Closures & Special Hours
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Senior Centers & Daycares
El Paso Zoo
Parks and Recreation
Community & Human Development
All Elementary, Middle Schools & High Schools for the remainder of the school year:
The University of Texas at El Paso
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El Paso Community College
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Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso
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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.
The following select library branches will reopen for in-person browsing and continued curbside service starting Monday, April 5:
- Dorris Van Doren
- Memorial Park
- Richard Burges
- Irving Schwartz
- Judge Marquez
Hours of Operation:
- Mondays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
- Tuesday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m
- Fridays 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The following combo library branches will open for in-person browsing on Monday, April 17:
- Enrique Moreno (at Valle Bajo Recreation Center)
Hours of Operation:
- Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Visitors to any El Paso Public Library:
- will be required to wear a face covering and attendance will be monitored.
- may walk in the library and pick what they want to checkout but are encouraged to use self-checkout machines.
- will not be allowed to sit and read or lounge inside the library.
- may reserve materials ahead of time and pick them up inside the library.
Curbside service is provided at the following locations:
- Richard Burges Library 9600 Dyer (915) 212-0317 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday
- Irving Schwartz Library 1865 Dean Martin Dr. (915) 212-0315 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 via the Bookmobile is provided at the following locations:
- Memorial Park Library 3200 Copper 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday
- Clardy Fox Library 5515 Robert Alva Ave. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday
- Sergio Troncoso Library 9321 Alameda 2 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday
- Armijo Library 620 E. 7th St. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
- Judge Marquez Library 610 N. Yarbrough 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Material may be reserved online at www.elpasolibrary.org or by call a designated branch location.
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
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.
The El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens has reopened to the public with limited operating hours and limited services.
New Hours of Operation
- 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Friday
- 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
- Closed Monday and Tuesday
Face coverings are required by visitors and zoo staff. Signage and hand sanitizer stations are available throughout zoo grounds. More information is available at www.elpasozoo.org
Museum of Archeology is still closed.
El Paso Museum of Art and the El Paso Museum of History
- Reopening: Thursday, April 8
- Hours of Operation:10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday
- Visitors will be required to wear a face covering and attendance will be monitored to ensure social distancing guidelines are followed. Neither museums will offer events, classes, camps, lectures, or tours at this time.
Saturday Downtown Art & Farmers Market
Reactivating: Saturday, April 10 with Hours of Operation 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every Saturday. Visitors and vendors will be required to wear a face covering and attendance will be monitored to ensure that social distancing guidelines are followed.
Cultural Funding Applicant Orientations
Scheduled orientations are postponed
All City of El Paso parks, walking and hiking trails, outdoor basketball courts, outdoor tennis courts, and skate parks are currently open. All City Senior Centers will remain closed.
Visitors will be required to wear a face covering inside facilities except when participating in physical activities. Class participant numbers will be limited.
The following Recreation Centers will reopen starting Saturday, April 17. The Hours of Operation are Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Galatzan Recreation Center
- Veterans Recreation Center
- Gary del Palacio Recreation Center
- Officer David Ortiz Recreation Center
- Marty Robbins Recreation Center
- Nations Tobin Sports Center
- The Chamizal Recreation Center (opening for the first time to the public)
- Valle Bajo Recreation Center (opening for the first time to the public)
The following Sports Center will reopen starting Saturday, April 17:
- Nations Tobin Center
Monday – Friday
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All independent, outdoor youth sports and activities have resumed with permits. Please visit www.elpasotexas.gov/parks-and-recreation for youth permit information.
No permits will be issued at this time for adult leagues and sports and any tournaments.
All Spray Parks (including El Paso Zoo & San Jacinto Plaza) will reopen Saturday, April 17. Hours of Operation Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.
The following select Regional Indoor Aquatic Facilities will reopen Saturday, May 1 with Hours of Operation Tuesday – Friday 6 a.m. - 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday 6 a.m. - 11 a.m.:
- Westside Natatorium
- Marty Robbins
The following Regional Outdoor Aquatic Facilities will reopen Monday, May 31. With Hours of Operation Monday – Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday Noon - 4 p.m.:
- Pavo Real
The Beast Urban Park and East Natatorium at the Beast will open for the first time to the public once construction is complete.
Citizen Collection Stations Drop-Off Sites
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
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
All events and activities have been suspended; however, all bidding opening are streamed online.
The El Paso County Sports Commission
All events are postponed indefinitely.
Sportspark and Ascarate Park
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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.
Downtown Detention Facility | Jail Annex Facility in El Paso County
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All Municipal Court locations are open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., while the facility at 9600 Dyer is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Virtual Hearings are available. Visit https://www.elpasotexas.gov/municipal-courts or call (915) 212-0215 for more information.
Contactless payments can still be made by using the following:
- By Phone at (915) 212-0232
- Mail (810 E. Overland, El Paso, Texas, 79901)
- Through drop box at all Court locations: 810 E. Overland, 9600 Dyer, 10780-A Pebble Hills, 4801 Osborne, 9011 Escobar
El Paso Electric
Will continue normal business hours.
