FMS Student tests Positive for COVID-19

Any student or employee known to have been in close contact with the student while on district property or during a district-sponsored event has been notified about their possible exposure. The district has also reported this positive case to the New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico Public Education Department, as required

From Farmington Municipal Schools

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

One Farmington Municipal Schools student tested positive for Covid-19.


The district was made aware of the positive test on October 6, 2020. The student had been in outdoor areas during a district- and NMAA-sanctioned activity. Any student or employee known to have been in close contact with the student while on district property or during a district-sponsored event has been notified about their possible exposure. The district has also reported this positive case to the New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico Public Education Department, as required.
Farmington Municipal Schools District continues to follow screening protocols outlined by the New Mexico Department of Health, the New Mexico Public Education Department and the Center for Disease Control. This includes wearing masks when required, temperature screening and a short set of questions regarding possible symptoms for anyone entering an FMS building or participating in activities or events.

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