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May 8, 2020
City Extends Closures and Cancellations Through May 31

Libraries, Senior Centers, Recreation Centers Remain Closed and City Meetings Will be Held Virtually

The Governor’s Office has announced the State may start to reopen in certain areas as of May 15, 2020.  However, any reopening will depend on data that indicate the extent to which the state has met the gating criteria identified by the Governor. The State’s plan outlines a phased reopening and encourages the continuation of remote working. For the safety of City employees and the public, the City of Santa Fe will extend its closure date through Sunday, May 31, 2020.  The City will continue to monitor emerging health recommendations, best practices, and the financial crisis as we make decisions moving forward about whether, how and when to reopen City government.  

Government Facilities Will Remain Closed

  • The Santa Fe Public Library with its three branches (Main, La Farge, and Southside)
  • The Genoveva Chavez Community Center (GCCC) and Ft. Marcy Sports Complex
  • The Municipal Recreation Sports Complex
  • Senior Centers
  • City Buildings

All City-sponsored events and co-sponsored events will be cancelled through May 31, 2020.  The summer recreation and youth programs will not be held this summer. 

City Parks and Trails will remain open at this time. Playground equipment, basketball courts, and tennis courts will remain closed. Social distancing is required. Individuals must maintain 6 ft. of separation. 

Effective Friday, May 8, the City of Santa Fe will be closing administrative “Virtual Offices” at noon every Friday due to furloughs.

For information on how to do business with the City of Santa Fe during this emergency health crisis, please visit our website at 


Governing Body, Finance Committee, Public Works and Utilities Committee, Quality of Life Committee meetings will be held virtually.

If you would like to submit a comment for Petitions from the Floor, please send an email by 1 p.m. on the day of the meeting, to [bot protected email address].  Please list on the subject line – Petitions from the Floor.  These comments will be distributed to the Governing Body. For instructions on how to participate virtually, please see individual committee agendas or contact the City Clerk’s Office at (505) 955-6521. 

Land Use-related meetings will be held virtually. This includes: Planning Commission, Historic Districts Review Board, Early Neighborhood Notification (ENN) meetings, and Archaeological Review Committee.  For instructions on how to participate virtually, please see individual committee agendas.  You can also contact Noah Berke at [bot protected email address] to participate in a Land Use meeting. 

All virtual meetings will be available on the City’s primary or secondary YouTube Channel.

The City of Santa Fe will continue to provide all other services.  This emergency health situation and financial crisis continues to change and evolve. We will provide regular updates on our website, social media, and on Alert Santa Fe.  Please sign up for Alert Santa Fe to receive emergency updates by visiting 

For health and safety reasons residents are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible and to leave only for essential errands or safe outdoor exercise. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during these extraordinary times.




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