LATEST SCHOOL, BUSINESS AND OTHER CLOSINGS & CANCELLATIONS DUE TO COVID-19

Coronavirus Closings

Please check back often as we will be updating this list as information becomes available. Please email your updated closings/cancellations to news@wltz.com.

SCHOOLS

-All Muscogee County District Schools will be closed effective March 16-April 5, 2020. Students should not report to schools or bus stops during this closure.  The District will reevaluate options to resume its operations during this time of closure. More info here.

-Russell County Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th, and will reopen on Monday, April 6th. More information will be made available regarding student resources during school closure. Any further updates will be made available on their district website, social media page, and through messenger notifications.  More info here.

-Phenix City Schools will close Monday, March 16 and will remain closed through Friday, April 3, 2020. Effective immediately, all persons shall not enter any school property. There will be no PCS activities during schools closures. Schools will begin online learning Wednesday, March 18. More info here.

-All Lee County Schools will be closed Monday, March 16th through Sunday, April 5th. This includes all school-related activities. More info here.

-Fort Benning Schools buildings to be closed to students effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020; Online learning starts March 23, 2020. More info here.

-Auburn City Schools will be CLOSED until Monday, April 6. In accordance with the Governor’s State of Emergency, ACS will be closed for three weeks. More info here.

-All Muscogee County athletic activities are suspended March 13-April 5, 2020.  More info here.

-St. Anne-Pacelli will close effective Monday, March 16th. They anticipate that school will remain closed through Spring Break meaning students would return Monday, April 6th. Class schedules and lesson information will be posted on their password protected Always Learning web page, www.BeAViking.com/always-learning, by Sunday, March 13th. Plus, St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School is suspending all athletic activities, including practices and games, from March 13 through April 5, 2020.

-The Harris County School District (HCSD) will be closed from Monday, March 16, 2020 through Sunday, April 5, 2020. More info here.

-Marion County School System: March 16-20, after which they will re-evaluate and make further decisions (Expect notification late Thursday or early Friday as to whether we will close for additional time.)

-Meriwether County School System will be closed Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27

-Troup County School System will be closed through Friday, March 27

-Chattahoochee County Schools will be closed starting March 16th. NO student will report to campus. Please visit www.chattco.org for more information and procedures regarding campus closure and digital learning plans.

-Brookstone School Campus closed with course instruction switching to online through Friday, March 27

-St. Luke School Campus closed with course instruction switching to online through Friday, March 27

-Calvary Christian School Campus closed with course instruction switching to online through Friday, April 3

Glenwood will close starting Monday, March 16th and will not reopen until Monday, April 6th. Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers have compiled work for students to complete at home over the extended break. These assignments must be turned in once students return in April. All assignments will be posted on the teachers webpages on www.glenwoodgators.com. Teachers will check their emails daily to answer any questions parents or students might have about the assignments. The school will be open Monday, March 16th between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. should any student need to stop by and pick up textbooks. Additionally, teachers will be on campus Tuesday, March 17th between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for parents to stop by and pick up paper packets if internet access is an issue. Please note that paper packets will not be available until Tuesday. Starting Wednesday, March 18th, Glenwood will be closed completely until Monday, April 6th. At this time, the prom will still be held on April 4th.

-From Clarissa DeBates, Director, Hallie Turner Private School will be closed March 16 through March 20, 2020.  Call (706) 561-3518 or  click here for more information.

-All Opelika City Schools will be CLOSED through Friday, April 3, 2020. This includes all school related activities. More info here.

-Chambers County District Schools will remain open on Monday, March 16 through Wednesday, March 18; however, any parent who feels that their child may be placed in a position of vulnerability by attending school on these days will be allowed to keep their children at home with no penalty. Schools will close Thursday, March 19 and return April 6. More info here.

UNIVERSITIES

-Columbus State University will move to online instruction for all courses for the remainder of the semester with extremely limited exceptions. For more info on online courses, click here. For a complete list of canceled events and activities, visit https://universitysupportservices.columbusstate.edu/ .

-Columbus Technical College has made the decision to move all classes online.  This move will be effective immediately through March 27 unless further notice is provided. This includes adult education classes.  With the exception of work study students, all faculty and staff should report to the main campus on March 16. The campus will be closed to the general public from March 16 through April 6.  As of now, it will remain open for voter access to the Muscogee County March 24 polling place located in the student center of Patrick Hall. Offices such as admissions, financial aid, the business office, and student advisement will be closed to the public but services are available online using the links below.  Additional information may be obtained by calling (706) 649-1800 or by accessing the Columbus Tech website.

