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August 2, 2021 - Effective Monday, August 2, 2021, UNM / UNM-Gallup will require masks to be worn indoors by all individuals, vaccinated and unvaccinated. Masks must be worn in any indoor group setting, including classrooms.

All students, faculty, staff and visitors should wear their masks at all times in UNM-Gallup buildings unless they are eating, drinking, or in an office alone. Please help us continue good public health practices (hand-washing; staying home when ill; physical distancing, when possible; mask wearing, etc.) so we all stay safe and healthy.

Vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks outdoors.

This policy is based on CDC guidance that masks be worn in counties with a 7-day average community transmission of more than 7 new cases per 100,000 persons. This masking policy will be revisited as UNM / UNM-Gallup continues to watch the relevant data on disease progression, including community transmission, test positivity rates, and rates of spread.

The best way to bring the community transmission down remains to be vaccinated. To get your vaccination, sign up to be fully vaccinated. UNM is still providing incentives to students and some employees to be fully vaccinated. Learn more at Vax the Pack.

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