SANTA FE, N.M. (WR) — New Mexico environmenal regulators have ordered employers to promptly report coronavirus circumstances to the state.

An emergency rule issued by the Environmental Division requires employers to report optimistic COIVD-19 circumstances to the division inside 4 hours of being notified of the case.

The division mentioned the emergency rule will stay in impact for as much as 120 days until a everlasting rule is adopted earlier than the top of the 120 days.

“By requiring employers to report optimistic circumstances in a well timed method, the state will be capable to extra quickly reply to workplaces, offering rapid steerage and help to employers and stopping the unfold of COVID-19 past the contaminated workers,” the division mentioned.

Nonetheless, the division mentioned that in additional than 280 situations, employers had been conscious of circumstances a minimum of three days earlier than the division realized of them, the Las Cruces Solar Information reported.

For most individuals, the brand new coronavirus causes gentle or reasonable signs, comparable to fever and cough that clear up in two to 3 weeks. For some, particularly older adults and other people with present well being issues, it might probably trigger extra extreme sickness, together with pneumonia and dying.