COVID-19: Travel Policy

CNM Travel Policy relating to COVID-19.

CNM Locations Restricted

Access to physical CNM locations is restricted with few exceptions.

The CNM community will continue to support our students and faculty in completing their courses, as well as other critical functions of the College.

Most classes and support services for students will be done through online or remote methods.

Most employees will continue to work either remotely or online, with a very limited number of identified staff members being on campus for critical functions.

Effective:  03/05/20

Revised:  10/20/20

CNM is committed to maintaining a healthy learning environment and workspace for students, faculty and staff. In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the following travel-related policy is effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice.

For the purposes of this policy, student communication should be directed to the Dean of Students Office and individual instructors.

Employees should direct communication to the Human Resources Department. 

CNM will continue to evaluate and adjust this policy as needed, so please be sure to read your email and check CNM’s website on a regular basis.

CNM-related International and Domestic Travel

  • Effective immediately, all CNM-related international and domestic travel outside the State of New Mexico by students, faculty and staff is suspended until further notice. All pending travel within this time period should be canceled.
  • Travelers who are uncomfortable traveling within the State of New Mexico for CNM-related events or training due to COVID-19 concerns may also cancel travel plans. Travel coordinators should be contacted to ensure travel is canceled and the appropriate refunds or credits are obtained.
  • Students who have personally paid for airline or hotel costs are encouraged to directly contact the airline or hotel seeking a refund or a credit which may be used at a future date. At this time, CNM will not reimburse any costs that were personally paid for by students.

Personal Travel by Students, Faculty and Staff

  • CNM strongly encourages ALL students, faculty and staff to evaluate and reconsider both international and domestic travel.
  • Communication with CNM supervisors during and upon return from personal travel is critical.
  • If personal international travel is to a country identified by the CDC with a travel health notice warning of Level 2 or above, travelers will be required to self-quarantine off campus for 14 days before returning to campus.
  • Personal domestic travel to any state other than New Mexico deemed high risk based on COVID-19 positivity rates and identified by the New Mexico Travel Advisory website shall be required to self-quarantine off campus for 14 days before returning to campus.
  • Travelers who feel they may have contracted COVID-19 are strongly encouraged to contact the New Mexico Department of Health hotline at (855) 600-3453 and contact a healthcare provider as needed. Travelers who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus. Persons who have undergone a COVID-19 test shall self-quarantine while awaiting results of their test.
  • Students who may have been exposed to or contracted COVID-19 as a result of travel, including by household members, should communicate the circumstance to the Dean of Students.
  • Employees who may have been exposed to or contracted COVID-19 as a result of travel, including by household members, should communicate the circumstance to the Human Resources Department.
  • Exemptions to the 14 day self-quarantine mandate include persons employed by airlines, those performing public safety or public health functions, military personnel and their dependents, federal employees, those employed by a federal agency or national defense contractor, emergency first responders, health care workers, New Mexico residents who have left the state to obtain medical care, New Mexico residents who have left the State for less than twenty-four (24) hours to attend to matters regarding parenting responsibilities, elementary, middle school, or high school students who attend school in neighboring states or who commute into New Mexico to attend school, those arriving in the State pursuant to a Court order, and persons who are employed or contracted by an “essential business”, as defined by the New Mexico operative public health order addressing mass gathering restrictions and business closures, and who are traveling into New Mexico to conduct business activities.


  • Effective immediately, visitors from any location other than the State of New Mexico are suspended until further notice.

Self-Quarantine Guidelines

See CNM's web page providing COVID-19 information.