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Posted: May 17, 2021

Masks Are Still Required at Schools

Employees and visitors to administrative offices may choose not to wear masks if they are fully vaccinated.

 Per the new CDC guidelines and the updated New Mexico Public Health order on mask wearing (face coverings). 


A message from Dr. Gabriella Blakey, Chief Operations Officer; Dr. Kristine Meurer, Executive Director — Student, Family, and Community Supports Division; Judith Edwards, Senior Director of Nursing Services

All staff, students, and visitors on Albuquerque Public Schools campuses must continue to wear face masks regardless of vaccination status.

APS employees who don't work in schools and are fully vaccinated (14 days after their last vaccine dose) may choose to go without a face mask. If an employee is not fully vaccinated, they must continue to wear a face mask while in public spaces including bathrooms, elevators, hallways and common spaces. While working alone in an office, individuals don't need to wear a face mask.

APS Offices 

Beginning June 1, Albuquerque Public Schools administrative offices will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All employees who work in administrative offices are expected to return to their worksite unless they have made other accommodations through Human Resources.  

Visitors to administrative offices are asked to follow state and federal guidelines on mask-wearing (those who aren't fully vaccinated need to wear masks; those who are fully vaccinated may choose not to wear masks).

Employees are asked to continue to meet virtually in groups until the state is fully open and all restrictions are lifted.