In response to recent orders issued by the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) and the Governor of New Mexico, Clovis Municipal Schools is implementing social distancing measures in an abundance of caution, to limit the spread of COVID-19. Although there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 in Clovis or Curry County, effective immediately Clovis Municipal Schools will operate on an instruction-only basis and will suspend all events, functions, and travel by staff and students.
These measures are being taken in keeping with an order issued today, March 12, by the New Mexico Department of Health, limiting gatherings of people.
As of this time, cancellations include:
• All district sponsored in-state or out-of-state travel and field trips for students and staff.
• All school sponsored events occurring at District facilities, including athletic and extracurricular activities.
• All community events occurring at District facilities.
• All school-related activities outside of classroom instruction.
• Volunteer assistance in our District.
Access to schools will also be limited and visitors including parents will not be permitted beyond the front office security area of buildings. Additional accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis if needed for parent meetings and/or scheduled appointments.
To reduce large gatherings of students, modified lunch schedules and menus are being created and will be put in effect beginning Monday, March 16. Communication of new menus will be sent to families in advance of the changes.
The DOH is requiring all employees, students, and families who have traveled out-of-state since February 27, to contact the DOH Coronavirus Hotline at 1-855-600-3453.
Additional resources and information can be found at:
CDC- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary
NMDOH- 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
The District is continuing to monitor the situation and is working closely with state and local officials. More information will be released as it becomes available.