Instructions for Self-Prepared Reimbursement Request

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As a New Mexico public district or charter, you are eligible to use your own accounting system to request reimbursements through this program. The reimbursements should look identical to the RfRs you submit in OBMS for other federal funds. The New Mexico Public Education Department, however, will not be issuing the funds for this grant. Please do not submit any … Read More

All NM Public Districts Participating in Program

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The New Mexico Schools COVID-19 Testing Program marked a milestone today: all 89 PED districts have now registered through the site to receive no cost rapid antigen test kits, full-service testing, training, and direct funding. Public districts have been allocated more than $14 million to support their COVID-19 prevention, mitigation, and support programs.

New Rapid Antigen Test Option Available

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As circumstances change quickly in the COVID-19 landscape, there have been significant delays in the Abbott BinaxNOW supply chain.┬áTo support schools with as many testing options as possible, we have added a new option to the School-Administered Rapid Antigen Program Option: the BD Veritor Plus System. This new rapid antigen PoC testing system will report results just as quickly as … Read More

Weekly Update – December 8, 2021

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Read this week’s update from the New Mexico Schools COVID-19 Testing Program. Weekly Update – December 8, 2021

Weekly Update – December 1, 2021

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Read this week’s update from the New Mexico Schools COVID-19 Testing Program. Download the Weekly Update – December 1, 2021

New Mexico Schools COVID-19 Testing Program Supports Test to Stay

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Schools participating in Test to Stay (modified quarantine) may use any of the New Mexico Schools Testing Options to support your program. Tests are provided at no cost to schools and funding through the grant opportunity may be utilized to hire support staff, pay stipends to existing staff, and any other expenses related to COVID-19 prevention, mitigation, and response. The … Read More

Test Together, Learn Together Branding Finalized

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The New Mexico Schools COVID-19 Testing Program has finalized the logo and branding for our statewide parent-facing campaign: “Test Together, Learn Together.” This effort will encourage parents to opt in to COVID-19 testing, highlighting the benefits of keeping students in the classroom. Resources and assets will be available soon on the “Parent Communication Toolkit” page of the website.

COVID-19 Testing Program Administrator Offers Daily Office Hours

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To provide schools and districts with easy access to staff to answer any questions they may have about the COVID-19 in the schools program, funded by a federal grant from the CDC, to provide services and funding to New Mexico public school districts, public charters, nonpublic, Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and tribally-controlled schools to support their COVID-19 testing and … Read More

Award letter released to New Mexico public school districts, public charters, nonpublic, Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and tribally-controlled schools

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All schools who have registered for direct funding through www.nmschoolscovidtesting.com have received a letter from the NM Department of Health and the NM Public Education Department notifying them of the financial award amount granted to them the federal grant from the CDC to provide access to funding for their COVID-19 testing and screening program. This program is made possible through … Read More

Covid-19 Testing Program Kicks Off

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The first on-site student COVID-19 testing through the NM Schools COVID-19 Testing Program began today in Las Cruces at Raices del Saber Xinachtli Community School. Additional sites will open at Albuquerque Public Schools and Rio Rancho Public Schools. Drive-through testing is already provided at Santa Fe Public Schools.