If an employee or student has a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, symptoms associated with COVID-19, or has potential exposure to someone with confirmed COVID-19, the employee or student is required to contact the College. If an employee or student has a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, the employee/student must also contact the NM Department of Health. If you have a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, symptoms associated with COVID-19, or have had potential exposure (household contact/close contact within 6ft) to someone with confirmed COVID-19, please STAY HOME and follow the steps below: 

Testing Sites can be found on the NMDOH website.

Step 1.

Notify the correct department:

Step 3.

Stay home and quarantine until you meet the CDC’s guidelines for returning to work.

Frequently Asked Questions:

When Can I Return to Work or Classes after a Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis:

  • Burrell will require that the CDC guidelines are followed to return to work/school.
  • As of 7.13.2020, if you have had no fever for three days, have improved symptoms and It has been ten days since symptoms first appeared, the College will ask you to be tested and will require two negative test results in a row, at least 24 hours apart as a condition of return.

What is Quarantine: used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.

What is Potential Exposure: Potential exposure includes household contact or having close contact within 6 feet of an individual with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. The timeframe for having contact with an individual includes the period of time of 48 hours before the individual became symptomatic.