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 July 13, 2020 are as follows:

  • A mandatory 14-day quarantine for all out-of-state travelers into New Mexico is in place, whether traveling by air or by vehicle. See the full Public Health Order here
  • All gatherings of more than five 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 seating at restaurants and breweries is prohibited. Restaurants and breweries may operate patio or outdoor seating at 50% of maximum occupancy adhering to COVID-Safe Practices. Bar and counter seating is prohibited; no standing service allowed. No more than six people may be seated at any single table. Not all restaurants are offering the same services, so please call the restaurant before arriving. Food service establishments can still operate through take-out and home delivery service. See the Governor's most recent Public Health Order hereThis same directive applies to restaurants and bars within hotels. Click here for restaurants offering takeout and delivery services.
  • Hotels, motels, RV parks, and other places of lodging shall not operate at more than 50 percent 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. 
  • 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 25% 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

As of June 1, restaurants in Albuquerque may operate indoor and patio dine-in service at 50% of maximum occupancy in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices. Bar and counter seating is prohibited; no standing service allowed. No more than six people may be seated at any single table. Not all restaurants are offering the same services, so please call the restaurant before arriving. Food service establishments can still operate through take-out and home delivery service. See the Governor's most recent Public Health Order hereThis same directive applies to restaurants and bars within hotels. Click here for restaurants offering takeout and delivery services.

As of June 15, 50% maximum occupancy for indoor and outdoor seating is allowed at breweries. Breweries must adhere to COVID-Safe Practices for restaurants.

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!”