State of New Mexico Mandates Masks for Everyone in Elementary Schools

The New Mexico office of public education says everyone must wear a mask in elementary school buildings. The new rule issued yesterday says the rule applies to everyone including those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For those in high school the rule is less constraining and allows for those vaccinated not to wear a mask. Las Cruces PUblic Schools Superintendent Ralph Ramos welcomes the new rules saying they are “what’s best for kids’ safety as well as our staff.”