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Mark Graven

Staff Writer

CNM, through its Marketing and Communications Office (MCO), has issued an advisory for students contemplating travel outside of New Mexico during the holiday season. 
The advisory reads as follows:
If you travel out-of state, a 14-day self quarantine is required in most cases upon return to NM;  students please note that Thanksgiving travel could jeopardize your ability to finish Fall Term classes.
With the holiday season approaching, it’s important to be aware of the Governor’s  (Michelle Luhan Grisham) 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 in New Mexico.  All individuals arriving from high-risk states, according to this New Mexico Department of Health web page that is updated weekly– — must self-quarantine for a period of no less than 14 days.  Currently, 45 states and the District of Colimbia are on the high-risk list.  For student taking on-campus classes who travel out of state, the state’s self-quarantine requirement could cause them to miss classes or final exams.  There’s also a 14-day self-quarantine requirement if you travel outside the country.
The MCO reported in its Self Assessment Totals that, as of November 9th, there have been 34 covid cases among CNM students, at all campuses, with no deaths.

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