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Contact: Norma Pineda, 505-847-2585 x221
National Park Service News Release
Release Date: March 20, 2020
Contact: Norma M. Pineda (505) 847-2585 x221
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is Closing in Accordance with Latest Health Guidance
Mountainair, New Mexico – Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is announcing further modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing.
As of March 22, 2020, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is closed until further notice. All of the visitor centers, museums, trails, ruins, and bathrooms are closed. This is in accordance with the latest Public Health Emergency Orders from the State of New Mexico.
“While we regret having to take this action, the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and indeed the entire country, must take priority,” stated Superintendent Tom Betts. “The National Park Service must do its part to help stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus and, with your cooperation and thoughtfulness, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument will do its part. We regret any inconvenience.”
The National Park Service (NPS) is working with the federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels.
Other New Mexico parks and monuments may have trails still open to the public. You should check their specific websites for closure information. The NPS urges visitors to do their part when visiting a park and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick.
Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations.
Please visit our website at www.nps.gov/sapu for the park story and in-depth information or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Salinas.
Last updated: March 21, 2020