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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Closure of Certain City of Gallup Facilities Due to Public Health Emergency Order

Closure of Certain City of Gallup Facilities Due to Public Health Emergency Order


GALLUP, NM (March 12, 2020) – The safety of City of Gallup residents and employees is of utmost importance to the City Council and City Management. With this in mind, we are working very closely with City of Gallup Fire Department and State Government, who have been tasked with actively monitoring information on the coronavirus (COVID‐19) and responding to information coming from the office of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Health.

On March 12th, 2020, the Health Secretary issued a public health order suspending mass gatherings in New Mexico. The health order currently mandates the closure of all facilities that host mass gatherings. For the safety and security of our residents we are taking the precaution to close the following city facilities effective March 13th, 2020, until further notice:

  • El Morro Theatre and Events Center
  • Red Rock Park Convention Center
  • Aquatic Center
  • Gallup Senior Center
  • Cecil Garcia Fitness Center
  • Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center
  • Harold Runnels Athletic Complex
  • Octavia Fellin Public Library and Children’s Library
  • Gallup Veteran’s Center
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Ford Canyon Fields – organized events and league play postponed
  • Sports Complex – organized events and league play postponed
  • Tony Dorsett Football Field‐ organized events and league play postponed

The Fox Run Golf Course will remain open for daily play; however, golf tournaments are postponed. Seniors who can drive will have the ability to pick up lunches in a drive‐thru capacity at the Senior Center. We are also continuing home delivery meals. Transportation services will continue for medical or health appointments. For additional questions about senior services call 505‐722‐4740.

The City of Gallup departments will work actively with all sports tournaments, league play, or other reserved events or bookings across all facilities to answer questions and get events rescheduled and rebooked.

In addition, the Municipal Court and City Hall will remain open, and extra precautions are being taken with regards to cleanliness and disinfecting throughout all city facilities.

Outdoor facilities throughout the City of Gallup are remaining open but we discourage residents from gathering in groups at these facilities for your own safety.

The City of Gallup will continue to update the public via its Facebook, printed notifications outside City Hall, and alerts through We appreciate the collaboration of the residents and employees of the City of Gallup as we take steps together to ensure the health and wellness of our community. For information about novel coronavirus (COVID‐19) please contact the Gallup Fire Department at (505) 722‐4195. All city offices remain staffed at this time and will continue to communicate with the public. 

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