The NM Department of Health will text a link with a one-time verification code to people with positive test results. The verification code will expire within 24 hours. When you complete the testing registration with the NM Department of Health and consent to receive texts, you should receive a text message within a few days. You may also receive a call from the NM Department of Health. We will ask you about your symptoms and who you have been near.
If you do not receive a text with your verification code within 48 hours of a positive result, please contact the NM Department of Health through email here.
If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home and away from other people for 10 days. Tell anyone you were near in the 48 hours before symptoms started that they may have been exposed. People with COVID-19 need to stay away from others for at least 10 days. People who have been near someone with COVID-19 but who don’t have symptoms should stay home and away from others for 10 days, regardless of test results. If you have been near someone with COVID-19, it can take up to 14 days to get sick with COVID-19.