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Coronavirus closures and cancellations in Baltimore, Maryland – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Numerous events across Maryland have been postponed or canceled as the number of positive coronavirus cases continues to increase across the state, country and globally.

Governor Larry Hogan asked residents to avoid large rallies while the state reported its 12th positive coronavirus case on Wednesday. Officials also ask companies to cancel large events.

Baltimore Mayor Jack Young banned all public events with over 250 people.

Maryland, DC and Virginia are in a state of emergency.

Here is a list of all state closures:


9:30 am Club & The Anthem: I.M.P, the group that owns the Merriweather Post Pavillion, will postpone all shows at 9:30 am Club, Lincoln Theater and The Anthem and U Street Music Hall in Washington, at least until April 1st.

Users who purchased tickets must contact I.M.P for a refund. Click here for more details.

Annapolis Opera: The Annapolis Opera canceled its Susannah performance on March 13, 15.

Annapolis Film Festival: The organizers “are working hard considering a number of creative alternatives to the event”. Specific details have not been announced.

Festival of all states: The Maryland Music Educators Association has canceled the All-State Festival to be held this weekend.

Battle of the Bands (Baltimore): The finals scheduled for Friday have been postponed.

BMA: The Baltimore Museum of Art has canceled events regarding the opening of 2020 Vision and Candice Breitz: too long, unread. They also canceled the members’ opening party on March 14-15. They also postponed or canceled any events until April 12th. For more information, click here.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: The orchestra announced Thursday that it will cancel all concerts and public events until Saturday March 21st at both the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and the Strathmore Music Center.

Hippodrome Theater: The performances of “Celtic Woman Celebration – The 15th Anniversary Tour” and “The Band’s Visit” will be postponed. More information will come in the next week or two.

Maryland Zoo: The Maryland Zoo is closed to the public on Friday 13 March. Officials are working to determine the next steps. Crews will also carry out further cleaning of public areas.

Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric: All events until March 18 have been postponed.

Pearl Jam: A Pearl Jam concert scheduled for March 28 at the Royal Farms Arena has been postponed.

PODCADE ’20: PODCADE ’20 has been canceled.

2020 Santé: The Santé 2020 of the National Kidney Foundation – A Taste of Baltimore has been postponed.

Six Flags America: Six Flags America is suspending operations. The opening was scheduled for March 28.

Smithsonian: The Smithsonian canceled all public events, scheduling and meetings until May 3.

Walters Art Museum: The Walters Art Museum remains open during normal business hours, but cancels all programming until April 12th. For the latest, click here.


Flying Dog Brewery: Flying Dog has closed their tasting room and canceled all events in the brewery.


Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The St. Patrick’s Day parade is canceled.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: All concerts and public events are canceled until March 21st. The ticket office will contact the people who bought the tickets.

Maryland CASH Campaign: Money Power Day on March 28 has been canceled.

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore: Downtown Breakfast was postponed on March 26.

Harford County Public Library: All public programs are suspended until the end of March. The branches of the library will remain open.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ocean City: The Delmarva Irish American Club (DIAC) has decided to cancel this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ocean City.

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore: Empty Bowls’ fundraising scheduled for March 21 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds has been canceled.

Westminster: The Celtic Canter, Downtown Irish Festival and Pub Crawl races have been canceled. The races and the festival will not be rescheduled. Race participants will receive a full refund.


Annapolis, city of: The city offices, including the city permit office and event permit office, as well as the Pip Moyer leisure center, will be closed on Monday 16 March. All public meetings and events in the city are canceled. For more information, visit the city website.

Anne Arundel County Public Library: All community events, programs and meeting rooms are closed until May 2nd.

Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks: The senior centers will close indefinitely. Other closures will be posted on the department’s website.

Amtrak: Some trains between New York and Washington have been suspended due to reduced demand. Keystone Service in Pennsylvania will also operate part-time. For the latest information, click here.

Baltimore City: The office of the register of wills will switch to a program by appointment only. Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young has also implemented a policy that puts an end to all evictions while schools are closed.

Jury duty: Maryland jury trials were suspended from Monday March 16 to Friday April 3. Check http://mdcourts.gov/ for the latest information.

Maryland controller: The branches will be closed to the public from Friday 13 March. As of Monday, March 16, some staff members will be available to answer calls and emails. For more information click here.

