LIST: Local coronavirus cancellations, postponements, and closures

Coronavirus

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — As local organizations begin to cancel or postpone events and conferences, KTSM will work to keep a comprehensive list in order to keep the community updated on any changes.

EL PASO

Emergency ordinance

A city ordinance passed unanimously on Tuesday calls for the following for 30 days, unless another council action:

  • Closure of bars, lounges, taverns and private clubs.
  • All City boards and commission meetings are suspended unless required by state law.
  • Stores are banned from price gouging.
  • No utility disconnections during the time period.
  • No evictions during the time period.
  • No more than 50 people at public or private gatherings, with exceptions for offices, stores, hospitals and places of transit.
  • Restrictions on restaurants including the number of people at a time and space between tables, disinfecting every hour, no more than parties of 6 at a table and screening of employees and food-handlers.
  • Urging businesses of giving two weeks of paid sick leave.

More orders can be found here

HOSPTIALS

The Hospitals of Providence, Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare and University Medical Center of El Paso sent a joint statement Monday morning announcing the new no visitor policy, which began immediately.

SCHOOLS

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health issued guidelines Saturday, March 14, asking local school districts to extend in-person closures to April 6. KTSM will continue to update the list of closures and starting dates as districts issue new decisions.

  • UTEP – Will resume classes ONLINE for the remainder of semester March 30
  • EPCC – Will resume classes ONLINE for the remainder of semester March 30
  • TTUHSC – Will resume classes ONLINE March 30. No in-person instruction with few exceptions. Clinical rotations for third and fourth-year students will continue.
  • Southwest University – Classes moved ONLINE, will resume in-person instruction March 30
  • El Paso ISD – Closed until further notice, will resume classes online.
  • Ysleta ISD – Closed until further notice, will resume classes online April 6
  • Socorro ISD – Closed until further notice, classes will proceed online.
  • Canutillo ISD – Closed until further notice, classes will proceed online.
  • Clint ISD – Closed until further notice, classes will proceed online.
  • Fabens ISD – Closed until further notice, district is preparing for online learning.
  • San Elizario ISD – Closed until further notice
  • Tornillo ISD – Will resume April 6.
  • Catholic Diocese of El Paso – Closed until further notice, classes have proceeded online.
  • IDEA Public Schools – Closed until August, classes will proceed online.
  • Harmony Public Schools – Closed until further notice, classes will proceed online.
  • Sunshine Christian School – Will resume April 6
  • Triumph Public Schools – Closed until April 24
  • UTEP Spring commencement postponed until Fall
  • UTEP cancels remainder of spring football, closes athletic facilities to student-athletes

SPORTING EVENTS

CONCERTS/CONFERENCES

BUSINESS/GOVERNMENT

  • El Paso County Detention Center – All visitation suspended until further notice
  • Workforce Solutions Borderplex – Providing remote assistance. All centers closed except for a few.
  • War Eagles Museum – Closed until March 21.
  • Socorro Municipal Court – Courts have been suspended, no opening announced
  • Socorro Youth & Senior Programming – suspended, no opening announced
  • Apple Store – Will reopen March 27
  • DOD – All domestic travel for personnel and families
  • EPWater – In-Person Customer Service Centers closed. Services available online.
  • Texas Juvenile Justice Department – All visitation suspended until further notice
  • El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Detention Officer graduation ceremony.
  • Orangetheory Fitness temporarily closed.
  • El Paso County Clerk’s Office closing the Ysleta Annex and Northeast Annex locations.
  • El Paso Municipal Courts cancel and reset hearings, closed to the public for in-person services.
  • Cinemark Theaters to close starting Wednesday.
  • Alamo Draft House – closed, tickets will be refunded.
  • AMC Theatres – closed for 6 to 12 weeks
  • Planet Fitness – closed indefinitely, offering free live-stream workouts
  • Sunland Park Mall – Adjusted hours of operation. Monday – Saturday (11:00am – 7:00pm) / Sunday (12:00pm – 6:00pm)
  • Berry Lash Lounge – Limiting to 10 clients at a time
  • El Paso Central Appraisal District
  • Bart Reed’s Comedy Club
  • Hyundai of El Paso showroom and sales department (parts and services remain open)

RESTAURANTS & BARS

  • Mesa Street Grill– Open for delivery and curbside pickup only
  • Taco Bell – Drive-thru only
  • Whataburger – Drive-thru only
  • Chick-fil-A – Drive-thru only
  • McDonald’s – Drive-thru only
  • Chipotle – Pick-up, delivery, or to-go only
  • Starbucks – Drive-thru and pick-up only
  • L&J’s – Pick-up only.

LAS CRUCES

SCHOOLS

  • NMSU – Will resume classes ONLINE for the remainder of semester March 30
  • Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine – Will move all classes ONLINE until further notice.
  • as Cruces Public Schools – Closed the remainder of the school year by order of Governor.
  • Gadsden ISD – Closed the remainder of the school year by order of Governor.
  • Las Cruces Catholic Schools – Closed the remainder of the school year by order of Governor.

SPORTING EVENTS

  • New Mexico Baseball Invitational
  • New Mexico Softball Invitational
  • Centennial High School Track Meet
  • Las Cruces High School Cheer Competition
  • Mayfield/Las Cruces High School Tennis Invitational

CONCERTS/CONFERENCES

  • Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missle Range; March 15 – Canceled
  • Military & Veteran Entrepreneur Summit – Scheduled for March 18; postponed. No date announced.
  • Las Cruces Convention Center; events canceled until April 9
  • Las Cruces Space Festival; originally scheduled March 30-April 4, postponed. No date announced.
  • Nineteenth Annual Las Cruces FFA CDE Invitational scheduled for March 14th. 
  • Southwest New Mexico Music Educators Association District Music Performance Assessment at Onate High School Performing Arts Center (SWNMMEA) Choral MPA: March 13 – March 14, canceled.
  • Southwest New Mexico Music Educators Association (SWNMMEA) Orchestra MPA: Thursday, March 19 at Oñate High School, canceled 

BUSINESS/GOVERNMENT

ALAMOGORDO

  • Alamogordo Municipal Court; closed until further notice

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE

Read about the adjustments WSMR has made to its family and recreational services.

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