-Chattahoochee Valley Community College’s campus is closed to all students Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3. All full-time faculty and full-time staff are asked to report to work on Monday, March 16 for alternative work instruction. More info here.

-Effective immediately, all in-seat learning at each of Georgia Military College’s (GMC) 14 college campuses across the state including Columbus, and Corps of Cadets, has been suspended and the campuses are now closed to students. Online learning will begin Monday March 16-March 27. During that time they will reassess. For more information visit https://www.gmc.edu/current-students/coronavirus-info.cms

-Auburn University Campus closed with course instruction switching to online through Friday, April 10.  More info here.

-Troy University Campus closed with course instruction switching to online through Friday, Friday, April 3.  More info here.

-Columbus State University’s Oxbox Meadows will be closed from Saturday, March 14 through at least Sunday, March 28, 2020.

-Southern Union will extend Spring Break for students through Tuesday, March 17.  Students are asked to refrain from returning to campus after spring break. Classes will resume via an alternative instruction method on Wednesday, March 18 and continue through at least April 3. Faculty and Staff will continue normal operations, although departments should utilize “social distancing” as appropriate. Students will be instructed by college officials on how they should continue their academic coursework.  In addition, all student and campus activities are cancelled beginning Wednesday, March 18 through April 3. Per the Alabama Community College Conference, all athletic events are suspended through April 3. The college Residence Hall will be closed during this time.  Students should check their student email frequently as communication will be through that channel.  Updates will also be posted on an information page:  https://www.suscc.edu/healthupdate.cms .

-The Alabama Community College System (ACCS) will temporarily discontinue on-campus instruction at 23 institutions across the state for the period of March 17 – April 3.

BUSINESSES/PARKS/CIVIC/OTHER

-Per their official website, all AMC theatres are temporarily closed in accordance with local and federal guidelines. They will re-open when those guidelines allow.    More info here.

-Springer Opera House has made the painful decision to cancel all remaining performances and programs in the current season (through May 2020).  More info here.

-The Boys & Girls Clubs in collaboration with the Women’s Giving Circle Committee  7th annual Women’s Giving Circle planned for April 9th at Green Island Hills has been postponed. For more information visit www.bgc-colsga.org.

RiverCenter announces that the performance of Escape to Margaritaville, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 19, has been postponed, with a new date still to be determined. RiverCenter staff is now working with the tour producers to reschedule the performance. Tickets for the March 19 performance will be honored for the new date, so no action is required for current ticket holders. RiverCenter will also suspend all public and private events effective immediately through at least Monday, April 6, 2020. More info here.

-The National Infantry Museum Foundation has decided to close the museum to the public effective Tuesday, March 17 in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19. The museum will remain open for previously scheduled private events. We will continue monitoring the situation before deciding on a reopening date. If you have a tour or event scheduled to be held at the museum over the coming weeks, the Events or Education departments will be in touch with you and will work diligently with you on accommodations to suit your needs. If you have questions about your event or want to talk to staff about booking a future event, you may call the Events Department at 706-685-5809. That line will be monitored daily and they will return your call as soon as possible.

-Springer Opera House has suspended SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN ticket sales as of Monday, March 16. A statement will be issued later today on their Facebook page with details for patrons who have purchased tickets for remaining performances.

-Launch Trampoline Park in Columbus is closed until it is deemed safe to reopen to the public. More info here.

-Peachtree Mall will operate between noon and 7 pm every day except for Sunday, when the hours are 12pm to 6pm. Out of an abundance of caution, Cherry Hill (their operating partner) has decided to postpone the opening of the Easter bunny experience. Should the situation change, it may open closer to Easter. If it is cancelled completely, Cherry Hill will refund all reservations. Please check the hours here for the most up-to-date information.

-All day care centers located on Aflac properties, which are operated by KinderCare, will be closed until at least Monday, April 6, 2020. Aflac understands the challenges that this, as well as the closing of school districts, presents for many families and will work with individuals to help ease the impact of this temporary situation. – Jon Sullivan, Director of Corporate Communications, Aflac

-All Chattahoochee Valley Libraries will be closed to the public beginning Sunday, March 15 until Sunday, April 5. Digital Services and Distance Learning Resources Remain Available 24/7.  More info here.

