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City of Albuquerque lays out reopening plan

Ryan Laughlin
Updated: May 14, 2020 05:16 PM
Created: May 14, 2020 03:13 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller laid out the city's strategy to reopening Thursday.

The phased approach coincides with the governor's public health order.

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“As we work to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, we’re beginning to re-open local government services and help businesses re-open in phase one,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Thanks to the continued efforts to flatten the curve in Albuquerque, we are ready to step up and begin some re-opening. Now our city is ready with a plan for how to reopen in a phased manner with COVID-safe practices.”

WEEK OF MAY 16th

  • Office buildings (City Hall, Plaza del Sol) will begin to re-open to more employees and to the public on a limited basis
  • Parks facilities
    • Shooting Range, Horsemen’s Complex, racquet sports facilities, Maloof Air Park, Open Space Visitor Center
  • Limited in-person services by appointment at the Small Business Office, Film Office, Solid Waste, Transit, Construction Permitting
  • Environmental Health in-person inspections and responsive enforcement expand

FIRST WEEK OF JUNE

  • Some outdoor cultural facilities with timed ticketing will open in June
    • Tingley Beach (free)
    • BioPark (zoo, aquarium, botanic gardens) outdoor spaces
  • Libraries and indoor cultural facilities

PHASES TWO AND THREE

  • Gradual expansion of capacity and openings, implementing lessons learned

Child, youth, and summer programs to open in the coming weeks during phase one with varying limitations in place include:

Community Center Programs Registration: www.play.cabq.gov

  • Lottery to take place May 11 – 20
  • Parents will be notified May 26 – May 29

Aquatics Programs Registration: www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation

  • Private lessons at West Mesa and Los Altos register June 1, programs begin June 15
  • Group swim lessons register June 15, programs begin July 6

Recreation Programs Registration: www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation

  • In-person for tennis lessons at Jerry Cline and Sierra Vista Tennis Centers when open
  • In-person for pickleball lessons at Manzano Mesa Pickleball Complex when open


Open Space programs Registration: www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation

  • Register for Summer Series hikes and events beginning May 15 by email and telephone

Cultural Programs Registration: www.cabq.gov/culturalservices

  • Register now for programs including Camp BioPark, Mayor’s Creative Youth Corps, Explora, and the Summer Reading Program


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