COVID-19 & New Mexico’s Emergency Rule

By August 17, 2020COVID-19

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) filed an emergency rule that requires employers to report positive COVID-19 cases to NMED within four hours of being notified of the case. The employer must notify NMED by email at: If unable to email, the employer may report by phone (505) 476-8700 or by fax (505) 476-8734. The emergency rule will remain in effect for at least 120 days, unless NMED proposes a permanent rule at the end of the 120 days.

By requiring employers to report positive cases in a timely manner, the state will be able to more rapidly support employers and prevent the spread of COVID-19. More information on this emergency rule can be found here:


Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at too.

Please reach out to your representative with any questions.

Mike Parker

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