Amarillo COVID-19 Information
Last Updated on March 9, 2022
If you are planning on stopping in Amarillo, please call the businesses and attractions you wish to visit for their updated hours of operation. For more local information about COVID-19 in Amarillo, click here: https://www.amalerts.com/
When traveling, the United States Travel Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highly encourage the following Healthy Travel Practices:
- Wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth covered when in public settings.
- Avoid close contact by staying at least 6 feet apart from anyone who is not from your household.
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
- Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Be aware of the latest travel advisories from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. State Department
Please see the following primary resources for further information in COVID-19:
Are vaccines available in Amarillo?
The City of Amarillo Public Health Department is currently administering COVID-19 vaccines to all adults 18 years of age or older. For more information on vaccine availability and other FAQs please visit https://amarilloalerts.com/vaccine
Do I have to wear a mask in Amarillo?
There is no mask mandate in Texas but our office highly encourages the use of masks when in public spaces. Some businesses may require a mask for entry.
Are restaurants open in Amarillo?
All dine-in restaurants in Amarillo may operate at up to 100% capacity, although some are voluntarily operating at lower capacities to accommodate social distancing. Many of our restaurants are offering curbside and delivery options, including the delivery of alcoholic beverages. See more information on restaurants at https://www.visitamarillo.com/restaurants/.
For more information on the Executive Order from the State of Texas, please visit https://gov.texas.gov/
Are attractions open in Amarillo?
Many attractions are open in Amarillo. Each attraction has individually assessed the CDC's recommendations and determined how COVID-19 should affect their hours of operation. If you are planning on stopping in Amarillo, please call the businesses you plan on visiting and check on their updated hours of operation. In accordance with the CDC's prevention and protection guidelines, please do not leave your home if you feel sick. For more local information about COVID-19 in Amarillo, click here: https://www.amarillo.gov/departments/community-services/public-health/covid-19-novel-coronavirus
Where can I go in Amarillo and still practice social distancing?
One of the great things about Amarillo is that there are plenty of opportunities to escape the city and get in touch with nature. Below is a map of places that you can explore and keep your distance from other people.
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An Amarillo native, Kashion Smith was raised with a heart for hospitality and a passion for the Texas Panhandle. She started her tourism career as the general manager of a hotel located in the historic district of Taos, NM. Upon moving back to Amarillo with her family, Smith spent more than 10 years in hotels before joining the Amarillo Convention and Visitors Council staff in 2013. In 2015 Smith took on the role of Director of Tourism followed by earning her Texas Destination Marketer (TDM) certificate in 2018. In the fall of 2018, Smith was appointed Deputy Director of the Amarillo CVC, going on the following year to earn a Certified Tourism Executive (CTE) certification. Faced with many challenges and disruptions beginning in late 2019, the Amarillo CVC board appointed Smith the Interim Executive Director in March of 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations to reprioritize their goals, Smith lead the CVC staff in a new direction. With a heightened focus on the CVC mission, she spearheaded work on creating a strategic plan intent on strengthening partner relationships that would set up Amarillo for a strong recovery in its hospitality and tourism industries. In October of 2020 the CVC separated from a long-term management agreement with the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, became a standalone organization, the Amarillo Convention and Visitors Bureau. Leading the organization through this difficult time, the CVB staff’s accomplishments stood out, and Smith was named Executive Director in January of 2021. Over the years Smith has served on many industry and community committees and boards. She currently serves on the Texas Travel Alliance board and is co-chair of their legislative committee.