Masks and Vaccination


 

 

Quick References:

 

All Positive COVID-19 Results and Exposure should be reported

If you have received positive COVID-19 results, you are required to immediately report them to DACC Covid Safety Team.

Reporting positive COVID-19 results, please click here DACC COVID-19 Report Form

If you have been exposed to someone whom has received positive COVID-19 results, report your exposure to DACC Covid Safety Team using the DACC COVID-19 Report Form

Addition information regarding COVID-19 or how to upload your vaccine information, could be found on our DACC Today website.

 https://mydacc.nmsu.edu/today/

 

If you are in need of COVID-19 at home kits, please refer to the following website.

https://accesscovidtests.org/

 

For up-to-date COVID-19 data, please refer to the following website

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home

 

 

Proof of vaccination is required for all NMSU system faculty, staff, and student employees

To upload vaccination card or exemption form, please click here now.nmsu.edu/medproctor/ Vaccine required for all students who are on campus

Vaccination for students who will be on campus for any reason is required as of July 1, 2022. We know that vaccination is one of our most effective tools for preventing serious illness and hospitalization due to COVID-19 infection, and in the absence of mandatory surveillance testing, this expanded vaccine requirement will help reduce the risk to our students, faculty and staff and help keep our students and our community as safe and healthy as possible.

All current students in the NMSU system who attend classes or activities in person are required to complete their primary vaccine series – meaning two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine – and upload their vaccination records by July 1, unless they request and are approved for an exemption or extension of that date. 

All new and transfer students in the NMSU system who attend classes or activities in person are required to complete their primary vaccine series and upload their vaccination records by Aug. 1, unless they request and are approved for an exemption or extension of that date. 

Students who do not submit their vaccination records or receive an exemption in time will be subject to disenrollment. Aggie Health and Wellness Center is a fast and convenient provider of the Pfizer vaccine in Las Cruces. To schedule a vaccine appointment, visit vaccinenm.org and select Aggie Health and Wellness Center as your location. For questions, call the AHWC pharmacy at 575-646-8302 and speak with a pharmacist.

Incoming new or transfer students must upload their COVID-19 vaccination records or an approved exemption at now.nmsu.edu/medproctor by August 1, 2022. Students who do not submit their COVID-19 vaccination records or receive an exemption will be subject to disenrollment. Detailed instructions for submitting an exemption request can be found under the FAQ section of our Med+Proctor instruction page.If you have already uploaded your vaccination proof or exemption documentation, no action is needed. Those records will carry over to the new system.

 

Documenting your compliance

New students and newly hired employees should use Med+Proctor to upload their COVID-19 vaccine documentation or exemption request at now.nmsu.edu/medproctor. Med+Proctor is integrated with the NMSU Banner single sign-on system and will provide the information directly to those monitoring compliance at NMSU. New employees must upload their COVID-19 vaccine documentation within 7 days of their employment start date. Employees and students who have already uploaded their documentation to VaxTrax do not need to resubmit.
 
For more details about how to use Med+Proctor, visit 
now.nmsu.edu/medproctor/instructions.html.

Human Resource Services will monitor employee vaccine compliance through Med+Proctor, and employees who do not provide appropriate documentation of vaccination or approved exemption within 7 days of hire will be subject to corrective action in accordance with the COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols, up to and including termination.

The Dean of Students Office will monitor student vaccine compliance for students through Med+Proctor. Those who do not provide appropriate documentation of vaccination will be subject to corrective action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Adjudication for violations of NMSU policy is done through the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards within the Department of Student Life. 

 

Approval for a medical or religious exemption

Medical and religious exemption requests for employees and students must be submitted through Med+Proctor. If you have already uploaded your vaccination proof or exemption documentation through VaxTrax, no action is needed. Those records will carry over to the new system.

 

New employees should now use Med+Proctor instead of VaxTrax

Newly hired employees should now also use Med+Proctor to upload their COVID-19 vaccine documentation or exemption request at now.nmsu.edu/medproctor. Med+Proctor is integrated with the NMSU Banner single sign-on system and will provide the information directly to those monitoring compliance at NMSU. New employees must upload their COVID-19 vaccine documentation within 7 days of their employment start date. Employees who have already uploaded their documentation to VaxTrax do not need to resubmit.
 
Log on at now.nmsu.edu/medproctor using your Aggie Access credentials – the same email address and password you use to access my.nmsu.edu. For more details about how to use Med+Proctor, visit now.nmsu.edu/medproctor/instructions.html.

 

Expectations for online, dual credit, and adult education students

Students enrolled exclusively in online courses are exempt from the vaccine, provided they do not live on campus and will not visit campus at any time to fulfill program requirements or participate in activities.

Only those dual-credit high school students who attend NMSU system courses, in person, in NMSU campus classrooms, are subject to NMSU's vaccine requirement for students. Early college high school students who do not attend courses in NMSU campus classrooms are not required to adhere to the vaccination and testing policy. They must follow their school district policy and adhere to the NMSU visitor commitment while on NMSU system campuses.

Adult education students who do not require a banner ID for credit enrollment are not required to adhere to the vaccination policy. They must adhere to the NMSU visitor commitment while on NMSU system campuses.

 

Vaccine resources

COVID-19 vaccines are available at no cost to employees and students through many sources in New Mexico and elsewhere. In Las Cruces, Aggie Health and Wellness Center offers free vaccine appointments, which can be scheduled by calling 575-646-1512. Local pharmacies and grocery stores across the state also offer the vaccine. Visit VaccineNM.org to schedule a vaccine appointment today.

 

Testing continues to be available at Doña Ana Community College East Mesa campus, 2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd.

Other testing sites across New Mexico, many of which offer testing at no cost, are listed on the New Mexico Department of Health site.

Masks remain an effective tool for reducing the risk of COVID-19, and we strongly encourage those who wish to wear a mask to continue to do so. While they are not required, masks are available for free in our classrooms, and anyone is welcome and encouraged to wear a mask in any setting.

COVID Vaccine and Testing

Vaccine

If you have not yet been vaccinated, you can register for the vaccine through the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH). Click the button below or HERE to register. Everyone 12 and older qualify for vaccination. NMSU offers vaccinations Monday – Friday at the Aggie Health and Wellness Center. Southern Doña Ana County vaccine and testing sites: HERE. State-wide vaccine events: Click Here (NMDOH).
Get Vaccinated

Testing

DACC's East Mesa campus is a COVID-19 testing location. For registration and information about testing at this location, please click on the button below. For a list of testing and vaccination sites in southern Doña Ana County please click HERE.
  1. Click on the "Get Tested" button. This will take you to Curative
  2. Click Get Tested Now.
  3. Allow Use My Location or enter zip code into the search bar.
  4. Select DACC from the list.
  5. Select a time slot and follow the remaining prompts to schedule your test.
Get Tested

Proof of Vaccination

Proof of vaccination can be uploaded to NMSU's VaxTrax portal. Users must be on campus or logged into the VPN to access the site. For help in uploading your vaccination card, please click HERE (PDF) or HERE for a Zoom Live Help Desk.
Upload Proof

Campus Information

Pláticas with the President

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