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.


Current Business & Event Updates

Albuquerque, New Mexico

To protect our community from the spread of COVID-19, elected officials and Albuquerque businesses have made tough but responsible decisions that affect services to customers and offerings to guests. Many businesses have changed their hours, shifted to carry-out services only, made adjustments to their capacity levels, or closed temporarily. Visit Albuquerque is tracking business and event updates and sharing them with the community as we receive notifications. Watch this page for continually updated information, and help us continue to support our local businesses in any way possible.

Business Updates & Things to Do

We are tracking updates and noting updates to business closures, hours of operation, and changes in services, but for the most up to date information, please consult business websites directly.

Current restrictions, as of September 3, 2020 are as follows:
  • Beginning September 4, travelers from low risk states will no longer be required to quarantine. See an updated list of states hereSelf-quarantine will be required only for visitors from outside the United States and from states that have a positive test rate higher than 80 per 1 million residents or a test positivity rate of 5% or higher over a seven-day rolling average. They will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days or for the duration of their presence in the state, whichever is shorter. However, any visitor from one of those states who can show documentation of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before or after entry into New Mexico will be exempt from the 14-day quarantine requirement. Please refer to the New Mexico Department of Health to review rules and exemptions. See the full Public Health Order here
  • All gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited. 
  • Everyone is required to wear a face covering in public in the state of New Mexico. Violators are subject to a $100 fine. 
  • Indoor dining service at restaurants, breweries, wineries, cafes and similar establishments may be offered at 25% of maximum occupancy, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices. Outdoor dining may be provided at 75% occupancy in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices. All tables, whether located indoors or outdoors, must be spaced at least six feet apart, and no more than six patrons are permitted at a single table. 
  • Food service establishments can still operate through take-out and home delivery service. See the Governor's most recent Public Health Order here. This same directive applies to restaurants and bars within hotels. Click here for restaurants offering takeout and delivery services.
  • Places of lodging that have completed New Mexico Safe Certified training may operate at up to 75% of maximum occupancy. All other hotels, motels, RV parks, and other places of lodging shall continue to not operate at more than 50% of maximum occupancy, and must comply with COVID-Safe Practices.
  • All retail operations are operating at limited occupancy. All retailers and most non-essential businesses may open and operate at 25% capacity. A “retailer” is any business that sells goods directly to the ultimate consumer or end-users and does not include wholesalers or suppliers. Contact any retailers individually before visiting to confirm hours of operation, closured or changes in services. Indoor malls may operate at 25% of maximum occupancy. 
  • Museums with static displays are allowed to open at 25% occupancy. Not all museums are opening at the same time, please contact the place of business with any questions prior to your visit. 
  • New Mexico State Parks are not open to out-of-state residents. Individuals who visit a state park must demonstrate proof of residency, such as a state ID or state-issued license plate. Camping at state parks remains prohibited. To review the status of operations for all state parks, click here.
  • Gyms may operate at 50% of maximum occupancy in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices. Group fitness classes are not allowed. 
  • All non-tribal casinos are ordered to close.
  • Houses of worship may operate at 40% capacity.
  • Hair salons, barbershops and nail salons may operate at 25% of maximum occupancy in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices

See more information here. 

Restaurant Updates

Indoor dining service at restaurants, breweries, wineries, cafes and similar establishments may be offered at 25% of maximum occupancy, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices. Outdoor dining may be provided at 75% occupancy in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices. All tables, whether located indoors or outdoors, must be spaced at least six feet apart, and no more than six patrons are permitted at a single table. 

Food service establishments can still operate through take-out and home delivery service. See the Governor's most recent Public Health Order here. This same directive applies to restaurants and bars within hotels. Click here for restaurants offering takeout and delivery services.

Many restaurants and eateries are still operating, but shifting to take out and/or delivery service. We’ve compiled a list of restaurants and eateries that are open for take out or delivery and that will be happy to take your order. Many are offering special discounts and deals, so visit their websites for details. 

Event Updates

At the direction of the state of New Mexico, all gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited until further notice. 

We realize the inconvenience and frustration in regards to event cancellations. We are working to keep an ongoing list of all events in Albuquerque that have been canceled or postponed. Keep watching for updates, as changes are happening quickly. We are working to keep this information as accurate and up-to-date as possible. 

Retail Business Updates

At the direction of the state of New Mexico, all gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited in the state. 

Retail shops and businesses are able to operate at 25% capacity. We’ve compiled a list of retail businesses that are offering online options for shopping or gift cards.

Explore Albuquerque Virtually 

With the future in mind, we encourage you to find inspiration in a virtual experience of Albuquerque. We've put together a collection of videos, virtual tours, online and on-screen exploration ideas, as well as businesses that are offering clever ways to engage in a time of social distancing.

Share Your #TrueABQ Stories 

Visit Albuquerque is committed to shining a spotlight on the good news amongst our partners and the community. We encourage you to share and explore the positive news and acts of kindness occurring throughout our community. 

Help us spread the good news, and mention @VisitABQ in your caption or comment, and include “A #TrueABQ story!”