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: NMENV-OSHA@state.nm.us. 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: https://www.env.nm.gov/nmed-resources-for-covid-19/.
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 http://www.thomas-and-company.com/covid-19/ too.
Please reach out to your representative with any questions.