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Traveling Out-of-State Requires 14-day Self-Quarantine Upon Return to NM in Most Cases

If You’re Taking On-Campus Classes, Out-of-State Travel Could Jeopardize Ability to Finish Class

Oct 28, 2020

With the holiday season approaching, it’s important to be aware of the Governor’s current executive order related to travel outside of New Mexico. People returning to New Mexico from states deemed to be high-risk for COVID-19 are no longer exempt from the 14-day self-quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their arrival into New Mexico.

All individuals arriving from high-risk states, according to this New Mexico Department of Health web page that’s updated weekly -- https://cv.nmhealth.org/travel-recommendations/ -- must self-quarantine for a period of no less than 14 days upon return to New Mexico. Currently, 43 states are on the high-risk list. Please keep this in mind if you’re considering any travel before the end of the Fall Term.

If you’re taking on-campus classes and travel out of state, the state’s self-quarantine requirement could cause you to miss classes or final exams, and may jeopardize your ability to finish the course. There’s also a 14-day self-quarantine requirement if you travel outside the country upon your return to New Mexico.