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Oct. 23, 2020 Community Hall Newsletter

This week, Mayor Tim Keller announced: Virtual Youth Halloween Costume Parade; Trunk-or-Treat at Balloon Fiesta Park; Job Training Albuquerque Helps 20 Companies; Feasibility Study for Multi-Purpose Soccer Stadium; Passage of FY21 Adjusted Budget; and Flu Shot Clinic Finder.

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Greetings Albuquerque,

As we have all seen in the last few weeks, states across the nation are experiencing spikes in COVID-19 cases. New Mexico’s positive cases are now the highest they’ve been since this all began. With this high spread rate, our businesses and working families are faced with even more challenges. We cannot let COVID fatigue derail our efforts to slow the spread.

As we recommit to keeping our community safe and healthy, there are two paths we must take, and they are both equally important. 

First, the City is helping to enforce the State’s public health order, especially in high occupancy places like big box stores and chain restaurants. We are also enforcing our City’s emergency order requiring grocery stores and other retailers to provide special hours with only 20% occupancy to seniors and other high-risk individuals. The City has also had thousands of educational interactions with businesses and individuals to keep compliance high throughout the city. Our Emergency Operations Center continues to track regional hospital capacity, PPE availability and other key measures. 

The second path is about taking personal responsibility in the interest of public health. That means making conscientious, informed decisions to protect yourself and the people you love. It  does not mean eliminating faith, family or friends from your life. By making informed choices to  do some things differently and reduce risks, we can each help protect our entire community. One thing this pandemic has shown us is just how truly connected we are to each other. 

Wear those masks, wash your hands frequently, avoid large gatherings, and stay home as much as possible. We are strong and resilient, and I know we will get through this as One Albuquerque.

-Mayor Tim Keller

This week, Mayor Tim Keller announced:

  • 2020 Virtual Youth Halloween Costume Parade and Trunk or Treat at Balloon Fiesta Park
  • Job Training Albuquerque Helps 20 Companies Develop More Skilled Workers
  • Keller Administration Initiates Feasibility Study for Multi-Purpose Soccer Stadium
  • Mayor Keller on Passage of FY21 Adjusted Budget
  • Flu Shot Clinic Finder