Closures & Special Hours
Choose your closure topic:
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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Open September 20 through November 24
Tuesdays, 9 am – 12 pm
- Pavo Real Senior Center
- Happiness Senior Center
- Hilos de Plata Senior Center
- Eastside Senior Center
- Memorial Senior Center
Thursdays, 9 am – 12 pm
- San Juan Senior Center
- Grandview Senior Center
- Wellington Chew Senior Center
- Polly Harris Senior Center
- South El Paso Senior Center
City Daycares and Pre Schools
Closed until further notice.
The following library branches are open for in-person browsing, continued curbside service, programs, and seating.
- Dorris Van Doren - 551 E. Redd Rd. - (915) 212-0440
- Memorial Park - 3200 Copper Ave. - (915) 212-0448
- Richard Burges - 9600 Dyer St. - (915) 212-0317
- Irving Schwartz - 1865 Dean Martin Dr. - (915) 212-0315
- Judge Marquez - 610 N. Yarbrough Ave. - (915) 212-0600
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 Library(at Valle Bajo Community Center)
7380 Alameda Ave. - (915) 212-0782
- Chamizal Community Center & Library - 2119 Cypress St. - (915) 212-0780
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:
- Are required to adhere to local directives with respect to facial coverings
- May walk in the library and pick what they want to check out but are encouraged to use self-checkout machines.
- Can sit and read at any of the designated seating areas. Social distancing is encouraged.
- May reserve materials ahead of time and pick them up inside the library.
- Can take part in storytimes and other programming options.
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:
- 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. Tuesdays
- Clardy Fox Library - 5515 Robert Alva Ave. - 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays
- Sergio Troncoso Library - 9321 Alameda - 2 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays
- Armijo Library - 620 E. 7th St. - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays
- Judge Marquez Library - 610 N. Yarbrough - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays
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
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
EL Paso Museum of Archaeology, the El Paso Museum of Art and the El Paso Museum of History
Museum of Archaeology Hours of Operation
- Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday
- Visitors are required to wear a face covering
- Events, classes, camps, lectures or tours are not offered at this time.
Museum of Art and Museum of History Hours of Operation
- Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday
- Visitors are required to wear a face covering.
Saturday Downtown Art & Farmers Market
- The Downtown Art and Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Union Plaza, 117 Anthony St.
- Visitors and vendors are encouraged to wear face coverings.
The Beast Urban Park and Natatorium:
Recreation Center Hours:
- Monday to Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Saturdays, 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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.
- Galatzan Recreation Center
- Veterans Recreation Center
- Gary del Palacio Recreation Center
- Officer David Ortiz Recreation Center
- Marty Robbins Recreation Center
- The Chamizal Recreation Center
- Valle Bajo Recreation Center
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.
- Nations Tobin Center
Monday through Friday - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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.:
- Westside Natatorium
- Marty Robbins
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.