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Updates on City Closures and Adjustments to Services

In continued response to the coronavirus outbreak in New Mexico, the City is continuing to adjust how services are delivered to help prevent the spread of the virus.

March 17, 2020

In continued response to the coronavirus outbreak in New Mexico, the City is continuing to adjust how services are delivered to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Below is a listing of new City closures and adjustments for this week:

Economic Development

  • The Small Business, Economic Development and Film Office are closed to the public for in person service but can be reached by calling 505-768-3270. Below is an update on meetings:
    • The next meeting of the Small Business Regulatory Commission is tentatively scheduled for May 5
    • The next Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board meeting is tentatively scheduled for April 23
    • Albuquerque Development Commission meeting on March 19 is canceled.

Facilities

  • Beginning Tuesday, March 17, senior, multigenerational, and 50+ Fitness Centers will be closed. 
    • The following centers will temporarily serve as lunch distribution sites between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., where individuals can pick up their meal outside the Center and take it home: Barelas Senior Center, Los Volcanes Senior Center, Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center, North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, North Valley Senior Center.
    • Meal Sites housed at Bernalillo County, Albuquerque Housing Authority, and Village of Tijeras are temporarily closed; those individuals are encouraged to visit one of the lunch distribution sites.
    • Home delivered meals will continue operate as normal.
    • Seniors 60+ interested in receiving meals from Senior Affairs should call 505-764-6400; priority service is for home bound seniors.
  • Solid Waste has limited public access to their buildings and is encouraging people to use the buzzer to request building access and to call and handle any business over the phone at 505-761-8100.

Transit

  • All ABQ RIDE routes that serve the Rail Runner will be closed due to the NM Rail Runner suspending service.
  • The ABQ Ride customer service lobby is closed, but purchases can still be made at the customer service windows.

Parks and Cultural Services

  • Fees at Elena Gallegos Open Space and Boca Negra Canyon will be waived beginning Tuesday, March 17.
  • Because all 18 branches of the Public Library are closed, the date for items that are due between Saturday, March 14 and Wednesday, April 15 has been extended to Wednesday, April 22. Holds that are 'Ready for Pickup' will continue to be held through the first week after the libraries reopen. Holds that are 'In Transit' will be processed after we reopen. Any library card that was due for a scheduled update during this period has been updated through May 1.

Office of the City Clerk

  • The City Clerk’s Office will be closed to the public but will continue to process requests to inspect public records that are received electronically. Inspection of Public Records requests that have already been processed will resume when the office is re-opened.
  • The Records Center will be closed.
  • The Office of Administrative Hearings will be scheduling hearings 30 to 45 days out.
  • The City Clerk’s office will still accept summonses, appeals, and subpoenas. They should be submitted electronically to: [email protected].

The City is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. At this time, all updates to City services are listed at: https://www.cabq.gov/news/coronavirus-impacts-on-city-services

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