NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Here are the latest updates on school, colleges, universities cancellations, suspending and closures.

New Mexico K-12 Public Schools

he New Mexico Public Education Department announced March 27, 2020 that schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. School closings were announced in an effort to minimize the spread of the virus.

Central New Mexico Community College (CNM)

  • CNM on-campus courses at all campuses will be suspended from March 16 to April 5. These courses may be moved to alternative remote learning environments sooner than April 5.
  • All classes with an online option (Distance Learning, Attend Anywhere, Hybrid, Blended) will continue as scheduled, but completely online.
  • Visitors from outside of New Mexico are suspended through the end of May.
  • The CNM Facilities department has implemented daily use of a hospital-grade disinfectant to clean high-touch surfaces across the college.
  • Beginning Monday, March 16, cleaning supplies will be available to individual departments. In addition, P-cards can now be used to buy cleaning supplies, as needed.

St. John’s College in Santa Fe

  • The campus has been closed.
  • In-person classes have been suspended after Spring Break for a period of time.
  • Students are required to remain home or otherwise find accommodations away from the close quarters of their residential facilities.

University of New Mexico

New Mexico State University

  • Two-week Spring Break implemented for students beginning Monday, March 16.
  • During this time, the university will remain open as well as on-campus housing.
  • The campus’ Health and Wellness Center, Corbett Center, Dining Services, Police, Fire and all other support services will remain open.

Eastern New Mexico University

  • ENMU will be extending their Spring Break another week through Sunday, March 22 with all classes resuming March 23. All in-person classes will be transferred to an online/alternative format.
  • All employees (faculty, staff, and administration) will be going to work as usual on March 16 unless otherwise directed by a supervisor. The University will provide guidance related to social distancing and enhanced preventative public health hygiene.
  • Students are asked to monitor their email for updates on how their courses will be delivered moving forward. The University also canceled all large events and gatherings through April 15 and athletic events will follow NCAA and Lone Star Conference guidelines.
  • For students who live on campus, they are encouraged to remain home and encourage the practice of appropriate social distancing and enhanced preventative public health and hygiene measures.

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell

  • Spring Break is extended through Sunday, March 29. Classes to resume Monday, March 30.
  • Faculty to report to work, as usual, Monday, March 23.
  • Main campus offices will remain open during Spring Break, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. until noon.
  • During the additional week of Spring Break, ENMU-Roswell will finalize plans to initiate alternative instructional methods that will allow students to continue their education.
  • All events and gatherings sponsored by ENMU-Roswell or those schedules in ENMU-Roswell facilities are canceled through Wednesday, April 15. Questions related to scheduled events on campus should be directed to the Facilities Coordinator, (575) 624-7250 or email

Western New Mexico University

  • Spring Break to be extended for students only and will be transitioning courses online starting March 30.
  • Faculty and staff, including student workers, will return to work on March 23, either in person or remotely as determined by department supervisors.

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

  • Spring Break will be extended through the week of March 23 with classes set to resume Monday, March 30.
  • The campus will remain open to students during the break as well as the extension.
  • Faculty and staff work schedules will be unchanged.
  • Finals week remains May 1-6 and the commencement ceremony is still May 9.

New Mexico Highlands University

  • Spring Break extended by one week.
  • Students approved to work up to full time for the week of March 16 may do so but should coordinate with their supervisor for work assignments. When classes resume, employment returns to the part-time level they normally work.
  • All university travel, including athletic travel and home competitions, is canceled but may be approved on a case-by-case basis.

Northern New Mexico University

  • Most classes will be moved to an online format beginning March 23.
  • All on-campus and college-sponsored events, and official college travel are canceled until further notice.
  • Anyone on personal travel outside of New Mexico is expected to observe a 14-day self-quarantine before returning to campus. Anyone traveling outside of the state is also asked to inform their supervisor of the travel.
  • Student services including financial aid, advising, the registrar, admissions, and disability services will remain available to help students, but students are encouraged to seek help via phone or email rather than coming to campus.
  • Precautions to remain in place for at least the next 30 days.

Navajo Technical University

  • Campus remaining open and staff will continue to work as normal until further notice.
  • Public events on campus are postponed or canceled until further notice.
  • Students in dorms are to immediately notify residential assistants if they experience a few, cough, or shortness of breath.

New Mexico State University – Grants

  • Two-week Spring Break begins March 16.
  • The campus will remain open during the break.

Institute of American Indian Arts

  • After Spring Break, instruction will be online for the remainder of the semester.
  • The residence hall, the casitas, and the cafe will remain open.
  • Classrooms and studios will be closed, except for graduating seniors who receive approval from their advisors.