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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Press Release - Updated Notice Regarding the Closure of City Parks; FAQs


GALLUP, NM (March 24, 2020) – The City of Gallup, in compliance with the State of New Mexico Health

Department Public Health Order, would like to clarify the use of City Parks.

The following Park Facilities will be closed to the public until further notice:

 Ford Canyon Sports Fields

 Sports Complex

 Indian Hills Ball Field

 Tee Ball Field (behind Harold Runnels)

 Father Dunston Ball Field

 Tony Dorsett Football Field and Walking Track

 All City of Gallup Tennis Courts and Basketball Courts

 Gallup Skate Park

 Gallup Dog Park

You are strongly discouraged from using any other City parks facilities.

The Frequently Asked Questions Guide for the Public Health Order that took effect at 8:00am on

Tuesday, March 24th, outlines:

Q: The new order revises what’s considered a prohibited mass gathering. What’s the new rule?

A: This order defines a mass gathering as any public or private gathering that brings together five or

more individuals in a single room or connected space or an outdoor space where people are within 6

feet of each other.

Q: Are there any exemptions to the 5‐or‐more rule?

A: Yes. If five or more people live together, they are exempt inside their residence. Also exempt are

churches, synagogues, mosques or other places of worship.

Q: Can I go to the park?

A: No, you should not.

Q: Can I still go outside for a hike or walk?

Yes, but you must maintain a distance of at least 6 feet with those outside of your family unit.

New Mexico State Parks have been temporarily closed to protect public health.

Q: Can I walk my dog? Take my pet to the vet?

A: You may walk your dog. You may also take your pet to the vet; emergency veterinary services are

exempt from the orders.


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