The Village of Los Lunas is monitoring the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) situation. At this time, many Village events, offices, programs, and services are impacted.
Find out more information about the COVID-19 response in New Mexico by visiting the NM Dept. of Health website.
For more information about the CDC’s response to COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website.
To learn more about the number and locations of COVID-19 cases, visit the Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases map.
- Community Connect for COVID-19
- Community Development Memo Regarding Operational Changes Due to COVID-19 - 3-16-2020
- Community Development Memo Regarding Operational Changes Due to COVID-19 - 5-4-2020
- Coronavirus Safety Tips News Release
- Coronavirus Testing in Belen
- COVID Letter to Community 3-13-2020
- Library - COVID-19 Closure Release
- Los Lunas Parks Remain Open, Playgrounds Closed News Relase
- Los Lunas Police Department News Release
- Parks and Rec Cancellation Notice
Village Operational Changes
The Village of Los Lunas continues to provide services even as Village employees have made changes in their work habits. Many employees are working remotely from home to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Other changes in Village operations include:
Police and Fire Departments: Continue to put public safety as the top priority. Police officers and firefighters are taking precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of employees and the community. Anyone with symptoms, a history of possible exposure, or who is part of a vulnerable population, may be asked additional questions and/or be asked to take protective measures during an emergency call. The Village Police Department has made contact with many local businesses that are closed to ensure the safety and security of the properties during that closure.
Administration: Utility Billing remains open and is accepting payments through the drive-thru only. The utility billing lobby is closed and all water shutoffs have temporarily been suspended until further notice. Village Hall is still open to the public, but we encourage everyone to limit visits to items that cannot be managed remotely and maintain a physical distance of 6 ft from others when in the building.
Parks & Recreation: Daniel Fernandez Recreation Center and playgrounds are closed until further notice. All special events, leagues, facility rentals, and programs are cancelled until at least the end of April. No new rentals will be booked until further notice. All partner organizations using Village-owned facilities and fields have been postponed. Parks and trails remain open with additional cleaning of restrooms daily.
Library/Museum: The library and museum are closed. Patrons are urged to download ebooks, movies, and videos. The museum is posting pictures on Facebook of the current exhibit, “Wonder Women of the Rio Abajo.”
- Animal registrations are suspended until further notices.
- Animal Control and Code Enforcement complaints are being reviewed and emergency situations addressed. All violation notices for non-emergency situations will be issued after restrictions are lifted.
- Animal releases will be processed over the phone via the Community Development phone number.
- Completed applications should be mailed or emailed. A basket will remain at the front desk of Village Hall for application drop-offs. Invoices will be sent for any payments required.
- Meetings must be scheduled in advance.
- Non-emergency operations suspended until further notice include animal traps, special event permits, and door-to-door permits.
Wastewater, Water and Solid Waste Divisions: The Solid Waste Transfer Station will be closed to the public until restrictions are lifted. Otherwise, all divisions are functioning as normal, as is the Public Works Administration.
Self-Report Critical Info
Residents in Valencia County will now have access to Community Connect for COVID-19. Community Connect for COVID-19 offers residents an easy-to-use web portal, available on any device, where they can self-report critical information.
Within the web portal, residents will be able to share contact, symptom, test, and high-risk related information. Shared information will then be available to First Responders to better prioritize COVID-19 driven care or take proper precautions before entering.
This tool will allow fire and EMS agencies the ability to know better where citizens have self-isolated or self-quarantined themselves in their community. With this information at their fingertips, firefighters and EMS personnel will have a much clearer picture about who they are responding to and what their health situation is.
When should I self-report?
- If you have any COVID-19 related symptoms
- If you or family members are in self-quarantine due to possible exposure
- If you or family members have been tested but do not have results back yet
- If you have been to the doctor and not tested but told to stay home in self-quarantine due to symptoms
- If tested positive and in quarantine
- If you or a family member are at high risk
- If you have a family member who has a special need such as Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Autism, etc.
How does it work?
- Create an account
- Enter COVID-related Information
- That’s it.