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Closures

Closures & Special Hours

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
Closed through April 3, 2020
Students will return April 6, 2020

The University of Texas at El Paso
Transition to online classes starting March 30, 2020
Spring break extended until March 29, 2020

El Paso Community College
Classes cancelled from March 23-29, 2020
Transition to online classes starting March 30, 2020
Spring break extended from March 16-22, 2020

Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso
Closed March 16, 2020
Transition to online classes starting March 23, 2020

EPISD Meal Sites at 22 Schools
Will serve free breakfast for students from March 23-27, 2020 from 8 - 9AM
Will serve free lunch Monday to Friday from 11AM - 1PM


Senior Centers & Daycares

All Senior Centers Are Closed
All meals for seniors will still be available beginning March 17, 2020
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 starting March 18, 2020

Libraries

All Libraries are closed until further notice.

Bookmobile and Passport
Suspended until further notice

Kid's board games 
Jose Cisneros Branch
March 16, 2020 | 1:00 PM

St. Patrick Day Event
Sergio Troncoso Branch
March 17, 2020 | 11:00 AM

Tween Craft 
Jose Cisneros Branch
March 17, 2020 | 4:00 PM

Crusader Chess Club 
Judge Marquez Branch
March 17, 2020 | 5:00 PM

Switch Games 
Jose Cisneros Branch
March 1, 20208 | 1:00 PM

Charades
Sergio Troncoso Branch
March 18, 2020 | 3:00 PM

Creative Building 
Dorris Van Doren Branch
March 18, 2020 | 3:30 PM

BabyLapSit Storytime: Shapes
Esperanza Moreno Branch
March 19, 2020 | 10:30 AM

Fairy Garden 
Jose Cisneros Branch
March 19, 2020 | 1:00 PM

Mad Scientist Lab
Richard Burges Branch
March 19, 2020 | 3:00 PM

Teen Hangout: Wreck this T-Shirt (Tie-Dye Style)
Dorris Van Doren Branch
March 19, 2020 | 4:30 PM

Teen Craft Program
Jose Cisneros Branch
March 19, 2020 | 4:30 PM

Family Chess Club
Jose Cisneros Branch
March 19, 2020 | 5:00 PM

Adult Coloring Hour
Judge Marquez Branch
March 20, 2020 | 1:00 PM

Friday movies
Jose Cisneros Branch
March 20, 2020 | 2:00 PM

Fun with Legos!
Sergio Troncoso Branch
March 20 | 3:30 PM

Tween Time Friday: Marshmallow Fun
Dorris Van Doren Branch
March 20, 2020 | 4:00 PM

Building Fun with Legos
Judge Marquez Branch
March 20, 2020 | 4:00 PM

Family game night
Jose Cisneros Branch
March 20, 2020 | 5:00 PM

Read and Ride
March 20, 2020

COHS Graduation
April 10, 2020

Poetry Contest Awards
April 18, 2020

Dia de los Niños
April 25, 2020

Library Weekly Programs

Chess
Tuesdays and Thursdays

Computer Classes
Wednesdays & Thursdays

RTR Storytimes
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

Teen Hangout
Tuesdays and/or Thursdays

Citizenship Classes
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

GED
Saturdays

Legos
Fridays

Library Special Programs

Lock-In
March 27, 2020

Movie Nights
Varies

Earth Day
Varies

Adult Coloring Hour
Varies

Easter Programming
Varies

STEAM Programs
Varies

Knitting/Crochet
Varies

Embossing
March 28

K-Pop Talk
Varies

Gardening Programs
Varies

Museum of History

Downtown Photography Walking Tour
El Paso Museum of History
March 12, 2020 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Faces & Places Lecture: Donde Estan? 
El Paso Museum of History
March 12, 2020 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Etchings by Steve Edwards- Exhibition Opening El Paso Museum of History
March 19, 2020 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Art as a Dream El Paso Museum of History
March 26, 2020 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Urban Photography Workshop El Paso Museum of History
March 28, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Farmer’s Market Orientation El Paso Museum of History
April 2, 2020 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Free Yoga At The Museum El Paso Museum of History
April 2, 2020 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture On The Border El Paso Museum of History
April 5, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Cultural Funding Program Orientations El Paso Museum of History
April 16, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM | 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Cultural Funding Program Orientations El Paso Museum of History
April 18, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Cultural Funding Program Orientations El Paso Museum of History
April 23, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Plaza Theater 90th Anniversary- Exhibition Opening El Paso Museum of History
April 23, 2020 | 5:30 AM – 8:00 PM 

Family Day: Changing Pass El Paso Museum of History
April 25, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Forum On Global Ideas- Census El Paso Museum of History
April 30, 2020 | 5:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Zoo

The El Paso Zoo is closed until further notice.

All of the following events have been suspended:

Eggstravaganza
April 11 and 12, 2020

Party for the Planet
April 25, 2020

All of the following events have been postponed:

Brew at the Zoo
April 18, 2020

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

Poppies Fest
El Paso Museum of Archaeology
Canceled until 2021
Museum and trails remain open regular hours to view poppies.

