As of March 28th there are 208 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico. Learn More


Education Affected by COVID-19

The Public Education Department is committed to keeping our school leaders and communities up to date about Coronavirus in New Mexico (COVID-19). NMPED and New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) are working together on a daily basis to share the most current information as well as to consult on protocols, procedures and best practices.

    New Mexico closes K-12 public schools to prevent potential spread of COVID-19

    New Mexico public education will shift to a learn-at-home model as schools remain closed for the rest of the academic year, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state education and child care officials announced Friday.

    Gobernadora: Cerradas las escuelas k-12 para continuar evitando la propagación de COVID-19

    La educación pública de Nuevo México cambiará a un modelo enseñado en casa ya que las escuelas permanecerán cerradas por el resto del año académico, anunciaron el viernes, la Gobernadora Michelle Lujan Grisham y los oficiales del Departamento de Educación y Atención Temprana a la Niñez. 

    Meal Sites for Children

    List of sites that will provide breakfast and lunch to children between March 16 and April 6.

    Proper Food Handling Guidelines for Volunteers

    Safe steps in food handling, cooking, and storage are essential to prevent foodborne illness. You cannot see, smell, or taste harmful bacteria that may cause illness. 

    Academic Enrichment Tool Kit for Families

    We know that families are looking for resources to keep students entertained and engaged during this time, and so we have put together these tool kits for educators and families. Please note: These resources are meant as suggestions only and will not be required. Completion of activates or digital coursework will not count towards instructional hours. Not every resource may be available in all formats – we encourage you to use the resources that work best for your family’s needs. Click here to download the toolkit.

    Enriquecimiento Académico Para Familias

    ¿Cómo pueden las familias ayudar al aprendizaje del estudiante en la casa?  Los padres y las madres, las familias y los tutores legales juegan un papel importante en el aprendizaje en el hogar. Dado que dos familias no son iguales, las mismas pueden ayudar a sus niños en distintas formas.

    Submit Comment on the Federal Student Testing Waiver.

    Due to schools closures associated with COVID 19 pandemic, the PED submitted a waiver application to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) to seek a one-year reprieve from federal student testing and accountability requirements for the 2019-20 school year. Anyone who wishes to submit a public comment can email it to: 

    Click Here to Download the Waiver.


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