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Hospitals
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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

Senior Centers
Open September 20 through November 24

Tuesdays, 9 am – 12 pm

Thursdays, 9 am – 12 pm

City Daycares and Pre Schools
Closed until further notice.

LIBRARIES

The following library branches are open for in-person browsing, continued curbside service, programs, and seating.

Hours of Operation:

The following combo library branches will open for in-person browsing on Monday, April 17:

Hours of Operation:

Visitors to any El Paso Public Library:

Book & Material Returns
All book and material return boxes at the locations listed above are now open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Curbside service is provided at the following locations:

Curbside service via the Bookmobile is provided at the following locations:

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

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 and Botanical Gardens has reopened to the public with limited operating hours and limited services.

New Hours of Operation

The South American Pavilion remains closed due to construction. Face coverings are required by visitors and zoo staff in indoor facilities. Signage and hand sanitizer stations are available throughout zoo grounds. More information is available by visiting www.elpasozoo.org

MCAD

EL Paso Museum of Archaeology, the El Paso Museum of Art and the El Paso Museum of History

Museum of Archaeology Hours of Operation

Museum of Art and Museum of History Hours of Operation

Saturday Downtown Art & Farmers Market

PARKS AND RECREATION

The Beast Urban Park and Natatorium:

Recreation Center Hours:

The following Recreation Centers are open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Practice permits can be obtained by visiting quickscores.com/elpaso.

All other permits, including scrimmages/games, contact (915) 212-2221 or (915) 212-2220.

No permits will be issued at this time for adult leagues and sports and any tournaments.

Sports Centers

Spray Parks are currently closed for the fall/winter season

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.:

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

Citizen Collection Stations Drop-Off Sites

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

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:

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

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.

Retail Services

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.

Restaurants

Yes, restaurants may operate at 100 percent of the total occupancy, and strongly suggested to abide by the State's health recommendations.

Bar/Nightclub

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.

Movie Theatre

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.

Gyms

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.

Pools

Yes, indoor and outdoor pools may open at 100 percent capacity. Pools owned and operated by the City of El Paso remain closed.

Waterparks

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.

Motorsports Events

Yes, motorsports events may operate at 100 percent of the total occupancy, and strongly suggested to abide by the State’s health recommendations.

Youth Clubs

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.

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 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.

Drive-In Concerts

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.

Dog Boarding/Daycare:

Yes, but it and recommended to 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

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 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

Amusement Parks

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.