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Good evening Albuquerque, 

For all of us in the Duke City, the past few weeks are changing our lives. Like me, it may even be hard to recall what daily life was like just days ago.
 
Keeping people up to date with accurate information is essential during these times. We’ve held lots of briefings with the media and talked directly to fellow Albuquerque residents to answer questions about our response to coronavirus in our city. You can watch those briefings and other updates on our GovTV YouTube channel.
 
I am inspired daily by the outpouring of compassion in our community to help those most in need, and how we have risen to this fight with courage, resolve and determination.

I will continue to fight to keep you safe, while making sure that people are still receiving the necessary services that they need during this uncertain time. 

Stay strong, Albuquerque.

Your Mayor, 
Tim Keller

Below is a listing of new City closures and adjustments:
 
Citywide

  • All City buildings are closed to the public, as of 5 p.m., March 24. This includes City Hall. Signs will be posted instructing people how they can access the County Clerk’s office.
Transit
  • Beginning Saturday, March 28, all service will operate on a Saturday schedule for the foreseeable future.
  • ART service will suspend entirely on Saturday, March 28
City Clerk
  • All hearings are either postponed or will be held remotely.
Planning Department
  • Plaza del Sol will be closed to the public.
  • Permitting will continue via telephone, while inspections and field work will continue as normal.
  • A drop box will be set up for applicants to drop any paperwork. Staff will pick up and review submissions and then set a time for applicants to pick up any permits.
Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority
  • All walk-in payment locations are temporarily closed. Payments may be mailed or made online.
Parks & Recreation and Citywide Youth Programs
  • All Spring Break youth programs are canceled.
  • City golf courses are closed
  • All playgrounds in City parks are closed, although the parks themselves will remain open.
  • Maloof Air Park is closed.
  • Horsemen’s Complex is closed; however, owners must continue to care for their animals.
Other City Closures
State Enacts Stay-at-Home Instruction

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday announced additional restrictions to disrupt the spread of the COVID-19 virus in New Mexico and instructed New Mexicans to remain in their homes or places of residence except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare.

The order — to be issued by Secretary of Health Kathy Kunkel and effective 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 24 — closes all non-essential businesses, requiring 100 percent of the state’s non-essential workforce to work from home. As in other states that have enacted similar measures, there are exceptions pertaining to essential services for the preservation of health, safety and well-being.

To see all of the impacts of this instruction, click the button below.

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Mayor Keller Hosts Telephone Town Hall
City leaders to take questions about the local response to coronavirus from people across Albuquerque

Today, March 23 at 12:30 p.m., Mayor Tim Keller and City leaders held a telephone town hall to answer questions from people across Albuquerque who want to know more about the response to the coronavirus. This telephone town hall did not contain announcements of new information. If you'd like to participate in future telephone town halls, register at cabq.gov/townhall.

Register

Albuquerque Hospitals in Need of Blood Donations

Surge of patients, canceled blood drives have depleted blood supplies across New Mexico

As hospitals and health care providers across Albuquerque manage a surge of patients amid the coronavirus crisis, blood supplies have run critically low. Local hospitals are asking healthy individuals to donate blood to help replenish local supplies. More information on where to donate can be found by clicking the button below.

More Info

Residents in need of assistance can find resources below:

  • If you are displaying symptoms, contact the New Mexico Department of Health at 1-855-3453
  • Childcare, food, etc
  • If you are in an unsafe environment due to domestic violence, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • To get information on Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, visit https://www.albuquerqueaa.org/wondering-about-the-coronavirus-and-aa-meetings/ or contact 505-266-1900
  • The New Mexico Crisis and Access Line has counselors available 24/7 to speak at 855-662-7474.
  • The Department of Senior Affairs can be reached at 505-764-6400. A full list of resources available for seniors can found at https://www.cabq.gov/news/coronavirus-impacts-on-city-services
  • The Child Abuse Hotline can be reached at 505-841-6100.
  • For Adult Protective Services, contact 505-476-4912.
  • The Agora Center is available at 505-277-3013
More Resources
Be Sure to Follow Mayor Keller on social media!
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