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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Updated Notice Regarding the Closure of Certain City of Gallup Facilities

Contact: Maryann Ustick, City Manager Office: (505) 863-1220 mustick@gallupnm.gov

Updated Notice Regarding the Closure of Certain City of Gallup Facilities

Due to Amended Public Health Order FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GALLUP, NM (March 16, 2020) – On Monday, March 16th, 2020, the Governor’s Office of the State of New Mexico released information about additional cases in the state (bringing the statewide total as of Monday afternoon to 21 positive tests), as well as directives for state government agencies to minimize face‐to‐face contact while continuing delivery of services. The City of Gallup takes the pandemic novel coronavirus (COVID‐19) to impact both our community and our own personnel very seriously.  We are collaborating closely with the McKinley County Office of Emergency Management and other key local entities to respond as the situation evolves.   The following facilities are closed until further notice, effective March 16th, 2020, and facility staff are on‐call:

 El Morro Theatre and Events Center

 Red Rock Park Convention Center

 Aquatic Center

 Gallup Senior Center (Meals are available on drive‐thru or delivery capacity. Transportation is limited to doctor-recommended appointments. Call 505‐722‐4740 for more information.)

 Cecil Garcia Fitness Center (March rates will be prorated and all future billing is suspended until the facility reopens.)

 Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center

 Harold Runnels Athletic Complex

 Octavia Fellin Public Library and Children’s Library

The following facilities will remain open until further notice but all organized events, league play, and tournaments are postponed until further notice:

 Ford Canyon Fields

 Sports Complex

 Tony Dorsett Football Field

 Fox Run Golf Course (All tee times, range ball purchases, and golf cart reservations must be reserved through foxrunnm.com or by calling 505‐863‐9224. The Pro Shop is closed until further notice.)

The City of Gallup Customer Care area at 110 W Aztec will be closed to the public.  No in-person payment will be accepted at this site. You may pay your utility payments in the following ways:

1. Drop money orders or checks in our outside drop box at 110 W. Aztec

2. Call the automated billing line at (505) 726‐4218

3. Access your account online for new customer applications and bill payment at utilities.gallupnm.gov  

4. Mail payments to City of Gallup Utilities, PO Box 1400, Gallup NM 87305

For the safety and security of all employees, all guests to City Hall and the Gallup Joint Utilities facilities must visit the security desk at 110 W. Aztec Avenue.  

Guests will be required to use hand sanitizer upon arrival and security will contact the appropriate department. If the department is available, security personnel will escort you to that department.

The City of Gallup urges residents to practice the CDC’s recommendations for social distancing and health safety measures.  The City of Gallup is complying with the New Mexico Public Health Department amendment to the Public Order and requests business compliance. Locally there are several hotlines you can call to discuss your health and if you are concerned about symptoms of COVID‐19:  

 Rehoboth McKinley Medical Center’s hotline is (505) 236‐1074.  

‐Gallup Indian Medical Center’s hotline is: (505) 726-5897.

 For additional information on the City of Gallup’s responses to COVID‐19 visit www.gallupnm.gov

 For further information about the State of New Mexico Health Department’s response and actions, visit cv.nmhealth.org.

 For information from CDC on the national and international outbreak, preventative measures and more visit www.cdc.gov

The Office of the Governor has set up a coronavirus hotline and is encouraging individuals who are sick to call it for a pre‐assessment prior to heading to their healthcare provider. That number is 855‐600‐3453. To read the governor’s Public Health Order, visit https://nmhealth.org/publication/view/help/5668/

The City would also like to remind citizens to share information with individuals who do not use the internet.

Please call (505) 863‐1254 for more information about available City services.

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