Breaking: NMSU lifts mask mandate on campus


Alana Hernandez

COVID-19 related signage on the NMSU campus, near the Aggie Health and Wellness Center

Today Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham just announced New Mexico will immediately lift the mask mandate across the state via Twitter. Gov. Lujan Grisham noted with the vaccines and boosters widely available, COVID-19 cases declining and COVID-19 hospitalizations dropping 37% it lead her to lift the mask mandate.

Just as soon as Gov. Lujan Grisham lifted the state-wide mask mandate; New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu also lifted the university mask mandate shortly after in an email to the NMSU community.

Chancellor Arvizu also mentioned that concession sales will resume once again for all NMSU sporting events. However, masks will still be required at the Aggie Health and Wellness Center and must be worn by food service campus providers on campus.

With the lifted mask mandate, Chancellor Arvizu still encourages everyone to wear a mask if they chose to and masks will still be provided on campus.

“The lifting of this mask requirement reinforces the need for our students and employees to be vaccinated and boosted, and we encourage those who have not yet become vaccinated to do so as soon as possible,” Chancellor Arvizu.

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