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The COVID-19 pandemic, which has closed public schools and most of the economy, has not yet claimed the city of Albuquerque’s summer youth programs.
City officials said Monday that they are prepared to move forward with some programming, though they warned that opportunities are far more limited than usual and still hinge on Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration moving New Mexico to the next stage – Phase 1 – of a reopening plan.
Should the state enter Phase 1, the city is ready to offer a scaled-back version of its popular community center-based summer recreation program. The city has already launched a lottery to determine which students will get slots; parents have until May 20 to enter their children in the lottery at play.cabq.gov.