Principles

  • We will protect the health and safety of our entire community, faculty, staff, students, and all New Mexicans.
  • Practices will be guided by science, evidence-based strategies and public health principles and will align with all federal, state, local and University plans and public health directives.
  • We recognize that this crisis may exacerbate inequality, and we will make decisions to protect our most vulnerable students, staff, and faculty by leading with the values of equity and inclusion.
  • We will continue our critical core missions of providing education, creating new knowledge, developing creative works, providing patient care, and public service while protecting our university for the long term, as a critical resource to the state.

As a public institution, the University of New Mexico is required to follow health regulations and guidelines as they are issued by the State of New Mexico, including those prepared by the NM Higher Education Department.