)

NMPED – Safe & Healthy Schools

General Information

For School-Based Health Centers

School & SBHC Re-entry Planning

NMPED COVID-19 Surveillance Testing  (Update 12/15/20)

Vault Updates – The COVID-19 surveillance testing program for PED will transition Jan. 4, 2021 from DOH Public Health sites, FQHCs, hospitals, and other physical test sites to at-home, saliva-based testing through the vendor Vault Medical Services. Districts/schools will be required to conduct COVID-19 surveillance testing on 10 percent of staff two weeks prior to the start of in-person student services and any weeks in which in-person student services are provided by a school. Click the links to view the NMPED presentationto order a Vault test, find a list of places to drop off a test or for other NMPED guidance

COVID NMDOH Guidance for Schools (released 10/02/20)

NM PED COVID-19 Rapid Response Toolkit for Elementary Schools (Released 09/22/20) Check for Updates

NM PED Re-entry Guidance (June 29, 2020) Check for Updates

NMDOH – School Immunization Requirements & Enforcement(Updated 11/20/20)

Re-entry Planning Considerations

For Patients, Families and Communities