NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Many New Mexico school districts have released their mask policies for the fall. The districts of Rio Rancho and Roswell both announced they are following the minimum guidelines outlines by the public education department.


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That means middle and high school students and staff do not have to wear a mask indoors if they are vaccinated. Those who are vaccinated must still wear a mask, along with everyone on elementary school campuses, vaccinated or not.

Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Carlsbad, and Las Cruces public schools have all announced their rules will be more stringent than the Public Education Department guidelines, requiring face coverings for everyone across all campuses.