Section IV: On-Campus Safety & Health Guidelines

All students, faculty, and staff must follow COVID-19 safety protocols while on campus.

If you are feeling sick or test positive for COVID-19, tell your supervisor or instructor and go home.

If you witness a student or employee exhibiting symptoms or are told about illness or exposure, tell Human Resources.

Supervisors and faculty, please report all situations to HR at and

Staying Safe on Campus

CNM will continue to operate primarily online for the 2020 Fall Term due to the ongoing pandemic. However, a small number of CNM students, faculty, and staff will be on campus.

Campus Safety Features

CNM campuses will provide the following safety features:

  • To provide for social distancing, classroom and lab furnishings have been carefully arranged consistent with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for classroom and building capacity limits.
  • The College has taken steps to improve ventilation in buildings, classrooms, and labs that are scheduled for in-person instruction and work. 
  • CNM has placed directional signage on buildings and hallways to guide pedestrian traffic flow. This is to reduce close contact between individuals. 
  • Faculty members will dismiss students at the end of classes in small groups to reduce hallway traffic.

Behavioral Guidelines

In addition, all members of the CNM community must observe the following behavioral guidelines while on campus.

  • All students and employees at a CNM location are required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth at all times and maintain at least six feet of social distancing. If a student or employee comes to a CNM location without a face covering, a disposable one will be provided.
  • For a complete list of safety protocols for students, faculty, and staff, see our Campus Safety Protocols web page.

    Please make sure you view and understand the complete list of safety protocols before coming to campus.

    All students and employees will be required to complete a daily health self-assessment checklist to confirm they have no COVID-19 symptoms each day prior to their arrival at a CNM location. If you have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and contact your faculty member(s): fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea.
  • Students will be instructed to leave campus after class and not stay in buildings or on campus to do homework, study, or mingle.
  • No gathering in hallways, restrooms, or common spaces allowed.

Individuals who are unable to follow these practices, including wearing a face covering, cannot come on campus.