*Updated* Farmington Facility Closures

Mayor Duckett emphasized, “It’s important for everyone to follow the guidelines set forth by health care professionals to reduce the spread of this illness. These are simple steps we all can take to help keep our community safe. Those steps are washing your hands often for a minimum of 20 seconds, covering your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, staying home when you are sick and practicing social distancing, which is keeping a distance of 6 feet from other people while in public places.”

From the City of Farmington

Monday, March 23, 2020

Facility Closures & Modified Programming

The following City of Farmington facilities have been closed and/or have modified operations until further notice:

Bonnie Dallas Senior Center: Facility and regular programming will be closed. Meals on Wheels will continue and congregate meals will be served to-go in a drive-through process. Please call the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center for other senior needs 505-599-1380 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

E3 Children’s Museum - CLOSED

Farmington Aquatic Center - CLOSED

Farmington Civic Center - CLOSED

Farmington Indian Center - CLOSED

Farmington Recreation Center - CLOSED

Farmington Regional Animal Shelter - CLOSED (Services will CONTINUE with modifications. Click HERE for details)

Farmington Museum - CLOSED

Farmington Public Library - CLOSED (online resources still available: Student resources and online databases & downloadable eBooks and Audio Books

Golf Courses - CLOSED

Lake Farmington - OPEN (NO swimming)

Lions Pool - CLOSED

Museum of Navajo Art & Culture - CLOSED

Park Shelters - CLOSED (Parks will remain OPEN)

Riverside Nature Center - CLOSED

Sycamore Park Community Center - CLOSED

Trails remain open with no modifications at this time.

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

UPDATE ON FACILITY CLOSURES:
In accordance with the governor’s newest public health order (3/18/20), the following City facilities are closed or have modified access:

~Civic Center – CLOSED
~Park Shelters - CLOSED (Parks remain open)
~Lake remains open but NO swimming
~Golf course remain OPEN but NO tournaments

Monday, March 16, 2020

City of Farmington closing additional facilities following governor’s amended public health order

On Sunday March 16 Kathyleen Kunkel, secretary of the New Mexico Department of Health, on behalf of the governor issued an amended public health order along with additional direction from the governor affecting municipal government facilities and operations. As a result, effective Tuesday, March 17, the following indoor City facilities will be closed until further:

• Farmington Public Library
• Farmington Museum
• Museum of Navajo Art & Culture
• Riverside Nature Center

These are in addition to the previously closed facilities:
• E Children’s Museum
• Farmington Aquatic Center
• Farmington Recreation Center
• Sycamore Park Community Center
• Lions Pool
• Farmington Indian Center
• Bonnie Dallas Senior Center: Facility and regular programming will be closed. Meals on Wheels will continue and congregate meals will be served to-go in a drive-through process.

The following outdoor facilities will remain open:
• Parks
• Trails
• Golf Courses

Continue to practice social distancing, wash hands often for 20 seconds with soap and water, stay home if you are sick and cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue. If you don’t have a tissue, cough into the crux of your arm.

The City of Farmington continues to monitor the coronavirus situation and will provide updates as they become available. Please note, as of today, March 16 at the time of this message, there have been no confirmed COVID-19 cases in San Juan County.

Please continue to follow the below listed Facebook pages for important local updates:

• City of Farmington
• San Juan Regional Medical Center
• San Juan County Office of Emergency Management

Visit the State of New Mexico’s website for state-wide updates at newmexico.gov

Sign up for nation-wide coronavirus updates from the Centers for Disease Control at cdc.gov

Remember to share important information with friends and family who do not use the internet.

 

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The City of Farmington today announces closure of facilities and modified programming. “The closures are for the safety of our patrons in accordance with the governor’s public health order issued this morning,” explained Farmington city manager Rob Mayes. “Most of these are mandatory, all are strongly advised by the governor’s direction.”

Beginning Friday, March 13, the following facilities will be closed until further notice:

  • E Children’s Museum
  • Farmington Aquatic Center
  • Farmington Recreation Center
  • Sycamore Park Community Center
  • Lions Pool
  • Farmington Indian Center
  • Bonnie Dallas Senior Center: Facility and regular programming will be closed. Meals on Wheels will continue and congregate meals will be served to-go in a drive-through process. 

The following facilities will remain open with modified programming until further notice:

  • Farmington Civic Center: Large public events will be cancelled by order of the governor. Small private events will have the option to continue.
  • Farmington Public Library: Will remain open for check-outs and computer use, with all other activities and programming suspended. The library’s online services are always available 24/7 and assistance is available by phone at (505) 599-1270. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Farmington Museum, including Museum of Navajo Art and Culture: Facilities and exhibits will remain open, including the Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Inside Out exhibits. Children entering the center must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Riverside Nature Center: Will remain open; however, large group tours will be suspended until further notice. Children entering the center must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Farmington Regional Animals Shelter will also remain open; however, large group tours will be suspended until further notice. The shelter’s dog walking program and adoption services will remain open.

Pinon Hills and Civitan golf courses will remain open without modifications.

Mayor Duckett emphasized, “It’s important for everyone to follow the guidelines set forth by health care professionals to reduce the spread of this illness. These are simple steps we all can take to help keep our community safe. Those steps are washing your hands often for a minimum of 20 seconds, covering your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, staying home when you are sick and practicing social distancing, which is keeping a distance of 6 feet from other people while in public places.”

The City of Farmington will be posting facility closures and modified programming on their website at fmtn.org tomorrow.

The City’s public information officer Georgette Allen explained, “The City and partnering organizations will be pushing out information via Facebook and Nextdoor. Please follow the City, San Juan Regional Medical Center and San Juan County Office of Emergency Management’s Facebook pages. If you prefer not to use Facebook, please download and sign up for the Nextdoor app. This is an important platform used by City and County organizations to communicate important information to our community.” In addition, local information is available on the City’s website at fmtn.org, the County’s website at sjcounty.net and San Juan Regional Medical Center’s website at sanjuanregional.com.

The Office of the Governor has set up a coronavirus hotline and is encouraging individuals who are sick to call it for a preassessment 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/

Additional information about the coronavirus is available on the Centers for Disease Control’s website at cdc.gov. Individuals may sign up to receive email updates.

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

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