Update May 17, 2020

Please note everything is subject to rapid change. Call first.

To apply for an ABSENTEE BALLOT for Democratic or Republican primary June 2: www.NMvote.org. Requests for absentee ballot must be submitted by May 28. Voting is vital; so is staying healthy. You can do both with the absentee ballot.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s  stay-at-home still in place for non-essential trips and gatherings stay at 1 to 5. Beginning May 16, everyone is required to wear a mask in public places-indoor and outdoor (except exercise, medical, eating, drinking). Some businesses which can provide curb-side delivery were open May 1.  May 16 small retail business may operate at 25% capacity fire load, churches 10%.  Restaurants, gyms, salons and other services may be able to open sometime in June.  https://www.governor.state.nm.us/2020/05/13/state-to-further-modify-public-health-emergency-order/

The Vista Grande Public Library started curbside book checkout May 19. Call or visit their web site. 505 466-READ or www.vglibrary.org

The City of Santa Fe, on May 8, announced the following will be closed through May 31:  libraries, senior centers, recreation centers and city buildings. City-sponsored events for May canceled, and summer recreation and youth programs will not be held this summer. 

The Santa Fe County Community Services Department endeavors to link residents to services and resources in the community.  To speak with someone contact Jennifer Romero at (505) 995-9525 or email: jnromero@santafecountynm.gov    

The State has compiled a resource guide for small businesseshttps://gonm.biz/about-us/covid-19-response   

State agencies and private companies can help with financial hardship. New Mexico is working to identify additional sources of relief and to advocate for a full measure of federal support. https://www.newmexico.gov/i-need-assistance/

Santa Fe Country Senior Services and the Eldorado Senior Center can help high risk seniors. Contact the County, (505) 992-3069,  or Esperanza Salazar,  emsalazar@santafecountynm.gov. Services include grocery shopping for high risk individuals and other services such as transportation for necessary doctor visits.  Meal delivery can also be arranged for shut-ins and high risk seniors. 

Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a free service, is working with the County. Volunteers in Eldorado can help with grocery shopping, light housekeeping and other tasks around the house. Contact Jenny and Michael Landen  (505) 466-8896.

Santa Fe Mutual Aid, free, matches up volunteers with people who need  help with shopping, picking up prescriptions, and other errands. For Eldorado, contact Debra Denker at swlight1@gmail.com  If you don’t have internet access, call Lynne Moore at (505) 466-3935.

Both local veterinarian offices are operating, availability may be limited. Call first.

Cameron Veterinary Clinic at (505) 466-1540

Eldorado Animal Clinic (VitalPet) at (505) 466-0650

Dr. Haley Ritchey, dentist, open with appointments  (505) 466-0999

Eldorado Family Health is open for medical care and appointments.  (505) 216-7772

Eldorado Mask Makers is busy making and providing face masks. If you need a mask call. If you have materials or can help make masks, call. Jennifer Warren at (252) 646-5671, Jeanne Brown at (307) 683-6066  https://eldoradomaskmakers.weebly.com/


Some of the services available at La Tienda:

For an extensive listing subscribe to the newsletter at https://latiendaeldorado.com/

Service for hire for transportation, food shopping and delivery at $30/hour. Contact via Hardware Store (505) 466-6522

Gift cards may be available depending on funding. ($20 for fresh food and $25 for pet food and hardware supplies). These are available for those in need. Ask at Brooks Eldorado Supermarket and La Tienda's 1/2 Price Pet Food Store via True Value Hardware store.

La Alacena, local non-perishable food pantry, is now across from the hardware store. Donate what you can, take only what you need. Non-perishable foods only. For those who cannot make the trip, contact Eldorado True Value Hardware Store (505) 466-6522 or Mary McGuire, (305) 517-8997 or Val Barraza, (805) 901-5336. Eldorado Hardware is stocking  La Alacena with 5-lb bags of dog food.  


Mental Health Support

Connections Online Support Group free with Dr. Kitty Fallon via Zoom every Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. starting May 2.  drkittyfallon@thegloamingatsantafe.com

Talk to a Neighbor Program initiated by Steve Ewers and Destiny Allison, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Connect by calling (505) 428-0024 to speak with trained local volunteers to “give you an outlet for your fears, joys, anger, and hope.” This is a free program.


If you think you have COVID-19:  1-855-600-3453

Questions and NM help:                 1-833-551-0518


The ECIA Community Center Buildings are closed but staff may be reached at (505) 466-4248

To receive eblast with latest information, call or go to www.eldoradosf.org 

CLOSURES until further notice; Ken and Patty Adam Senior Center, Max Coll Community Center, Vista Grande Public Library, El Dorado Community School, many shops in the Agora and La Tienda

BUSINESSES which are open (call for hours and options, this list may not be complete):

El Dorado Supermarket, (505) 466-2602 Open 6 AM to 9 PM, Sunday 6 to 8 AM Seniors only

El Dorado Country Pet  (505) 466-1270                  QuikSend  (505) 466-4604

Eldorado True Value Hardware (505) 466-6502     Del Norte Pharmacy (505) 216-0665

RESTAURANTS which offer takeout and may deliver:

Arable (505) 303-3816                Café Fina (505) 466-3886     Pizza Centro (505) 466-3161

La Plancha  (505) 466-2060        Thai Bistro (505) 466-6760

Upper Crust Pizza (505) 471-1111