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Special Senior Hours
Schools
Senior Centers & Daycares
Libraries
El Paso Zoo
MCAD
Parks and Recreation
Environmental Services
Community & Human Development
Purchasing Department
Sports
Detention Facilities
Municipal Courts
Utilities
Hospitals
Travel

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

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

Yes, these are open.

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 25 percent of the total occupancy of the retail establishment.

Restaurants

Yes, restaurants may operate at up to 25 % of the total occupancy, and must abide by specific minimum health protocols.

Beginning Friday, May 29, 2020, restaurants may operate at up to 50% occupancy and must comply with minimum Health Protocols in the amended local directives dated May 21, 2020 (Exhibit H)

Bar/Nightclub

People shall not visit bars or similar establishments that hold a permit from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) and are not restaurants as defined above in paragraph number 6; provided, however, that the use by such bars or similar establishments of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options for food and drinks is allowed to the extent authorized by TABC.

Movie Theatre

Yes, movie theaters may operate at up to 25 % of the total occupancy, and must abide by specific minimum health protocols.

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

Yes, as of May 8, 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

Beginning Friday, May 29, 2020, 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 in the amended local directives dated May 21, 2020 (Exhibit W).

Dental Care Providers, Eye Care Providers

Yes, these are open.

Gyms

Yes, as of May 18, Gyms are able to open with a 50% capacity, all patrons must wear gloves covering fingers, and facilities must abide by minimum standard health protocols. Locker rooms and showers must remain closed.

Pools

Yes, as of May 8, indoor and outdoor pools may open at 25 percent capacity. Pools owned and operated by the City of El Paso remain closed.

State Park Trails

On May 22, 2020, 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 five (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.

Hiking & Walking Trails

The Parks and Recreation Department will reopen hiking and walking trails across the City for Memorial Day weekend starting Saturday, May 23. City staff encourage visitors to keep six feet apart from others, not congregate with people who are not from their household, no picnicking, encouraged to use face coverings, and urged not use trails if they or anyone in their household is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. View a complete list of walking paths.

Places of Worship, Church

Yes, and must follow minimum standard health protocols.

Childcare Facilities and Services

Beginning Friday, May 29, 2020, childcare services, besides those already open by Section 7(v) of the Third Amended Emergency Directive other than youth camps may operate under licensing and state law requirements and must comply with minimum Health Protocols in the amended local directives dated May 21, 2020 (Exhibit X).

Youth Clubs

Beginning Friday, May 29, 2020, youth clubs such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, TOP Teens, FFA and Girl Inc. may hold meetings and must comply with minimum Health Protocols in the amended local directives dated May 21, 2020 (Exhibit BB).

Youth Camps

Beginning Sunday, May 31, 2020, 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 in the amended local directives dated May 21, 2020 (Exhibit DD). However, the public is reminded that City of El Paso facilities, to include City parks and recreational areas and facilities, will remain closed and therefore restricted until further notice.

Bowling Alleys, Bingo Halls, Simulcast Racing, Skating Rinks

Beginning Friday, May 29, 2020, bowling alleys, bingo halls, simulcast racing and skating rinks may operate at up to 25 percent the total listed occupancy and must comply with minimum Health Protocols in the amended local directives dated May 21, 2020 (Exhibit Z).

Rodeos, Equestrian Events

Beginning Friday, May 29, 2020, rodeos and equestrian events, but not larger events such as fairs, may operate at up to 25 percent the total listed occupancy and must comply with minimum Health Protocols in the amended local directives dated May 21, 2020 (Exhibit AA).

Drive-In Concerts

Beginning Friday, May 29, 2020, 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

Beginning Friday, May 29, 2020, 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

Beginning Sunday, May 31, 2020, professional sporting events may begin, however, no spectators may be physically present at the venue, and only as approved on a league-by-league basis and must comply with minimum Health Protocols in the amended local directives dated May 21, 2020 (Exhibit CC). However, the public is reminded that City of El Paso facilities, to include City parks and recreational areas and facilities, will remain closed and therefore restricted until further notice.

Youth Sports Programs

Beginning Sunday, May 31, 2020, youth sports programs may begin practices, but games and similar competitions may not begin until June 15, 2020 and must comply with minimum Health Protocols amended local directives dated May 21, 2020 (Exhibit FF).

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 non-essential retail service. It must follow the Governor's guidelines for reopened services.

Dog Boarding/Daycare:

This service may be accessed only if it is part of veterinary care.

Animal Shelters

The City Animal Shelter remains closed to walk-in traffic, but they are operating through curb-side service. (See the Animal Services website for all local animal shelters for more details.)

Laundromat, Dry Cleaning Service

Yes, these are open.

Funeral Services, Funeral Homes

Yes, however must follow minimum standard health protocols.