Montgomery County Public Library: All branches will be closed from Monday 16th March to Friday 27th March.

Montgomery County Recreation Centers: All centers and programs will be canceled from Monday 16th March to Friday 27th March.

Montgomery County Parks: All indoor facilities will be closed from Monday 16th March to 31st March.

MVA: The Maryland Vehicle Administration will see drivers by appointment only.

Nursing homes: The state of Maryland has implemented visits and screening restrictions in care and rehabilitation centers, assisted living campuses and retirement communities. Visitors are limited to essential people only.

Pratt Libraries: Baltimore’s Pratt libraries canceled all events until March 31st. Libraries will remain open at this time. For more information click here.

State government: Those wishing to testify about legislation in the State Chamber should submit an electronic testimony; all public meetings at the State House have been canceled and auditions will be limited to sponsors only.

Centers for the elderly: The Maryland aging department is closing senior citizen centers across the state. Visit their website for more details.

Maryland University System: All USM employees should move to work from home, students should immediately return from study abroad and meetings of 250 or more people should be canceled or postponed. Each individual campus will make its own decisions regarding sporting events. More information is available here.

United States Congress: The buildings of the United States Congress and the United States Senate are closed to the public until April 1.


City state: Mayor Jack Young has deferred his city state address, which was scheduled for March 23 to Coppin State University.


Catholic church: All churches in the Archdiocese of Baltimore have been asked to limit attendance to all Masses and events to less than 250 people. Catholic schools will be closed between 16 and 27 March.

Episcopal Church: The episcopal diocese of Maryland is canceling public worship services starting March 15 and lasting at least until March 27. A virtual worship service will be available online here. The diocese is also banning the distribution of wine for the coming months.


Colleges: Several universities and colleges in Maryland and DC have started Spring Break early or after Spring Break and are moving to online classes only at least until the end of March. LAST HERE

FIRST Chesapeake: All district events, including robotics events at McDonough School on March 14 and 15, are canceled.

University of Loyola in Maryland The “Building a better world through business” event series is canceled March 24-26.

Naval Academy: The half-ship men will not return from the spring holidays until the weekend of March 28th. Online / remote instructions will begin on March 20.

Public school: All public schools will be closed from March 16th to 27th. Baltimore city schools will offer three free meals per day while schools are closed.

Two schools in Prince George County were closed for cleaning after officials reported that someone affiliated with the school had traveled to a high-risk country for coronavirus. The school districts have canceled all trips abroad and international travel.


Baltimore Shamrock 5K: The Baltimore Shamrock 5K has been canceled. All registrations for the race will be postponed to the 2021 race.

Johns Hopkins University: The University has suspended activities for all seven of its spring athlete teams until April 12. The programs concerned include lacrosse, baseball, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s.

Teachers: Fred Ridley, the president of the Augusta National Golf Club, released a statement on Friday morning announcing that the Masters 2020 tournament, which will take place in early April, has been postponed due to the changing pandemic situation of coronavirus.

Maryland Black Bears: The NAHL has announced that all games of the regular season 2019-2020 have been suspended until further notice.

Maryland Jockey Club: Pimlico, Laurel Park and Rosecroft Raceway will be temporarily closed to the public. Live races will resume on Friday without spectators.

Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association: State basketball tournaments for boys and girls, scheduled for March 12-14, have been postponed until further notice.

MLS: The Major Soccer League canceled its season for the next 30 days.

NBA: The Washington Wizards canceled games indefinitely following the NBA protocol after two Utah Jazz players tested positive for coronavirus.

NCAA: All NCAA winter and spring championships have been canceled, reports CBS Sports.

NHL: The National Hockey League has suspended its season.

Orioles: People who purchased tickets directly from Orioles will get their purchases refunded for all spring training games. Those who purchased tickets through sites such as Ticketmaster, StubHub or Orioles.com or at the box office of the Ed Smith Stadium will receive a refund on the credit card used for the purchase. People who paid cash must send tickets to:

Baltimore Orioles
Refunds of the spring training ticket
Ed Smith Stadium
2700 12th Street
Sarasota, FL 34237

Patriot League: U.S. Naval Academy, Loyola University and American University and seven other universities and universities in the Patriot League have canceled spring athletics.

For the latest information on coronavirus, visit the Maryland Department of Health website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage of coronavirus in Maryland here.


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