COVID-19

As of Wednesday, New Mexico Highlands University reported two cases of COVID in the past 14 days.   

On Aug. 12,  Highlands mandated that everyone must either provide proof of vaccination, work or attend classes remotely, or submit COVID-19 test results every two weeks.  

NMHU also offered $100 to students taking at least six credit hours who upload their vaccine cards or exemptions and proof of testing by Nov. 3. More than 1,000 people went for the incentive. 

Of 2,658 students, 1,719, or nearly 65 percent have complied with the reporting mandate. Of these students, 1,299 are vaccinated and another 361 are taking classes online.  

 Of 621 employees, 560, or 90 percent, have  complied with the reporting mandate; 470 are vaccinated and 41 are working remotely.

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