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March 18, 2020 Coronavirus Updates and Resources

This week, Mayor Tim Keller announced: the declaration of a local public health emergency due to the novel coronavirus; supporting local businesses; ways for community to help; and ABQ RIDE helps students get to meal pickup sites free.

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Fellow Albuquerque residents,

Today, I declared a local public health emergency due to the novel coronavirus, joining dozens of states and local governments, including the City of Rio Rancho and Bernalillo County, to dedicate additional resources for our response to an outbreak that the World Health Organization has formally designated as a global pandemic.
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This emergency declaration allows the City to allocate funds for the coronavirus response and request additional resources from the state and federal government. This declaration does not:

  • Limit the sale or transfer of firearms
  • Prohibit the sale of liquor
  • Close streets
  • Declare a curfew

Yesterday, we convened a series of virtual meetings with public safety officials, business leaders and the Volunteers Advisory Board to discuss the impacts on this public health emergency on Albuquerque.

The best way to slow the spread of COVID-19 is to practice proactive social distancing. it is crucial that people avoid large gatherings, stay home if possible, and order food from restaurants to-go.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the flu, with fever, coughing, and trouble breathing. The City is urging those who believe they are experiencing symptoms to call the New Mexico Department of Health hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

The latest information on City facilities, programs and events will be continuously updated on our website.

We are a strong and resilient community and I know that we will get through this challenge together, as One Albuquerque.

-Mayor Tim Keller

This week, Mayor Tim Keller announced:

  • The Declaration of a Local Public Health Emergency Due to the Novel Coronavirus
  • Support Local Businesses to Ease the Impact of the Coronavirus Outbreaks
  • Ways for Community to Help During Coronavirus Response
  • ABQ RIDE Steps Up to Help Students Get to Meal Pickup Sites Free