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Information about COVID-19

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is closely monitoring the emerging global public health concern related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) through trusted authorities including the  New Mexico Department of Health,  Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)U.S. Department of State and the  World Health Organization.

We are working in coordination with UNM leadership to maintain a safe and healthy learning, working and clinical environment for all of our students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors. This webpage provides updates relevant to the UNM Health Sciences community along with links to various resources available to students, faculty, staff, patients and community members.

Processes for Non-Compliance with Administrative Mandate On Required COVID-19 Vaccination

To protect the University community in response to COVID-19, UNM President Garnett S. Stokes has authorized and will enact processes and procedures for student, faculty and staff failure to comply with the Administrative Mandate on Required COVID-19 Vaccination. Student processes were approved on September 9, 2021. Staff processes are pending review and will be posted when finalized.

Students (approved 9/9/21)

Staff (pending) (En Español)

Faculty Faculty feedback will be accepted through Tuesday, September 14, at 5:00 pm.

Submit Feedback

Main Campus COVID-19 Information

HSC Policies and Guidelines

Effective March 19, 2020, all buildings on the HSC campus will be badge access only. This safety measure will continue through our extended period of limited operations on campus.

Effective March 21, 2020, no visitors will be admitted into UNM Hospital, with the few exceptions you can see here.

In accordance with NM Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Public Health Order of March 23, 2020, gatherings of five or more people are prohibited. Departments should use video and phone conferencing whenever possible for interviews and other meetings. If you need to cancel events or guests, we have created a template to help communicate that information.

Please visit  NM Department of Health website to see the latest guidelines regarding travel.

Please visit  UNM Event Registration website to register an upcoming event(s).

You can access this registration with or without a login (MyUNM ID). Please do so and enter the requested information.

In response to UNM HSC canceling of all university related travel, employees are eligible to receive reimbursement for travel costs paid for personally for a conference that was canceled due to COVID-19.

  • Reimbursement will be allowed with proper documentation and receipts.

  • The department is responsible for tracking and monitoring any unused available airfare credit to ensure that any future use of unused flight credit is for a University business purpose.

  • Employees who have incurred travel costs related to a cancelled trip should contact the airline or hotel vendor for a refund or to change the ticket for future travel. Some airlines are waiving change fees in response to COVID-19 claims and cancellations. An updated listing of US airlines that are waiving fees over COVID-19 can be found  here.

For additional information visit the Guidance for UNM regarding COVID-19 website.