NM Health Hotline: 1-855-600-3453
Rapid Response Central Intake Number: 1-833-866-3272
NMKids Resource and Referral: 1-800-691-9067

ECECD Updated Rapid Response Process

Child care programs with a positive COVID case (or close contact) should call toll-free the Rapid Response Central Intake Line at 1-833-866-3272. Click here for Rapid Response information.

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration and Free Testing for Early Childhood Professionals


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COVID-19 Vaccine Registration

For up-to-date COVID-19 Vaccine registration information, please visit cv.nmhealth.org.
To visit the NM Covid Vaccination Dashboard, please visit vaccinenm.org
To learn how to set up your own vaccination event for 25 or more people, please visit vaccinenm.org/

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Testing Requirements

Per updated ECECD Health And Safety Requirements for New Mexico Child Care Facilities and Early Childhood Care Professionals, effective Tuesday, June 1, 2021:

  • Fully vaccinated staff and practicum students do not need to be tested for COVID-19 unless they are involved in a rapid response situation.
  • Non-vaccinated staff testing requirements reduced to once every two months.

The complete and most up to date requirements can be found at: nmececd.org.
Please ask your staff to make appointments for on-site testing via the Department of Health Registration Application Portal. Please include the name of the child care facility when registering. If your organization has multiple sites, please provide the address of the facility where you work. In the case of a Rapid Response to a positive case, staff, parents and other caregivers, who were a close contact, will use the same portal to register for testing. Additionally, please ask them to include the name of the child care facility when they register.

State Superintendent of Insurance Hotline for COVID Insurance

Phone Number: 1-833-415-0566

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Health and Safety Resources

Including Child Care Safety Plan and Response Resources for Positive COVID-19 Cases

Rapid Response Central Intake Number: 1-833-866-3272

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