Current through Register Vol. 33, No. 7, April 5, 2022

A. "Alternate work" means a temporary change to the location, conditions, duties, schedules, reduction in number of contacts with students and other staff and individuals, etc., due to public health emergency-necessitated circumstances. Alternate work does not automatically mean working from home.
B. "Full reentry operating category" means the instructional model that permits all students to return to in-person learning for the full school week, with continued use of preventative measures including COVID-Safe Practices and other practices in department guidance.
C. "High-risk staff" means a person employed by a school or school district who is 65 years of age or older or has one or more of the following conditions that places the person at an increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19:
(1) cancer;
(2) chronic kidney disease;
(3) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease;
(4) down syndrome;
(5) heart conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies;
(6) immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant;
(7) severe obesity (body mass index greater than 40 kg/m2);
(8) pregnancy;
(9) sickle cell disease;
(10) type 2 diabetes mellitus;
D. "Hybrid operating category" means the instructional model wherein schools assign a combination of some in-person learning days and some remote learning days, while limiting the number of students who may be in the school building at any given time by the number that can be accommodated while adhering to at least six feet of social distancing and other criteria provided in guidance documents, including limitations on the percentage of students eligible to be on school premises at one time.
E. "Remote operating category" means the instructional model that requires all students to engage in remote learning, with limited possible exceptions, as defined in department guidance, of students with disabilities and students in grades pre-kindergarten through grade three to engage in in-person learning. Schools should take all practical measures to provide each student with a digital device and to provide support for in-home internet connectivity.


N.M. Code R. §
Adopted by New Mexico Register, Volume XXXI, Issue 23, December 15, 2020, eff. 12/3/2020, Amended by New Mexico Register, Volume XXXII, Issue 03, February 9, 2021, eff. 1/29/2021, Amended by New Mexico Register, Volume XXXII, Issue 04, February 23, 2021, eff. 2/11/2021, Amended by New Mexico Register, Volume XXXII, Issue 07, April 6, 2021, eff. 3/24/2021

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