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NMMI COVID-19 Updates

Dec 1, 2022

Spring 2023 Update

November 30, 2022


July 22, 2022

Fall 2022 Update

April 11, 2022

2022 April CARES ACT

April 10, 2022


March 11, 2022

Spring Break 2022 Update

July 20, 2022

Fall 2022 Covid Protocols Update

February 3, 2022

CARES Act Update

January 24, 2022

January Update

January 19, 2022

Spring Semester Update

January 10, 2022


January 6, 2022

Spring 2022 Update

Contact Information:

When the year began, each parent was provided a list of TLA and SLA numbers, by troop where you could contact and find out about the immediate outcome of your son or daughter: Commandant’s Staff page.

Other questions you might have such as financial, are listed in the NMMI Directory.


This dashboard will be refreshed as test results are reported. We conduct both surveillance and symptomatic testing.

Active Cases


Total number of NMMI cadets, faculty, and staff that have tested positive for COVID-19 and are still in the isolation period.

Cumulative Reported Positive Cases Spring 2023


Total number of NMMI cadets, faculty, and staff that have tested positive for COVID-19 since January 1, 2023. This reflects the results of surveillance testing and immediate isolation for all tested individuals until test results were reported.



Below are various documents with information for NMMI’s plan to re-open for the Spring 2023 semester:

Spring 2023 Update

NMMI Updates for COVID-19

Dec 1, 2022

Spring 2023 Update

November 30, 2022


July 22, 2022

Fall 2022 Update

April 10, 2022


February 24, 2022

Spring 2022 Covid Protocols Update

February 3, 2022

CARES Act Update

January 24, 2022

January Update

January 19, 2021

Spring Semester Update

January 10, 2022


January 6, 2021

Spring Update

December 3, 2021

Final Semester Update

October 5, 2021


September 21, 2021

MG Grizzle Update

September 3, 2021

MG Grizzle Update

August 25, 2021

Public Health Order – Vaccines

Public Health Order – Masks

August 14, 2021

MG Grizzle Update

July 30, 2021

Vaccination Opportunity

July 29, 2021

MG Grizzle Matriculation Reminder

July 23, 2021

Fall 2021 COVID Protocol V1_07232021

July 15, 2021

MG Grizzle Update

July 13, 2021

Fall 2021 Campus Plan and Protocols

NMDOH Health Order of 1 July 2021

Summary Letter for Fall 2021 COVID-19

July 10, 2021


June 16, 2021

MG Grizzle Update

May 10, 2021

CARES Act Update

May 6, 2021

MG Grizzle Update

April 23, 2021

MG Grizzle Update

April 9, 2021

MG Grizzle Update

March 24, 2021

Intercollegiate Sports COVID-Safe Practices

March 19, 2021

MG Grizzle Update

March 5, 2021

MG Grizzle Update

MG Grizzle Update – Fans at Sporting Events

February 3, 2021

MG Grizzle Update

January 11, 2021

New Semester Update – 1/11

November 19, 2020

Weekly Update – 11/19

November 13, 2020

Special Update

November 12, 2020

Weekly Update – 11/12

November 5, 2020

Weekly Update – 11/5

November 2, 2020

Daily Update – 11/2

October 31, 2020

Daily Update – 10/31

October 30, 2020


October 29, 2020

Daily Update – 10/29

October 28, 2020

Daily Update – 10/28

October 27, 2020

Daily Update – 10/27

October 26, 2020

Daily Update – 10/26

October 23, 2020

Daily Update – 10/23

October 22, 2020

Daily Update – 10/22

October 21, 2020

Daily Update – 10/21

October 20, 2020

Daily Update

October 19, 2020

Daily Update

October 17, 2020

NMMI Plan Moving Forward

October 15, 2020

Covid Update – 10/15

October 10, 2020

Covid Update – 10/10

September 4, 2020

REVISED – NMMI Fall 2020 Return to Campus Plan and Protocols

August 19, 2020

Updated CARES Act.

August 13, 2020

Updated CARES Act.

August 12, 2020

NMMI Fall 2020 Return to Campus Plan and Protocols Revision 08122020

July 30, 2020

MG Grizzle Weekly Update.

July 23, 2020

MG Grizzle Weekly Update.

NMMI Statement Regarding NM Government’s Orders.

July 17, 2020

NCAA Return-to-Sports Guidelines

July 16, 2020

Sodexo Re-Opening Plan.

Higher Education’s Re-Opening Plan.

