COVID-19 – related closures and postponements in Taos

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Updated: March 20,  10:40 a.m.
As of Monday morning (March 16) there still were no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Taos County, according to Holy Cross Medical Center officials.

Here is a list of known closures and postponements due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. This list will be continuously updated as new information becomes available.

– Llano Quemado Community Center is closed until further notice.

– Taos Valley Acequia Association will postpone its annual meeting,  originally scheduled for March 21at 4:00 p.m., until the NM Department of Health determines that it is safe.

– Taos Mountain Casino at Taos Pueblo is closed until further notice. 

– Taos Behavioral Health will close its special program for youth after 5 p.m. Tuesday (March 17) and the TBH offices are closed until further notice. Clinicians will work with clients remotely. 

– The Communities Against Violence Thrift Store on Paseo del Pueblo Sur is closed until further notice. 

– The Harwood Museum and University of New Mexico-Taos are closed through April 5. All UNM campuses will be on an "extended spring break" through April 5. 

– New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service has canceled all programs including a hoop house construction workshops scheduled Tuesday, (March 17) in Taos. 

– The Annual Membership Meeting of the Acequia Del Finado Francisco Martinez del Llano Quemado, which is normally scheduled at the end of March, is postponed until further notice, due to the novel coronavirus epidemic. The cleaning of the acequia will done as follows: Cleaning of the Acequia Del Finado Francisco Martinez de Llano Quemado will be  Saturday (April 11) at 7:30 a.m.

– The Inter-Governmental Council has canceled the regularly scheduled meetings for March 19 and April 16 due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. The next regular meeting will be held May 21, 2020 pending further notice.

– Angel Fire Ski Resort closes Monday (March 16) at 4 p.m. until further notice.

Taos Ski Valley and all associated restaurants and retails stores closed after 5 p.m. Sunday (March 15) until further notice.

– Embudo Valley Library will be open tomorrow, Monday, (March 16) from  11 a.m. -6 p.m. and then closed following the public school schedule.  The library anticipates re-opening Monday, (April 6).  All library programs and activities are canceled until then. 

–  Not Forgotten Outreach veterans organization and its Finca Militar farm on Paseo del Pueblo Norte is closed to the public until April 6. Staff will telecommute. 

– Taos Center for the Arts is suspending operations and events at the Taos Community Auditorium and Stables Gallery until April 9 with the potential to be extended based on need.

– Taos Mesa Brewery Mothership is remaining open but is canceling all performances and events until April 15. 

– Twirl,  an interactive playground for kids and families in the heart of Taos, is closed until the public schools reopen. 

– New Mexico officials ordered all public and charter schools in the state to close temporarily beginning at the end of the school day Friday (March 13) until April 6.

– Effective Friday (March 13) all Taos County Senior Centers will be closed until April 30; all senior center staff will continue to come to work and will follow the COVID-19 contingency plan to continue to provide services to our clients. 

– Taos County Democratic Party headquarters is closed and all public activities canceled until further notice. 

–  The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) is closing all New Mexico State Parks to overnight camping effective Friday (March 13). All 35 state parks will remain open for day use. The overnight camping ban will expire April 9 unless extended. Visitors with overnight camping reservations will be issued a full refund. For details on specific parks events and additional information, visit the state parks website.

–  Taos Winter Sports Team is canceling team travel to events outside the state of New Mexico and is canceling the Southern Series Championship Race scheduled  March 21-22 at Taos Ski Valley.

– Taos Women event scheduled at El Monte Sagrado for March 27 has been postponed. Date to be determined.

– The Millicent Rogers Museum will remain open but is canceling some events: 

  • Friday (March 13): Taos Pueblo Artists Winter Showcase Reception and Showcase exhibit for this weekend.
  • Friday, March 20: Michael Naranjo Exhibition reception
  • Sunday, March 21: Michael Naranjo Exhibition talk

– Taos Public Library will remain open but some events have been canceled by their  organizers:

  • Science Tuesdays;
  • The Outdoor Rec Business Launchpad session on Friday (March 13), which will now be a virtual discussion;
  • The El Moises illustrator event  “No More Bullies!” on Saturday (March 14).

– Taos Chamber Music Group will reschedule its concerts originally planned for March 14 and 15  and April 18 and 19.

– The Ballet Taos events scheduled for Friday-Sunday (March 13-15) at the Taos Community Auditorium have been canceled.

- Night of 1,000 Stars talent show at the TCA has been canceled for March 26-29.

General closures and bans

– All public gatherings of over 100 people are banned until at least the end of April, by order of the governor.

– Taos Pueblo, closed until the end of April for traditional doings.

– All sanctioned out-of-state travel for town of Taos and Taos Municipal Schools students and staff has been suspended for the time being.

– All state-sponsored public events.

– The annual Gathering of Nations Powwow event in Albuquerque will be postponed.

– NMAA State Basketball Championships will move forward without fans.

– New Mexico Youth Soccer Association has suspended all local league play.

– USL Championship Soccer matches for the New Mexico United will be suspended for a minimum of 30 days.

– All NBA games will be suspended until further notice.

– The 2019-20 NHL season has been halted for the time being.

– NCAA has canceled its men's and women's basketball tournaments.

If you are showing symptoms of coronavirus infection, stay home and call the state health department line at  (855) 600-3453. Find the latest information, precautions, recommendations and contact numbers regarding COVID-19 at the New Mexico Department of Health coronavirus site and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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