Suspended service disconnections for non-payments.
El Paso Water
Suspended service disconnections for non-payments.
- All non-essential travel for City employees is suspended until further notice.
- Per the Governor’s Order UTEP has suspended all non-essential domestic travel and all international travel.
Governor Greg Abbott has issued an Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent.
This executive order rescinds most of the Governor's earlier Executive Orders related to COVID-19. Effective Wednesday, March 10, 2021, all businesses of any type may open to 100% capacity. Additionally, this order ends the statewide mask mandate in Texas. Businesses may still limit capacity or implement additional safety protocols at their own discretion.
If COVID-19 hospitalizations in any of the 22 hospital regions in Texas get above 15% of the hospital bed capacity in that region for seven straight days, a County Judge in that region may use COVID-19 mitigation strategies. However, County Judges may not impose criminal penalties for not following COVID-19 orders nor may penalties be imposed for failing to wear a face mask. If restrictions are imposed at a County level, those restrictions may not include reducing capacity to less than 50% for any type of entity.
Grocery store, Market, Corner Store, Food Bank, etc.
Yes, services may be provided through in-store retail, as well as pick-up, delivery by mail, or delivery to the customer's doorstep.
Shopping malls, to include food court dining areas, may operate at 100 percent of the total listed capacity. Video arcades may operate at 100 percent capacity.
Yes, restaurants may operate at 100 percent of the total occupancy, and strongly suggested to abide by the State's health recommendations.
Yes, bars or similar establishments may operate at up to 100 percent of the total occupancy, and strongly suggested to abide by the State’s health recommendations.
Yes, movie theaters may operate at 100 percent of the total occupancy, and strongly suggested to abide by the State’s health recommendations.
Hair Salon, Beauty Salon, Barbershop, Nail Salon, Tanning Salon
Yes, these personal care facilities are able to open at 100 percent of the total occupancy, and strongly suggested to abide by the State’s health recommendations.
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 at 100 percent of the total occupancy, and strongly suggested to abide by the State’s health recommendations.
Dental Care Providers, Eye Care Providers
Medical providers shall abide by health protocols enacted by their relevant licensing agencies.
Yes, gyms are able to open at 100 percent of the total occupancy, and strongly suggested to abide by the State’s health recommendations
For information specifically related to school gymnasiums and facilities, please see the Texas Education Agency’s Guidance.
Yes, indoor and outdoor pools may open at 100 percent capacity. Pools owned and operated by the City of El Paso remain closed.
Yes, Waterparks may operate at 100 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 recommended 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, 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 have reopened Franklin Mountains and Hueco Tanks State Park.
Visitors are recommended to use face coverings and keep six feet apart from others not within their household.
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 recommended follow 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.
Yes, motorsports events may operate at 100 percent of the total occupancy, and strongly suggested to abide by the State’s health recommendations.
Yes, youth clubs such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, TOP Teens, FFA and Girl Inc. may hold meetings and strongly recommended to comply with minimum Health Protocols.
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 strongly recommended to comply with minimum Health Protocols.
Bowling Alleys, Bingo Halls, Simulcast Racing, Skating Rinks
Yes, bowling alleys, bingo halls, simulcast racing and skating rinks may operateat 100 percent of the total occupancy, and strongly suggested to abide by the State’s health recommendations.
Rodeos, Equestrian Events
Yes, outdoor rodeos and equestrian events, but not larger events such as fairs, may operate at 100 percent of the total occupancy, and strongly suggested to abide by the State’s health recommendations.
Yes, drive-in concerts, under recommendations that they facilitate appropriate distancing and recommend spectators 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 100 percent of the total occupancy, and strongly suggested to abide by the State’s health recommendations.
Professional Sporting Events
Yes, professional sporting events may begin at 100 percent of the total occupancy, and strongly suggested to abide by the State’s health recommendations.
Youth & Adult Sports Programs
Yes, youth and adult sports programs may begin practices, games and similar competitions may also begin and recommended to 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 permitted and recommended to follow the Governor's guidelines for reopened services.
Yes, but it and recommended to follow the Governor's guidelines for reopened services.
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
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
Funeral Services, Funeral Homes
Yes, however recommended to follow minimum standard health protocols.
Outdoor Markets (Flea, Farmers, etc.)
Yes, outdoor markets are authorized to be open at 100 percent capacity and recommended to follow the minimum Health Protocols.
Indoor Amusements (Laser Tag/Paint Ball/Indoor Playground)
Indoor amusements may reopen at 100 percent capacity and recommended to follow the minimum Health Protocols found here
Yes, amusement parks may re-open at 100 percent capacity, and capacity and recommended to follow minimum standard health protocols.
Large Outdoor Events
Any larget outdoor gathering in excess of 10 people are recommended to be avoided; however individuals who gather are recommended to remain 6 feet apart from individuals not from their household, wear face coverings, and recommended to follow Minimum Standard Health Protocols.