Individual Guidance

Exposed Contact Guidance

The NM Department of Health recommends that unvaccinated exposed contacts quarantine for at least 10 days. Quarantine needs to be longer if there is someone in the home who is COVID-positive or has a weakened immune system. Exposed contacts who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine unless they experience COVID symptoms.

Check with the school nurse or administrator for guidance regarding the “Test to Stay” program.

The following chart shows the DOH’s recommended guidelines for quarantine and isolation:

More information and helpful resources can be found at or by calling the COVID-19 Hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

NMDOH Resources


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