COVID-19 Information

Updates regarding COVID-19 
Altura Prep is closed beginning March 13th through the remainder of the academic year. This closure is part of the state-wide school closures required by Governor Lujan Grisham's office and the New Mexico Public Education Department. At this time, there have not been any cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) related to the Altura Preparatory School community. We ask that families be thoughtful regarding any travel and event attendance in the coming weeks. 

Resources and community messages are listed below, as well as list of FAQs specific to Altura Preparatory School. For general information about COVID-19, please refer to WHO, the CDC, and the New Mexico Department of Health. For specific medical questions and information, please contact your student’s primary care physician. If you have symptoms related to COVID-19, call the NMDOH Coronavirus Hotline at (855) 600-3453.

To help keep our community healthy, please stay home, per March 23rd Department of Health Instructions: 

DOH Guidelines- Stay at Home

Students will not be required to make up days at the end of the year as a result of the closure.

Self Isolation and Travel Guidelines:

We know many families may have had travel planned during Spring Break. It may seem tempting to add travel time to prior plans because of the closure. We ask that you review the below guidance prior to deciding to travel or keep travel plans.  

Click the image below to view the guidance in its' entirety. 

Governor's recommendations for self-isolation

Meals during Closure: 

Albuquerque Public Schools will be providing Grab and Go Meals at 89 school site across the city from 10a-1p daily. A list of sites can be found HERE

Other resources:

With the updated public health order that went into effect on Thursday, March 19, 2020, we know that there are going to be many families across the state who may be facing financial hardships.  Please share the following link with friends or family who may be seeking information or help with paying utility bills, cell phone and internet provider bills, or who may be seeking assistance with finding a job if they have been laid off as a result of the impact of COVID-19.

Information on Minimizing COVID-19 Spread:

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.


Handwashing Instructions


Resources from the Center for Disease Control: 

What to Do When Sick

How COVID-19 Spreads


New Mexico Department of Health:

Resources and Information