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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.

The library has suspended all curbside service to include pick-up of materials as well as material returns. All facilities will stop providing in-person services to the public until further notice. The bookmobile and passport services remain suspended until further notice.

The library continues to provide online services and programs including downloadable books, music, video and TV. The Library continues to provide online programs through its Facebook account.

Information on library services is available at www.elpasolibrary.org.

Bookmobile and Passport
Suspended until further notice

Mi-Fi Hotspot Loan Program
People who don’t have internet at home may borrow a mobile hotspot from the library with an active library card. The hotspot devices have unlimited data and can be borrowed for up to 6 months. Visit the following link for details: http://www.elpasolibrary.org/connect/myfi-hotspots

Online Programming
The public library posts online content every week on its Facebook page. The posts consist of stories, tutorials, demos and other interesting programs. Visit their El Paso Public Library on Facebook for to access virtual programming.

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

City pools and recreation centers remain closed until further notice.

All 11 Senior Centers
Closed until further notice

All 16 Recreation Centers
Closed until further notice; however the recreation centers are open and serve as Wi-Fi Centers only.

Nations Tobin Center
Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open for permits, background checks, and ID only (no recreational activity)

Chalino Acosta Sport Center
Remains clised until further notice.

All 14 Aquatic Centers
Closed until further notice

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

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

Citizen Collection Stations Drop-Off Sites
The following two Citizen Collection Stations (CCS) closed until further notice, effective Nov. 4:

The closure will allow Environmental Services to focus its resources on essential services including operating the landfill and collection residential trash and recyclables. Customers may still visit the other three drop-off sites listed here:

Recycling Classes
Classes to enlighten new customers about the Curbside Recycling Program are now available online at www.elpasotexas.gov/esd.

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
Click here for the latest info.

El Paso Rhinos Click here for the latest info.

El Paso Locomotives Click here for the latest info.

El Paso Chihuahuas Click here for the latest info.

DETENTION FACILITIES

Downtown Detention Facility | Jail Annex Facility in El Paso County
Click here for the latest info.

MUNICIPAL COURT

El Paso Municipal Court remains closed for in-person transactions until further notice.

All hearings scheduled for court will automatically be reset and notices of a new court date will be mailed.

Contactless payments can still be made by using the following:

Contactless payments can still be made by using the following:

The Municipal Court will remain available by phone at (915)212-0215, via online chat at Municipal Courts website or email at defendants@elpasotexas.gov..

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

The Hospitals of Providence
University Medical Center
El Paso Children’s Hospital
Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare

TRAVEL

Openings

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

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 50 percent of the total occupancy of the retail establishment.

Shopping malls, to include food court dining areas, may operate at 50 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 50 percent of the total occupancy, and must abide by specific minimum health protocols. All restaurant dine-in services, to include outdoor service, such as on a patio or similar seating area, shall end at 9 PM, but restaurants may continue operation after 9 PM via take out and drive thru only.

Bar/Nightclub

All bars/nightclubs are to remind closed.

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 50 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.

Waterparks

Yes, Waterparks may operate at 50 percent capacity; and, any video arcade components must follow specific protocols. Waterparks owned and operated by the City of El Paso remain closed.

City Parks and Recreation Facilities

The City's parks are currently closed with the exception of trails, walking paths, and playground equipment for small children.

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

No. 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.

Only 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.

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.

However, City parks are currently closed with the exception of hiking trails and walking paths. Additionally, currently gatherings of groups greater than 10 individuals are not allowed.

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.

However, City parks are currently closed with the exception of hiking trails and walking paths. Additionally, currently gatherings of groups greater than 10 individuals are not allowed.

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, outdoor rodeos and equestrian events, but not larger events such as fairs, may operate at up to 50 percent capacity 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 may resume at 50 percent of the normal operating limits, but no spectators may attend.

However, City parks are currently closed with the exception of hiking trails and walking paths. The City facilities are not available for any public/private sporting events or gatherings of groups greater than 10 individuals.

Professional Sporting Events

Yes, professional sporting events may begin, but are limited to 50 percent of the normal operating limits and spectators are allowed but must comply 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. No spectators may attend.

However, City parks are currently closed with the exception of hiking trails and walking paths. The City facilities are not available for any public/private sporting events or gatherings of groups greater than 10 individuals.

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 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

No. Except for end of life, compassionate care or emergent situations, people may not visit nursing homes, assisted living centers/facilities, or 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.

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 Halloween or Thanksgiving

Any outdoor gathering in excess of 10 people is prohibited. 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.