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NMED: Employers must continue reporting COVID cases

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Employers will still be required to report positive COVID-19 cases among employees to the state, after the New Mexico Environment Department adopted a second emergency amendment this week.

The new amendment renews the original emergency amendment, which expired before a permanent rule was adopted, according to a news release from NMED.

The new amendment went into effect Thursday, and will remain in effect for up to 120 days unless the Environmental Improvement Board adopts a permanent rule prior to the end of the window. NMED is working to help develop a rule that would permanently maintain the reporting requirement, according to the release.

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