July 15, 2020

***REVISED*** NMMI Re-Opening Plan.

Weekly Update from MG Grizzle.

July 2, 2020

NMMI Re-Opening Plan.

July 1, 2020

Weekly Update from MG Grizzle.

June 30, 2020

CARES Act Update.

June 24, 2020

Weekly Update from MG Grizzle.

June 16, 2020

Weekly Update from MG Grizzle.

June 10, 2020

Weekly Update from MG Grizzle.

June 5, 2020

Weekly Update from MG Grizzle.

June 2, 2020

Fall Term 2020 Press Release.

YouTube Live Link.

May 26, 2020


May 19, 2020

Week 8 Update from MG Grizzle.

May 13, 2020

Week 7 Update from MG Grizzle.

May 9, 2020


May 7, 2020

Week Six Update from MG Grizzle.

April 29, 2020

Week Five Update from MG Grizzle.

April 22, 2020

Week Four Update from MG Grizzle.

April 16, 2020

Week Three Update from MG Grizzle.

April 8, 2020

Click here to view the latest update.

March 25, 2020

Click here to view NMMI’s letter of guidance to the parents.

Click here to view NMMI’s letter to the Governor of NM.

March 24, 2020

Notice of NMMI Board of Regents meeting – 0830, 25 March, 2020; via teleconference.

Given the NM Governor’s health orders regarding non-essential business, social distancing and maximum group sizes of 5 due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NMMI governing board is convening the 25 March, 2020 meeting  via teleconference only; numbers are provided herein such that the public might attend.  Under the Board’s declaration of Open Meetings and in conformity with the NM Open Meetings Act, the board will convene an emergency meeting to consider the following:

The NMMI governing board, per the following agenda will consider only one matter upon approval of the agenda.  The continuance of NMMI operations for the remainder of the Spring term of 2020.

New Mexico Military Institute

Board of Regents

VIA Telecon Only

(605) 475-4000 and then 416844#

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Open Meeting 0830hrs (MST)

Emergency Action A G E N D A

Call to Order

Roll Call

ITEM 1 Approval of Agenda (Action- 2 min) Board

ITEM 2 Board Consideration to provid President/ Superintendent the authority to suspend the Corps for the remaining period from April 6 through end of 2020 spring term. (Action – 2 min) Board

ITEM 3 Superintendent Update (Information – 15 min)

MG Jerry Grizzle

ITEM 4 Message from the Board/ Committee Reports (Information – 15 min)

ITEM 5 Adjourn.

March 23, 2020

Stay at Home Order

In compliance with the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order announced today, NMMI will cease all operations that are conducted from the Campus.  There will be “essential” personnel identified and they will continue to function on an as needed basis.  Please consult with your Supervisor to know if your position will be designated as essential.

Online education will continue.  Technical support will occur from their home unless there is an absolute need to come to the campus to correct any problems.

The Commandant’s Staff will continue to care for the Cadets on campus.  We are making every effort to get them transportation home.  It is our responsibility to house and feed them until we arrange for their return home or find other suitable accommodations.

Facilities will maintain the watch over the buildings to insure we do not have an undetected leak or loss of power.

The golf course will shut down at the end of today’s business.

Our Athletic Department and our International Student Coordinator (Christina Starke) will work with any athlete or international student not currently on campus due to spring break or the three week closure order, to assist them in making arrangements to return to their home of record.

This order takes affect at 8:00am Tuesday, March 24th and is in place until April 10, 2020.

Once again, I ask that you not rely on any information that does not come from my office.  I am in constant contact with the Governor’s office and will immediately relay any new or changing information to you.

MG Jerry Grizzle, (USA Retired), PhD


March 22, 2020

In case you missed the live Q&A on 3-21-20, you can replay the YouTube broadcast here to find out more about NMMI’s COVID-19 response plan.

March 20, 2020

As we prepare for the return of some cadets to NMMI’s campus on Sunday, we are hosting a live Q&A about NMMI’s COVID-19 planning and measures that align with the New Mexico Department of Health and State of NM governor’s orders. 

Join us tomorrow, Saturday March 21, 2020 at 3PM MT (5PM ET) for a YouTube Live event with Superintendent Maj General Grizzle, PhD, Commandant LTC Jon Graff, USA (Retired), CFO & HR Director Col Judy Scharmer and Vice Dean Col George Brick. These NMMI Administrators will be on hand to answer any procedural questions related to our COVID-19 response plan. You can email questions in advance to west@nmmi.edu or you can post them live during the event in the YouTube chat.

