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.

Beginning Thursday, March 23, 2020, all gatherings with greater than five people in New Mexico are canceled, and all hotels, motels, and places of lodging have been ordered to operate at no more than 50% of their capacity.

Shopping malls, recreational facilities, health clubs, spas, movie theatres, flea markets and all other non-essential businesses have also been directed to close. Essential establishments such as pharmacies and grocery stores will continue to operate.

All casinos and horse racing facilities have also been instructed to close. This initiative does not include tribal-owned and operated businesses, however many tribal casinos and hotels have followed suit. We strongly suggest contacting the individual casino, hotel or business on tribal land before visiting.  

These closures will stay in effect until April 10, 2020, at which time the situation will be reassessed by the New Mexico Governor and City and State officials.

Restaurant Updates

At the direction of the state of New Mexico, beginning March 19, 2020, all restaurants, bars, breweries, eateries, and other food service establishments will be limited to takeout service, drive-through service and delivery only. This also applies to restaurants and bars within hotels.

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, beginning March 19, 2020, 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, beginning March 23, 2020, all gatherings of more than 5 people are prohibited in the state. All indoor shopping malls and non-essential bussinesses have been ordered to close.

Many other retail shops and businesses have closed to the public to comply to these restrictions. 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!”