Cultural Funding Applicant Orientations
Scheduled orientations in April are postponed

Parks

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

All 11 Parks & Recreation Senior Centers
Closed until further notice

All 16 Recreation Centers
Remain open with regular hours
Classes are suspended until further notice

All 14 Aquatic Centers
Remain open with regular hours
Classes are suspended until further notice

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

The following tournaments and events have been suspended:

MLB Pitch Hit and Run & Junior Homerun Derby 
March 28, 2020

Senior Games Basketball
March 28 and 29, 2020

Angels 4 Autism Fast Pitch  Softball Tournament
April 3-5, 2020

Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Women’s State Basketball Tournament
April 17-19, 2020

Cinco De Mayo Fast Pitch Softball Tournament
May1-3, 2020

7 on 7 Football
May 9, 2020

Track and Field Competition
May 16, 2020

Environmental Services

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

All of the following events and activities have been suspended:

Great American Clean Up
March 28, 2020

Earth Day
April 18, 2020

Recycling Classes
Suspended until further notice

Nursing Home & Foster Home Inspections
Suspended until further notice

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

Inspections at the 5th Annual Tattoo Expo
Suspended until further notice, March 20-22, 2020

Community & Human Development

All of the following events and activities have been suspended:

Neighborhood Leadership Academy at EPWU
March 18, 2020

Census Kick Off Press Event
April 1, 2020

Census Family Festival 
April 1 and 4, 2020

All Community Development Week Events
April 13-18, 2020

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

Purchasing

All of the following events and activities have been suspended:

El Paso Purchasing Alliance – Partnership Meeting March 24, 2020

Winning Wednesday Training – Hispanic Chamber of Commerce April 29, 2020

CID Community Meetings

All of the following events and activities have been suspended:

Leo Cancellare Pool Rehabilitation 

March 11, 2020 | 6PM
Community Room Polly Harris Senior Center

Hawkins Boulevard Street Reconstruction Preconstruction Community Meeting 
March 16, 2020 | 6PM 
Sierra Machinery

Pavo Real Recreation Center Improvements 
March 16, 2020 | 6PM
Pavo Real Recreation Center

Dorris Van Doren Library Improvements 
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 6PM
Dorris Van Doren Library Improvements, 551 E Redd Road 

Chelsea Pocket Park Community Meeting 
March 18, 2020 | 6PM
El Paso Fire Department SHOC (Safety & Health Outreach Center)

Palmdale & Thorn Ridge NTMP Community meeting
March 23, 2020 | 6PM
Herrera Elementary-Cafeteria

Yvette NTMP Community meeting
March 30, 2020 | 6PM
Dowell Elementary-Cafeteria

Airways Grand Opening 
March 30th, 2020 | 7PM
Welch and Associates, GECU

Pierce NTMP Community Meeting 
April 1,, 2020  | 6PM
Cafeteria of Clendenin Elementary 

Saigon and Sam Snead NTMP Community Meeting 
April 2, 2020 | 6PM
Community Room at the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center 
10780 Pebble Hills Blvd

Yarbrough Roadway and Lighting Improvements S. of I-10 Preconstruction Community Meeting 
April 7, 2020 | 6PM
Cotton Patch Conference Room at MSC
 
George Dieter & Lee Trevino Improvements Preconstruction Community Meeting 
April 9, 2020 | 6PM
ESC Region 19 Head Start

Hastings NTMP Community Meeting 
April 15, 2020 | 5:30PM
El Paso Fire Department SHOC (Safety & Health Outreach Center)

Sports

The El Paso County Sports Commission Postponing all events indefinitely beginning March 15, 2020 at midnight. 

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 all play a minimum of 30 days

El Paso Chihuahuas Season delayed until further notice

Entertainment

Bon Appétit! – El Paso Opera
March 28 and 29, 2020
Suspended until further notice

El Paso Psychic FairMarch 21 and 22, 2020
Suspended until further notice

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
Closed for 3 weeks beginning March 16, 2020

El Paso County Coliseum
All events starting March 15, 2020 at midnight postponed indefinitely

TobyMac Concert
Don Haskins Center | March 27, 2020
Postponed until further notice 

Dwight Yoakam
Abraham Chavez Theatre | March 14, 2020
Postponed until further notice

915 BeerFest Postponed until further notice

UTEP Dinner Theatre, ‘Titanic’ 
 Rescheduled until July 10-26

17th Annual Sunland Derby and the Sunland Parks Oaks
Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino | March 22, 2020
Will happen but spectators will not be in attendance

Baby Shark Live! 
Abraham Chavez Theatre |  April 19, 2020
Postponed until further notice

14th Annual Poppies Fest  Postponed until further notice

Cirque du Soleil
Don Haskins Center | March 12-15, 2020
Postponed until further notice

Rage Against the Machine
Don Haskins Center |  March 26, 2020
Postponed until further notice

Fort Bliss Women's History Month Observance
Centennial Banquet and Conference Center | March 18, 2020

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 service are suspended until further notice.

All court hearings, sessions and jury duty at all bond office locations are suspended. 

The court will reschedule and notify residents who have scheduled trials, hearings or jury appearances by mail with a new time and date.

All hearings are set to resume May 8.

All Due Dates have been extended until May 18.

 Residents can pay citation(s) by: 

More information at El Paso Municipal Court at (915) 212-0215.

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 beginning March 16, 2020.
Visitor must be 18 years of age or older.

University Medical Center
Visitations reduced to 1 essential visitor beginning March 17, 2020.
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 starting March 15, 2020.
Visiting hours changed from 6AM - 8PM

Bars, Clubs, Restaurants, Etc.

All bars, lounges, taverns, arcades and private clubs
Closed starting March 17, 2020 at 8 PM for 2 weeks

Restaurants may remain open:
• All restaurants must limit the amount of people on their premises at one time to half of their designated seating maximum occupancy.
• Restaurants shall disinfect and sanitize commonly touched surfaces and non-food contact surfaces at least once every hour.
• Restaurants shall not allow parties of more than 6 people at one table.
• Make available and visible COVID-19 prevent print materials within the restaurant.

Travel

• Anyone traveling outside El Paso, Ciudad Juarez or Las Cruces must monitor their symptoms for 14 days. 
• All non-essential travel for City employees is suspended until further notice.
• UTEP has suspended all university-sponsored domestic and international travel.