To join the event, visit our social media at the time of the event or click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVfZqHtbW10.

We welcome parents, cadets, faculty and staff and alumni to join us.

MG Jerry Grizzle, (USA Retired), PhD


New Mexico Military Institute

March 18, 2020

Cadets and Families,

We are all experiencing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.  Among the many recommendations and health orders, NMMI has taken careful consideration of our cadets who would return to NMMI post Spring Break.  Our primary advise is that you not travel at this time to return to NMMI.  If you need to return, we have prepared for a limited number starting this Saturday with the first meal to be SRC (Supper Roll Call) on Sunday (22 March).  When you return you will be screened for your general health condition regarding a fever, cough or other illness.  The NMMI infirmary staff will be on Post to aid you.  If you are returning to Post from outside New Mexico, you will be asked to socially isolate yourself in your room for up to 14 days.  If your roommate also returns, we will likely move one of you to another room for the 14-day period.  Meals will be provided in a modified form to mitigate the risk of contracting the COVID-19.  NMMI will be hosting on-line courses for our cadets at least through the 6th of April, but we may be required to provide on-line courses for a longer period.  Again, the best advise we can provide you to consider at this time is to stay in place where you are and attend your NMMI courses on-line.

Instructions from the infirmary staff:


  • ​It is critical that those who DO have symptoms of COVID-19 do NOT enter medical facilities without first contacting them, especially emergency departments.

We will keep the front doors to Marshall Hall closed and screen everyone at the front door, if a cadet is displaying flu like symptoms, the nurse will need time to gown up, glove up and mask up.

  • ​There is no specific treatment for COVID-19 and most cases will resolve on their own. In fact, 80% of cases are mild. Unless you have serious, emergent symptoms, you should not enter emergency departments. Entering medical facilities unnecessarily puts others at risk, increasing the potential to both infect others in the facility who would be more susceptible and reduce the facility’s ability to care for other patients.
  • ​Reasons to seek emergency attention with COVID-19 are no different than reasons for going to an emergency department for other medical conditions: if you are having trouble breathing or significant shortness of breath, please seek medical attention.


  • ​In order to mitigate the widespread community transmission of COVID-19, the New Mexico Department of Health asks all persons traveling into New Mexico from outside the state to self-isolate for 14 days and monitor themselves for any symptoms. If the individual has or develops any respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) or fever, they need to call 855-600-3453 and press option 2.
    • ​The infirmary is prepared to treat mild symptoms of COVID-19.  If we suspect COVID-19, the infirmary will be responsible for calling the hotline.

Continue to keep practicing good hygiene over the break.  Wash your hands often, and avoid touching your face.

Stay healthy,

LTC Graff

March 13, 2020

New Mexico Military Institute’s Coronavirus Guidance

Acting from an abundance of caution due to the significant changes and challenges regarding the health risks associated with COVID-19, New Mexico Military Institute will begin our scheduled spring break from Monday March 16, 2020 through Sunday, March 22, 2020.  In addition, classes will be taught through alternative means or on-line instruction for two weeks beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. All classroom instruction is expected to resume on Monday, April 6, 2020.  These measures are in keeping with the Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s decision to close New Mexico public schools for the same time period. Officials at New Mexico Military Institute will continue to monitor the situation.

Cadets should remain in contact with the Commandant’s Office for instructions on returning to the Institute and reporting of travel. Staff and faculty should maintain contact with their supervisors for the latest information regarding their work status. During this period you should refer to the CDC and NM DOHs web sites for the most current guidance regarding protecting yourself from the virus.

NMMI officials continue planning for delivering classroom learning via the Internet. Cadets have been instructed to take all books and their computers with them as they depart for this extended Spring Break. Cadets and parents should check the NMMI website regularly for updates.

New Mexico Military Institute will be temporarily closed to visitors beginning Friday evening until further notice.

March 12th, 2020

NMMI Update for March 28th Open House

Given the current status of the COVID-19 and with an abundance of concern and caution for our visitor’s health and well-being, NMMI…For precautionary purposes, will be cancelling the Open House scheduled on March 28, 2020. We apologize for any inconveniences that this may have caused. NMMI takes the safety and security of all our cadets with the utmost seriousness. We do still plan on having the April 25, 2020 Open House and hope to see everyone there.

For any further questions about re-scheduling or the admissions process please feel free to contact us at 575-622-6250 or toll-free 1-800-421-5376. We can also be reached via email at admissions@nmmi.edu.

March 11th, 2020

Click HERE for an update from NMMI regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).