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September 11, 2020
City Continues Services Moving Forward, Building Closures Continue through the end of 2020

In accordance with the current public health order and to prioritize the health and safety of employees and residents, the City of Santa Fe will continue to provide services via virtual offices and limited openings of in-person facilities through the end of the year. City buildings that are currently closed will remain closed through December 31, 2020, while virtual offices will remain open. The City will continue to monitor emerging health recommendations, best practices, and the financial crisis as we make decisions moving forward about how and when we will reopen parts of City government.

We will provide updates on our website, social media, and through our email distribution.

Recreation Facilities, Parks, and Trails

Portions of the Genoveva Chavez Community Center (GCCC), including the facility lap pool, fitness center, and indoor track, will remain open by reservation only. The recreation pool, therapy pool, fitness classrooms, basketball courts, and ice skating rink will not open at this time.

For detailed instructions for using the facility and to book reservations please call 505-955-4000. For updates and information please visit our website at www.chavezcenter.com

Bicentennial Pool will remain open by reservation only through October 2, 2020 weather permitting (closure date is subject to change). To make a reservation please call 505-955-4778 or 505-955-4779. 

Ft. Marcy and Salvador Perez will remain closed.

Drinking water fountains, dog fountains, and bathrooms at parks are still closed.

Senior Centers Will Remain Closed, Meal Pick Up Available 

Senior Centers remain closed to the public, but curbside meals are available to seniors for pick up at the Mary Esther Gonzales Senior Center, 1121 Alto Street, Monday - Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Libraries Will Continue Curbside Services At All Three Locations

Hours for curbside service are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from noon - 5:30 p.m. Additionally, outdoor book drops are open for returns at all three locations with the limited hours of Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Patrons can check out new materials by placing them on “hold” through the Library system’s online catalog, catalog.santafelibrary.org  (account log-in is patron’s last name and their library card number), and request the location where they would like to pick up their materials. Patrons can also call one of the Library branches for assistance with placing holds (Main Library: 955-6785; La Farge: 955-4860; Southside: 955-2810) or to schedule a walk-up pickup appointment.

Patrons are also encouraged to utilize the Library’s digital collections of eBooks, audio-books, movies and virtual programming at santafelibrary.org.

City Meetings Will Continue To Be Held Virtually

Governing Body, City Council Committees and Land Use committees will continue to meet virtually. All other advisory committees will remain in a moratorium through December 31, 2020. Exceptions to the moratorium will be made in cases where committees are legally required to meet or have a fiscal responsibility with an impending deadline. Requests to modify the schedule will be reviewed by the City Manger.

Most meetings can be viewed on YouTube. Meeting links and passwords can be found on www.santafenm.gov under “Weekly Meetings List"

New Digital Tools for Residents Improve Virtual Services

The City has added new digital tools to streamline and improve virtual services. Residents can now view meeting agendas and packets, request documents, and report issues entirely online (visit www.santafenm.gov and click "Hot Topics").

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