-All Auburn Parks and Recreation indoor recreation facilities are closed and all recreation programs and reservations have been canceled at the following facilities: Boykin Community Center, Dean Road Recreation Center, Frank Brown Recreation Center, Harris Center and Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center. Those who have reserved parks for gatherings of more than 50 people will be contacted directly by Parks and Recreation staff. The fitness centers at Frank Brown and Boykin have closed as well as the gyms at Frank Brown, Boykin and Dean Road and the auditorium at Boykin. The Ceramics Studio at Dean Road is also closed. Spring sports are delayed through March 28. Plus, following events have been canceled:

  • Bark in the Park
  • Tails n Trails
  • Ride and Seek
  • Earth Day programs for Auburn City Schools’ second graders
  • Breakfast with the Bunny
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Spring Skate Jam

Those who purchased tickets for any of these events will be issued a full refund, including online ticket fees. Those with questions can contact Auburn Parks and Recreation at 334-501-2930 or webparksrec@auburnalabama.org. More info here.

All Auburn Public Library (APL) programs and events have been canceled through March 28, including all storytimes, Gamer’s Society, Show and Tell Book Club and the Author Visit with Patti Callahan Henry. Patrons are encouraged to utilize the APL’s online resources, which include ebooks and digital magazines. These resources are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are accessible from anywhere at auburnalabama.org/library/online-resources. Find more updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic at auburnalabama.org/coronavirus.

-Easterseals West Georgia will be closed the week of March 16-20, 2020. The Board of Directors will make a decision about next week by Friday, March 20. More info here.

-Effective as of tonight (Friday, March 13) at 9 p.m., the Opelika SportsPlex will remain open, but the basketball gym and pool will be closed until March 27. Denson Drive Recreation Center and Covington Recreation Center are CLOSED until March 27.  All parks and recreation games, classes, activities and programs are canceled until March 27. This includes all practices, games, group fitness classes and swim lessons.  More info here.

-Six Flags Over Georgia has temporarily suspended operations until the end of March, at which time they will re-evaluate the situation. More info here.

-Zoo Atlanta will temporarily close to the public at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, and will remain closed through March 31, 2020, at a minimum, in accordance with public health precautions for larger gathering places and to add to its existing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Updates will continue to be posted on Zoo Atlanta’s public awareness page on zooatlanta.org.

EVENTS

-Fort Benning has decided to CANCEL the MCoE Army Birthday Ball scheduled for June 12, 2020 in order to minimize the current threat that comes with large-group gatherings.

-The Commanding General of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning has canceled all graduations and family days until further notice. For the latest information on cancellations due to COVID-19, please visit www.benning.army.mil/COVID19 

-The Columbus Museum has postponed or canceled all public events until April 5, 2020, effective March 14. Out of an abundance of caution for children and families, they are also temporarily closing Tranformations interactive gallery to the public until April 7, effective March 14. Please visit columbusmuseum.com for a full list of postponed and canceled programs and events.

– Columbus Consolidated Government is postponing the “Let’s Talk Columbus” public forum that was scheduled for March 19, 2020 at the Frank D. Chester Senior Center. The Office of the Mayor is working closely with Health Department officials and city leaders to determine the best way forward. The new date for the “Let’s Talk Columbus” forum will be determined as more information becomes available about the virus.

-UNCF (United Negro College Fund) has decided, out of an abundance of caution, to move the date of the upcoming Columbus UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball, scheduled for Saturday, March 21. Public health concerns must take precedent right now. The new date for the UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball will be Aug. 29.

-The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has cancelled the Preservation Gala scheduled for tomorrow night, March 14, 2020.

-Columbus State University Athletics 8th Annual Girls in the Game Luncheon scheduled for Thursday, March 26  has been cancelled.

-Columbus Symphony Orchestra, in close consultation with the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, will reschedule their Tuesday, March 17th concert with the Columbus Ballet, Carnival of the Animals, and their Saturday, March 28th concert, Firebird & Carmina Burana. The rescheduled dates are to be determined and they will keep you all up to date as those details are confirmed. All concert tickets will still be valid and will be honored at the rescheduled concert dates.

-The Daddy Daughter Dance Committee has decided to postpone the 8th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance slated for Saturday March 14th, 2020.

 

 

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