PED: 59 New Mexico Public Schools On COVID-19 Watchlist

PED News:

SANTA FE – Fifty-nine New Mexico public school buildings appeared on the COVID-19 Watchlist in the week ending today, Dec. 4, signifying they had at least two Rapid Responses within a 14-day period. 

Schools on Watchlist include:

ALBUQUERQUE

  • Chaparral Elementary

  • Christine Duncan Heritage

  • Cibola High

  • Jimmy Carter Middle

  • La Cueva High

  • Madison Middle

  • Mission Avenue Elementary

  • Robert F. Kennedy Charter

  • Sandia High

  • Tierra Adentro

  • Zia Elementary

ANTHONY

  • Gadsden Middle School

  • Gadsden Independent School District Physical Plant

CARLSBAD

  • Monterrey Elementary

CHAPARRAL

  • Chaparrel High

CLOVIS

  • La Casita Elementary

  • Zia Elementary

CUBA

  • Cuba Elementary

ESPAÑOLA

  • Eutimio Salazar Elementary

  • Española Public School District administrative office

FARMINGTON

  • Country Club Elementary

  • Northeast Elementary

GALLUP

  • Del Norte Elementary

GRANTS

  • Grants Central Office

HOBBS

  • Hobbs Schools administrative offices

  • Will Rogers Elementary

JEMEZ PUEBLO

  • Jemez Valley High

KIRTLAND

  • Kirtland Central High School

  • Kirtland Elementary

LAS CRUCES

  • Las Cruces Public Schools administrative office

LOVINGTON

  • Taylor Middle

MILAN

  • Milan Elementary

MOUNTAINAIR

  • Mountainair Elementary

NEWCOMB

  • Newcomb Elementary

  • Newcomb High

PORTALES

  • Portales High

RIO RANCHO

  • Rio Rancho Elementary

  • Vista Grande Elementary

ROSWELL

  • Berrendo Middle

  • Monterrey Elementary

  • Nancy Lopez Elementary

  • Parkview Early Literacy Center

  • Roswell High

  • Sierra Middle

  • Valley View Elementary

  • Washington Avenue Elementary

SANTA FE

  • Academy for Technology

  • Chaparral Elementary

  • Nina Otera Community School

  • Santa Fe High

  • Santa Fe Public Schools transportation department

SHIPROCK

  • Career Prep Alternative

  • Central Consolidated School

  • Eva B. Stokely Elementary

  • Nizhoni Elementary

TATUM

  • Tatum Elementary

TOHATCHI

  • Tohatchi Elementary

ZUNI

  • Shiwi Ts’Ana Elementary

  • Zuni Bus Barn

During that same period, no schools were placed on the Closure List. 

The Watchlist, maintained by the New Mexico Environment Department, includes schools and businesses with two or more Rapid Responses within 14 days. Those with four or more Rapid Responses in 14 days are placed on the Closure List and required to close and, where appropriate, return instruction to remote-only learning.  

A Rapid Response is a series of interventions designed to prevent COVID-19 spread, beginning when the New Mexico Department of Health notifies a school that an employee or student has a confirmed positive case and was on campus/in the facility during the infectious period.  Read the complete COVID-19 Rapid Response Watchlist here

If a public school is required to close because it has four or more Rapid Responses in a 14-day period, it must remain in remote-only learning mode until its county is in the green zone — a Department of Health distinction signifying acceptable control of the virus. See the map here.

Only the individual school that reached the four-in-14 threshold would be required to return to remote learning. That means a school district could have one school closed for in-person learning,  another on the Watchlist, and others with no impact.

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