New Mexico Resources
The AMTA-New Mexico Chapter extends our heartfelt sympathies to massage therapists and everyone in the state who has been displaced and otherwise affected by the wildfires. AMTA encourages those who wish to contribute to humanitarian efforts in the affected areas to do so directly through related agencies. If we are able to form a community outreach team, we will notify the membership on ways they can get involved. In the meantime, stay safe, New Mexicans!
The AMTA has put together a COVID-19 resource page on the national website. This includes additional links for financial assistance to massage therapists, reopening guidelines, CDC resources and state-specific executive orders and restrictions. To access the national AMTA resource page, click here.
The current public health orders and COVID-19 restrictions in New Mexico affect massage therapy license applications in the following ways:
- 2021 Renewals LMTs who renewed their licenses in 2021 have 6 months from the date the public health order is lifted to submit proof of CE hours and/or CPR/First Aid/AED certification.
- 2020 Renewals LMTs who renewed in 2020 and did not complete the required continuing education have 6 months from the date the public health order is lifted to submit proof of CE hours and/or CPR/First Aid/AED.
- Initial Licensees Massage Therapists who are applying for a license in New Mexico for the first time must meet current rule requirements to obtain licensure, including attending an in-person CPR/First Aid/AED course.
- The First Aid/CPR course may be either online or in person Proof of CE hours or CPR cards may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the NM Department of Health website for stats, plans, FAQ’s and more. This serves as a hub for information pertaining to the coronavirus and how it impacts life in New Mexico.
For more detailed numbers, visit the NMDOH dashboard, which shows historical stats and demographics. Also, you can use the map to see cases and/or tests by county or zip code.