Faculty Campus Safety Protocols

All faculty must follow COVID-19 safety protocols while on campus.

Vaccine Policy / Requirement 

    Please read CNM's vaccine policy/requirement, effective December 19, 2022.

    Face Masks

    Though CNM recommends face masks, we do not require face masks to be worn indoors or outdoors at CNM locations.

    To help keep everyone at CNM safe, faculty are required to strictly follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines below.

    COVID-19 Symptom Checking

    • Stay home and make alternative plans to provide instruction to your students if you are feeling sick.
    • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, you must complete the Health Self-Assessment Checklist.
    • If a student tests positive or has symptoms in class they should contact the COVID Case Team immediately at COVIDCaseTeam@cnm.edu. Make sure the student does not come to class or goes home as soon as possible and follows all the steps provided by the COVID Case Team.


    Take attendance in each class. 

    Face Coverings

    CNM has 3-ply, surgical-style masks available for free. Individuals can pick up a maximum of five masks per visit. For extra protection, the Centers for Disease Control recommends wearing a 3-ply mask under a cloth mask. Locations for pickup of masks are below. For departments that need larger supplies of masks, they can be ordered via Footprints. 

    • Main Campus, Student Services Center Welcome Desk
    • Main Campus, Max Salazar Hall, fifth floor
    • Main Campus, Ted Chavez Hall, Marketing & Communications Office
    • Westside Campus, Security Office
    • Montoya Campus, Richard Barr Hall, Room 101
    • Rio Rancho & South Valley Campuses – Call Security at (505) 224-3002 if you need masks and they’ll deliver them to you.

    Cleanliness and Sanitation

    Remind students to disinfect any shared or loaned tools before and after each class. Ensure there are disposable face masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes available; order more through Footprints if needed.

    Additional Signage

    Contact your administration or the Physical Plant Department if signage for safety practices (handwashing, face covering, COVID-19 symptom list, social distancing, etc.) is needed.