COVID 19 Policies

Safety First, Safety Always

As we begin to open up more and more under New Mexico's Green Status, we wanted to let you know of all that we do to keep our guests safe.

From the very outset of the pandemic, Santa Claran Hotel and Casino has gone beyond in adhering to Center for Disease Control (CDC) and New Mexico State Covid safe guidelines.

Our commitment to keeping everyone safe—guests and staff alike—is total.

We will do whatever it takes mitigate the risk of virus infection at all our properties.

For the well-being of all who work and visit with us, we have invested significantly in the following equipment, processes, and practices to ensure the highest level of safety possible:

- Contact-free check-in at our hotel

- Keyless room entry for hotel guests (smartphone/wifi enabled) 

- Complete upgrade of all air handling and filtering systems to leading-edge units that meet surgical room standards for cleanliness

- Temperature checks for staff and guests at all entrances. Any person exhibiting a temperature of 100.4 will not be allowed to enter.

- Mandatory mask-wearing for staff and guests

- Staff enforcement of social distancing

- Immediate and hourly sanitization of high-contact surfaces using EPA-approved disinfectants

- Quarterly facility-wide sanitizing and disinfecting at the hospital-grade level performed by The Germinator broad-spectrum sterilization service

- Surveillance monitoring: random COVID-19 testing of staff

- Plexiglass barriers at all areas of guest services

- Highly visible Germ-x (99.99% effective) hand sanitizer stations through the property

- Instant hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap in all restrooms and at all sinks

- Social distancing reminder signage and floor markers throughout the property

Feel free to contact us with any questions. Be well, be safe, and see you soon.


Guests will be encouraged to practice physical distancing by standing at least six (6) feet away from other groups of people not traveling with them while standing in lines, using elevators or moving around the property. Restaurant tables, slot machines or other physical layouts will be arranged to ensure appropriate distancing.

All guests will be required to wear a mask while in Santa Claran Hotel • Casino, including Big Rock Bowling Center and other venues located on property.

This requirement also applies to Black Mesa Golf Club Pro Shop, Santa Clara Travel Centers, and Riverside Smoke Shop.

Guests are encouraged to wash hands frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds.

Touchless hand sanitizer dispensers are placed at key guest and team members’ entrances and contact areas such as, reception areas, hotel lobbies, the casino floor, restaurant entrances, elevator landings, etc.

There are health and hygiene reminders throughout the property reminding team members and guests of protection requirements (e.g. masks, social distancing, hand washing, staying home if sick, etc.).


All team members have received comprehensive training on COVID-19 safety and sanitation protocols.

The frequency of cleaning and sanitizing will be enhanced in all public spaces to include electrostatic Clorox spraying process. The primary focus will be on frequently contacted surfaces to include and not limited to; front desk check-in counters, bell desks, elevators and elevator buttons, door handles, public bathrooms, kiosk/ATMs, stair handrails, casino player services counters, gaming machines, dining surfaces and seating areas.

All public restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected regularly. A dedicated custodian will be assigned to each public restroom during their shift. Public restrooms will be treated every 4 hours with an electrostatic Clorox spraying process.