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New Mexico extends virus reporting requirement for employers

New Mexico extends virus reporting requirement for employers

The Associated Press, Christina Rodriguez
Updated: December 04, 2020 04:00 PM
Created: December 04, 2020 12:02 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico employers must report all positive COVID-19 cases among their workers to state officials.

The Environment Department announced Friday that it adopted another emergency amendment to New Mexico's workplace safety laws to extend the disclosure requirement.

Under the provision, employers have to notify the state within four hours of learning about a positive case.

The department is seeking to make the requirement permanent through a formal rule-making effort.

A virtual public hearing is scheduled for Dec. 18. Details are provided below: 

  • Meeting link
  • Access code: 133 444 1276
  • Meeting password: ZjsZPmdT358
  • Phone access: 1-415-655-0001
  • Phone access code: 133 444 1276

New Mexico is dealing with a surge in coronavirus-related deaths, having marked a new record Thursday for the number of deaths reported in a single day.


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