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Environmental Services
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Purchasing Department
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Detention Facilities
Municipal Courts
Utilities
Hospitals
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SPECIAL HOURS FOR SENIORS

Grocery Stores

The following stores offer special hours for senior citizens:

Albertsons
Tuesdays & Thursdays
7AM - 9AM

Target
Wednesday
First hour of shopping every

Walmart
Tuesdays
One hour before store opens

Vista Supermarket
Every morning
6:30 AM - 7AM

Dollar General
Every morning
First hour of operations

Whole Foods
Every day
One hour before store opens

SCHOOLS

All Elementary, Middle Schools & High Schools for the remainder of the school year:

The University of Texas at El Paso
Click here to learn more about UTEP's response to COVID-19

El Paso Community College
Click here to learn more about EPCC's response to COVID-19

Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso
Click here to learn more about Tech's response to COVID-19


SENIOR CENTERS & DAYCARES

All Senior Centers Are Closed
South El Paso Senior kitchen will be operational only for the County Nutrition Program who prepare the congregate and home delivered meals.

City Daycares and Pre Schools
Closed until further notice.

LIBRARIES

All Libraries are closed until further notice.

Bookmobile and Passport
Suspended until further notice

EL PASO ZOO

The El Paso Zoo is closed until further notice.

MCAD

All Museums are closed until further notice.

All lectures, camps, workshops, classes and receptions at the El Paso Museum of Art,  the El Paso Museum of Archaeology and the El Paso Museum of History will be canceled until further notice.

Digital Wall
Closed until further notice.

Saturday Downtown Art & Farmers Market
Suspended operations until further notice

Cultural Funding Applicant Orientations
Scheduled orientations are postponed

PARKS AND RECREATION

All Parks, City pools and recreation centers are closed until further notice.

All 11 Parks & Recreation Senior Centers
Closed until further notice

All 16 Recreation Centers
Closed until further notice

All 14 Aquatic Centers
Closed until further notice

City-Run Youth & Adults Sport Programs
Suspended until further notice

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

All 5 CCS Drop-Off Sites
Remain open with regular hours

Recycling Classes
Suspended until further notice

Nursing Home & Foster Home Inspections
Suspended until further notice

COMMUNITY & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Health Fairs, Career Days & Other Speaking Engagements
Suspended until further notice

Neighborhood Coalition and Neighborhood Associations Meetings
We are encouraging to conduct virtual meetings until further notice

PURCHASING

All events and activities have been suspended; however, all bidding opening are streamed online.

SPORTS

The El Paso County Sports Commission All events are postponed indefinitely.

Sportspark and Ascarate Park
All activities and events suspended until further notice
All youth and adult sports programs to include sports tournaments are suspended.

El Paso Rhinos Remainder of 2019-2020 season suspended

2020 MLB Pitch Hit & Run and Jr. Home Run Derby Competitions Suspended until further notice

El Paso Community College Athletic Competition Suspended until further notice

UIL Basketball Tournament Suspended until further notice

C-USA Sports Competitions Suspended until further notice

El Paso Locomotives Suspended until further notice

El Paso Chihuahuas Season delayed until further notice

DETENTION FACILITIES

Downtown Detention Facility | Jail Annex Facility in El Paso County
On-site visitation for inmates housed at has been suspended until further notices.

MUNICIPAL COURT

In-person court services and hearings are to resume Monday, June 1. 

Due to safety concerns relating to the COVID-19 pandemic only the defendant will be allowed on the premises. People with disabilities and juveniles may be accompanied by a legal guardian or caregiver.  

Face coverings are required for entry into Municipal Court facilities. Temperature checks will be conducted at both 810 E. Overland and 9600 Dyer before entry into the Courthouses. 

Residents can pay citation(s):

 For more information call (915) 212-0215 or visit the Municipal Courts website.

UTILITIES

El Paso Electric
Will continue normal business hours.
Suspended service disconnections for non-payments.

El Paso Water
Suspended service disconnections for non-payments.

HOSPITALS

Currently no visitors allowed.

The Hospitals of Providence
Visitations are limited to one visitor per patient at a time.
Visitor must be 18 years of age or older.

University Medical Center
Visitations reduced to 1 essential visitor.
Visitor must be 18 years of age or older.
Waiting in the lobby is suspended until further notice.

El Paso Children’s Hospital
Anyone younger than 18 years of age is not allowed in the facility.
Number of visitors limited to 1 person per room.

Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare
Visitors will be screened and restricted at entrance.
Visiting hours changed from 6AM - 8PM

TRAVEL

Openings

With limited exceptions, all business in Texas may operate at 50 percent capacity, and with minimum standard health protocols for businesses and patrons.

Visit https://open.texas.gov/ for specific information before you head out to patronize re-opened businesses or services.

Grocery store, Market, Corner Store, Food Bank, etc.

Yes.

Retail Services

Yes, services may be provided through pick-up, delivery by mail, or delivery to the customer's doorstep. In-store retail services may be provided if operated at up to 75 percent of the total occupancy of the retail establishment.

Shopping malls, to include food court dining areas, may operate at 75 percent of the total listed capacity; however, play areas must remain closed. Video arcades may operate at 50 percent capacity, and must follow the minimum health protocols here.

Restaurants

Yes, restaurants may operate at up to 75 percent of the total occupancy, and must abide by specific minimum health protocols.

Bar/Nightclub

May operate as curbside pick-up, drive through or delivery as allowed by the TABC.

Movie Theatre

Yes, movie theaters may operate at up to 50 percent of the total occupancy, and must abide by specific minimum health protocols.

Hair Salon, Beauty Salon, Barbershop, Nail Salon, Tanning Salon

Yes, these personal care facilities are able to open with conditions. Work-stations must be 6 feet apart, and social-distancing, hygiene and face-covering behaviors must be followed.

Massage, Personal Care and Other Beauty Services

Yes, massage establishments, other licensed massage therapists, personal-care and beauty services, such as tattoo studios, piercing studios, hair removal services, and hair loss treatment and growth services may operate maintaining 6 feet between stations, in compliance with applicable law, and must comply with minimum Health Protocols.

Dental Care Providers, Eye Care Providers

Medical providers shall abide by health protocols enacted by their relevant licensing agencies.

Gyms

Yes, gyms are able to open with a 75 percent capacity; and facilities must abide by minimum standard health protocols, to include ensuring spacing in showers and locker room facilities by, for example, closing off certain lockers or showers.

Gyms must require all individuals inside of the business establishment to wear a face covering at all times.

For information specifically related to school gymnasiums and facilities, please see the Texas Education Agency’s Guidance.

Pools

Yes, indoor and outdoor pools may open at 50 percent capacity. Pools owned and operated by the City of El Paso remain closed.

City Parks and Recreation Facilities

The City's parks are open including playground areas and fitness equipment.

Hiking and walking trails across the City are open. Visitors are required to keep six feet apart from others not within their household, not congregate with people who are not from their household, to use face coverings, maintain 6-feet distancing, and urged not use trails if they or anyone in their household is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms View a complete list of walking paths.

The City is developing a plan to reopen the various Senior Centers, Recreational Facilities, Splash Parks/Pads, Zoo and Botanical Gardens which were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

City of El Paso Museums

The City is developing a plan to reopen various City Museums which were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

State Park Trails

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reopened portions of Franklin Mountains State Park for limited day use.

OOnly 300 people will be allowed each day. No groups larger than ten (except those in the same family or household). Face coverings are strongly encouraged while in the park.

People may also visit Hueco Tanks State park following minimum health guidelines.

Visitors must purchase day passes prior to arrival through the Reservation System at www.texasstateparks.org or by calling Customer Service at 512-389-8900.

Places of Worship, Church

Yes, and must follow minimum standard health protocols.

Childcare Facilities and Services

Yes, childcare services, may operate under licensing and state law requirements and must comply with minimum Health Protocols.

Driver Education Programs

Yes, driver education programs may operate under licensing and state law requirements and must comply with minimum Health Protocols.

Motorsports Events

Yes, motorsports events may operate at up to 50 percent capacity and must comply with minimum Health Protocols.

Youth Clubs

Yes, youth clubs such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, TOP Teens, FFA and Girl Inc. may hold meetings and must comply with minimum Health Protocols.

Youth Camps

Yes, youth camps, including those defined in Chapter 141 of the Texas Health and Safety Code and summer camps and daytime and overnight camps for youth may operate and must comply with minimum Health Protocols.

The City reopened parks on June 8, 2020. The City is developing a plan to reopen various additional Parks and Recreational Facilities which are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bowling Alleys, Bingo Halls, Simulcast Racing, Skating Rinks

Yes, bowling alleys, bingo halls, simulcast racing and skating rinks may operate at up to 50 percent the total listed occupancy and must comply with minimum Health Protocols.

Rodeos, Equestrian Events

Yes, rodeos and equestrian events, but not larger events such as fairs, may operate at up to 50 percent the total listed occupancy and must comply with minimum Health Protocols.

