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 May 5, 2021 are as follows:
  • See the most recent Public Health Order here
  • All gatherings of more than 150 people are prohibited. 
  • Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, in accordance with CDC guidelines
  • Food and drink establishments that are New Mexico Safe Certified may operate at 75% of capacity, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Click here for restaurants offering takeout and delivery services.
  • Places of lodging that are New Mexico Safe Certified may operate with no restrictions on their guest occupancy level. Places of lodging that are not certified are limited to 50% occupancy.
  • Vacation rentals have a 15 guest maximum. 
  • Essential retail businesses may operate at 75% of max capacity.
  • Indoor shopping malls may operate at 75% of max capacity. 
  • Essential, non-retail businesses must limit operations to those necessary to carry out essential functions. 
  • Close-contact businesses may operate at 75% of max capacity indoors, with no capacity restrictions outdoors. 
  • Recreational facilities may operate at 50% of max capacity of any indoor spaces on the premises; and 75% of max capacity of any outdoor space. This includes movie theaters, arcades, casinos and more. 
  • All outdoor recreational facilities may operate at 75% of max capacity. This includes golf courses, tennis courts and the ABQ BioPark.
  • Please contact individual casinos for closure information and/or hours of operation. 
  • Houses of worship may operate at 100% capacity.
  • All other businesses are permitted to operate at 75% of maximum capacity. 
  • For more information on the New Mexico Department of Health's definitions of each business type and additional details about the new reopening framework, click here.

See more information here. 

Restaurant Updates

Indoor and outdoor dining service at restaurants, breweries, wineries, cafes and similar establishments may be offered at 75% of maximum occupancy, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices

Many restaurants and eateries are also offering 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. Click here for restaurants offering takeout and delivery services.

Event Updates

At the direction of the state of New Mexico, all gatherings of more than 150 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

Retail shops and businesses are able to operate at 75% capacity.

We’ve compiled a list of retail businesses that are offering online options for shopping or gift cards.

Plan Your Next Albuquerque Vacation 

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, all great for planning your next Albuquerque adventure.

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!”