COVID-19 Updates

Please note, this webpage is currently under development as a resource for Albuquerque news related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. We are working to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information as possible, including information on business closures and changes in service.

Albuquerque is Open!

All occupancy restrictions in New Mexico Have Been Lifted

All occupancy restrictions in the state of New Mexico have been lifted, and all businesses in the state may operate at 100% capacity. 

Beginning August 20, 2021, the state of New Mexico has issued a new public health order that requires individuals to wear face masks in indoor public spaces, except while eating or drinking. The requirement is designed to combat rising rates of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in the state and across the nation, according to Acting Department of Health Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D.

The indoor mask requirement applies to all individuals who are aged 2 and older, regardless of their vaccination status. 

The health and safety of our city’s residents and visitors is Visit Albuquerque’s highest priority. Travelers are encouraged to always exercise healthy travel habits and to follow guidance issued by official sources of public health information.

If you suspect you may have COVID-19, call the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) at (505) 827-0006. Please visit the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 website for details on indications and symptoms:

For additional information and resources, call the NMDOH Coronavirus Hotline at 855-600-3453.

New Mexico Public Health & Albuquerque COVID-19 Updates

New Mexico has lifted all occupancy restrictions and is fully reopened.

  • See the most recent Public Health Order here
  • Masks are required to be worn in all indoor public spaces, except while eating or drinking. The indoor mask requirement went into effect on Friday, Aug. 20, and applies to all individuals who are aged 2 and older, regardless of their vaccination status. 
  • Limitations on mass gatherings are no longer in place.
  • Businesses, large events and organizations may operate at 100% of maximum capacity, whether indoor or outdoor. 
  • Businesses may continue to require masks for employees, customers or visitors on the premises, regardless of vaccination status, at their discretion. Businesses also may require additional precautions for employees or customers at their discretion.
  • The Albuquerque Museum, Balloon Museum, and BioPark will continue timed ticketing for now, but capacity restrictions are lifted and visitors can book times online or in person.
  • Large special event permitting is now being approved. 
  • The KiMo Theater and South Broadway Community Center and Theater are currently undergoing renovations and will open when complete.  Estimated dates are October for the KiMo Theater and August for the South Broadway Community Center.

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How to be a good guest in Albuquerque in 2021

As Albuquerque safely reopens, it's important to remember that a few things may have changed since the last time you visited. We are all eager to get back out into the world, but having an idea of what to expect when you go out can ease a lot of potential uncertainties. Here are a few tips that will help you enjoy the city while working together to keep our beloved local businesses open.

Click here, or on the image below for some helpful tips for your next visit to Albuquerque. 

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