COVID-19 Dashboard for Santa Fe

Weekly Update for the Santa Fe Campus

Updated October 11, 2021

Level Green: Based on an overall assessment of decreasing numbers in both the state and county, along with the significant number of SJC students and employees who have received the vaccination, the Santa Fe campus has shifted into an overall green alert level.

Opening Considerations: Undergraduate classes will return to fully in-person only with a choice for online or in-person in our graduate program. All facilities and services will be accessible for on-and-off campus students and community members who follow all required campus protocals. Please read through the green dashboard explanation below for additional operations details.

Current Trends: Over the past 14 days the positivity rates and case counts have risen slightly for both the county and the state. The number of fully vaccinated individuals continues to rise daily.

Total Positive Residential Student Tests: 2

On March 10, this metric was retitled to reflect the total count of residential students who have tested positive, rather than a positivity rate.

On March 10, we removed the Campus Positivity Rate from our list of internal factors but will continue to report the total count of positive residential students.

Total Residential Student Tests: 1992

What Our Color Levels Mean

Our overall campus alert level above is marked by a color; this ranges from blue, the lowest alert level, to red, the most restrictive alert level. Each level has different reopening and operational considerations and outcomes. See below for a summary of each color’s likely outcomes for operations once we are in session.

State and County regulations and requirements

STATE: New Mexico has ended the tiered red-to-turquoise reopening matrix, which allowed for limited economic reopening by county; however, on August 20, 2021 the Governor implemented a statewide indoor mask mandate. The New Mexico Higher Education Department continues to encourage institutions with a mixed population of both people who are fully vaccinated and those who are not to continue the use of prevention strategies that will reduce spread.

Vaccine progress: The New Mexico Department of Health is currently reporting 80.7 percent of the state’s residents age 18+ having received their first shot and 71.3 percent having received both shots.

COUNTY: As of August 20, 2021 there is a statewide indoor mask mandate in place.

Vaccine progress: The New Mexico Department of Health is currently reporting 81.3 percent of the county of Santa Fe ages 18+ having completed the vaccination series.


Decision Input Operating Factor | Status
Number of SJC community cases 0
On-campus vaccination rate 93.8%
Number of on-campus isolation beds in use 0
State positivity rate 7.8%
County positivity rate 6.2%
State vaccination rate 71.3% ages 18+
County vaccination rate 81.3% ages 18+
National, state, and/or county regulations or guidance Statewide indoor mask mandate

Vaccination rates are reflective of the state population age 18 and above.


We use data from a number of sources for our internal and external indicators, including official information from the New Mexico Department of Health, results from our testing provider and internal measurements.

Overall alert levels are determined by careful weighing of all internal and external inputs, the recent trends of key indicators and regional, statewide and national data.