Drive-In Concerts

Yes, drive-in concerts, under guidelines that facilitate appropriate distancing and require spectators to remain in their vehicles, and minimize in-person contact between people not from the same household or vehicle.

Amateur Sporting Events

Yes, amateur sporting events, but no access to the public and all participants have tested negative for COVID-19 prior to the event with ongoing testing and health checks.

Professional Sporting Events

Yes, professional sporting events may begin, provided the league first submits a plan to the DSHS, limits spectator occupancy to 50 percent, and complies with minimum Health Protocols.

Youth & Adult Sports Programs

Yes, youth and adult sports programs may begin practices, games and similar competitions may also begin and must comply with minimum Health Protocols.

Vet or Pet Hospital

Yes, you may obtain health services for pets.

Pet groomers for everyone, not just veterinarian issues

Yes, non-health related service is a permitted. It must follow the Governor's guidelines for reopened services.

Dog Boarding/Daycare:

Yes, but it must follow the Governor's guidelines for reopened services.

Animal Shelters

The City Animal Shelter remains closed to walk-in traffic, but they are operating through curb-side service.

Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Centers/Facilities, Long-Term Care Facilities

Yes, unless as determined through guidance from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). These facilities should follow infection control policies and practices set forth by HHSC.

Senior Centers, Recreation Centers operated by the City

Senior Centers and Recreation Center operated by the City remain closed; however the City is developing a plan to re-open facilities closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Laundromat, Dry Cleaning Service

Yes.

Funeral Services, Funeral Homes

Yes, however must follow minimum standard health protocols.

Outdoor Markets (Flea, Farmers, etc.)

Yes, outdoor markets are authorized to open with no more than 10 participants and must comply with minimum Health Protocols. Any Market that anticipates more than 10 people must first obtain approval from the Mayor prior to operation.

Indoor Amusements (Laser Tag/Paint Ball/Indoor Playground)

Indoor amusements may reopen at 50 percent capacity and must follow the minimum Health Protocols found here.

Amusement Parks

Yes, amusement parks may re-open at 50 percent capacity, and visitors must follow minimum standard health protocols.

Outdoor Events, such as Fourth of July Celebrations

Any outdoor gathering (that does not meet an exception) in excess of 10 people is prohibited unless prior approval of the Mayor is obtained. Please review The City of El Paso Health Authority Orders for Outdoor Mass Gatherings found in the Health Orders tab for additional information.

Individuals who gather in groups of 10 or fewer, must remain 6 feet apart from individuals not from their household, must wear face coverings, and must follow Minimum Standard Health Protocols.

Rafting or tubing

People shall not use commercial rafting or tubing services, including rental of rafts or tubes and transportation of people for the purpose of rafting or tubing.

El Paso Libraries

The El Paso Public Libraries offers curbside services at seven (7) library branch locations.

Contactless service at the following locations will allow customers to pick up reserved materials. Materials must be reserved ahead of time by visiting the library’s online catalog at

Richard Burges Library
9600 Dyer
(915) 212-0317
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday and Thursday

Esperanza Moreno Library
12480 Pebble Hills
(915) 212-0442
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday

Dorris Van Doren Library
551 E. Redd Rd.
(915) 212-0440
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday
Mobile curbside service via the Bookmobile will be available at additional locations throughout the City. This service will also be contactless and no one will be allowed on the bookmobile. Materials must be reserved ahead of time by calling the Bookmobile at (915) 259-7352 or online at www.elpasolibrary.org.

Armijo Library
620 E. 7th St.
2 to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays
Clardy Fox Library
5515 Robert Alva Ave.
2 to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays
Sergio Troncoso Library
9321 Alameda
2 to 7 p.m.; Thursdays
Judge Marquez Library
610 N. Yarbrough
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturdays
Borrowed materials can be returned at four (4) library locations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday.

Richard Burges Library
9600 Dyer
(915) 212-0317
Main Library
501 N. Oregon
(915) 212-7323

Esperanza Moreno Library
12480 Pebble Hills
(915) 212-0442
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday

Dorris Van Doren Library
551 E. Redd Rd.
(915) 212-0440
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday
Curbside service will vary slightly at each library branch so visitors are encouraged to follow the posted signage. All wait times for holds may be longer than usual. The library will quarantine and clean all materials for 96 hours (4 days) before they are re-shelved and available for checkout. In addition, any fines due to the library can be paid online. For more information on the El Paso Public Library curbside service, call the numbers listed above or visit www.elpasolibrary.org.